Picnic blanket

crochet blanket

Marina had bought a huge picnic basket to keep all her yarn and fleece under more control at home. It inspired her to get out her oddments and start crocheting a picnic blanket or two – the really colourful one on the right and the muted fawns and lavenders on the left. The colourful one was just going to come along as she had time to do the motifs but she had arrived at a point with the muted colours that she had run out of suitable fawns, purples, lavenders and so on. She used her display to help us help her think of what other colours she could add or whether she should spin some wool up specifically for her blanket. This was great for us. We were loving imagining how you could finish that blanket.

The African flower motif Marina has used is very popular right now and there are so many things you can make with this motif from stuffed toys to jackets, blankets, bags, soft balls. It is a versatile and striking motif and great for oddments and stash busting.


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