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Octarine Blanket
Violet Rings by Tammy Hildebrand
Crochet
my house
110 x 170cm (44 x 66")
Needle and yarn
4.5 mm
Ridgevale Wools 8 ply
40 grams in stash
1 skein = 40 grams
Red-Violet
Red-purple
Aslan Trends Del Cerro
254 yards in stash
0.6 skeins = 76.2 yards (69.7 meters), 30 grams
Green
Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 8 Ply
436 yards in stash
0.25 skeins = 109.0 yards (99.7 meters), 50 grams
Red
Bendigo Woollen Mills Rondo
400 yards in stash
0.3 skeins = 120.0 yards (109.7 meters), 60 grams
Blue-green
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
1320 yards in stash
0.15 skeins = 33.0 yards (30.2 meters), 15 grams
Green
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
220 yards in stash
0.5 skeins = 110.0 yards (100.6 meters), 50 grams
Blue-green
Classic Elite Yarns Woodland
131 yards in stash
1 skein = 131.0 yards (119.8 meters), 50 grams
Blue
Moda Vera Gelato
147 yards in stash
1 skein = 147.0 yards (134.4 meters), 50 grams
1109094
Red-purple
Moda Vera Pure Wool 8ply
103 yards in stash
1 skein = 103.0 yards (94.2 meters), 50 grams
1109447
Blue
Moda Vera Pure Wool Extra Twist
825 yards in stash
4.65 skeins = 767.3 yards (701.6 meters), 465 grams
Purple
Moda Vera Snuggle
105 yards in stash
0.9 skeins = 94.5 yards (86.4 meters), 45 grams
4546
Pink
Panda Magnum Soft 8ply
51.8 yards in stash
0.25 skeins = 51.8 yards (47.3 meters), 25 grams
Green
Patons Australia Classic Bluebell 5ply
2130 yards in stash
1.2 skeins = 170.4 yards (155.8 meters), 60 grams
Blue-green
Skeinz Perendale DK 8ply
1 skein = 110.0 yards (100.6 meters), 50 grams
Blue-green
Skeinz Perendale DK 8ply
1 skein = 110.0 yards (100.6 meters), 50 grams
Purple
Skeinz Southlander
437 yards in stash
0.65 skeins = 284.1 yards (259.7 meters), 130 grams
Green
Spotlight Basics 8 ply Pure Wool
102 yards in stash
0.1 skeins = 10.2 yards (9.3 meters), 5 grams
Blue-green
Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller Bamboo Ewe
354 yards in stash
0.45 skeins = 79.7 yards (72.8 meters), 45 grams
Blue-green
Touch Yarns Merino 8ply (50g) Solids & Tweeds
109 yards in stash
0.4 skeins = 43.6 yards (39.9 meters), 20 grams
Green
Touch Yarns Merino 8ply (50g) Solids & Tweeds
109 yards in stash
0.6 skeins = 65.4 yards (59.8 meters), 30 grams
4
Blue
Valley Yarns Northampton
247 yards in stash
1 skein = 247.0 yards (225.9 meters), 100 grams
Blue-green
Valley Yarns Northfield
124 yards in stash
0.9 skeins = 111.6 yards (102.0 meters), 45 grams
Blue
Valley Yarns Southwick
105 yards in stash
1 skein = 105.0 yards (96.0 meters), 50 grams
Blue
Zealana Performa Kauri Worsted Weight
1504 yards in stash
0.6 skeins = 56.4 yards (51.6 meters), 30 grams
Blue
Notes

June 30th 2013 - FINISHED FINISHED FINISHED

I made a round of purple hdc on each motif, sewed them all together, filled in the triangles around the edges with free-form rows of hdc in purple, then for the border:

  • hdc in purple
  • (sc, ch) in light green
  • (sc, ch) in dark green, working the sc into the previous round ch spaces
  • (sc, ch) in blue, ditto
  • (sc, ch) in purple, ditto
  • hdc in purple

The final size ended up 6x9 motifs, which doesn’t sound a lot but it almost covers a single bed, very generous for the intended use as a lap blanket. Love, love, love this thing. So happy!


June 2013 - I’ve made 54 octagons and 40 squares and used up almost all of my yarn. Time to move onto the border round for each motif, then the joining and the final border :)


March 2013 - I decided to pick up this project again, but work the motifs much smaller. I ripped the ones I had done back to the 5th round, then added a new 6th round of plain dc worked in the back loop to make an even edge for joining. Now I’m steaming ahead again, hooray!

Finished size will depend on how far my yarn goes, as I’m trying to use up as much of it as possible, but I’m thinking something like:
7x10 (70 octagons + 54 squares)
8x11 (88 octagons + 70 squares)


December 2012 - I haven’t worked on this in months, I’m not enjoying the making process (even though I like the results) so I’m putting it on hibernation. I might try another pattern with the yarn and see how it goes…


In addition to the yarns above I’m using a bunch of small scraps from my remnants box.

I’m picking colours for each motif ‘on the fly’ with no rules except what looks good next to the last round.

No idea what size this will turn out to be, I’ll know when I’m done ;)

This blanket has been shown sporadically from episode 4 onwards in my podcast Gentle Ribbing, and the name was chosen by viewer Stitchpunk :)

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Finished
August 8 2012
June 30 2013
 
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  • Project created: August 8, 2012
  • Updated: June 30, 2013