Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy! I'm pleased to introduce the Brighton Blanket in all its glory! And it is FREE for you to enjoy!
I stumbled upon the stitch pattern over at MyPicot.com and decided to give it a try because I love the texture and intricacy and ripples and possibilities with color! Sounds right down my alley, huh?
I chose I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby because it has a fabulous color selection, is very affordable and cotton shows stitch definition so well. But you could choose any yarn in any weight. (I'm working on a cowl in this pattern using a fingering yarn that is fabulous!) I even think this would make a pretty stash-busting project.
After playing around with the color changes, I finally came up with this--see how the color just peeks through on the front? Little hints of it. But look at the back...
...it is so beautiful it could be the FRONT! And the texture!!!
I've written up a complete PDF for you that includes:
~thoroughly-tested and printable written instructions
~a complete materials list including yarn colors, total yardage and number of skeins used in this sample
~notes section including how to adjust the blanket to any dimensions you want
~detailed special stitches and stitch abbreviations (in standard US terms)
~nearly 50 photos with descriptions to walk you through if you need some extra help (and are visual like me!)
The pattern is a little tricky at the start, but only because it has such a long repeat and requires a bit of focus. But after you get rolling, it is really fun to crochet!
You can find it in my Ravelry shop here, and my Craftsy shop here. There are also some other fun free patterns you can download while you're there, as well as some for sale.
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I hope you enjoy the blanket! Be well and Happy Hooking! (Big Hugs!))
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