Friday, August 12, 2011

Lachlan's Blanket....



This week I finished this blanket for Lachlan, It has been a long time coming for him as I started it in January.....along the way I got sidetracked with other projects, so it took a little longer to complete than I originally wanted, but I'm pleased to say I have finally finished it :)


I used some of Lachlan's favourite colours and the block pattern 'Square Target'


comes from Jan Eatons book 200 Crochet Blocks
My aim with this blanket was to use the five chosen colours and not repeat any combinations (each square has its own unique combination) Total squares 48.


The squares were then joined using dc (UK terms) and then a border worked around the outside made up of a single round of tr, then 7 rounds of 2tr granny stitch, 1 round of tr and then 1 round of dc, with 2 chains in each corner.


The total unblocked size is 125cm x 170cm and


I used 3371.3mtrs of 8ply pure new wool with a 4.5mm hook :)
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I hope you all have a lovely weekend ~ Gillian :)

19 comments:

emerson-j said...

seriously amazing!!

trudi@maudeandme said...

My goodness -superb. But I shouldn't be surprised!

Heather - The Good Life said...

Gorgeous blanket; your work is stunning!

'Joyce' said...

Gillian, this is beautiful. I love your colours and I love the finished blanket. I bet he is just chuffed with it too.

LionessLady said...

Gorgeous! The colours are amazing!

Cole said...

B-E-A-U-tiful!! I love the colors, it makes me think of lighthouses & the sea... absolutely stunning :)

Rein said...

Gorgeous blanket Gillian!

Maryann said...

Gorgeous pattern and colour combinations Gillian. I'm sure Lachlan loves it!

Sue said...

It looks incredible! Lucky boy :)

Rynae said...

absolutely gorgeous

Michelle said...

This blanket is so gorgeous!!!
I love the colours, they look fabulous together...

Kim said...

I love the simple feel this has to it - so stylish and utterly beautiful!

Much love,
Kim

Stitchin' time said...

Wow - absolutely brilliant!!
Cheers,
Robyn

Tammy said...

Its gorgeous Gill and I do like the colour combo you have used!

Pooch said...

The blanket is so cheerful and beautifully stitched! Lots of love is wrapped up in that effort.
:)

renee said...

What a great color combo! I'm always inspired by your work!

Terrie said...

Oh it's lovely Gillian!

Desiree said...

Its beautiful! I have also crocket 2 blankets this summer, but only blogged one of them :)

crocheted at home said...

Great blanket!