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  • Hello! Thank you so much for visiting me in the Attic, it's lovely to see you. My name is Lucy and I'm a happily married Mum with three children. We live in a cosy terraced house on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in England which we are slowly renovating and making home. I have a passion for crochet and colour and love to share my creative journey. I hope you enjoy your peek into my colourful little world x



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May 30, 2010


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When will you post pictures and tutorials?


Hi , can you please tell me how many stitches are needed I the foundation row for a single bed size ?


I love this pattern! Am just starting on a blanket so it will be a while but do you have instructions for the border? Thanks!


Bought my kit this summer, started the blanket last night :) I had a lot of fun deciding the colour order!

Regarding some questions below, yes, UK terms, she mentions that right before the pattern starts.

Holes too big? Use a smaller hook, your gauge might be too big.

For a twin size, you need to do a gauge swatch (the tester) and measure your stitches, decide how wide you want your blanket to be on your twin bed (just a coverlet or draping over the sides?) and then do some math to figure out how many stitches you need, 3 for every cluster plus 2. factoring in a few inches for the border, however wide you want it.



Hi Lucy,
I must have missed it but are these UK crochet terms ie: TR etc. Am I to do a DC in US terms there and a single crochet where it says DC?

I hope that you can answer me. Thank you,



My holes are so big how do I make them smaller like yours?


Great blanket. Just started a big one as well and what helped me a lot was to start with a combined chains with sc in one go.

Faye Faraldo

Hi Lucy, I am soooo excited to start the striped blanket. It will be the first project of this size ever for me. I want to make a twin bed. What would the difference in instructions be? Will you ever answer all these questions soon? Thank you for inspiring me to pick up needles again.

Christine Pearman

I am looking for the pattern of a zigzag blanket I first saw at Knit and Stitch show at Ally Palace last October, Any suggestions please gratefully accepted.
Chris Pearman, chris.pearman@talktalk.net

Susan Sands-Wedeward

I printed the pattern for the Granny crochet blanket and I just love it with sock yarn all different colors. I will donate when I get paid your work is so fabulous and your Attic is wonderful, thank you……...


Can you please tell me the finished size of this beautiful blanket?


To Shona and Sue, not sure what's going wrong. I can only assume you're either adding or missing stitches. Try making the 20 chain sample, following Lucy's pattern very carefully. You should have 2 tr (or 3ch and 1tr) at each end of the first and every other odd row and 1 tr (or 3ch) at each end of the even rows. Hope this helps. Lucy's patterns and instructions are really good, but you sometimes need to practise a bit to get the hang of it! Don't give up, once you've got the pattern, you'll streak ahead. Good luck, and enjoy!

Sue Hamilton

My afghan is also not laying flat. Any advice will be much appreciated. Thank you.


Hello,Ijust want you to know that the granny stripe is so cool,and im going to try making it,buti need to know how to do the border around it please could you send me an email about it? THX CANDACE

shona Pirie

Hi looking for done help . I have started this granny stripe blanket but after a few rows it's not lying flat it's beginning to curve . I ripped it out and used a bigger size hook for chain and 1st row then back to a smaller hook, but it's curving again . Help anyone 😢


Hi . I'm looking for the pattern for the granny stripe blanket. I have received the yarn :) excited to begin . Thank you❄️❄️❄️

Debra Bunker

Hi, I love your pattern, the colors you chose were fantastic! It is so bright and colorful! It's truly a happy blanket! Can you give details on finishing the blanket after you are done doing the granny portion with the tr's, how are joining and rounding your corners?

Thank you

Mary Linton

Please could you tell me how many chains for a single bed.

Kathy Stevens

How do I see the responses to the questions for the blanket. I just got a pack of the wool for my Birthday and I want to see any of the pointers that people had. I cant wait to start!


I am fairly new at this! I have the first three rows down! In those first few rows we did 3 tr's per space in-between. What I have a question about is for rows 4 and 5 do I just do 1 tr in the space in-between or do I stick to the same 3 tr's? Thank you so much for your help and I just love this pattern! Thank you! :)


can you please tell me the weight or size of the yarn? (i.e. 4/medium). i would like to make this afghan but i need to change the colors. it is beautiful!! TY


Hi Lucy,
I know this is a bit late, but I was wondering if you could post a list of the order of colors you used for each row/rows? I know I should just do my own thing, but I love the way yours turned out and I can't quite figure out the sequence of colors.
Thank you so much!


I love this pattern. I am using up all my extra yarn to make a queen size blanket and I love this pattern! It looks so neat no matter what colors you use and for such a large blanket is a very fast pattern! I plan to add my own twist and to put an edging on it too! Thank you so much!


Lucy, do you know the order that you used for the colors? Does it matter? LOL! I ordered the package from wool warehouse Thanks so much for this project. I am on my third row. Loving the ease of it!


Just received by yarn today!!!!! Can't wait to start this one!!!!

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