Crochet: Yellow Brick Blanket

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.

Lovely!

Crochet: Yellow Brick Blanket

 

This little crochet book

is an unusual purchase for me because it

a) favours muted colours, especially grey

and 

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.

Crochet: Yellow Brick Blanket

 

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)

 

Crochet: Yellow Brick Blanket

 

Of course

other changes were made too.

(surprise surprise)

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.

Crochet: Yellow Brick Blanket

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.

 

 Crochet: Yellow Brick Blanket

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.

Crochet: Yellow Brick Blanket

so

How do you choose yarn?

 

By pattern

by feel

by colour

or  

blind folded

 ?

 

2 Comments on Crochet: Yellow Brick Blanket

  1. I think you “wing” it beautifully! I like this blanket. The colors too. I like yarn that feels soft to the touch. Maybe I need to get this book too.

  2. Thanks Sandy, I still think it’s time to ‘wing’ it a little less. I have been crocheting for 4 years now, it’s about time I new a little more about yarns 🙂

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