kiwi coast blanket

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I crocheted the kiwi coast! It’s finally finished… all those ends are done and a bit fat edge is complete. It’s my biggest blanket yet… and a bit tricky to get it all in one photo.

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I couldn’t tell you exactly how much yarn went in to this blanket except that it was a lot… Like a really really big huge lot of yarn! Mostly pure wool but a couple of wool blends too… one blend with bamboo and a couple of blends with my fave, alpaca.

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It covers a king size bed… just… the sides could have been a bit wider to be honest but it’s got a nice amount of overhang at the end.

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My wavey edge… oh well, it is a coastal blanket! I finished with granny stitch edge then a little bobble (or picot if you prefer) every 9 stitches… ‘cos 9 is a good number and you know me and my OCD with numbers… of course the bobble is 3 stitches so this rounds off my number obsession nicely. Crazy huh?

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The best thing about making this blanket was the freedom in the pattern and colours. I will definitely be making more things using this idea as a base. Just various stitch patterns that work with a similar number of stitches, and a mix of colours. Freedom crochet at it’s best… my fave kind of crochet.

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I can see the different coastal areas we visited in New Zealand when I look at it. I did elaborate on this a bit in my instagram feed… you can see the specific crocheted coast line section with a little story about that coast line if you look through the pictures with this hashtag – #kiwicoastblanket. If you are after the pattern details I linked to a couple of them on this post.

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Wishing you happy days… snuggled in warm blankets… handmade with peace love and sweet holiday memories….

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10 thoughts on “kiwi coast blanket

  1. This is amazing, what a lovely blanket! I love the colours and the stitches and he coastal idea is brilliant πŸ™‚

  2. I have been to the same places in NZ some years ago and watching the progress of your journey and blanket has brought back many happy memories. A beautiful finished memory blanket.

  3. What a stunningly beautiful blanket. I too love the colours and stitches and the inspiration behind it. This is totally awesome πŸ™‚

  4. so beautiful, i just want to curl myself up in it with a hot chocolate and a good book – what a wonderful keepsake of your holiday (worth a thousand photos), flick x

    • thank you Flick! I finished it just in time for winter and have so been enjoying it’s incredible warmth and weight each night… I think I’ll be doing something along these lines for other holidays too – tis a fab way to have a keepsake – and buy yarn whilst on holidays!!! win win πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it and do hope you enjoyed your visit. In Peace Love & Harmony Little White Dove x

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