Vintage Sweethearts by Sandra Paul

Vintage Sweethearts

April 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for £4.50 GBP
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A tribute to the crafty ladies in our lives…
This blanket has been inspired not only by my love of granny squares but also by memories of wonderful crochet and knitted blankets around me as a child.

Visiting my Nanna’s houses was always a favourite thing to do and there was very often a colourful crochet or knitted creation around to wrap up in at night. For many of us, those clever and creative ladies are also often the ones responsible for guiding us on our first crafting steps and so I wanted to pay a little tribute to them.

Pattern Notes
A Modular blanket made up of different size square motifs which are joined and a border applied. Vintage Sweethearts blanket was originally released in parts as a CAL for the Crochet Now magazine in 2017/8 (Issues 14-26). Now available as one complete pdf.

Skill Level
This blanket is aimed at those who already know how to crochet. It uses basic and some intermediate crochet stitches and a basic sewing technique to join. It may be suitable for confident beginners who are familiar with the basic stitches and reading written patterns.

The original blanket:
37 balls of Scheepjes Merino Soft

4 x Michelangelo (Grey) - 603
3 x Giotto (Grey Blue) - 613
4 x Magritte (Pale Aqua) - 614
2 x Soutine (Aqua) - 615
3 x Botticelli (Mint) - 628
3 x Constable (Lime) - 629
3 x Lautrec (Jade) - 630
3 x Matisse (Pink) - 635
2 x Monet (Mauve) - 639
3 x Warhol (Yellow) - 640
3 x Caraviggio (Peach) - 642
4 x Titian (Soft Pink) - 647

For alternative yarn choices, see the link below for details.

New: Yarn Pack available via Black Sheep Wools

4mm (G USA) or size needed to achieve gauge

Yarn needle
Stitch markers - optional

147 x 114cm (58 x 45”)

12cm square for ‘Jean’ motif after blocking

Pattern Includes:

  • A full written pattern with clear instructions
  • Complete breakdown of each motif and colour changes
  • Detailed diagrams to show layout of each motif
  • Photo examples of each stage of joining
  • Photo examples of each square - ‘Meet the Girls’
  • Colour table for the two alternative yarn choices

Pattern written in:
UK Terms
US Terms (translated)

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