Stylecraft Blog Tour and Dotty Darlings!


I'm very pleased to be joining in with Stylecraft's annual Blog Tour again this year.

Yesterday the tour was with lovely Anne and Michelle of Crochet Between Worlds and tomorrow it will be jetting off to see the fab Lucia of Lucia's Fig Tree.
But just for today, you are all mine!

I'm a big fan of the delightful new Bambino and Bellissima yarns from Stylecraft.  Beautiful colours, delightful soft, bouncy feel and an absolute pleasure to work with, what's not to love?  So it was entirely a pleasure to work with it to make up a little something to share on this blog tour.

I decided to go with a blanket.  I've managed to make a really lovely sized baby blanket using only the five balls of yarn from the pretty 'Summer Pudding' pack, so this stuff is good on yardage too.  (Stay tuned for a chance to win a pack of Summer Pudding yarns for yourself by the way!)





Because I love the way this yarn slides so silkily over the hook and the rhythm of it is so perfectly soothing, I really wanted a nice and soothing pattern to go with it.  Something simple and yet with a little feature to hold the interest and of course, a little colour play to bring the enjoyment levels up even higher. 

So I settled on a nice and easy dotty motif.  It's inspired by fillet crochet, although technically it doesn't quite follow the rules... I also went for nice wide stripes of colour, with changes often enough to keep things fresh, but not so frequent as to be changing yarns all the time.

It didn't want the border to dominate, so I went for something subtle, but kept the signature dottiness of the main blanket to make a nice frame.  This blanket is actually a great make for autumn, it's a very cozy and comfortable make now I come to think about it.  

It's also cat approved, which is obviously very important!






You can find the pattern by following the link below, and it's going to be completely FREE until the end of the Blog Tour, so do make sure you snap up your copy while you can!

Dotty Darlings

FREE DOWNLOAD

 (Offer ends 15th October 2018 - Midnight BST)


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You can also WIN one of the Summer Pudding yarn packs, just click the link below to enter.

Summer Pudding Pack Giveaway
(Open until 10am BST on 2nd October 2018)


The giveaway is now closed.

Congratulations to the winner...

Ilaria


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S x



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Comments

  1. This is beautiful. Thank you.x

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  2. I love these colours especially the purples and turquoise. Thank you for the pattern, I have added it to my must make list.

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  3. Thank you for the beautiful pattern.....just in time for my great nephews arrival!!! X

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  4. I love the name of these yarns: Summer Pudding! They look so pretty made up together and the pattern is such a nice change from what we usually see! The yarns sound really lovely to work with!

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  5. These are the perfect colours for my decor, iwould love to snuggle on the sofa with this gorgeous blanket!

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  6. Yes please! I love pudding and yarn so … ;-)

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  7. I just love this! I make a lot of baby blankets to give away to the new moms in my area, and this is perfect and easy to adjust to either gender or gender neutral colors. Thank you so much!

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  8. Great pattern, and the colours are gorgeous.

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  9. Lovely pattern, thank you.

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  10. Lovely pattern and yarn colors, pity the giveaway is already over. The link for the pattern is available till the 15th, isn't it? It doesn't seem to work, I clicked on Dotty Darlings but I get a blanc page. Can you help me out please? I'd love to make my own!

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    1. Hi, it sounds like you might be trying to access the pattern from within another app (Instagram, Facebook or a blog reader) maybe? If you come direct to the blog, you’ll be able to use the link to get the pattern. :)

      S x

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  11. Beautiful! Thank you for the pattern.

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  12. I love this pattern, simple but effective, thank you for allowing us to use it.

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  13. Thank you so much. This is lovely and so generous of you.

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