Christmas Tree Blanket

Hello, At the beginning of August I had an idea for a Christmas blanket.  I wanted to create something that was fun and a little bit different :-) I love Christmas and making Christmas themed projects so I had the idea to make a Christmas tree shaped blanket made up of different coloured green squares.  I wasn't really sure how it would turn out but I am so pleased with the finished result.

Blanket Idea

I started making the squares using oddments of greens we had left over from other projects.  The Stylecraft Special DK range has many greens to chose from.  I chose a square design from the Stockton squares pattern.

Stylecraft green squares

Stylecraft green squares

Layout and chosen colours

I have had many people asking which colours I have used.  The star on the top of the tree is Stylecraft Special DK in mustard.

The main tree is made up of the following greens;

  • Lincoln

  • Pistachio

  • Cypress

  • Meadow

  • Khaki

  • Bottle

I used Lipstick and Claret for the pompoms but you really could use any colours you like.  The border is a simple DC all the way around using Khaki.

Christmas Tree Blanket

Christmas Tree Blanket

Christmas Tree Blanket

Christmas Tree Blanket

Pompom

Pompom

Christmas Tree Blanket

Christmas Tree Blanket

Pom pom maker - I really struggle to make pom poms so I decided to get a pompom maker as when I make them they fall apart.  This made making pom poms so much quicker and easier, I think I still need a bit more practice as some of them look a little squashy.

We are getting back into the school routine now, Mam and I had a day together this week working on some website problems and changes.  

Love this scarf pattern made using Stylecraft head over heels....

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Have a good week,

Louise and Ali x