Hook the first part of our new mystery project – a stunning garden-themed summer blanket by Sabina Poonwassie.
This issue we bring you the start of another exciting new mystery blanket from Sabina Poonwassie. A riot of colour with an abundance of blooms, this blanket is hooked in cool cottons to make the perfect summer accessory. We’ve made it the size of a beach towel so it’s ideal to throw over your sun lounger or garden bench, but you could easily keep hooking to make it large enough to make a cheerful picnic blanket, or use as a bedspread.
Alternatively, as you will see once you start hooking, the blanket is made in three parts with each third having an individual character – Summer Sky, Buttercups In The Grass and Garden In Bloom. Each of these “thirds” of the blanket could be made separately and then folded over into squares to make three different gorgeous summery cushions.
The first part of this fun blanket sees you create the colourful ground, which will be embellished in the next two issues. There is only one motif to crochet this issue, but the colours chosen create a beautifully pixelated gradient of colour across the blanket from cool blues to firey hues.Stay tuned for the first of the floral motifs in issue 68 next month, when the flat ground begins to be embellished with glorious three-dimensional flowers.
To crochet the whole blanket you will need the following amounts of yarn:
● Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK,100% cotton, 100g/184m/201yds
Yarn A: Leaf 3097 x 3 balls
Yarn B: Soft Lime 3663 x 2 balls
Yarn C: Sunflower 3662 x 2 balls
Yarn D: Azure 3671 x 2 balls
Yarn E: Greek Blue 3095 x 2 balls
Yarn F: Nocturne 3669 x 2 balls
Yarn G: Seville 3670 x 2 balls
Yarn H: Shrimp 3674 x 2 balls
● 3.5mm hook
● Yarn needle
SABINA POONWASSIE, DESIGNER
Sabina is bringing back flower power with this stunning summer throw. Find her online at www.crook2hook.co.uk or follow her on Facebook at Crook2Hook Crochet.
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