Crochet: Yellow Brick Blanket
is another little lap or baby blanket
that is super easy to make.
This little beauty
is from my new Japanese book crochet book (isbn 9784864731262)
& is made up of Filet (grid) squares
beautifully chained together and finished
with a triple ‘chain’ edge.
This little crochet book
is an unusual purchase for me because it
a) favours muted colours, especially grey
b) the projects are chunkier
To boot it has a number of easy looking mitten patterns.
(I have never made mittens)
Anyhoo, this book isn’t what
I would normally reach for, let alone buy.
But, I am glad I did, because this a great blanket and
my colour horizons are being pushed
a little further.
Speaking of colours, for this blanket
I decided to try out ones in the book.
Well, near enough.
I swapped the baby blue for yellow.
So my blanket is black, charcoal, tan & yellow.
The exact same colours my new neighbours have used to
pimp up the front
of their house.
(trendies – gotta love ’em)
other changes were made too.
The pattern calls for a Double Knit yarn (I think), but as I love cotton
and really enjoyed fondling
the Morris & Sons Avalon cotton
after my beginners knitting class last month,
I decided to buy some of that.
As you can see from my yarn photo,
the Avalon cotton is nothing like DK yarn.
It’s neither fuzzy or thick.
In fact you need a 3.25mm hook, which is Smurf tiny.
Which is great, if you are Smurf sized, but as I am ‘ogre’ sized
I need a blanket bigger than a thimble.
So instead of just making 12 x Filet (grid) squares,
I had to make 48.
Note to Self:
Its time to stop winging it, and learn about proper yarn usage.
But, the blanket was worth the effort.
I really think the Yellow Brick Blanket is a great one
for beginners to try.
I know most people start off with granny squares,
but these are even faster!
You could have yourself a lovely blanket in less than a week
…if you use DK yarn.
How do you choose yarn?