I started working on a new crochet blanket a couple of weeks ago after finishing my crochet rainbow blanket and loving it so much.
This one is distinctly “boy” colours – navy blue, lime green and bone. My son, also known as Mr Happy, is already asking for this one to be his – and I don’t think he has ever claimed one of my projects before!
The pattern is the same as the rainbow blanket but with only 3 colours. I am randomly deciding the order of colours and width of bands as I go long. When I feel like a change, I change colour again.
So this is what I am currently working on at swimming lessons, soccer practice, dance lessons and in front of the TV.
Some details for those that like to know:
- 8ply acrylic yarn called Thorobred from Spotlight
- 100g balls – so far I’ve used 3
- Size 4.5 hook
- 153 stitches wide
Jodie Parke says
I have bought some of the Thorobred yarn to take on holidays to make another rainbow blanket. I am 90% through my first one.
Can’t wait to see a picture, Jodie!
That is absolutely lovely, Tonya.
I just want you to know that I was really delighted when saw your site…so0 cute! thanks that you’ve shared this.
Sarah @fignutmum says
I love it. This would be perfect to do while on bed rest, for this baby
I agree – perfect!
It’s beautiful and the rows are so perfect. I am always jealous of someone that can crochet or knit, I would love to know how. Think I may add that to my bucket list 🙂
It’s really not that hard, Steph. I’m sure you could pick it up quickly
I love the colors. I need to start on a boy blanket too. Christmas will be here before I know it.
Way wondering if you would share what stitch your using?
I’m living the colors as well it’s beautiful!
Ohhh I found it! Sorry for the unnecessary post! 🙂
Don’t be sorry! I’m glad you found it. I’d love to see your blanket if you make one :o)
Hi i was just wondering what size the blanket was eventually and how many balls of wool did you use for each colour? Thanks
I have written about the finished blanket in this post: http://thecraftymummy.com/2013/02/simple-boy-crochet-blanket/
The finished size is there but unfortunately I didn’t keep count of how many balls of yarn I used – I would guess that I ended up using 2 or 3 of each colour but I can’t be sure.
I love this blanket and I think I will make a rainbow one for my daughter. It looks just lovely. I am currently making one for my son using the Thorobred Red and White, but they have stopped stocking it. I am in Australia, but I would be happy to buy from anywhere just to get this finished properly. I probably only need another 2 balls. Do you have any ideas of where I could look?
Tonya Grant says
I’ve only seen it in Spotlight but I’ve put the question out on my Facebook page so hopefully someone will have a suggestion for you.
I’ll let you know what they say,
Thanks so much for that. I went to our local spotlight the other day and they said they don’t stock it anymore, but it has been replaced by a ‘Stallion’ brand. Unfortunately the colours don’t match though. I’m okay with the white of course, but the red is the one I’m having problems with. Thank you again for your help.
Tonya Grant says
One of my Facebook readers said they heard it was a Spotlight exclusive brand but had recently been discontinued. What a nuisance! I wonder whether you might find some extra balls on eBay or a similar site where people sell their excess things?
Thanks for your help Tonya.
I’ll keep hunting on eBay and see what I can find. I just created this blanket from scratch and because I didn’t have a pattern I had no idea how many balls I would need. Thanks again for all your help and I look forward to trying your rainbow blanket as soon as I complete this one. 🙂