Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Scrap busting Annie Blanket

The girls have a wonderful Brownie Leader who plans fantastic activities every week for the group of girls. Sadly for us but happily for her. She is leaving to have a baby so I thought it was another great chance to get at those yarn scraps, especially the 'brownie' inspired ones. I pooled some from my mum too.


There was a bit of a varied range of thickness but I thought I could make it work with the Annie Blanket pattern from Boho Crochet using a 4mm hook.


I cast on 150 chains and started working the pattern. It was looking a little dull and needed an injection of colour.


One evening I had a rare Gin and Tonic which inspired a hint of mustard yellow to lift the colours.



The largest ball of blue was an aran or chunky so I used this solely for the border on a 4.5mm hook. It framed it really well.



It is not huge but will make a great car seat or pram blanket. The pattern calls for 100 chains but others on ravelry said it was too small that is why I went for 150 as a start (any number divisible by 3 would work)



So a small blanket inspired by the colours of Brownies and Guides in the UK. I have hardly made a dent in my yarn stash although the pile in the first picture is pretty much gone. I have not bought any yarn this year but I have so much left to play with. My pledge to not buy materials is going well. Woohoo!

Jo x

7 comments:

  1. I love it! What a great accomplishment from scraps! The gin inspired yellow/gold gives it just enough of a pop. It's a great pattern too! Congratulations!

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  2. Very nice, Jo. I love that design, it's so interesting to look at. Good job using your scraps! After I finish my current big project, I'm planning to do something with my scraps too.

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  3. A beautiful blanket what a great idea.

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  4. What a gorgeous gift, how clever to use the Brownie/Guide colours.

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  5. A beautiful and thoughtful gift, I am sure it will be well received.

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  6. The pop of yellow was definitely needed, it looks great. I'm sure she will be pleased with it. Your choice of 'Brownie' colours was spot on xx

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