It is always a really exciting time for me when I get commissioned to make a new blanket. Especially when asked to make one in Cath Kidston inspired colours. I have always loved her gorgeous fabrics, stunning colour combinations and the vintage feel to her designs. So here is my Vintage Granny Flower blanket...
For this blanket I have used Stylecraft Special Aran and a 5 mm hook. The blanket measures approximately 110 x 110 cm.
Pomegranate, Fondant, Baby Pink, Lemon, Meadow, Cloud Blue and Cream.
I started by making the flowers. I don't use a pattern for this but there are many available on the internet as it is just a simple granny flower design. I just love this combination of colours. These are my happy colours!
Once all the flowers were finished I worked a couple of rounds in Cream, to make them into squares.
The squares were then joined with Cloud Blue. I used the continuous join as you go method. You can see a video tutorial for this here.
Finally a border of simple shells to frame the blanket and...
I hope my customer loves the blanket as much as I have loved making it.
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