Friday, 24 January 2014

Clamshell Crochet Blanket

This past winter I discovered how much FUN crocheting is!  But its honestly not fun crocheting a warm blanket in the summer.  I think that if I am going to crochet in the warm summer months, it would be small project like cushions and doilies, or even granny squares that I can sew together in the winter.  But I have set out to finish it before the end of the month, so I am glad to have it done.   

It turned out beautifully!  It really is a lovely, soft and warm blanket.  I found the step by step tutorial for this blanket from Sandra over at Cherry Heart.  It really is a beautiful pattern, and I think the colours I used made it really pop.  




It finishes at 47 inches square.  

I used various colours elle Purge Gold Chunkie yarn.  It is so SO soft, easy to use and I am already thinking of making another blanket using the leftover yarn.  I was lucky to find a few skeins of white from my favorite yarn shop a while ago.  The white yarn sell out so fast and the time it takes for the shop to have new stock takes forever.  I think I will have to search online to find more...  At least I have enough to start.


Previous GOAL setting post blogged HERE for A Lovely Year of Finishes #77.

Linking this finish to ALYOF2014 for January 2014.


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13 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

What a beautiful blanket! Love the colours and the design - gorgeous clam shells!

Ольга Тарасенко said...

Bright blanket! Grate work)

MalinisQuilts said...

Wow! this is such a beautiful blanket.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

It is beautiful Marelize! I love the colors and the clams shell design is priceless. It makes me want to get my crochet hook out. Thanks for the inspiration! Karen

monique's mess said...

I love the scalloped shape of the crochet and the chunky texture. Really lovely blanket.

Helen said...

Beautiful! The more I read your blog--the more I am amazed at all that you do!

Carla said...

It IS lovely. I can't crochet, so I admire your ability

Creative Design said...

Very pretty! I like the color combo too! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Annemarie's blog.
sheila
http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2014/01/diy-shawl-pin-with-buttons.html

A Quilter's Mission said...

Oh Marelize..this is absolutely beautiful. I need to start crocheting again.

Pigtails said...

Dit lyk stunning in die Elle Gold! Baie mooi patroon en kleurskema.

Anonymous said...

Marelize, it did turn out beautifully and the colors do make it pop! I saw the pattern over at Sandy's as well and I've been toying with the idea of making one... I think you just inspired me :D LOL! Sorry I've been missing in action lately, torn between time to make projects or blogging, whew!
Hugs and talk again soon,
Beth P (http://elisabetpollockstudio[dot]wordpress[dot]come - just in case I didn't tell you I moved my blog to wordpress a couple of weeks ago.

Valerie Reynolds said...

I love this clamshell blanket. The hues of the colors are just so warm and cozy. I truly admire the work that went into this as I can't crochet for the life of me!

Sherry said...

What a pretty piece! Keep up the good work.

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