Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Cath Kidston inspired blanket

I finally finished the crochet granny stripe blanket I started a few months ago! As it was my first ever crochet blanket it was a bit of a learning curve, but I got there in the end and I'm delighted with the results!

Isn't it a beaut?  The wool is snugly soft and the blanket was even softer after a quick wash and tumble dry :) 

The yarn is New Fashion DK by Woolcraft, I bought it from Anita @mycraftlife on Instagram. Anita put the bundle together inspired by Cath Kidston colours. 

Here's a pic so you can see the colours better -

Such gorgeous bright colours! 

This is a Cath Kidston cup and bowl so you can see just how nicely the colours go. You can also just make out the little frilly scalloped edge I used on my blanket, I think it finishes it off perfectly! 

Now that I have a lovely new (and toasty warm) blanket, Joshua also wants one! This is the colours I'll use for his - 

I have started, but can I get it done in time for Christmas?!!

For now, here's  another few pics of my lovely blanket