the blanket

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What started out 7 weeks ago as a one-square-a-day project,

turned into a bit of a crochet frenzy. But I’ve never been so inspired and eager to use every spare bit of time I had (and sometimes more) to work on this gorgeous pattern, found as a diagram on a Russian website.

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Here’s a look at photos from my iPhone…

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My first 20 squares were crocheted in St Francis Bay while we were on holiday. Nothing better to do, with the weather wet and windy.

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Then I crocheted some more, feeling totally inspired by the colours of the yarns in my stash. I didn’t buy any extra yarns for THE BLANKET. It wasn’t necessary with so much Vinnis Nikkim, Serina and Bambi, some Cowgirl Blues, little bits of Family Knit in grey, Charity’s Tiger Cerise, some Premier Cotton and even a delicious Mustard yellow from One-of-a-kind yarns.

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THE BLANKET was the perfect expression of spring …

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I spent many late afternoons working on the squares, in the company of my darling George,

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or Cat.

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At last I had 88 squares, ready to be joined,

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My only problem was HOW to join them:

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sew the squares together,

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or crochet them together.

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I decided on crocheting them together, because I felt that this would reflect the desired movement and tension that I wanted from the blanket better.

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As you can see, it’s a massive job.

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and … it … goes … very … slowly …


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My hopes are high to finish joining before we go on holiday.

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(originally posted on 26 november 2014)

15 thoughts on “the blanket

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    1. Hi Martha
      Thank you for the compliment!
      There was a lovely blogpost and a diagram of this square on a Russian website, but the author has removed it. Probably due to copyright infringement. Are you on Instagram? If so, go and look at #rusticlacesquare .
      You’ll find the pattern there.
      Unfortunately this pattern is from a Spanish crochet book and I’m not allowed to post the pattern.

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