Firstly I’d like to say, that this is the largest blanket I have EVER made.
Its taken me approx 50/60 hours to make all the squares, put the beast together and edge it.
The original design comes from HERE , its not my design all credit for its creation goes to the original designer.
I just copied
So my reasons behind choosing this blanket?
Well firstly I wanted a blanket to cover mine and the Hubbys bed for winter, but i wanted one i could wash or use else where like on the sofa or take away someplace.
I wanted the choice of the blanket to bit a bit on the geeky side, but not soo geeky that my regular friends and family wouldnt get it.
So i popped on to my search engine of choice for patterns the lovely RAVELRY, and began to browse their free crochet blanket patterns.
After a few pages I found what I was looking for.
Also when i saw the pattern for this blanket i new Hubby and Jay would love it as they both are HUGEEEEE dance/hardcore fans, so they would love this beat style blankie
So without any further hesitation I present the Equalizer Blanket.
Here’s our son Jay chilling to the beats in our handmade snuggly goodness.
Its so snuggly and warm x
Because my kid can chill like a pro!
Jay just wants everyone to know he supports his mums handicrafts, and loves the fact many were made just for him xxx
Heres a breakdown of what i used etc.
To get the co lours i wanted for this blanket I had to mix 2 brands of yarn, which wasn’t a great idea as it meant the colours i used with the stylecraft special DK ( Blue and yellow) I had to play around with the tension to get it to match with the other brand Big Value DK as it wasn’t as thick.
- Red 1 x 100g ball
- Orange 1 x 100g ball
- Yellow 2 x 100g ball
- Green 2 x 100g ball
- Blue 2 x 100g ball
- Black 8 x 100g ball
I made 90 squares and finished with 5 rounds of boarder.
Its lovely and snuggly, and after I gave it a quick cold wash in the machine and hung it out to dry on the line for a while, it smells divine, and very homely. But with a fantastically wacky pattern.
I hope you like it as much as I do. The colours are very bright and stand out perfectly.
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