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Making a Blanket Pattern

Ever wonder what is entailed in making a blanket pattern? Or any crochet pattern? LOTS of trial & error lol


In the winter I decided that I would create 2 shawl patterns and 2 blanket patterns that would be gifts for 2 sets of Aunt & Uncles. The shawls were easier to figure out, the blankets are harder. What colors? Solid? Stripes? Long rows? Short rows? Vertical or horizontal pattern? Cables?


After looking at hundreds of stitch patterns I finally decided on cables for both patterns. I had enough yarn to finish one of the blankets in blue/grey/green stripes.



Have you heard of Stitch Fiddle? LOVE this site, it's a great way to figure out colors and what they might look like. This is what I came up with for this blanket. It did change a bit in the end.

The stitch pattern in the book bunched too much so I ended up unravelling 10 inches and starting again. I had to change the rows somewhat and add rows. Figured it out on Stitch Fiddle as well, though this might not make sense to anyone but me lol

At the end of July we are going to visit family and go to my niece's wedding. The blankets need to be finished by then. This one was finished in the first 3 weeks of May. June 1rst I will start the next blanket with a different cable pattern and in grey/burgundy/navy.

Hopefully I don't have to unravel too often! But I do know there will be some unravelling, there always is.... lol


These are the 2 shawl patterns, one has been tested the other will be tested in June. Watch for their pattern releases in fall.










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