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When 80 Blankets Became 125

If you’ve been following along with my #80Blankets posts then you already know a piece of my story. In case this is our first meeting, let me share some of the blanket history. My wedding was scheduled for December 2020. (“Was” being the key word in this sentence.) We planned to have our ceremony outdoors…

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My Go-To Blanket Stitch: The Wavy Chevron

One stitch pattern in particular has become my go-to, my buddy, my best friend and it’s the wavy chevron. It’s classic ripple stitch goodness that works with just about all yarns no matter what the weight or texture. So far I’ve worked this pattern using Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®, Totally Tubular, Feels Like Butta with Mandala Roving, Feels Like Butta with Winter Nights (on…

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80 Blankets: Piles of Pineapples

The yarn combination on this one might seem a little surprising. I took a 100% polyester chenille-esq yarn and paired it with an 90/10 acrylic/mohair blend. Weird? Maybe, but it works! The combination is a soft yet substantial fabric. Even though the stitch I’m using is very open I think the resulting blanket will still…

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80 Blankets: Sparkling Waves

What a luscious combination! If you love sparkles and a little bit of velvet than you’ll love this pairing of Lion Brand Vel-Luxe and Winter Nights. Both yarns are worsted weight (CYC4), but held together they become a nice super bulky. I used a size 11.5mm crochet hook and finished this 45″ x 45″ blanket…

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80 Blankets: Speed Hook Crochet

Welcome back to my #80Blankets for my wedding journey! If you missed the intro you can catch up HERE. Time is of the essence! With 70 more blankets to complete before my December 2020 wedding (I’ve made 10 so far in the past 2.5 weeks!), designs and yarns that are beautiful, but fast are becoming…

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80 Blankets: Paired Half Doubles

Welcome back to my #80Blankets for my wedding journey! If you missed the intro you can catch up HERE. This blanket came out looking like it took more effort than it actually did. The color combination has a touch of elegance. At least I think so. I was hesitant about pairing the cream (Alabaster) with…

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80 Blankets: Winter Night Chevrons

Welcome back to my #80Blankets for my wedding journey! If you missed the intro you can catch up HERE. The little sparkly sequins on Winter Nights yarn are the perfect match for my December evening wedding. And since my colors are ice blue and pale gold, the Ivory and Light Blue in this yarn pairs…

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80 Blankets: Double The Butta

Welcome back to my #80Blankets for my wedding journey! If you missed the intro you can catch up HERE. I originally started this blanket wanting to work front post double crochet stitches. This makes a VERY squishy fabric. It also eats through yarn like crazy. You can see my start using this stitch in the…

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80 Blankets

I’ve been home a lot more than usual, something many can relate to at the moment. To keep from being overwhelmed I’ve been knitting and crocheting. A lot. It keeps me calm and [mostly] sane. I’ve made 5 blankets in the past week. Yup. 5. (You can see my kitty Kaya sleeping on a pile…

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10 Christmas Themed Kits to Brighten Your Holiday Crafting

February, July, October… It’s never too early to begin crafting for Christmas. Starting on December 12? Don’t think of it as late, maybe you’re 12 months early! Any way you look at it, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite Christmas themed sweaters, amigurumi, and accessories that are sure to brighten up your holiday…

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