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Peacock Pretty Blanket

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Peacock Pretty Blanket
Peacock Pretty Blanket
Peacock Pretty Blanket
Peacock Pretty Blanket
Peacock Pretty Blanket
Peacock Pretty Blanket

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sc, dc, tr
  • simple decrease

Pattern Description:

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.

NOTE:
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).

Gauge:

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.*

Materials:

  • 5mm hook
  • 8mm hook

Suggested yarn:

4500 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Deborah Norville & Red Heart Soft