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Ultimate Crochet Blanket Collection

Ultimate Crochet Blanket Collection

Don't miss this fabulous magazine packed with a big and beautiful selection of the best blankets, throws and afghans from Simply Crochet magazine. Get started with easy granny squares and motifs, or get to grips with fibonacci spirals and more. Inside: ■ 50 gorgeous blankets to hook ■ Stunning photography ■ Granny squares & motifs ■ Designer features ■ Essential how-to guides!

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1 min

Nothing says cosy like a gorgeous crocheted blanket. Whether it’s for snuggling up on the sofa, throwing over the bed or draping across your favourite chair to add style to any room, there are so many ways to show off these fabulous crocheted projects – you can even use one as a luxurious picnic rug! And here in Ultimate Crochet Blanket Collection, you’ll find plenty of inspiration from the pages of Simply Crochet to get you started on your next blanket project. We’ve hand-picked 50 great patterns to make including smart stripes, pretty florals, a bright boho statement throw and instructions for creating a fascinating Fibonacci blanket. There are also plenty of toasty options for cold days as well blankets for keeping little ones snug. Meanwhile, you can learn more about queen…

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creative colour

YOU WILL NEED DROPS Paris (100% cotton, 50g/75m)34 balls in varying colours A 5mm (US H/8) hook For yarn stockists, contact Wool Warehouse 01926 882818 www.woolwarehouse.co.uk MEASUREMENTS Each square measures 15x15cm (5¾x5¾in) Finished blanket measures 94x139cm (37x54¾in) NOTES Each square is made with five different colours and no two squares have the same colour combination. This is a great project to use up scrap aran yarn from your stash. ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 146 Crochet designer Magda de Lange was inspired by her travels to make this blanket and we’re totally smitten with the colours, with each square different to the next. The blanket is named after her daughter Milla. SQUARE (MAKE 54) Using Yarn A, ch5, ss to the first ch to form a ring. Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), 10dc into the ring, ss to…

4 min
bee’s knees

YOU WILL NEED Cascade Ultra Pima (100% cotton, 100g/200m)1 ball of each:Alaska Sky (3731)White Peach (3753)Paprika (3771)Pink Rose (3776)Ginseng (3721)Periwinkle (3726)Buttercup (3748)Aqua (3732)Chartreuse (3746)Soft Sage (3758)China Pink (3711)Buff (3719)Natural (3718)Taupe (3759)Yellow Rose (3743)3 balls of White Asparagus (3835) for joining the motifs and working the border only A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook For yarn stockists, contact Wool Warehouse 01926 882818 www.woolwarehouse.co.uk TENSION Each hexagon measures 14.5cm (5¾in) between opposite points MEASUREMENTS Approx 135x140cm (53x55in) NOTES Each hexagon is worked individually and then all are crocheted together at the end. Use all the shades except Pebble evenly to make 115 hexagons ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 146 Keen crafters will know that when you make fabric hexagons for patchwork you fold little pieces of fabric around hexagons cut from paper, adding more and more to make your patchwork grow. And this…

4 min
snuggle up

YOU WILL NEED Yarn A DROPS Alaska (100% wool, 50g/70m)18 balls of Off White (02) Yarn B DROPS Big Delight (100% wool, 100g/190m)5 balls of: Wild Berries (08) A 6mm (US J/10) hook Stitch markers For yarn stockists contact Wool Warehouse 01926 882818 www.woolwarehouse.co.uk TENSION Tension is not critical for this project, but try to keep stitches loose over the Fair Isle sections. MEASUREMENTS Approx 105x140cm (42x55in) NOTES On the Charts, each solid square of colour represents 1 dc stitch. Read all RS rows from right to left, and WS rows from left to right. When changing colour mid-row, twist the ends of the two colours together. Pick up the new colour in the last yrh of the previous stitch and carry the unused strands of yarn across the WS of the work. It may help to weave in…

4 min
golden sunshine

YOU WILL NEED Yarn and Colors Must-Have (100% cotton, 50g/125m)12 balls of Papaya (17), 3 balls of each: Mustard (15), Salmon (39) A 4.5mm (US 7) hook For yarn stockists contact Yarn and Colors www.yarnandcolors.com MEASUREMENTS Each square motif measures approx 14x14cm (5½x5½in) Blanket measures approx 100x100cm (39x39in) ABBREVIATIONS For a full list, see page 146 Kate has designed a richly coloured blanket with a beautiful orange base that has been mixed with a palette of red-based colours. We love the cheerful vibrancy of the geometric shapes – just like a brilliant sunrise. NOTES The Blanket is made up of 40 square motifs and 20 triangles crocheted together in a diamond pattern. SQUARE Using Mustard, make a magic ring. Row 1 (WS) Ch3 (counts as tr throughout), 6tr into ring, turn. [7 tr] Row 2 (RS) Ch3, 2tr into each st across, turn. [13 tr] Row…