Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Quite a lot of yarn...

Hello there, how are you?

In my last post I mentioned I'd ordered quite a lot of yarn (40 x 100g balls of Stylecraft Special DK to be exact) for 2 crochet blankets, well it's arrived. Yay!

It got here very quickly, I only ordered it from Wool Warehouse on Sunday and it arrived here Tuesday, super impressed, I'll definitely be ordering from them again, I've got my eye on one or two of the Attic24 packs they have in there - they have an Attic24 area of the shop selling Lucy's colour combination packs and they are very lovely, I can't decide between Cosy and Cottage so I may have to get both.

I love choosing colour palettes for my blankets, this first one was a bit of an impulse one, I was looking through Pinterest for something totally unrelated and got sidetracked somehow - funny how that happens on Pinterest isn't it? - and ended up choosing these for a blanket.

From bottom left we have Grape, Clematis, Pale Rose, then next row right to left is Camel and Parchment, then finally Parma Violet and Cream. The blanket will be a granny stripe with a large cream scalloped border. I realised once the yarn arrived that I made a very similar blanket to this 5 or 6 years ago for my Nan, the only differences are that one had Mocha yarn instead of Parma Violet, it didnt't have a border and it was a ripple blanket rather than a granny stripe (I'd only learn't how to ripple back then as I was still quite new to crochet, I think it was the second blanket I'd made)

Now the colours for this next blanket have been swimming around in my head for a while now but I needed to order a shade card just to make sure they all went together (Wool Warehouse and their awesome fast delivery once again, I ordered my shade card Friday and it arrived Saturday).

This one is going to be a big ripple blanket with a border, on the bottom row l-r we have Pomegranate, Sherbet and Storm Blue, the next row l-r is Candyfloss, Pale Rose and Cloud Blue, next row up we have Silver and Stone then finally Cream. 

I plan to do a row of DC in Cream between every coloured Ripple Stripe (they'll be in Trebles) then a Cream border too. I haven't decided on the final running order yet though.

I really like to name my blankets so this one is going to be the Daydream. H is already trying to pinch it so I've said she can have the pink granny square one when I've finished it. I'm not sure what to call the other blanket, I'm thinking of Bliss? What do you think?

Those of you that crochet, how do you choose your colours and running order?

See you soon.


  1. I order often from Wool Warehouse too..mind you: that's a lovely big order, I'd love to have been there to help you unpack it!! When I'm picking colours I look at colour combos on Pinterest and then start hunting for matches

    1. That's exactly my method for choosing my colour schemes Sian, I now have a whole pinterest board for Crochet Blanket Colour Palettes, it'll take hours of shuffling the yarn about until I suss out the running order though :D xx

  2. Can't wait to see the completed blankets. Gorgeous colours. X

  3. Fantastic colours Claire, I too can't wait to see the finished results!
    I use Stylecraft DK for knitting & I agree, it washes up beautifully!
    Dawn xx

  4. Seeing these wonderful colors truly makes me want to start crocheting xxx

  5. What beautiful colour selections.
    I see colours that I like in wool retailers and usually get drawn to that. Then I like to see what colours go together to create a possible 'look'. My last blanket was inspired by the fact I saw the three colour yarns on the shelf and it suddenly sprang into my head that they would create a moonlit sky.
    Enjoy deciding upon your running order.
    Toni xx

  6. Wow the yarn looks gorgeous I love the colours you have chosen are beautiful.Hugs Jackie

  7. Can't wait to see what you make with these gorgeous colours xx


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