Painted Roses Blanket by Sandra Paul
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Painted Roses Blanket

November 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
see notes below
4.0 mm (G)
2700 - 3220 yards (2469 - 2944 m)
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Inspired by the ‘roses and castles’ decorations found on canal narrowboats, this pretty rose square motif makes a beautiful blanket…

Pattern Description
This pattern is for the original baby blanket only (as shown in the first picture). However, it is possible to adapt the blanket to other sizes and guidelines are given in the pattern to help with this.

Skill Level:
There are several intermediate stitches and techniques in this pattern, however extra help is included and some confident beginners have used this pattern successfully.

Details for the original blanket follow.

Choose one of the following yarn options (or substitute with your own):

Jarol Heritage DK:
YARN A: 1 x Gold (140)
YARN B: 1 x Lime (137)
YARN C: 3 x Duck Egg (152)
YARN D: 1 x Skye/Saxe (110)
YARN E: 1 x Wine (102)
YARN F: 1 x Blossom (109)
YARN G: 1 x Black (112)


Stylecraft Special DK:
YARN A: 1 x Sunshine (1114)
YARN B: 1 x Lime (1712)
YARN C: 3 x Aspen (1422)
YARN D: 1 x Cloud (1019)
YARN E: 1 x Lipstick (1246)
YARN F: 1 x Fondant (1241)
YARN G: 1 x Black (1002)

4mm (G USA)

Yarn needle

86 x 70cm (34 x 27.5”)

The amounts of yarn and size given above are for a baby sized blanket, however you could easily use this pattern to make any size blanket or throw you would like. The pattern includes yardage amounts required for a range of larger blanket sizes which can be used as a guideline.

One square: 15cm (5¾’)

Pattern Includes:

  • A full written pattern with clear instructions
  • US stitch names listed for reference
  • Photo tutorials for special stitches and techniques
  • Helpful photos
  • Links to other helpful tutorials
  • Diagrams to help with construction
  • Full colour breakdown
  • Help with re-sizing

Pattern written in:
UK Terms

Faded Painted Roses
Note: Colour details not included with this pattern.
However, for more details of the yarn and size information for the larger version of the blanket that I subsequently made using this pattern (pictures 3,4,5) please see my Faded Painted Roses blog post.

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