The Spring Flower Blanket charity draw raised an amazing £10814.95 by the time entry to the draw closed. The Just Giving page for donations to Marie Curie remains open and I’m putting together information for all of you who expressed an interest in making your own Spring Flower Blanket.
This is the first of a series of photogalleries showing each individual square in one row of the blanket in detail. The rest will be added over the coming weeks as time allows.
I will add the colours used and link to tutorials on similar styles of flower square to enable you to build your own blanket, square by square.
There will also be a guide for beginners on how to make a simpler flower blanket, but one that has just as much impact, ideas for alternative colour schemes, and links to more advanced tutorials for intermediate and experienced hookers!
The squares are presented in the order they appear in a row and you can reference the order by looking at the photos of the entire blanket.
All squares were made in Stylecraft Special DK yarn, available worldwide from Woolwarehouse, Deramores and other leading online retailers in the UK.
The colour palette
Sherbet; cloud blue; lavender; wisteria; clematis; apricot; soft peach; lemon; saffron; fondant; candy floss; pale rose; meadow and spring green.
White was OK for the flower but not for the background with a white join and border.
Squares in the first row follow. As further rows are added, they will appear here:
Colours: pale rose (center), white (flower), cloud blue (background)
Made by: Rebecca Williams
Pattern link: Free Pattern by Made with Loops
Colours used: Saffron (centre), fondant (flower), meadow (background)
Made by: Carole (@crochetmadcaz on Instagram)
Colours used: Clematis (flower), Sherbet (background)
Colours used: Spring green (centre), pale rose (outer petals), meadow (background)
Made by: Emma Breadstill (@cosyred on Instagram)
Colours used: Lemon (centre), Lavender (petals), meadow (next round), cloud blue (outer round)
Made by: Suzanne Reed (@daisyboocreations on Instagram)
Colours used: Saffron (centre), Lemon (petals), meadow (background)
Colours used: Lemon (centre petals), white, green (leaves), sherbet (background)
Made by: Michelle Phillips (@cuteashook on Instagram)
Pattern link: [Note from Michelle] It was based on the following pattern but i mostly freestyled it. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/water-lily-pad-granny-square
Colours used: White (centre), pale rose (flower), meadow (background)
Made by: Rachel (@gooseberryfool on Instagram)
Colours used: Saffron (centre), Candy floss, Lemon, sherbet (background), cloud blue (outer edge)
Colours used: from the centre out: sherbet, white, pale rose, sherbert, soft peach
Made by: Charlie (@charliebarleymo on Instagram)
Pattern: Paula’s Pendant from The Granny Square Book. This is a pay-for pattern in a book available on Amazon:
Colours used: from the centre; white, fondant, white, cloud blue
Made by: @hookywork on Instagram
Colours used: from the centre; Lemon, Meadow, Candy floss, Pale rose, Candy floss , Meadow
Colours used: from the centre out; spring green, fondant, cloud blue
If you find this photo gallery useful please consider donating £2 to the Just Giving page below – the charity draw for the Spring Flower Blanket raised over £10800 for Marie Curie Cancer Care recently and I want to keep up the good work!!
You can text a donation to 70070 adding YARN55 and then your donation amount if you prefer xxxxxxxxx