Oooh!!! I’m so excited! I bet you Jenny has been clicking on the refresh button on the website for the last hour to see if I have posted the reveal of the gorgeous blanket she made using 12 of my Charlotte Squares. Charlotte’s Dream has been a joy to help conceptualise, and I hope you like the finished blanket as much as Jenny and I do.
I am crazy in love with the way the colours play together, creating a vintage summer-picnic feel. We have combined pastels with bright colours, choosing to use a different contrasting colour for each square while keeping to the same cream/grey rounds. You can read more about our yarn/colour choices HERE.
We chose to do a very simple border that echoes the two main colours without detracting from the squares themselves. For the popcorns, we used the Really Lazy Popcorn Method.
In the interest of transparency, I will tell you that these photos were NOT taken in my house. I live in a tiny 3-bedroom house in London, with mismatched carpets and soft furnishings. I lugged Charlotte’s Dream all the way to Lyme Regis because I love (LOVE) taking photos against the styled backdrop of the house where Daisy (from Devon Sun Yarns) hosts her Yarn Retreats.
And now I will reward your patience by showing you a photo of Charlotte’s Dream all spread out. I have to tell you that the few people who have seen this blanket in person MUCH prefer it to anything else I have created or designed. Christiaan went absolutely Googly-eyed when he saw it!
The pattern for Charlotte’s Dream will be posted on my website next Friday (28th of October). In the meantime, yarn packs for this project are available from Wool Warehouse (offers international shipping and includes printed version of the pattern) and Deramores. You can also buy Stonewashed from Scheepjes (NL), and you can find out how much yarn you will need HERE. If you have already bought the yarn pack, I would love it if you would share your progress using #charlottesdreamcrochetblanket.
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I am in love!!!!!
Just a question though, I have a huge pile of stonewash XL, do you think it would work okay in chunky??
And if so any idea of how many balls of each I’d need??
It would work, and look amazing I think. I have no idea how many balls you’d need though I am afraid. Dedri may be able to help give you an idea how to work it out. I would not know where to start with working that out. Maybe try making a single square so hat you can work it out from that?
Sorry I can’t be more help.
Oh dear I am in love with the Charlotte blanket, looking forward to find the patron next friday.Think I am going to make it with Scheepjes.
Elizabeth Rose says
Hi Jenny I am an avid knitter but I have crochet lots of plain granny squares but I really would like to give the Charlotte Blanket a go but I’m not sure if I am confident enough to make it. I have never done a crochet pattern before I guess I need to understand the crochets abbreviations & how to increase & decrease to make it easier for myself. Are all the squares the same pattern & do you think that anyone who hasn’t crochet patterns before can actually make ths blanket. Look forward to hearing from you
All the squares are exactly the same and I think it would be a good idea to start with something basic and then work up to this pattern. The stitches are all straightforward, but you will need to know how to do a varied amount – single, half double, double, treble, chaining and such first.
By all means give it a go, pick up how to do various stitches via you tube videos for example, but you may find it a little challenging.
Let us know if you need further help!
my name is charlotte- and i just retired.
guess what my first project will be.
Yay! We look forward to progress photos, Charlotte!
Paige Vest says
Hi, I am new to your site and am so happy I found you. I absolutely love your designs and color choices! I will definitely be ordering this pattern. Can’t wait ti get it started.
Welcome to the World of Dedri, Paige :)
Barb Arnold says
where can I find the yarn pack for this project in the US? Thanks, Barb
Wool Warehouse deliver overseas, Barb. I am not sure, but I think they have run out of stock over the weekend. Hopefully they should have more in stock soon!
Kathy Naugle says
I. LOVE. THIS. BLANKET.!!! WOW!
Thank you Kathy!
Beautiful! I hope there is a CAL! It is just stunning!
This is not a CAL, Carly. A pattern will be revealed next Friday though.
Maggie Hammar says
I have been crocheting for 3 years and have made tons and tons of items, but only 1 baby blanket and no blankets made with squares. This is definitely going to be my first! It is gorgeous. Do you know how long the online store will carry the kit? I don’t have the money right now, but maybe I can get it for Christmas ;)
The store has run out of kits at present Mary, but I am sure more will be available soon. They will be available on Dedri’s blog shop for the foreseeable future!
Wow! It is so beautiful. Do you think an intermediate-beginner could manage it? If not, I will save it in my collection until I get more experience.
Thank you so much for sharing. I have been following along each week anticipating the finished project and pattern. I will tune in again next week for the pattern :) It is elegant and artful.
Thank you, Mary.
I think an intermediate beginner could tackle this project. Best things to do is make a practice square and see how you go. Dedri has done the square in three stages and it is available on the blog. Or, you can wait until next Friday for the whole pattern release :)
Diane C says
Those are some of the prettiest squares I’ve seen and the colors are so soft and relaxing. Beautiful! A family treasure to be sure.
Thank you, Diane!
I will cherish my blanket, most certainly!
WOW! It is so beautiful. Do you think a intermediate-beginner could manage it? If not, I will put it in my collection to do when I get more experience. I simply love this, it is elegant and artful.
Thanks so much for sharing, I’ve been following along each week anticipating the finished project and pattern. Will tune in again next week!
Peace to you,
Mary, yes indeed! The best thing I would say is to give it a go. Dedri is releasing the full pattern next Friday, or you can practice a square now wih her 3 part tutorial and see what you think.
Wow, this one popped up on Facebook. I remembered your blog name from the Scheepjes CAL and immediately looked it up. What a beautiful blanket!!! I will bear it in mind, as I still have a few projects lying around that need finishing first. (My husband will go mad of I buy more yarn now and start another project)
My better half has no say in the matter, Bianca! I tell him I am yarn gathering for my retirement so I can leave him alone to play Xbox or dabble with his car in peace lol
Mind you, he can’t moan. At one time I had to climb over no less than 4 sets of car wheels with tyres on if I wanted to get to my dining room table, and I didn’t moan once!
Pam bentley says
Is there a written pattern please
It’s released next Friday, Pam.
Linda Medina says
Thank you Linda :)
Well – it is a real work of art my dear! I have not made any of your other patterns but only because I do not have enough hours in the day. But I AM going to make this. It is just a joy to look at. You are an inspiration!
Remember to share photos on the Facebook page, Maria :)
Elsie Pop says
Woo! It’s beautiful! I’ve been stalking your posts about this for a while and it doesn’t disappoint – you must be delighted with it. xx
Thank you Elsie. We are both very happy with the end result! :)
Ina Marais says
met you in Pretoria and still following. Made 3 Charlotte blankets of different sizes in Elle Cotton On, but I love it done in this colourway.
Please share photos with us on Facebook, Ina, if you haven’t already :)
Hi, if my pack comes before next Friday, I can start using the Charlotte pattern you have already published , correct?
Yes, that’s right Cindy. You will be able to start from the original square’s pattern. Next week’s has joining and border details too.
Love, Love, Love!