Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Circle Blanket Ta Dah

Hello all you lovely people ,

Thank you for all your sweet comments on my recent posts. I've noticed I now have 220 followers ...WOW. It means a lot to be able to share my makes and adventures with such kind , generous ,like minded people :0)

I'm so excited today. I was keeping my fingers (and everything else) crossed for a bright day so I could take nice photos of my finished blanket to show you all .
Jack frost had been out to play whilst I slept under my newly finished blanket .This lovely view greeted me when I pulled back the curtains.....



And after I dropped the boys off at I school I quickly took this picture of the fields before I dashed home to take blanket photos :0)..



If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know I started this blanket back in late August. Making the circles was such fun and so portable I even managed to make some on the beach.

I felt self conscious at times but you lovelies encouraged me to be brave and I ended up making my circles at the boys swimming lessons , relatives homes , and in the car.

So here, finally, is the finished product.

Ta-Dah ................



Here is my bed B.B. ( before blanket ) ....


And after.........



Ooooohhh, that's better, don't you think !

As you can see , it's pretty big ( 6'4" X 5'5")........




Here it is looking pretty with my other blanket compleated in 2010, my granny stripe .........



I love both these blankets sooooo much :0)

For those who like statistics, here are some

1. I used Acrylic yarn , a mixture of Hayfield Bonus, Patons Fab, Cygnet and Style craft .
2. I used a 4.00 mm hook
3. It's inspired by this beautiful blanket
4. The pattern is here
5. It weighs 1.5 kg which means it took 15 100g balls of yarn in total .
6. The white is Patons Fab which cost £1.19 a ball in The Range.I used 6 balls .
7. Other makes cost about £1.40 on average .
8. If my maths is correct the total cost is just under £20 !!! Bargain :0)
9. there are 168 squares and 14 rows of border.

I think it's beautiful and practical , and I'm sure it would have taken me MUCH longer without all your encouraging comments .
As it is , it's finished at the perfect time because snow is forecast for us tomorrow ,and by the look of the sky by this afternoon , I think the forecast is probably right !...



Oohhh , Snow , Love it :0)
Jacquie x

70 comments:

  1. What a heavenly, heavenly blanket that is. I have had Solveig's "flowers in the snow" pattern in my queue for a while, but have not yet gotten to it. I'm delighted with your finished creation, and I know you are too.

    Now the big question: Have you sewn in all those ends yet???

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  2. I hope you're very proud of yourself--that is magnificent!!!

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  3. That is beautiful Jacquie. Thank you for sharing it :o)

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  4. OMG Jacquie, that is the most gorgeous blanket I've ever seen! How do you keep going? I have so many squares that I've done and have got bored and moved on to something else. Right, you've inspired me now. Maybe 2011 will see my own completed blankie. Lynda xx

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  5. Oh Jacquie! It is fabulous! beautiful! Wow! I keep scrolling down ur post and admiring again and again the pics :) I think I am in love:) You must be proud of yourself!
    Kisses
    Angie

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  6. It's completely stunning! I really like the wide border around the blanket as it frames it beautifully. I got me some blanket envy! :)

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  7. Totally amazing and such a bargain. W ell worth the effort. I feel inspired

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous. In fact, one of the most gorgeous grannie blankies I've ever seen!

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  9. Looks amazing - I've just started edging mine but its no where near as big as yours - I've got size envy ;)

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  10. oooohhhh how l love your blanket!!! It is maybe the most beautiful one l ever saw!! l'm jealous!!! What you think, can l come to sleep under it for one night???please!!!

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  11. Well that is gorgeous - I was just thinking OMG how much does she charge for those and then saw it on your bed!!!!

    Well done you - I'm just boggled at your talent - and great that you can do it on the beach!!

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  12. Gorgeous blanket! I absoloutely love it, you should be so proud for making it! I really have to try and make one myself. :) x

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  13. Well done :0) It's so lovely I'm green with envy!

    What fantastic value for something so one off x

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  14. Oh my gosh...it's just beautiful! I know you must love it and such a feeling of accomplishment! Few people have enough patience and perserverence to finish one of these. Congratulations.

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  15. Oh Jacquie, I don't know what to say. It's absolutely gorgeous and I am soooooooo jealous!
    Well done.
    x

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  16. Jackie - I've made my circles, and after christmas will be attempting to join them together. Thank you for the inspiration!! FM X

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  17. Wow!! It looks really great. Well done you!!

    What is next?

    Colette xx

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  18. ive been working on mine slowly for bout 6 months..id better get cracking! yours is just beautiful, i really love the border of stripes too!

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  19. That is one beautiful blanket, stunning! Well done!!
    You've taken some great landscape photos today too!
    Vivienne x

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  20. Very very very beautiful! I loved it and someday I'll do one to my bed. Congratulations!!!!

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  21. Your blanket is really lovely. Well done you.
    A x

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  22. Wow, that is a big beautiful blanket. Most people that might have taken a couple years to make.

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  23. What an excellent, excellent blanket you have produced!

    Now, onto the next project...

    lots of smiles for you and with you!)
    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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  24. The most bootiful blanket I ever did see!
    You clever clever lady Jacquie!It looks gorgeous on your bed! Just in time for the snow too!
    Rachel x

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  25. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!!!!!! Next project for me lol. xx

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  26. Congratulations, your finished blanket is gorgeous.

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  27. What can I add but WOW love it!

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  28. Yowzer, well done it's a beauty and something you can treasure forever!
    Kandi x

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  29. Jacquie, that is absolutely stunning. You are so clever. I dream of being able to make (and finish) something so beautiful. If I were you, I should keep drifting into the bedroom and gazing at it with such pride.

    Hx

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  30. Jacquie,
    You must be very proud, its absolutely stunning! Massive too, a lot of hard work there.
    Lovely, I'm pleased for you.
    Hugs Suex

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  31. Wow, this is sooooo beautiful! Of course you are proud, you should be!

    Congratulations. Well done.

    I wish I was brave enough to start something like this.

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  32. How wonderful it looks on your bed, just large enough to hang over the sides. It is so beautiful and the colours are so bright and cheery for those cold winter nights. Well done Jacquie on a magnificent blanket.

    Lishaxx

    ps. great photo's of the countryside and clouds.

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  33. Jacquie it's LOVELY! Fantastic job!

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  34. Oh wow Jacquie!!! It's simply GORGEOUS!! I think I'm going to have to make one too.

    Ruby x

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  35. Wow!! Your blanket is absolutely gorgeous! I started my own in September after being inspired by the beginnings of your granny circle blanket, I can only hope it turns out to be as beautiful as yours!!

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  36. Oh my! I have a severe case of blanket envy. How beautiful and how talented you are.

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  37. Isn't it a wonderful feeling of accomplishment ..
    It is so pretty and I love how you have joined all those squares :)) Well done , and thanks for sharing ..:))

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  38. Tat is certainly one large undertaking you have completed. It looks great on your bed. Can I come stay please.!!!!!

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  39. Hey Jacquie, I think anyone who finishes a crocheting a blanket deserves an award. YOur blanket is gorgeous just right for snuggling under in the cold weather. Interesting reading the stats about it.
    Love the outdoor photos, snow, wow, can't imagine it. You'll be nice and warm though.......

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  40. Good job on the blanket! It's like an art piece. :)

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  41. Oh my Oh my! Someone is really happy, proud and lucky today! Fantastic work. You will love and adore this crocheted blanket for the rest of your life. I am very impressed with your work. Excellent. What I love the most is the that you chose white joining and the boarder is absolutely the sprinkles on the cake. Wow!

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  42. It´s fabulous, Jacquie!!!! You must be very proud of it!! I love the colours, the edging, the yarn and your excitement on doing it and writing about it! It´s such a pleasure being here, reading you!
    Great job! great blog! :)

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  43. OOOOOHHHH.....Pretty!!
    Love your blanket so much!
    x

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  44. I've just seen the UK weather forecast- looks like you finished your beautiful blankie just in time ! Happy snuggling
    Louise x

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  45. Oh WOW, that is the loveliest blanket ever :o)

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  46. What a fabulous blanket! I love it!!

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  47. OH MY GOSH my mouth just fell right open with amazement when I clapped eyes on your blanket, it's soooooooooooooooooooo unbeleivably beautiful!!! WOW!!!!!!!! I just love the look if it in it's entirity, the white edges around the bright cirlces, and that border is just genius, it pulls the whole thing together.
    A true work of art, I love love love love love it!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  48. Wow, Jacquie, it's AMAZING! It must feel great to have it finished - well done, you! I LOVE the border, it really makes it look "complete". Beautiful!
    Caz :)

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  49. Congratulations on a fantastic achievement. Your blanket is exquisite, I am so very impressed. Just lovely. Thanks for stopping by my blog, see you again I hope,
    Miriam
    x

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  50. Crikey! I am blown away by your blanket, it looks flipping marvelous in all its finished glory! Wishing you many snuggly moments, especially with all this snow about! xx

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  51. It is just beautiful and so inspiring! I really need to get my a into g with a blanket and I think you have just started me off! Well done!
    XXX

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  52. Hi Jacquie
    I just found you via Greedy For Colour. Your blanket is fabulous, I would love one like that, but alas! cannot crochet :(
    Well done for persevering, certainly worth all the effort!
    Best wishes and enjoy the snow!
    Kirsty x

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  53. It is GORGEOUS, I am totally in love with it(are you sure you are not putting it up for sale as I just don't have enough time to make myself one ;)
    The size is just absolutely perfect for this time of year, Oh Jacquie what a wonderful snuggly Christmas you are going to have. Congratulations on another wonderful blanket xxxx

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  54. Very,very nice blanket. You to love crocheting. Have a great sunday, love from Mymlen in Norway

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  55. Oh my gosh, your blanket is stunning!! i've literally just been writing about how i would LOVE to make a blanket like this, when I came across your blog! too bad i am useless at crocheting:( well done, it looks fabulous! Jenny x

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  56. Oh my goodness, your circle blanket is absolutely amazing! And yes, your bed definitely looks better with it! ;o) I found your blog through lovestitch's blog "Stitches of Love" and I'm so glad I did! You now have a new follower! :o) Have a wonderfully blessed day!

    ♥Anita
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  57. This blanket is beautiful!! Congratulations, what an acheivement! I really love it and will be attempting one once i have finished some other projects off. Well done!

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  58. Amazing blanket, you must be sooo proud of yourself !!!!

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  59. I knew it was your blanket as soon as I saw it on icrochet - I had to pop by and take a peek! It's gorgeous! I want one! Well done. What fabulous photo's aswell. Our Range doesn't do yarn - I've always thought that was ridiculous considering all the other crafty stuff in there.

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  60. Your blanket is lovely in every way. WOw. Great job! So inspiring....

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  61. I have to say that is the most beautiful blanket I have ever seen! Thank you for answering my question about the type of wool you use. As I am new to crochet it was one of the things I was unsure of but luckily it seems I am using a good one Cygnet. xx

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  62. Absolutely, the most stunning around in a while. I love all the colors with the white. I did one sort of like this in the summer and it's my all time favorite. You will love this one forever... cherish each and every stitch.

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  63. This is the most beautiful blanket I have EVER seen! Great work!

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  64. How cute!!! This is beautiful!!!

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  65. Hi Jacquie,
    This is the loveliest blanket I have seen and I am now 50 or so squares into making my own, but I find it difficult to keep choosing colours, I always end up with samey colours. Did you have a method at all?
    Also love the blog as well!

    thanks

    Kyra

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