As a freelance copy editor and transcriptionist (and a student again as well!), I happily work for myself from home, which generally allows me to knit and craft and create when the mood ...
As a freelance copy editor and transcriptionist (and a student again as well!), I happily work for myself from home, which generally allows me to knit and craft and create when the mood strikes.
For me, knitting and crocheting has evolved from a hobby to an all-consuming passion (some would say obsession). Inspiration for my designs is drawn from all over the place, including past travels -- from Turkey to Kyrgyzstan and many places in between.
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I love the brilliant colours of peacock feathers and their amazing, almost hypnotic pattern. This blanket is an attempt to try and capture some of that mesmerizing beauty. Reversible and double-thick, it's also a great blanket to cozy up in or to use as a bedspread.
This project calls for 14 skeins of yarn for the peacock motif blanket, and another 5 skeins for the reverse-side blanket. I've chosen more inexpensive yarns to make it a more affordable project, and I can often find these yarns on sale at my local store or online. It also requires two different sizes of hooks - 5mm and 8mm. Additionally, you'll need a sewing needle.
Blanket size works up to be about 50 inches by 58 inches.
If you want to increase the stability of the peacock "feathers" after you've stitched the feathers together and added the reverse-side blanket, you can slip stitch crochet around the tops of the feathers from one end to the other (crocheting into the feathers below if desired).
Peacock motifs should measure about 5" across.
*Gauge for the reverse blanket is as follows: The 90 ch for the inner portion of the blanket should measure about 40" wide when worked in pattern for a couple of rows. The single crochet border of 10 rnds will account for 5" around the edge.*
4500 yards of Worsted weight