11. All of the Blankets (and a Quilt)

I have a number of large projects on the go at the moment and as I’ve not been blogging regularly, I thought I would catch you up on where I am with them. I don’t think I had shared all of them before.

Cath Kidston-inspired Granny Square Blanket

In February, I decided that I’d like to crochet something in Cath Kidston colours. In particular, the colours of my beautiful ironing board cover which is the Wells Rose print.

I wanted a mindless project that could be picked up and put down at any moment, so I chose a giant granny square blanket. 

I’m crocheting with a 3.5mm hook and the yarn is Stylecraft Special Double Knit. I did a lot of swatching until I decided on the following colours:

  • White
  • Lipstick
  • Soft Peach
  • Fondant
  • Cypress
  • Buttermilk
  • Storm Blue

It’s still not finished but I love to have a long project that I can pick up whenever I don’t have the capacity to concentrate too much.

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The start of the blanket with the inspirational ironing board cover behind it
Current progress

Battenberg Blanket

I had started knitting the Habitation Throw from Knitvent 2019 (a pattern collection from Helen Stewart) and although I liked the pattern, I wasn’t really enjoying how it was turning out.

I tend not to enjoy random colour selections. I still wanted a project where I used up all my leftover beautiful 4-ply yarns so I decided to start the Battenberg Blanket by Sandra of Cherry Heart. I frogged the Habitation Throw and used up all the yarn to make the tiny little crochet squares. I am really enjoying working on this project but it is going to take me a very long time.

I will also be using some pretty mini skeins but I don’t have a huge stash of these. I think I need around 530 coloured squares and the same again with my contrast colour which I am yet to decide on though I have a few ideas.

Cosmo’s Blanket

I have lots of leftovers in Stylecraft Special DK so I decided I’d like to crochet a blanket for Cosmo. He won’t be getting it for a while, partly because it will take me ages to finish, but mostly because he would probably chew it at the moment!

I gathered together all my blues, greens, greys and neutrals and did a long chain (no idea how many stitches) and then I’m treble crocheting (I think) to create a striped effect. I worked on it quite a bit before he arrived but as it’s a big project and dangles on the floor when I’m working, progress has halted while I teach him not to chew my projects. I’m focusing my efforts on handheld/fit neatly in my lap projects at the moment!!

Faye’s Hexies Quilt

Talking about long-term projects… this one was started in January 2018!

The first hexies

I knew it would take a long time and I have to be in the right mood to dig it out and work on it.

I think I have about 5 rows left to sew on and then I need to figure out how to do the edges. I haven’t chosen my backing fabric yet as I wanted to have all the hexies sewn together first before I made a purchase. I think I might treat myself to some Liberty fabric as this is such a special project and will hopefully be an heirloom. I’m thinking of a blue colour but will keep you updated!

So there we are, all my big project WIPs. I’m in no rush to finish any of them but I would like to get all the hexies sewn together before the end of the year and maybe finish the CK Granny Square blanket but we shall see.

Do you have any long-term projects? I’d love to know.

2 thoughts on “11. All of the Blankets (and a Quilt)

  1. I love all of your projects! I tried the habitation throw and frogged mine as well. I am using the yarn in a granny stripe blanket. I love it!!! I can’t imagine the amount of work that is going into the hexi quilt. You should definitely treat yourself to special fabric for the background.

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