Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tadaaah!!


Sorry for this incredibly boring title, but I really did feel like using it!

It’s been more than a week since my last post, but don’t worry, everything is absolutely fine up here. I’ve just been working very hard to finish my blanket.

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As much as I like to crochet, I don’t like to sew together the squares, and there were just so many of them.

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And there is a little surprise for you! 250 Little squares is not enough to make a good sized blanket, so I came up with this idea:

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Instead of circles of 3 rounds, I made circles of 7 rounds, and then made them into squares.

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There wasn’t a real plan of putting the blanket together, I started by sewing together a few small squares, adding a large one, and making larger blocks this way. This way the blanket ‘grew’ and the colours were used totally at random.

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The border is kept very simple: one round of single crochet, one round of double crochet.

All these happy colours are now brightening up our living room; I just have the odd feeling they are asking for some matching pillows.

Groetjes, Dorien

44 comments:

Tecrin said...

Oh my gosh, gorgeous!

smoky72 said...

Wow! That looks really great! A wonderful blanket :) May I get it? ;)

Deborah Hamilton said...

That's a beautiful blanket. You had a great idea for the design, and the colors are perfect.

*Manja* said...

Wundervoll!
Liebe Grüße, aus Deutschland,*Manja*

Teje said...

Dear Dorien, I don't know what to say ... I don't know to say in English strong enough how much I enjoy watching this blanket! Before seeing your surprise I thought 'this is mine'! but the surprise made me smile and say oooh! You know the feeling when you see something really beautiful! x Teje

knitalatte said...

Dorien,
LOVE! This blanket came out so colorful and happy that it must make you smile every time you snuggle with it. Just beautiful...

Mar said...

wwwwooowwwww brilliant work!! lovely colours!! and I supose a lot of patient!!
congrat!!

JanulaC said...

SUPER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joy said...

Thats just gorgeous and what a brilliant idea on the big circles!

Wendy said...

wow, that is stunning. I love this blanket, it's gorgeous Dorien!

Corina said...

Wow, hij is prachtig geworden! nooit gedacht dat zo'n berg met blokjes zo gaaf kon worden!

Monique said...

Prachtig ook je blog!
Ik ga al je mooi's volgen.
Lieve groet, Monique

http://haakmaatje.blogspot.nl/

De KnutselFrutselOma said...

WOW, super!

Monique said...

FANSTASTISCH! Wat is dat een prachtige deken geworden. Niet alleen door de kleurtje maar ik vind hem werkelijk schitterend mede door de combinatie van de grote en kleine cirkels. Wat een plaatje. Ik ga hem gelijk pinnen!

Groetjes, Monique

Saskia said...

Oh my!!!! This is sooooo gorgeous! I love this funky blanket!!!!!

Ely said...

It is gorgeous. So cheerful. It makes me want to get a crochet hook and try to figure out your tutorial. This seems like it would be a perfect way to use all those crazy mis-matched leftovers of sock-yarn I have.

As someone oblivious to the benefits of different techniques in crochet I have a question; Why do you sew the squares together? And how do you sew them together? I always thought that was one of the benefits of crochet, that you could easily grab to pieces and hook them together quickly - and that if you knew what you were doing, it would also look good. (Which neither of my two newbie attempts did.)

Hazel said...

Fab! Love it. x

Jeanet said...

Geweldig! Ik heb gelinkt.... :-)
Groeten,
Jeanet

Sue said...

That is one of the most cheery blankets I've seen for a long time. The colours are amazing and I adore the circle pattern, can't wait to have a go at that myself!

Chris in de haak said...

Ik vind hem geweldig! Ik zet hem op mijn to do list!
Grtz,
Chris

Murakamari said...

This looks amazing!

Swasie said...

Wow wat is dit een gaaf deken. Echt super mooi!
Fijne dag.

Christel said...

Dat ik JOUW blog nog niet volg(de). Nu wel hoor, heb ooit voor mijn fiets een patroon bij je gekocht op Etsy volgens mij. Prachtige deken, kwam via Blij dat ik Brei op FB voorbij. Staat op mijn projectenlijst. Wat voor materiaal heb je gebruikt?

Anonymous said...

Ik wou je even laten weten dat ik zo vrolijk word elke keer als ik naar een foto van deze deken kijk! Heerlijk al die kleuren terwijl het buiten nog zo winters is! Hij heeft echt een groot wow-effect en is heel origineel.
Groeten Maria van der Waal

Chel C said...

This is brilliant and now on my 'to do' list. Thank you for sharing. Chel

maree said...

I love it. The bigger circles where the right choice. They make the blanket special. Great work!

Carla said...

Wat een fantastische deken heb je gemaakt. Ik word er heel vrolijk van.Groetjes Carla.

Isa said...

Maravillosa! me encanta la combinacion de circulos y colores!
un abrazo!

Debi Y. said...

This is a beautiful blanket - I love the larger squares sprinkled around. :)

Barbiedi said...

i love this blanket, i do all crafts and try anything, knit, cards, scrap bks,anything really, only thing i never got into is crochet, so last night i made the centre of one and i am going to the outside today, i love the scarves with the leaves and strawberries etc, do you sell the basic pattern or have plans to, well done i spent ages going back through your blogs as i only just discovered you.

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Wow, beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Wauw!!! Wat ontzettend gaaf zeg!! Die wil ik ook gaan maken! (maar 'wanneer, wanneer??' roept een klein stemmetje).

Mag ik vragen wat voor garen je hebt gebruikt?

Groetjes!
Linda

Si Dos said...

Dorien, mag ik weten welke wol + kleuren je gebruikt hebt? Prachtig deken!

isabella said...

I love your blanket
It´s fantastic
Well done

arbrealaine said...

Magnifique cette couverture !!

izzie ophélie said...

wow beautiful,
I love your blanket
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g.a.r.n. said...

Wonderful!!!

Marion said...

Dorien, van harte gefeliciteerd met deze prachtige plaid. Echt een masterpiece. Doe zo verder zou ik zeggen! Groetjes, Marion,

Rachel Beal said...

I love this blanket Dorien I had a go as my first ever project and made a smaller version for my friend. I love your blog - thank you for being so generous with your help, advice and projects. Xx

Jenny said...

Lovely!
I love the colours!!!

ChocolateDogStudio said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

Jenn Poort said...

This looks great! I love your choice of colors. Thanx for the inspiration.

Louise Gusterson said...
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Louise Gusterson said...

Sorry, posted about instructions and then found them. I think this blanket is beautiful. I'd really appreciate it if you could tell me what size crochet hook you used and roughly how much wool the project took altogether? Thanks