I am really enjoying making a blanket as part of a CAL (crochet a-long), I am loving the 'Mystery' of it and I am finding receiving the pattern bit by bit really helpful, even if I have fallen behind the schedule! I have wanted to make a blanket with lots of different flower squares for ages and the CAL has allowed me to get on with it without being over faced by the whole project...I am viewing it as lots of mini projects and this approach is working well for me. However, sometimes, it is nice to have a project on the go that is easy to pick up, whenever we like, that does not require too much concentration and we know the outcome! There are two DROPS Design blankets that I particularly love and they fit this brief perfectly.
The first, 'Rainbow's End' is a classic, traditional granny stripe blanket. Made in colourful rows of granny stitch and then edged with a simple border. Easy to pick up and carry on with any time you feel like it.
This recommended collection of rainbow colours in DROPS Paris is stunning!
The second 'Too Much Fun' is made from traditional solid granny squares, making this a portable project; pop a ball, scissors and a hook in your bag and you can hook up a square pretty much any where you go. Enjoy watching your towers of squares grow, then join them altogether! Fab!
Gorgeous rainbow colours too! (As featured In the pattern).
I love both these blankets, they are traditional, a good size and their final look can be easily adapted by changing the colour scheme. They are both made from DROPS Paris, which is 100% cotton and belongs to Yarn group C (Aran weight). At DROPS they put each yarn in a category based on the gauge of the yarn and hook size needed. The beauty of this is that you can swap any Yarn group C yarn for another in the same group. Or you could put two strands of a Group A yarn together instead. So if cotton is not your thing, why not swap to DROPS Alaska, or two strands of DROPS Baby Merino? (Remember: When swapping yarns you need to calculate the number of balls needed by checking the amount of metres/yards needed for the project and not by the weight of the yarn).
Both blankets are available to buy as a kits:
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