Kind of, slowly getting my shit together and slowly almost have written up instructions for that Boho bag i may of mentioned.
(At the end of the blog i have kind of mentioned the blog award thingy)
Basically I have crafted this amazing blanket in the matter of 2.5 days! Yes how amazing!?
So this is a custom request for a friend and she wanted a blanket that was with the super soft chenille type. Now in the past i have used James C Brett Flutterby and with the colours she requested and style they just didn’t have much choice and by the time i got the amount i needed it worked out the same price as the Bernat baby/blanket comes in 300g balls for just over £10.00 – Which actually the Bernat have way more Meters/yardage in the balls so you get more for your money.
I got inspired as soon as she wanted this cuddly thick yarn! I am so in love with chunky yarn and i always find some kind of pleasure working with it, and she picked a super easy pattern to do. – It’s actually now officially one of my favourite patterns to do in chunky yarn. I don’t like it in DK as i had long ass projects with constant colour changes and all them ENDS AAAAAAAAAAAARGH. So this was lovely to make, the fact that it took only a few days to make because it works up so quick is just a bonus. I probably could of done it in a day and a half but if you add on the extra time for weaving in the ends (which have yet to be done – I did some but not all.) and that yesterday being Sunday i spent ALOT of time just relaxing in bed with Netflix having a Project Runway binge and Rupaul’s dragrace.
So how can you do this?
I followed the Crochet’s Crowd tutorial on how to do the Chevron. I have seen alot of patterns on how to do this and they all have different counts of starting stitches so with me using really thick yarn i just wanted it simple, no over complicating of this and that.
Mikey as always is excellent at explaining!
Click here for tutorial > Chevron Blanket
Now Bernat baby and Bernat blanket are the same, no product difference. It’s just a different category of colours. So Bernat Baby will have more child like shades and ones with speckles of different colours and Bernat Blanket is more basic neautral tones.
They say to use a 8mm hook but i actually found it more easier and comfortable to use a 10mm as it is quite thick and delicate yarn and i would hate to of snagged it or have to really pull through if my tension was tight.
That’s basically it..
Now depending on how you edge and do the border, i ended up with zero white so i deffo used the whole 300g but the other two colours i was left with a bit so i could probably make some use out of it. I will also add that, my changes of colour i did two white, 4 grey, 2 white, 4 teal and so on.
Let me know if you have ever done a Chevron blanket and if so what kind of colours/yarn did you use?
I am aware i was nominated for a blog award – Thank you!!!! I feel so blessed.
I actually will get around to it tomorrow and will link up my nominations so i haven’t forgotten or haven’t seen it – I also don’t know how to link blogs so TAMI AKA TANGLEWOOD KNOTS IF YOU SEE THIS THEN THANK YOU SO MUCH!
That’s it for now, i will be back – #SashayAway