Painted Roses Blanket
Inspired by the ‘roses and castles’ decorations found on canal narrowboats, this pretty rose square motif makes a beautiful blanket…
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.
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)
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’)
- A full written pattern with clear instructions
- 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 (US translations given)
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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