My Might be Magic 1st Blanket
by Sew Silly Lily Follow

I've never crocheted a blanket and I thought it was about time I rectified that. But it can be difficult to decide on a pattern - there's way too many pretty ones to choose from. 

I can't remember what I was looking at on Pinterest, but I stumbled upon the work of Magda de Lange and the Milla Magic Blanket pattern she designed for Simply Crochet. I love it. 

The alternative yarn is Drops Paris and I've been playing around with colours today. You need 16 - 15 x 2 balls for the squares and 1 x 4 balls for the borders and edging.

Supplies

Recap

  • Decided to do a bigger blanket and have re-calculated how much yarn I need. Think I'm going for 3 x 14 colours + 6/7 x another colour for the edging & border. 6/7 is probably too much, but I’d rather have more than less! Think I need at least 1 pop of colour - shocking pink for sure, but still mulling over mustard!

    1 year ago
  • Yarn's here! I've done a wee practice square to familiarise myself with the pattern before I crochet for real. It's written in UK terms (I prefer US), it's very simple and I think I'm good to go. Dropping mustard; I just know I'll regret using it!

    1 year ago
  • There's now 13 colours so I'm working on 13 squares at a time, but this is the 1st finished. 

    Light Ice Blue | Petrol | Patina | Dark Wash | Navy

    1 year ago
  • And the other 12. I'm going to use the colours quite subtly, with the odd surprise here and there. My squares are crocheting 12cm x 12cm, not 15x15 as the pattern says!

    1 year ago
  • 52 squares done and not bored yet!

    1 year ago
  • 78 squares!

    1 year ago
  • 128 squares crocheted and no two the same! This is the last. Time to start arranging them!

    Smokey Berry | Shocking Pink | Light Blue Purple | Off White | Beige

    1 year ago
  • Layout was rather easy. I considered patterns, stripes, diaganols . . . but decided in the end just to do a 13 square repeat so the colours/tones are quite balanced. There are 16 rows with 8 squares in each and I'll start crocheting the shorter sides together.

    1 year ago
  • 16 short rows joined. 16 long rows next!

    1 year ago
  • Crocheted the final stitches of the border. Did 3 rows - 1 in dark grey, 1 in smokey berry and then another in dark grey with picots every 10 stitches.

    1 year ago
  • My favourite corner!

    1 year ago

Discussion 1

  • Jen commented 1 year ago

    These are so pretty!

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