Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Charlotte's Dream: The Beginning

I'm back in the studio, madly sewing magazine projects at the moment. I can't share these until 2017 but I can share a new crochet project I started last week. I saw the Charlotte's Dream blanket on Instagram and instantly fell in love. This blanket is another gorgeous creation from Deidri Uys and her patterns are so much fun and so easy to follow.
The first step was to select my wool:
I'm a huge fan on Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton yarn so I decided to choose eight main colours from their range and two contrasting colours (the light grey and white). This cotton crochets up beautifully and it makes a soft and snugly blanket. I decided to use a hook one size smaller than I usually use, to give the squares a better finish.
The pattern requires twelve Charlotte squares but I've decided to make my blanket larger and use a 4 x 4 grid of sixteen squares (two squares of each main colours). It's going to be a large blanket but thats exactly what I want. So here's my first two completed Charlotte squares:
Aren't they beautiful? Its another clever design from Dedri and I love the on point setting of the main flower squares. The border is sweet and delicate and frames the square perfectly and just look at all that gorgeous texture:
This is meant to be a long term project for me, but I love the thrill of a new project and at the start I tend to work on things quickly. I'm sure I will slow down soon and enjoy the process over the coming months :)
You can find the free pattern for Charlotte's Dream HERE, complete with beautifully written instructions and step by step photos to help complete your own blanket.
I'm off to work on my third square, before I have to cook dinner, so happy hooking :)

3 comments:

Bilko Parker said...

Hi Rose, I love the colors you chose. I have this on my to do list, I hadn't thought of using cotton, much better than acrylic. How many of each color will you need please, I imagine they will be a lot more than what was recommended or is the cotton the same ply?? Thought I would pick your brain, so when I start mine, I dont make too many mistakes. Thanks Rose, Guida.

desertskyquilts said...

Your squares are so gorgeous, and so is that yarn. Thanks for the link to the pattern.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Rose, these are exquisite!

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