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{Crochet} Fantasy Blanket + Colour Chart

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{Crochet} Fantasy Blanket + Colour Chart

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For today’s post I wanted to share a reveal of my latest crochet project, the Fantasy baby blanket. There’s also a bit of a sneaky peek into our new nursery (which is still a work in progress!).

I’ve got to say I really enjoyed making this blanket. In fact I didn’t want to put it down and got so annoyed on the days when I was trying to sneak in a quick row before work!

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I think it was the combination of the different stitch types and array of colours which made making this blanket so moreish for me. No boredom here. Also, in a baby blanket size it takes no time to whip up. All of these are big ticks in my book!

In Ana Contreras’ original pattern she suggests an order for the stitches and has two colour schemes, one more pink-based and the other called sand and sea.

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While I liked them both I wanted to add my own twist to the blanket so came up with my own colour combination and order. I chose Stylecraft Special DK wool for this project for a few reasons: firstly it’s great to work with, wears well, is cheap and is hard wearing enough for a baby blanket without being too chunky.

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Downloads:

  • You can get Ana Contreras’ Fantasy Blanket pattern for free from Ravelry here if you fancy making one yourself.
  • Here’s the colour chart and order I used for my blanket if you would like to replicate the order I did.

I chose to make the blanket as per Ana’s pattern and started with a foundation double crochet of 104 stitches.

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As I say, I can’t rate this pattern and blanket enough. It looks complicated to make if you’re a beginner, but there are clear written and chart instructions which breaks it all down and makes it easy. I would totally recommend it if you’re looking for a new blanket to make either for yourself or as a gift.

Also, if you do decide to make one I would love to see your photos, so please tag me in @beakupcrafts on Twitter and Instagram!

Lots of fantasy blanket love,

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4 Comments
  • Carie

    Jul 23 at 8:29 am Reply

    Oh I love your variation, it’s so crisp and bright and cheery!

    • Kate

      Jul 24 at 3:39 pm Reply

      Thanks so much Carie I’m glad you like it! x

  • Ashlie

    Jul 28 at 8:48 am Reply

    This blanket is beautiful!! Definitely adding to the list of things to make 🙂 the colours are just gorgeous xx

    • Kate

      Jul 28 at 2:55 pm Reply

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Ashlie. I’m really pleased with how it turned out and want to make another one now! x

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