Although the weather is still really mild for this time of year (we haven't had a frost yet), I still feel a little bit like I'm going into hibernation mode. I have a definite 'batten down the hatches' feel about me at the minute. Like I just need to stop and re-charge.
That is probably something I will be doing very soon I think. But before I do that, I simply must do something which has become a little over due...
It's been a long time since this blanket first appeared here on the blog. It was a blanket that originally appeared in the Love Crochet magazine last year. As it's a UK magazine, unsurprisingly, it's quite hard to get hold of outside this country. And, even if you do live here, the magazines don't tend to hang around on the shelves too long.
So I have been promising you that I would release the pattern so that you can buy it online and make things a lot easier. Originally I planned it for September, then it moved to October and now, here we are in November. I really can't possibly make you wait any longer!
Better late than never eh?
On the plus side, the extra time wasn't wasted. I've managed to add a chart to the pattern now and I've also done a few calculations to help those of you out who might want to make this blanket a little bigger.
The original commission was for a very small blanket, just big enough for a car seat or little buggy cover, so I can imagine that increasing the size to something a little more generous might well be a good idea for many of you. I've also given you some guidelines to help judge how much more yardage you'll need if you go up a size or two as well. It won't be foolproof of course, these things vary so much from crafter to crafter, but it's a good starting point.
Anyway, I do hope you like it and find it useful. I think it's a good 'classic' to reach for when those friends and family break the happy news to you. Or when you receive your own, of course!
: : P E E K - A - B O O B L A N K E T : :
by Sandra Paul
A full written pattern which includes:
◆ UK Crochet terms and stitch abbreviations
(with a guide to convert to US terms)
◆ Crochet chart
◆ Also includes guidance on yardage for making larger sizes
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