Make it Monday: Crochet heart blanket part 1

This weeks make is one that you’ll hopefully see a few posts on updating you on its progress – it’s a crochet heart blanket.

I’ve been thinking about making a new crochet blanket for a while now so was online looking for inspiration. There are soooooo many talented crocheters out there. A lot of people seem to be working on V-stitch crochet blankets and while that is a lovely design and definitely on my to-do-list I just couldn’t face sewing in all those loose ends. A few weeks back I saw a gorgeous design for a blanket on Pinterest, clicked on the link which led to a free heart blanket pattern by Crochet World magazine.

Click here for larger image.

How unusual is that? I thought it looked quite complex so I’ve set myself the challenge of making it. Unfortunately the pattern is in US terms so I’ve had to translate into UK terms  (which took a while) and put it into my lovely red Moleskine notebook (I’ll share some lovely pics when I fill it up a bit more).

I placed an order with Wool Warehouse for some Stylecraft Special Chunky yarn (the best price I have seen online) as I wanted to be able to crochet it up quickly.

creative pixie heart blanket yarn

I decided to make the silver grey the background colour and the use the yellow, pink and blue and green as the colours for the heart stripes.

creative pixie heart blanket part1 hearts and pattern

The pattern is fairly easy to work through, although I do need to refer to my notebook at the start and end of rows to remind myself of what to do.

Here’s the progress so far:

creative pixie heart blanket part1

It’s about as wide as a single bed so I guess I’ll just keep crocheting until it’s big enough for a bed.

Little Miss E has asked if this blanket can be for her so now I have a reason to finish it and not let it languish in my WIP pile.

I’ll keep you all updated. Anyone else working with an interesting crochet pattern?

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for the chance to deign and get your own personal planner printed for free, closing date is Sunday 14th September 2014 @ 11:59pm (UK time)

Jean x

11 thoughts on “Make it Monday: Crochet heart blanket part 1

  1. I’ve not seen anything quite like this before – love the long fringing. Grey will be more practical than cream if it’s for a little girl. No doubt you’ll finish it in double quick time if she’s keen to have it!

    1. It’s already linked, click on the words free heart blanket pattern or on the photo of the completed blanket. These links will take you to the Crochet World magazine pattern.

  2. When I first saw the pic of the blanket, I thought it was a load of granny-square types which had to then be sewn together, and immediately wondered why you’d rather do that than darn in a load of loose ends! Very glad to see that it’s all done up as one thing, which will make it so much quicker!

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