Last week I told you about Charlotte’s Dream, which consists of 12 Charlotte squares in striking vintage colours. This week I am going to show you a few work-in-progress photos. The pattern for Charlotte’s Dream will be posted on my website (free) on the 28th of October 2016.
The first thing I want to tell you about this blanket is that each square consists of 2 Main Colours (Moon Stone and Smokey Quartz) and one Contrasting Colour. I love the way the ‘sameness’ of the Main Colours brings all the different-coloured squares together.
You can find the specific colours (and the colour pack) HERE. Please note that you do not HAVE to buy the colour pack in order to make this blanket. You are welcome to put your own colours together. We created the yarn packs solely for those of you who would like to make the blanket in the same yarn and colours as this one.
I think it was a stroke of genius on Jenny’s part to keep the flowers all the same colour while making the body of the squares (the canvas) a different colour.
Just look at this beautiful stack of Charlottes. This Yellow Jasper square (top of the pile) almost wasn’t included, because we weren’t at all sure that the colour would work with the rest. I am SO glad we did choose to include it. Once made up, it was one of my favourite squares (along with the Amazonite Square).
Here they are all spread out (before the final extra rounds pictured above). The little pink and cream flower lying on top of the Lemon Quartz square turned out be me my least favourite square on its own, but once joined to the others, it was the perfect compliment. I have affectionately dubbed that square ‘Blanche’ (because it looked like a Blanc-manger when finished, and because I used to watch ‘Golden Girls’ when I was growing up).
And because I can’t resist showing you just a peek of how the squares play together, here is a photo of four of the squares joined.
It has been so hard keeping this project a secret and I cannot wait to show you what the finished blanket looks like next week! I think Jenny is even more excited than I am!! If you would like to see the whole blanket, please pop back next Friday.
Yarn packs for this project are available from Wool Warehouse (offers international shipping). You can also buy the packs from Deramores HERE. If neither of these options work for you, you can find Stonewashed from your local Scheepjes stockist HERE.
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Heather Aldhouse says
Do you think I would be able to make a cushion cover from a single square? Maybe with a plain back? Adventurous beginner here.
Dedri Uys says
Phyllis Weidmann says
I’m thinking about making Charlotte using the colors of just one square. Any chance you could calculate yardage based on 12 X 1 square?
Phyllis, I used the following for each square
Cream 36g (incl extra round)
Colour 80g (incl extra round)
plus the border yarn.
Hope that helps.
Full details will come on Friday.
Simone Ypkemeule says
Charlotte’s growing.. I am curious what she will look like once she will be a grown-up.. I loved her when you showed he as part 1, and how she grew with part 2 and 3.
In the meantime, this is a wonderfull project. I can almost see you 2 while doing your aaaahhhhs and oohhhss!
I got impatient waiting for Charlotte to grow up lol
There were lots of oohs and aaahs when I showed Dedri Charlotte’s finished Dream Simone :)
Donna Normile-Leger says
Oh my gosh! I’m counting the days until the pattern comes out!
Dedri Uys says
:) only 8 more days :)
T doule says
Is this the same Charlotte square you released previously?
Dedri Uys says
It’s the same square with a couple of extra rounds to make it easier to join.
I am SOOOOOOO excited about this!! Ever since you said it would be this year that you would do something more with Charlotte I have been eagerly waiting!! I only have one square done (they are quite a workout!) and I have 5 more to go before Jan 11!!!! I MUST hurry but now I know I will have a way to put them all together.
Thank you so much for this Dedri!!
Dedri is still growing the original square, which I am also most excited about Jana :)
Rita Miller says
There are no other words except simply gorgeous! Oh, I know — breathtaking!
Thank you, Rita! :)
oh my gosh, that is so beautiful
Thank you Paola!
This is absolutely breathtaking!!! I love the vintage feel and the colors are amazing! Can’t wait for the pattern.
Thank you Kandi! I am excited for the big reveal :)
Charlotte’s Dream is so beautiful! I can’t wait to see the finished blanket next week!
Me neither, Shelly! :)
It is so beautiful! I can hardly wait! And vintage is just my favorite.
We both love this Scheepjes yarn so much, Kelly ;)
Well I went through your link and bought the pack. It’s gorgeous! Thank you!
Yay! Hope you enjoy the journey Cindy!
It’s so beautiful ! I am doomed. I love this look.
Is the photo with the little pink middle, those bright colors, the stone washed yarn?
Yes Cindy. I took it with my iPhone and the colours came out quite vibrant.
This is so gorgeous Dedri!!! Love that the squares seem to have a combination of retro and modern look! The lemon-grey square is my favourite, would love to see how this will turn out! I still have not tried a big project like that myself..
All the best, Penny
Thank you Penny! Maybe it is time to try a square and see what you think? :)