1 Feb 2016

Sky Blanket 2016: January Update

Back in December last year I wrote about my plan to start crocheting the Sky Blanket. Those of you who have been following me on Instagram have probably seen updates of my progress so far. I am pleased to report that I have judiciously stuck with the project and now have 31 rows in my Sky Blanket - one for each day of January 2016.

Sky Blanket 2016: January Update


I have  gone with shades of blue for the majority of rows. Even on those monotonous grey days, if I spotted some blue, I went with it. I did however change colour to something other than blue for days when there was a striking feature in the sky. For example, a spectacular sunrise or sunset. Or torrential rain when you couldn't see beyond your nose. Snow, of course gets a special row of bobbles in sparkly white.

The inspiration - colours of the sky

I have enlisted details of stitch type, yarn and hook size that I used for January. Why not have a go recreating the pattern yourself? And don't be too upset if you end up missing a stitch or two and a wobbly edge. It's all about enjoying the creative process, more than anything else.

All terms are for UK crochet unless otherwise specified.

Sky Blanket 2016: January Update


Row 1: chainless foundation stitch of 240 double crochet (UK) in blue (Knitting Basket), hook size 4
2: DC (double crochet) in light blue (Rico), hook size 4
3: DC in aster (Stylecraft), hook size 5
4: half treble in blue (Knitting Basket), hook size 5
5: half treble in blue (Knitting Basket), hook size 5
6: half treble in bluebell (Stylecraft), hook 5
7: half treble in sparkly black (James C Brett), hook 4 - for a really dark, rainy day
8: treble crochet in orange (Rico), hook 4. We had a gorgeous sunrise today
9: Double trebles in sparkly black, for that torrential rain (James C Brett). Hook 4
10 and 11: Granny stitch stripe in blue (Knitting Basket), hook size 5
12, 13: half treble in blue (Knitting Basket), hook size 5
14: half trebles in sparkling dark blue for the clear skies and a starry night, hook size 4
15: half treble in blue (Knitting Basket), hook size 5
16 - bobble stitch in sparkling white for snow, hook size 4
17 - half trebles in sparkling white for snow, hook size 4
18 - half trebles in Midnight (Stylecraft), hook size 5
19, 20 - half trebles in blue (Knitting Basket), hook size 4
21 - DC in variegated red/orange (Vermont), hook 5
22 - half trebles in blue (Knitting Basket), hook size 4
23 - Granny stitch stripe in blue (Knitting Basket), hook size 4
24 - half trebles in blue (Knitting Basket), hook size 4
25 - half trebles in variegated red/orange (Vermont), hook size 4
26 - half trebles in Midnight (Stylecraft), hook size 5
27 - treble crochet in sparkly black (James C Brett), hook 5
28 - half treble crochet in red (Hayfield Aran), hook 5
29, 30 - half trebles in blue (Knitting Basket), hook size 4
31 - half trebles in sparkling white for hail, hook size 4



Sky Blanket 2016: January Update

8 comments:

  1. I keep wanting to start crochet. I've got all the hooks but I haven't managed to get my head round it. I think I need to get my needlecrafts book out again as this is gorgeous!

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  2. This is the type of thing I would love to be able to do, but I know that I would never dedicate the time and effort needed. Well done, you!

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  3. Your blanket is so beautiful! Thank you for including all the different stitch types that you used, mine is mainly half treble so far with a couple of rows of trebles thrown in, I'm looking for inspiration to break it up a bit!

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  4. I'm loving all these Sky Blanket post, you're all doing so amazingly well! I would love to join in but I wouldn't know where to start and sadly time doesn't seem to be on my side at the moment! Loving the colours too I must add, best of luck! x

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  5. That looks fantastic! Well done...I love all the colours.

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  6. I used to be able to crochet and now I just cannot get my head around it, maybe when I find more time, I will try again x

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  7. You must be the crochet master! I did give it a go once, but could only do one stitch and my rows were never straight!

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  8. oh wow you are very talented I remember the very basics when my nan taught me very many years ago now

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