Gypsy Blanket by Annette MB Ciccarelli
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Gypsy Blanket

Crochet
April 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
3.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
3937 - 4156 yards (3600 - 3800 m)
45 x 55 inches/ 115 x 140 cm
both US and UK
This pattern is available for $5.50 USD
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This is a pattern in UK and US terms that allows you to crochet your own Gypsy blanket. The vivid colors gives it the “gypsy” feel - bright, fun, rebellious and timeless, while the calming dark grey edging frames it well.

The pattern comes in a PDF file and includes 5 pages:

  • Information about yarn, colors used and hook size
  • A clear outline on stitches used
  • Mixing color advice
  • Pattern for a 3-row granny square
  • Picture tutorial on Join-New-Yarn
  • Picture tutorial on Join-As-You-Go method
  • Pattern and picture tutorial for the border

You will need:

YARN: Ideal from Bergere de France (50g =125 m)
or any Sport weight yarn of your choice, approx 3600-3800 m (30 x 50g balls). If using a DK weight yarn, keep in mind your blanket will turn out a little bit larger.

HOOK: Size 3 - 3,5 mm/US D3-E4/ UK 11 or 9 or hook adjusted to your tension and yarn choice.

GAUGE: 24 sts x 31 rows + 10 cm square (not needed)

TOOLS: Scissors and darning needle

MEASUREMENTS & TECHNIQUES:

  • 45 x 55 inches/ 115 x 140 cm
  • Granny Squares joined with the Join-As-You-Go method.

This pattern is excellent for a beginner with all the help from picture tutorial and easy to follow instructions.