So, I’ve been a bit absent from the blog world. No reason really just life, Crazy busy life. But I’m making a real conscious effort to take some time for myself to do the things I love, self love is definitely needed when your a busy Mum. A simple walk, reading a book, a bath, a hobby can all make a huge difference to your mood. For me it’s creating whether that be knitting or crochet, I feel like “me” when I’m in the midst of a project or planning a new make and my favourite part is the actual making, there’s something so soothing about the rhythmic tap of knitting needles or the yarn overs of crochet and I love sharing my creativity with you all.
It’s crazy simple and you can really let your own style shine through with colour changes, and it used up so much of my yarn stash that totally means I can buy more yarn right? Obviously if the other half is reading this, I’m just joking. I definitely have not ordered more yarn. Nope. Not me. I would never do that. *all lies.
So here goes,
What you will need…
– A good amount of yarn, I used Aran weight. But any weight yarn will work well.
– Knitting needles (I used circlular with a long cord as the blanket will get quite wide) 5mm is what I used but just use whatever size is required with the yarn you are using.
– A darning needle
– Cast on 4 ( I use the long tail cast on method, but whatever method you prefer will work fine)
1- Knit all stitches.
2- Knit 1, increase ( knit in front and back of stitch) in next st, knit remaining sts.
3- Knit 2, increase in next st, knit remaining sts.
4- Repeat row 3 until the blanket is as wide as you would like.
5- Knit 2, Knit 2 together, knit remaining sts.
6- Repeat row 5 until 5 sts remain.
7- Knit 2, Knit 2 together, knit 1.
I also made some cotton face scrubbies using the same pattern. They make lovely little gifts with a nice soap or cleanser and you can easily whip one up in an hour.
I hope you enjoy my pattern, don’t forget to tag me in your makes #mypollyandjam I love to see your makes!
Keep crafting lovelies.