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Bluebird's visit to the sea

It's Friday and the brief hello from the summer sun has disappeared behind cloud and drizzle, or should I say mizzle depending which side of the River Tamar you are. Being from Cornwall heavy misty rain is called mizzle, no idea why, it's just another one of those local things. Anyway, the greyness needed a lift this morning and what's better than a free pattern.

I hate waste when it comes to yarn and I like to use up everything I have one way or another. This Coastal Blanket came about after I made an Attic24 Neat Ripple blanket for my brother in law for Christmas. I bought a yarn pack and ended up finishing 15 rows early as it was big enough for what they were going to use it for. This left me with a good amount of beautiful blues and greens to be used.

The square itself was something I made up for a crochet square appeal a few years ago at my local yarn shop, the name of that appeal completely escapes me for now. Anywho it's a simple granny square that is super quick to whiz up. The blanket uses these, once joined it has a simple border. Ideal for a quick baby shower, birth or gift for a child/toddler this blanket is a great way to use up what you have. It's made up of twenty 7 inch squares each with a granny stitch middle, joined and finished with a simple border. It measures 35 inches by 28 inches.

It uses double knitting yarn, approximately 30 grams of each colour then approximately 40 grams for the border. I have used Stylecraft Special Double Knit in Denim, Aspen, Cloud, Meadow, Camel, Khaki, Teal, Aster, Turquoise, Sherbert and Bluebell.

Bluebird's Coastal Blanket
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Please share any makes with me, I always love to see how your colour choices change the look of the original. Happy hooking!

If you don't fancy making it, I am selling the original over on my shop:

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