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Polka Dot Hexie Blanket

Polka Dot Hexie Blanket

I've been a fan of Michele at Cypress Textile's work for years! I had been wanting to make this blanket ever since she released the pattern and when a customer said I could make her whichever blanket I liked I saw an opportunity to indulge! It is called the Polka Dot blanket and you can buy the pattern here Polka Dot Pattern on Etsy  What I love about Michele's work is it's innovative, it's not just regurgitated from old patterns and books and sold under a different name - there's a lot of that about! I also love her pattern...

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Field of Daisies Blanket

Field of Daisies Blanket

I don't get a lot of time to experiment as I've been so busy with orders but as any creative person knows if you can't experiment from time to time you get a bit frustrated with all the ideas in your head desperate to get out!!! Although I love my job immensely and wouldn't change it for the world I'd be lying if I didn't find making the same thing over and over again a little tough sometimes so having something on the go inbetween orders really helps to keep me focussed and satisfies my creative mind. This has been...

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Pastel Rainbows

Pastel Rainbows

Towards the end of last year I was asked to make a pair of blankets for twin girls - she wanted them similar but different! My customer and I decided on a pastel rainbow colour scheme for both but in different styles.......ripple and shell. I won't lie, it took me ages to put the colours together in the order that looked right, chopping and changing different ones, adding, removing, going back to the original order and even now if I made another I might alter the scheme slightly!    Again you'll have to appreciate that this was quite a while...

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Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends Blanket I've been trying to decide which blanket to share with you next - there have been so many! I thought I'd go back to last summer, last July, when I made this blanket using the Circle of Friends square by Prisilla Hewitt. She is my favourite designer and been around for years producing beautiful patterns and sharing lots of them for free on her website as well as some lovely paid for patterns too, I have several I still want to try.         It was over a year ago now I made this,...

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Sunflower Blanket

Sunflower Blanket

This blanket is based on Tillie Tulip's daisy square however I have increased the number of petals from 12 to 16 by starting with 16 stitches in the first round instead of 12. You can find the original pattern for the daisy square on Tillie Tulip's blog www.tillietulip.blogspot.co.uk I used a mixture of aran weight and double knit weight yarn but you could use whichever weight yarn you wanted. I think I may have used a 5mm hook for this but remember that hook size will depend on your own natural tension, some would find this size hook makes their...

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