Cottage blanket

On June 20, 2012, in afghan, by Anna

As summer is upon us, it is once again time for the cottage season.  As I was making the bed last weekend at the cottage it occurred to me that I have never shared this blanket with you:

This is a crocheted blanket in blocks, made from worsted weight acrylic yarn.  I think I bought one of every colour in the store and went from there.  I can’t remember the exact details since I made this back in 94-95, but in any case the blanket has held up remarkably well over the years.  For the past several years, the blanket has lived at the cottage.  The cottage is a small log house, and the bright colours of the blanket work quite well with the log walls, I think.

Most of the squares (actually they are more like rectangles, but let’s not be picky) in the blanket are solid colours, but there are a few patterned ones, including the bumblebee square, one with an ‘a’, and one with a decorative ‘X’.

It’s amazing how much use we’ve gotten out of it, and still do.  And it’s nice to think back on when I made it, and remember all the work that went into it.  Handmade blankets are the best!


4 Responses to Cottage blanket

  1. Evelyn says:

    Wonderful blanket .. it reminds me of a Roy Lichtenstein painting!

  2. Rokia says:

    I am knitting a small shawl for a dear frndies 80th birthday. I spun the yarn myself and now I am happily knitting away on a special lace shawl for her. I just hope it is soft enough for her and she likes it.

  3. Erik Blumenthal says:

    I love your color selection. And I think it is very comfortable to use. :)

  4. I always own at least one blanket made out of acrylic. I’m basically lazy & hate to sew things together so I usually make the Giant Granny Square blanket. Sometimes it’s only one giant square but sometimes it’s three large squares in a row & then rows & rows of crochet in different colors. I think they’re great to snuggle under, they wash easily & dry on a bush, the kids/dog can enjoy it without damaging it & it gives a lot of comfort on those dank, dark, raining nights. Even cottage/home should have at least one!

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