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.

Beth P 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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