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September 24, 2012


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Beverly Lemoine

What size hook did you use, and are you using UK terms, as in tr is double in US?

Susanna Finch

Lucy, just about to start on this and wondered if you do 144 squares how large the blanket will be. Also do you use a size 4mm hook? Still not sure whether to do this blanket or your stripes one. They are both colourful but perhaps for picking up and down the stripes may be easier. What do you think?


Hi there to every one, for the reason that I am in faft eager of reading this website's post to be updated daily. It carries good material.


Your method of colour placement reminds of when I did a blanket for my son, then 2 years old & now 30+. I bought some balls of yarn and Mum bought some - so nothing matched!
I would place my rug (it was one big Granny square & my first) on a flat surface then line up six colours that 'matched' what was already done. Stitched up a row each of those six; then repeated the process for the next six rows.
The rug is absolutely gorgeous. And a very unusual mix of dark colours and fleuros and soft colours. But it looks just right.
My friends thought I was nuts trying to blend all those colours together, but it worked. You just have to experiment with colour combinations.
I hope that Fiona's 16 yo loves her finished work.
Lucy, it is so nice to see someone writing crochet in the original terms. Keep up the good work! :-)


I've just started to crochet lately and just love your looking at your work. The way you mix your colours is fab. I'm self taught and am sure there are things that I am not getting totally right. The finished item sometimes just doesn't,t look perfect but I suppose that should come with practice!!


Dear Lucy, I have been following you for a while now and made a granny striped baanket and a patchwork blanket which I love. I have another one on the go and keep checking for the tutorial on 'spot on edge'. I would love to finsih of my latest blanket like this.

Keep blogging I love your website
xx Kay

Linda Young

My friend and I are just waiting for a Lucy yarn selection ordered on Monday to arrive,to start making granny square blankets for the fish and chip babies.We both wanted to make some special blankets for these babies who are born and sometimes die ,having only been wrapped in a sheet of newspaper,hence the term fish and chip babies.Inspired by Lucy blankets.thanks love your blog x

Cate in Dundee

Lovely lovely, and arty or not, Lucy, this reminds me of Klee! ;)

Julie Holder

Hi Lucy, beautiful blog post, thank you...I would like to use the debbie bliss cashmerino for a blanket, so would you please advise which of your blankets you unsed this beautiful yarn to crochet them with, thanks so much. julie...

Tempurpedic beds

While looking for handmade holly leaves, by beautiful serendipitous chance I stumbled across your fabulous blog and have spent the evening immersing myself in all those gorgeous pictures. Absolutely love what you are doing and it has spurred

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My mind becomes full of gay seeing so much colors together...


I don't even know how I stumbled on this site and your page, but you have blown me away with your eye for colour and pattern! You have really inspired me to pick up my hook again. Your work is absolutely exquisite and reminds me of some of Yvonne Coomber's paintings.
Keep up the good work!!

Mike Cornelia

My mother used to make blankets like this. My wife has grown an obsession toward knitting and began making a blanket out of Egyptian Cotton. She said it is one of the tougher types of material to knit with. I don't understand this hobby, but I love the end results!


How do you join the pieces together (or have I missed this?). Thanks.

Susie Goodwill

I love the simplicity of this blanket.....sort of reminds me of Elmer (the patchwork elephant) I LOVE the idea of the colour map. I really try to relax about colour distribution but it's not easy for me! I have a link on my blog to an amazing pattern generator site

It makes 'random' really easy & you can just knit squares 'to order'

Susie x


I am so in love with this blanket!

Darlene Masters

I love the colourful photos of your life, its so cozy. I can so relate to being barefoot as long as possible all though my knitted socks have been calling to me. I too love pj days... I saw tiny tower on your iphone its so addictive and simply soothing. My daughter and I are always comparing floors! I think I see a colourful granny blanket in my future. Thanks for the inspiration and great patterns!!! A friend in PEI


I love love the colors that you put together! I was wondering how many balls of each color do you buy at one time? I just want to buy one of each and just keep them on my shelf to admire :) Thanks for making me smile always.

Jenny Hutchison

Thank you so much Lucy for the link to our web site Strawberry Fayre. We had a huge spike in visitors to our site in the week 24th Sept & my son who does our web site has traced it the link on your site. Lovely crochet blanket & gorgeous colours. Thanks again
Best wishes
Jenny Hutchison


I love watching your pretty colored blanket grow and grow as I scroll down through each photo :)

Knitting Needle Conversion Charts

Great are your works! So cute and colorful! I wish I could knit expertly just like you and create patterns that I can call my own. You are a big inspiration to me who tries to knit and blog at the same time. Thank you so much for posting and inspiring a lot of people specially me. Good luck.


It's very pretty. You are doing a great job. I've been busy with work lately but I'm looking forward to picking up my hook again soon. :)

Lucy Ormerod

Hi Lucy, another fellow Lucy here-the lucy who asked for snake assistance in fact! Just wanted to say still enjoying the blog heaps. Totally love the simplicity of this blanket. I am currently partway through big hexagon blanket-phewee they take some hooking don't they!!!! Just venturing into starting a blog myself-nervous to say the least! Will be sure to link if mention the hexigan blanket-if you don't mind? As it was inspired by you!
Best wishes,Lucy

Caroline Ray

Wasn't convinced when we saw the beginnings of this blanket, but that last photo showing your usual magic with colour has utterly changed my mind. It looks lovely.

Thomasina Tittlemouse

This is so yummy! Those dark colours certainly pull their weight and highlight the brightness of the others beautifully. The whole thing has the most glorious patchwork effect. And projects which happily travel and fit into whatever little spaces of the day are available are fantastic news! I love this whole aspect of the hooky business! No day is too busy for a hooky space somewhere! E x

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