Monday, February 23, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern - the Paint Splash Blanket!

It has been quite some time since my last blog post, but I've not been idle!

I was recently involved in a showcase with The Bluebirds Boutique entitled "Splash!", and I really wanted to create something a bit different. So I started thinking about different types of splashes, and came up with a design for a blanket inspired by colourful splashes of paint.


Coloured and plain motifs are created and joined together to create this blanket. 


My blanket is approx 90 x 90 cm. Suitable for any 8ply or DK yarn and may be made to any size by adjusting the number of motifs used. You could also substitute worsted weight yarns, but please note this will alter the size of your blanket, and will increase the yarn requirements.


My blanket uses Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8ply 100% wool in Frost for the main colour. The contrast paint splash colours are crocheted in fabulous 8ply 100% wool hand dyed by Meraki Studio NZ in Rainbow blanket set colourways (website www.merakistudionz.com) and the edging colours are created using 8ply 100% wool hand dyed by Yarnfloozy in Jelly Beans colourway (website: www.etsy.com/shop/YarnfloozyCK).


You can use any joining method you like. I have used a flat braid join and must thank Rachele from BabyLove Brand for allowing me to include a link to her tutorial in my pattern. You can find it here:
http://babylovebrand.net/2013/04/19/tutorial-flat-braid-join/


I have made this pattern available as a FREE DOWNLOAD ON RAVELRY - go to http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/paint-splash-blanket
Pattern by Christine Tusch - Mini-Me Handcrafts © 2015


This pattern may not be redistributed or copied in any way. Finished items may be sold. Enjoy!

Christine xx