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Rainbow Stripes for a Rainbow Baby

Rainbow Stripes for a Rainbow Baby

I'm lucky enough to now have an independent yarn shop close by called The Thrifty Thistle, 20 minutes walk away in fact! It's a double edge sword really.......close enough to buy yarn easily and well, close enough to buy yarn a bit too easily!!  Anyways I was in that happy place one morning and couldn't resist buying a ball of Stylecraft Merry Go Round in Pastel Rainbow. The trouble though with this type of variegated yarn is that it lures you in with its beautiful colours and then when you try and crochet it into something it can end up...

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Sneak Peek

Earlier this year I was asked by a yarn company to design four blankets using their yarn. I had to think really long and hard about it because it's not something I've ever particularly wanted to do, not really a route I wanted to go down and to tell you the truth I didn't feel that confident I could do it and most of us tend to avoid stuff we're not confident with! After a lot of pondering I decided to give myself a chance, challenge myself, and have a go. What's the worst that could happen!? If nothing else...

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His and Hers Ripples

His and Hers Ripples

A while back I made a lovely ripple blanket for a friend's new little boy. It wasn't an obvious colour combo but it really worked and has been one of my favourite ripples so far! You can read about it in a previous blog post Fast forward a year or so and she asked me to make another ripple, this time for the little girl she was expecting this summer. It would be in a similar quirky colour combo just with a few colour changes.    We kept in Stylecraft Special Dk in Petrol and Lime and then added Fuschia...

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Pink and Purple Sunbursts

Pink and Purple Sunbursts

I've made lots of sunburst blankets in the past but this one has attracted a lot of interest, everyone seems to love pinks and purples!! I've had lots of requests for the details so here they are. I used Priscilla Hewitt's fabulous Sunburst square pattern (not to be confused with a starburst pattern which is something very slightly different I'm told). I love this pattern and have been using it for at least 15yrs or more! You can find the pattern link here: Sunburst Square My customer wanted a pink and purple combo so I put together these lovely colours...

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Orla Inspired

Orla Inspired

Firstly apologies if you are expecting to find this blog post to contain all the information to make this blanket.........It's more an explanation of why I won't be sharing the details. I love Orla Kiely so I was excited to be asked to make an Orla inspired blanket recently in a lovely warm, autumnal combo. I remembered that some time ago lovely Anita from My Craft Life started making her own Orla style blanket and so the idea really came from that. Unfortunately Anita didn't share the finished blanket or the pattern she came up with before she disappeared from...

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