So I finished this blanket a few days ago now and I am so pleased with it! I couldnt decide if the circle motifs were dots or spots so I decided I would just name it the dotty spotty blanket and that should cover it! It has been so dark and dismal here lately, in fact some days it has barely been getting light at all so getting the opportunity to photograph this blanket was a little tricky! Anyway, I managed to take a few snaps during some brief light spells. Even if I didn't blog or use Instagram I'm sure I would still photograph my makes as I love having a reminder of how something looked when it was finished, before it gets given away as a gift or is used (and sometimes abused!) at home.
This is going to be a gift for a special work colleague of mine and I really hope that she likes it. I certainly enjoyed every moment of making it for her.
The pattern for the squares used in this blanket can be found in Granny Squares by Susan Pinner. I love this book and there are so many projects in it I want to make! Actually, I have found myself going back to my craft books a lot lately for crafty inspiration and I have stopped using Pinterest completely for ideas. I'm not sure why that is? Maybe the novelty has just worn off for me and to be honest I actually I find there is just too much to look at and it becomes overwhelming.
Anyway...back to the blanket! The circle motifs were a joy to make and surprisingly quick too. I used a 4mm hook rather than a 5mm as suggested in the pattern. I made 49 squares and joined them using a double crochet seam. I then did 2 rounds of trebles and finished with a shell border.
I really enjoyed making this blanket so much. As you can see the chosen colours were once again influenced by the Cath Kidston colours as my friend loves these colours too.
I can see me making another in a softer colour scheme to keep for our own home I think...