Monday, September 27, 2010

Stripey Crocheted Blanket

Because I'm taking a few days off from the redwork quilt (just a few!), I decided that I needed another craft to do while sitting in front of the television of a night.

I have been toying with the idea of crocheting a blanket with stripes for a while now, so I figured I might as well make a start on that since wool is currently on sale everywhere at the moment.

In order to make the blanket the same size as Little Snicker's Pram Blanket, I will need to crochet 16 balls of wool. All up the blanket will cost me around $40 to make, which isn't too bad for a 100% wool blanket that will last (hopefully) a lifetime!

I am always surprised at how easy and therapeutic crocheting is. Up until now I have only ever crocheted granny squares, but using the same stitches in a different fashion is allowing me to create a nice, modern blanket.

If you've always wanted to crochet but didn't know where to start, I suggest you pick up a copy of 'The Art of Crochet'. The easy to follow instructions will have you crocheting like a pro in no time!

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