Saturday, January 02, 2016

Painted Roses Blanket Reveal

Finished in the very wee hours of 2016.... Painted Roses Blanket ... a labor of love




I did decide to change out the border on my blanket.  I used border #93 in Around the Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman (a must have book for crocheters available on Amazon).. I wanted a lacier finish than that offered by Sandra Paul (designer)... see the Painted Roses baby blanket I completed just a few posts below this for the original border (November 27, 2015).

I chose to make my blanket 8 x 10 squares, and made 20 each of four different leaf colors, much like a real garden.  No two roses are the same.  DH helped me figure out the layout, and he did a great job.

Blanket is made primarily with Stylecraft Special DK in lime, sage, bottle, meadow, pale rose, cream, aspen, lobelia, mocha, stone, storm blue, wisteria, lavender, clematis, apricot, silver, duck egg, candyfloss, fondant and parma violet in parchment.  I also used Hayfield Baby DK in plum.

Super happy with the final outcome, will be making more Cherry Heart items for sure.... have my second Spice of Life blanket by her on my hook now :-)

9 comments:

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

This is so beautiful, a real heirloom project. Congratulations on completing this lovely blanket. Irene xx

Katrina said...

Gorgeous Carol, love the colours, you are a whiz on your crochet needle!

Teri said...

Beautiful colors and finish. The border is lovely.

Marie said...

Absolutely beautiful. The border looks so pretty-nice choice.
Wondering if we have lost you to the world of crochet? ��

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Love the soft colors and adore the finish! Good going you!

Cole said...

Love, love, love!

Did you order Stylecraft or are you able to get it locally? We don't seem to be able to get it around here and I haven't bitten the bullet to order any yet. It seems like it's lovely to work with!

Andrea said...

Beautiful, such gorgeous colours. No wonder you are pleased.

Theresa said...

This is gorgeous!!!!! Seeing this, I wish I know how to crochet~
Congratulations on your finish!!

Hazel said...

This is stunning Carol. You've chosen some great colours. X