Sunset Crush Blanket

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This beautiful blanket came about by accident really. I had some leftover Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran yarn from some other projects and just thought I’d do a few stripes of the yellow and coral to use it up, practising a new stitch – “V-Stitch”. Then came along the white which really brightened everything up but was so crisp and cool that I wondered about adding another cool colour in, which I did with the blue. I then kept staring at it thinking – this doesn’t match, but I like it.

I decided it really did make me think of the hot summer sun and how it can cool right off in a British summer by the evening! It all just grew from there really and I ended up having to buy loads more of the yarn to get it finished. It has a quirky symmetry in that the design doesn’t start in the centre with the same pattern happening either side, it does follow a pattern though but from top to bottom. I think it does something special to the eye along with not using matchy-matchy colours. I also haven’t added a border as I think sometimes they can make blankets look a bit twee or like a baby’s blanket. Whilst this is absolutely fine for those particular styles of blanket, it didn’t feel right on this one, which is an altogether more modern vision. It’s quite an investment money-wise, but it will last a lifetime. You could make a smaller version to cut the cost in half. I hope you enjoy making it.

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YARN

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in 4 colours. You can find out about the yarn on the Debbie Bliss website. It can be purchased from this online store Deramores .

I chose: Cowslip 064, White 025, Coral 073, Mallard 056

HOOK

4mm crochet hook

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP ONE: Foundation Chain

Chain an even number of stitches and add 4 (+4)

STEP TWO: Foundation Row

1tr in fifth chain from hook, skip 1 chain [1tr, 1ch, 1tr into next ch, skip 1ch] until last ch, 1tr in last ch, turn

STEP THREE: Row One

3ch (counts as 1tr), [1tr, 1ch, 1tr] in every ch-sp of previous row until last ch-sp, 1tr into third of 4ch of foundation row (on subsequent rows, make 1tr into third of 3ch of previous row), turn

STEP FOUR:

Repeat row one 2 times in first colour, 3 times each in next 3 colours

Repeat row one once in each colour

Repeat row one 5 times in each colour

Repeat row one once in each colour

Repeat row one 7 times in each colour

Repeat row one once in each colour

Repeat row one 5 times in each colour

Repeat row one once in each colour

Repeat row one 3 times in each colour

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