Spring Blanket

Last week I got a text from my mother, asking me if I’d knit or crochet her a throw rug / blanket to keep her warm during evening telly-watching. I was rather ridiculously excited about this proposition, I’m actually a little bit thrilled that Mum likes my crochet. She’s a rather Modern Mother, and not normally into all-things-granny.

Of course, as Mum wants this throw rug sometime this century, knitting was not going to be an option, ha!

After many discussions, yarn store visits and cups of tea, we decided that the only way to proceed would be two blankets – a Spring / Summer Blanket, and a Winter Blanket.

Our original plan was to choose a colour pallet, then choose 3 or 4 different granny squares, and make a mix and match blanket. But after a  late night of furious crochet last Saturday, it just wasn’t coming together how I’d hoped.

Of course, this called for more tea and mother / daughter discussions, and this is what we decided on. Just one square, repeated 8 x 8.

We’re using Rowan Glace Cotton Yarn, in Ivy, Shoot, Black and Bubbles (aren’t those names delicious)? And the square is called Willow.

10 thoughts on “Spring Blanket

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  2. This is one of the most gorgeous crochet blankets I’ve seen. Thank you for sharing! Being a newbie crocheter, I’ve been browsing the blogs for a pattern that I like to inspire me to embark on my very first crochet blanket. I think this is it. I didn’t see a link to a pattern and wonder if you will be posting the pattern or if there is a book you could direct me to for the pattern for Willow? Thanks again for posting beauty and inspiration!

    • Hello MB, thankyou for such a lovely comment 🙂 This is actually not my pattern, it’s from a book called “200 Crochet Blocks for blankets, throws and afghans” by Jan Eaton. It’s a reasonably new book, so I think it would be pretty easy to find. This pattern is called “Willow” and it’s block number 189. Being a newbie, I will just point out that I’m making this with a cotton yarn (Rowan Cotton Glace) which is about 4/5ply I think. Most blankets I see are made with 8ply wool or wool-mix…. nothing wrong with that of course, it’s just a coarser / woolier look. I’m using a 3.5mm crochet hook. I hope that helps, and good luck with your first crochet blanket! xxx

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