Saturday, 28 October 2017

My Cath Kidston Inspired, Vintage Granny Flower Blanket

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.
Colours used:
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...

...Ta da!




I hope my customer loves the blanket as much as I have loved making it.

Happy hooking!

Catherine
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There has been so much interest in this blanket and requests for a pattern that I decided to write one. You can find it here in my Etsy or Ravelry store...

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10 comments:

  1. This is a most stunningly beautiful blanket, dear Catherine! I love the colour-scheme you've chosen: it's so soft and delicate and the result is absolutely lovely. I sure wouldn't mind making the Henrietta Square with this colour-scheme!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Marjan

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    1. Thank you Marjan. I would love to see your Henrietta square in these colours. It is such a beautiful pattern, I think it would look gorgeous...

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  2. What a beautiful blanket! Your customer is going to love it. It is so perfect. Some day I hope to crochet as beautifully as you do.

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    1. Thank you Ginny, all it takes is practice and passion.

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  3. Oh that is gorgeous!! I love those colours and vintage feeling!
    Must start a similar blanket now, no time to lose! :-)

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  4. Thanks Sigrid, can't wait to see what you make you always choose such lovely colours...

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  5. That blanket is amazing! It's the most stunningly beautiful blanket I've ever seen, and your blog is absolutely lovely!

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    1. Thank you Angela, I do love making blankets...

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  6. Dear Catherine,
    thank you for participating at the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party! I hope you've enjoyed joining in and I hope to see you again next time!
    Have a lovely Sunday,
    Marjan
    P.S.: Still LOVE this blanket!

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    1. Thanks for inviting me Marjan. It's been fun looking at everyone's entry's and finding new blogs...

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