Iceland blanket

Last October when I went to Iceland I had just discovered and become addicted to crochet. In fact, I took a project with me, on a hand luggage only campervan holiday! Anyway, while I was there I was inspired by all these beautiful colours of Icelandic scenery and planned to make myself an “Iceland blanket” when I got back.

The pattern I chose was the “spice of life” blanket, which is free and here The pattern was really fun to do if you are new to crochet as you learn lots of stitches along the way.

Of course I changed the colours to my own “Iceland colours”. I used Stylecraft Special Aran acrylic yarn, in white, black, aster, dark brown, cloud blue, graphite, pistachio, gold, and spice. I used a 6mm hook and 1 ball of each colour was enough to make half the pattern. (I only made half the pattern because it was huge enough already at 130cm square! Maybe I should have used a smaller hook and DK yarn and it would have turned out smaller.)

As a first blanket and second ever project it’s not perfect and I’m sure I could do a better job now, but I love it because it reminds me of my Iceland adventure.

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