Tuesday, 6 December 2016


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For all of you who are following my blogs, you will know how I have always complained about motifs and granny squares and weaving and tying in ends.  That said, there are some patterns that just *must* be done.. no matter how much it troubles you in the finishing process.  The Illusion blanket is one such creation J

When I saw this creation, I knew I had to make it. 

This is an awesome free pattern at
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/tumbling-blocks-throw  and this is the inspirational photograph that started me on my crazy adventure with this blanket.

Put aside your worry about weaving in ends, and I urge you to try this one out. The end result is *SO* worth it all.

crochet blanket, illusion blanket

crochet blanket, illusion blanket

The trick for this pattern is to get three colours that go well together and have a slight contrast.  It is the contrast that gives off the 3-D effect.

For this blanket, I used (about 2 skeins of each colour) our Indian Vardhaman Millenium with a 4 mm crochet hook.
I'd say that this qualifies as an Intermediate skill level.

As there were so many ends, I decided to line this blanket with some really soft satin and it made a really super project that was (and is) appreciated by the recipient.

Enjoy creating your illusion and be awed by it. Do remember to tag me, so we can both drool over it together. Thanks.

Enjoyed this ?? I sure did .. weaving ends and all .. So do come back right here for more freebie patterns

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Have a great day and see you soon. J
I have a few more lovely blankets made so enjoy these free pattern links as well.