Monday, 25 April 2016

My Villa Villekulla Blanket: Tadah!

It's me again...

Are you as astonished as I am? Yes, this is my second blogpost in one day. But I forgot to write about the blanket I made during the winter and which I took with me to Denmark to take some nice pictures at the beach. 
After I had finished my "Tiny Granny Blanket(you can find pictures of it here) I had so much leftover yarn that I decided to do another blanket. I was not feeling well that time, around autumn last year, and I was looking for a simple pattern that I could just 'hook away'. 
I chose the granny stripe pattern, just simple granny clusters in all the Stylecraft Special DK colours I had in my stash. 
And here it is hanging over the railing of our holiday house in Denmark: 
 My wonderful blanket that gave me so much joy when I made it!

  Every time I started hooking these rows I forgot about my worries and my poor health. Hooking is a kind of meditation when the pattern is easy, isn't it? Working on this blanket was really therapeutic. I didn't really care for the colour sequence, I just wanted to use up all that was left from my other blanket. So it was very easy to work on this blanket, no pondering about neither the pattern nor the colours.

I am in love with this colourful blanket, and it is doing very well on the beach, as well.

  The border is a simple one, as well. One round of granny clusters in Sherbert, 2 rounds of double crochets (US dc) in Aster and Meadow, 2 rounds of single crochets (US sc) in Lipstick and Cloud Blue and the crab stitch (also Cloud Blue) as the finishing round

It is a big blanket, as all my blankets are that I have made so far. We are all tall in our family and it is important for all of us to have warm feet when snuggling under a cosy blanket.  It is 2,02 x 1,35 m and I used the following 18 colours: 

Pomegranate, Plum, Fondant, Lavender, Spring Green, Aster, Turquoise, Lipstick, Shrimp, Saffron, Meadow, Green, Magenta, Sherbert, Cloud Blue, Claret, Wisteria and Clematis. 

This blanket is frequently used by all of us but my son likes it best. He always tries to get this blanket when he is snuggling on the sofa. It makes me very happy seeing the kids using what I have made. 
 There are already three handmade blankets in our household. I still can't believe that I have the patience and the perseverance to finish a blanket. And there are even more ideas for blanket in my head. I think that the blanket fever got me. However this is an illness I like to have!

Take care,



  1. Hi what can i say but wow.
    They are beautiful.
    You should be so proud of yourself


  2. Gorgeous, just gorgeous. I am a big Stylecraft fan, great colours and so snuggly :)

  3. I like it so much!! I can fully understand the meditating experience you got from making it, that's one of the reasons I like to crochet!
    But your blanket has turned out so gorgeous and cheerful! Well done!
    I hope your blanket fever carries on, who knows what's coming up? :-)
    Take care,

  4. Your blanket is wonderful crocheting accurately . Brava!... and your Danish birthday was wonderful, too!

  5. I like that your blanket just happened by chance and I think that is what makes it unique

  6. Hello Viola, Your new blanket is beautiful, so pretty! Having said that, so are the other 2 blankets as well. It's lovely to see that you made them with your own hands and now they are part of your home! :)

    So much crochet joy!

    Ingrid xx

  7. I hope you never get cured of your blanket fever! Just glorious, Viola! I love your beach pictures.

  8. Die Decke ist echt toll geworden! ♥ Und was für schöne Strandbilder. Gut find ich auch dass die Decke so groß ist. Viel Freude daran & ein schönes WE!
    LG Nata

  9. I absolutely LOOOOVE Your blanket! The colors the stitches, everything.
    Please share at my link party tomorrow.

  10. Gorgeous! I looooove your granny stripe blanket!!!!
    A great work! I love too make crochet blankets!
    A big hug!


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