Urchins and Limpets Blanket by Kathy Merrick
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Urchins and Limpets Blanket

July 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
6.0 mm (J)
1700 yards (1554 m)
48" x 36" (122 cm x 91.5 cm)
This pattern is available for free.

The background motifs of this blanket are inspired by sea urchins and the cheery centers by limpet shells. Any other combination of neutral background and pops of color would work well. Or change the feeling altogether and use a deep burnt orange as the background and stone gray, charcoal, bottle green, and navy for contrast.

Finished Size 48” x 36” (122 cm x 91.5 cm)

Yarn Mission Falls 1824 Wool (100% superwash merino wool): #006 oatmeal (MC), 12 balls; #028 pistachio (C), 2 balls; #026 zinnia (A); # 014 dijon (B); #025 mallow (D); #018 spruce (E); #008 earth (F); #020 cornflower (G); #012 raisin (H), 1 ball each

Hook J/10 (6 mm) or size neededto obtain gauge

Notions Tapestry needle

Gauge Each background motif measures 7.75” (19.5 cm) square

Watch Kathy Merrick demonstrate this blanket on Knitting Daily TV, Episode 310:

Information on the book “Crochet in Color” can be found online at Interweave’s website.