Friday, February 21, 2014

Bonfire Wedding Blanket

 I created this for my cousin, Eleni, as a wedding gift! Gorgeous in the colors of her big day...yellow and orange. Her mother and I are very close and I have received many a handmade gift from her during the milestones in my own life, so choosing a wedding gift for her daughter was easy!
 The hash tag (#) pattern is so common in technology, I just had to design something that is relevant for today’s young people. The clusters are at an angle lending to the hash tag pattern (see in the 3rd photo down).  Get your own custom buttons....."made with love" would be cute!
 Lightweight, colorful, reversible and easy to crochet with a one row pattern repeat. 
 Gradient yarn produces a stripe pattern without changing colors! The edge is a simple 4 row single crochet, but feel free to substitute any edge you like!
 This would be lovely in a smaller size for a baby!  Look close and you can see the hash tags are at an angle as opposed to on top of one another. 
 40” W x 67” L
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Tools & Materials:
*4 skeins Patons Lace (2) in Bonfire. 498 yards (455 meters); 3 oz. (85 gms) 
Any lace weight (2) will work. Approx. 1992 yards (1821 meters) total needed for the blanket
*crochet hook size K/10.5 (6.5mm)
Skill level: easy
Abbreviations given for American and United Kingdom terms

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Have a great weekend,
Sheila
Pattern storage tip:
I keep all my paper patterns in a 3 ring binder.  One binder holds all my scarf patterns.  Another holds all my baby patterns and so on.  I use clear, three hole page protectors to keep each one in and when I want to knit or crochet that project, I remove it from the binder in its page protector and take it to the yarn shop to buy my supplies!
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19 comments:

  1. Wow, what a gorgeous blanket. I love the fire colors.

    Lisa

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    1. Lisa, thank you! I love your profile photo!
      Sheila

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  2. Great blanket & I love your button!

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  3. Beautiful blanket made of pretty colours!

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  4. I love love love gradient yarns. That pattern really looks good with the gradient. And it looks like it is nice and warm, which we need today for sure here in New England!

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    1. Donna, thank you! The best thing about lace weight yarn, is that it is so very light. Key for mailing and suitcase travel.

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  5. That's a gorgeous blanket! It would make a wonderful gift (thank you for the idea by the way).

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  6. Wow it is beautiful! I love the colours!
    Thanks ever so much for Linking up at Crochet Addict UK

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  7. Just gorgeous! I enjoy making afghans as wedding gifts for family too!

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  8. Oh wow, that blanket is gorgeous!!! Your cousin is soooo lucky!

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  9. Gorgeous colours. What a lucky cousin.

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  10. Your blanket is stunning; the pattern, yarn and colours are perfect. That's one lucky recipient x

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  11. What a gorgeous gift. They are so lucky to receive it!

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  12. oooh, I love the color and the pattern!

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  13. Your blanket is quite nice. Great colors and the stitch pattern is pretty. The buttons are a good addition, a friend of mine makes knitting bags and she has her shop name on buttons. Adds a bit of whimsy.

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