What a week this has been. My resolve to focus on the simple joys was sorely tested! Nevertheless, I did manage to find joy in many simple moments, not least of which were the ones I spent working on this blanket – especially the calming rhythm of the textured bits.
My Simple Joy blanket starts off with 5 solid double crochet squares (you can read more about the colours in last week’s Yarn Arrival post).
If you have been following me for a while, you will immediately recognise these colours as my go-to colours. This is actually quite minimalist for me. Usually, I would throw in two more lighter pink shades, definitely a light blue shade, and possibly another purple (pretty much the colours I used for the Colour Crafter Sophie).
For this blanket, I wanted to limit the colours as much as I could. I wanted to create something that was BOLD and CALMING at the same time.
This is probably my favourite photo of the blanket to date: five little colourful rolls. Just… I don’t know… eyeball happiness?
To offset the bold colours, I am using a neutral not-quite-grey and a very simple textured stitch.
I tried to take a close-up of the textured bits, but it just looks all higgledy-piggledy when you zoom in…
As I told you last week, I made a Colour Crafter version of this blanket quite some time ago. The colours I am using for the Chunky Monkey version are the same as for that one, but just look at the difference in size between the squares!
I will be finishing my blanket by adding some colourful stripes on the opposite end of the blanket (creating my own rainbow, if you will).
I am sure you can already picture what the end product is going to look like…
I hope to see you back here next week when I do my grand (simple) reveal of the Simple Joy Blanket.
Want to see more of our Simple Joy Crochet Blanket journey?
- Simple Joy Blanket Yarn Arrival
- Simple Joy Blanket WIP (This Post)
- Simple Joy Blanket Reveal
- Simple Joy Blanket Pattern
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