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Look What I Made: Rainbow Hexagon Blanket

Hexagon Crochet Blanket

This one was actually finished a little while ago. Three years ago! I guess time flies. It has found a home among the numerous cushions and blankets in our living room. The more the merrier I say, be it blankets or cushions or colours.

Vital Stats:
Started – Late 2015
Finished –  March 2016
Pattern – Not entirely sure which one I used, but this one by Make and Do Crew seems to be very similar.
Yarn – 8ply acrylic yarn – Stylecraft DK and Panda Magnum Soft. A little Spotlight brand Marvel in there too.
Hook size – 4mm
Finished size –  Approx. 110cm x 120cm
Joined – Sewn together through back loops only.

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Look What I Made: Rainbow Hexagon Baby Blanket

Welcome to the world baby Orson, I hope you like your rainbow blanket!

Pattern by Mango Mum Crochet, available on Etsy. Yarn is Luxury 8ply by Bendigo Woollen Mills.

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Look What I Made: Giant Granny Squares Blanket

Yep, I made a baby! A pretty cute one too. And a blanket, a pretty big one at that. Three years in the making, off and on. Probably more off than on. Now it’s all done, just in time for…Summer.

Blankety Facts:
Size – about 275 x 230cm, big enough for a queen size bed
Squares – 72, each with 10 rounds, joined on-the-go
Border – Seven rounds of black yarn
Yarn – A mix of soft acrylics like Stylecraft DK and Panda Magnum Soft 8ply

Am I the only one who keeps a record of what they make? I have a list for crochet blankets and one for quilts.


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Look What I Made: Corner-to-Corner Blue Blanket

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A warm and snuggly blanket made with Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8ply. My cousin asked if I could make her a blanket a little while ago, with the only request the blanket be shades of blue. This one now lives in the United States, on a couch in a house by the sea.

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It would be great if I could remember where I wrote down the finished size of this one…It is definitely at least 120cm x 120cm…I think. It would be fantastic if I could remember which pattern source I used. I think it was a YouTube tutorial but this Red Heart pattern seems to be the same. The border is a row or two of  US single/UK double crochets, I had just enough yarn left for it.

It was hard letting this blanket go but that’s just all the more reason to make one of my own!

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Look What I Made: Cowl Neck Poncho

PONCHO Here’s an end-of-the-day, no-makeup, poorly lit snapshot of my snazzy new winter poncho! This is 12-ply acrylic but very tempted to make a more sensibly-coloured poncho in a beautiful Bendigo Woollen Mills 10 ply yarn. This project was an excuse to use this grey, mustard and blue combination that I spied around the same time my good friend Alyce was shopping for yarn. She’s working on her first crochet blanket in the same style. This poncho will be my go-to for keeping warm in the house this winter…with perhaps a beanie to match. Tres chic!

For my own notes: cowl neck with 6mm hook and body with 5mm hook.

The pattern is by Simone Francis from Simply Crochet magazine, and can be purchased through Ravelry. Here’s another version by Lucy of Attic 24.

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Look What I Made: Warm Granny Square

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In 2009 I learnt how to crochet and started this blanket, which was to sit on my couch. Fast forward six or so years, and 20-odd blankets later I finally went back and finished up this blanket. These colours suited the décor at the time, however these days, as much as I try to resist, I’m all about all of the colours all of the time. The blanket does in fact live on my couch, however the couch no longer lives with me. A lot has changed since 2009!

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Look What I Made: Amigurumi Tim

What do you give to someone who wants and needs nothing? Give him himself, of course! This is my brother Tim. He lives in a faraway land making animations by day, and by night too. tim Pattern adapted from Tobias boy doll pattern by Smartapple Creations. The pattern is very detailed and easy to follow with pictures to help you out. I used a 3mm hook with 8ply acrylic yarns. For the hair I made an orange “cap”, sewed it on and then sewed yarn over top. This made sure there were no bald spots! Owly gives a great explanation for one option of amigurumi hair.

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Look What I Made: Ripple Wedding Blanket

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Finished blanket 22 was made for Kimberly and Stewart who had a beautiful wedding back in May. The pattern is one of my favourites, Neat Ripple by Lucy from Attic24. Each ripple is almost a full skein of yarn; all besides the pale grey and purple are Panda Magnum Soft 8ply. I started the blanket in January and it ended up roughly 150cm x 150cm.

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Congratulations to the happy couple, and thank you for inviting us to share your special day!

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Look What I Made: Crochet Blankets

Five years of crochet, 20 blankets completed.

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Granny Stripe Blanket (Wedding present for Katherine and David)

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Rainbow Granny Stripe Blanket

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Ripple Blanket (Wedding present for Jessica and Eugene)

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Rainbow Baby Ripple Blanket (for Archie)

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Mulitcoloured Ripple Blanket

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Eight-Colour Granny Square Throw (for Nanna)

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Baby Blanket (for baby Kee)

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Rainbow Granny Square Blanket (for Amy)

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The Hodge Podge Large Granny Square Blanket (for me)

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Chevron Crochet Blanket (Wedding present for Michelle and Tim)

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Baby Granny Square Blanket

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Rainbow Ripple Blanket

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Ripple Baby Blanket

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White Woollen Granny Square Blanket (for me)

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Grey Granny Stripe Blanket

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Black Granny Stripe Blanket

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Chevron Baby Blankets x2

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Hodge Podge No. 2

White granny stripe crochet blanket

White Granny Stripe Blanket

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Look What I Made: White Granny Stripe Blanket

This blanket definitely took longer than 10 days. How an earth did I finish the black granny stripe blanket in 10 days? This one is a little wider and has three more colours than the black granny stripe. It’s warm and cosy, and bright and cheerful. I love the weight of Panda Magnum Soft 8ply, it feels heavier and thicker than Stylecraft DK but the two work well together. This granny stripe pattern by Lucy from Attic 24 creates nice dense stitches; the clusters of treble/double crochet stitches that make up the rows are closer together than your standard granny square.

White granny stripe crochet blanket Vital Stats:
Started – July 2014
Finished – December 2014
Pattern – Granny stripe by Lucy from Attic 24
Yarn – Panda Magnum Soft 8ply in white and 30 assorted 8ply coloured yarns
Hook size – 5mm
Finished size –  Approx. 148cm x 160cm
Details – Two rows of 30 colours, separated by two rows of white. Four rows of white on each end. Border is a row of US single crochet/UK double crochet. (May add to this at some point.)

White granny stripe crochet blanket
White granny stripe crochet blanket

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