Vintage Sweethearts by Sandra Paul
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Vintage Sweethearts

Crochet
April 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
both US and UK
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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
Intermediate
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.

Yarn
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

Alternative Yarn Option:

18 balls of Scheepjes Colour Crafter

2 x Den Bosch (pink) - 1241

2 x Sittard (light pink) - 1330

2 x Lelystad (peach) - 1026

2 x Urk (pale blue) - 1034

1 x Den Helder (aqua) - 1068

2 x Dokkum (denim blue) - 1302
1 x Almelo (pastel green) - 1316
1 x Nijmegen (olive) - 1712

1 x Ameland (jade) 1725 / or Alphen (petrol) 1722

2 x Heerenveen (grey) - 1203

1 x Leerdam (yellow) - 1263

1 x Hoorn (purple) - 1067

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

Materials
Yarn needle
Stitch markers - optional

Size
147 x 114cm (58 x 45”)

Gauge
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

Pattern written in:
UK Terms
US Terms (translated)

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