Never In A Million Years

This is the story of a blanket I thought I’d never make.

Last year I was contacted by a lovely lady who asked me if I could make a single bed size crocheted blanket.  I bet you’re thinking to yourselves there’s nothing wrong in that.  Now here’s the thing, she asked me if I could make it in a really small stitch, double crochet (single crochet if you’re in the US) and that’s when I nearly fainted on the spot.  I never thought in a million years that I would make a blanket that size using one of the smallest stitches possible. At first I was tempted to say no but then I thought to myself, why not give it a try.   If you don’t try these things you’ll never know. 

The next step was to decide on the colours and type of yarn.  She asked me to use cotton and that’s when I discovered King Cole Cottonsoft which is 100% cotton and beautiful and soft, perfect for a blanket.  She wanted rainbow type colours and I was happy to oblige as I love working with lots of colour, both pastel and brights. 

Next, I set to work on the blanket and I was really surprised at how fast it worked up.  I think from start to finish it took about 10 weeks.  I was also working on other projects at the same time. 

I love the appearance that double crochet gives when used on a big project and the feel of the finished blanket was lovely.  In fact I loved it so much that when I was asked to make another one I jumped at the chance x  




6 thoughts on “Never In A Million Years

  1. It is such a peice of art. I love it and wanted to make it. I did it in small size. The more you add a color the brighter it looks. I’d love to make a larger one for my son. Thanks alot dear for sharing tis beauty.

  2. Cotton is my favorite yarn to use. Where I live there are only a few brands of cotton yarns to choose from. I am not completely happy with any of them. I really appreciate that you are mentioning what Brands you are using. It’s lovely to see how beautifully your work showcases these yarns.

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