I have at last completed that crochet blanket. I took the designs for each block from the book 200 Crochet blocks by Jan Eaton. The blanket design began as The Golden Glow on Page 27, but I wasn’t happy with the colours, the whole thing looked dull. And that’s where this wonderful blogging community came to the rescue. A big thank you to everyone who helped but especially to The Contented Crafter for explaining so well about colours going together almost too well and how I needed to look at tone as well as colour. The result is this
All good blankets deserve a name so I have named this Autumn Falls.
The yarn used is by Stylecraft and the colour shades are
The blocks that I eventually used are
3 Square Target
61 Nine Patch Granny
100 Pastel Delight
All I can say is phew! I am glad I have finished this. The colours are so not the colours I would normally choose. But I learned a great deal about colour and tone, and am glad I came out of my comfort zone for this. The blanket will go to a care home for the keeping warm of the old knees. In the meantime I shall just sit and look at it.
Once again bloggers thank you. This was a communal effort. You are lovely.