Paloma Blanket by Julie Yeager
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Paloma Blanket

Crochet
July 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
1722 - 1886 yards (1575 - 1725 m)
42" x 52", any size
US
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Introducing Paloma Blanket, an easy graphic granny square that can be put together in many interesting arrangements. You will not be able to resist playing with this motif, adding your own colorways and putting your own spin on the arrangement. A few coloring pages with alternate arrangements are included with the pattern to get you started.

Design as shown is a small afghan of 42” x 52” using 12 vibrant colors of Scheepjes Stonewashed XL.
A. Tourmaline - 2 skeins G. Rose Quartz – 1 skein
B. Carnelian – 1 skein H. Lepidolite – 7 skeins
C. Morganite - 2 skeins J. Brown Agate – 2 skeins
D. Rhodocrosite - 2 skeins K. Black Onyx– 1 skein
E. Coral – 1 skein L. Garnet – 1 skein
F. Red Jasper – 1 skein M. Obsidian – 2 skeins

The motif is formed using the tapestry crochet technique, with an extremely simple description of the technique and only 4 color changes per square. Each motif has just 4 ends to weave in. The blocks are joined with the flat braid join technique. Instructions for the join are not included, but there are several tutorials online for this technique that I learned from Priscilla Hewitt – links provided. The afghan is finished with a chunky popcorn stitch border that balances the graphic shapes of the design. The coloring pages are a second PDF download file.

Please discuss progress and offer questions on my Ravelry board, Julie Yeager Designs, and my Facebook Crochet Along group, “Crochet Along with JulieAnny.”

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