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Charity blanket no. 21: so nice I made it twice

I was so pleased with the colours of my ‘Orla’ blanket that I set to and made another one almost straight away.
This time I did have to buy some yarn as I had run out of the orange tones.

I went with Sirdar snuggly 451 ‘mousse’ for the lighter orange and Debbie Bliss Rialto dk 23088 ‘apricot’ for the rust colour. I think the rust lifts the whole blanket….

Charity baby blanket no. 5: pretty in pink

I didn’t really set myself a target for how many baby blankets I would crochet for charity this year, but I am wondering if I might manage 17 for 2017.

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This one is made in Rico baby classic dk in powder, light grey, dusky pink, lilac and cream. Next time I might skip the lilac and put in more dusky pink as it really seems to bring the other colours out.

Where there is a need

I really don’t know why I have never made this connection before but I have come across a most worthy home for my Charity baby blankets.

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It is an organisation called Birth Companions that supports women giving birth in prison, and other vulnerable women in the community. I should say at the outset that we have a family member who works for the charity, which is why I can’t believe it has taken me so long to match my blanket making needs with theirs. However the connection is now made and this week’s blanket is on its way to them…

This one is made in Rico baby classic dk in light blue, light green, lilac and cream on a 4.5mm hook. It has 27 rounds of granny rectangle, weighs 165g and is 58 x 49cm. Next time I will aim for 30 rounds to make it a bit bigger.

Bluebell blanket

I said a while ago that I wanted to try a crossed trebles blanket in a blue colourway and here it is:
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The yarns are Scheepjeswol cotton 8 (4-ply) in grey, grey-blue, light grey and jeans blue, and Rowan summerlite (4 ply) in high tide.
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I had hoped to finish it in time to take a photo with the bluebells in flower. I didn’t quite manage it but I have kept the name anyway!

Candy crush blanket

I should say at the start that I have never actually played the game this blanket is named after, but the bright colours remind me of sweet wrappers, and the name seemed to stick in my mind.
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Made in Drops cotton merino dk on a 4mm hook, using Coral, Lilac, Powder pink, White, Light grey, and Pistachio.
I love the colours, and will happily use this combination again. It was nice to have some sunshine to photograph it in too:
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The squares were no trouble at all to do, but the joining up was a trial, and I really must learn to join as you go….