Friday, 16 December 2016

Flower Power - Story of a crochet blanket

This week's featured blanket from my book Rainbow Crocheted Blankets is Flower Power.

Flower Power is the sister blanket to Liberty, it uses the same motif.
As Liberty was inspired by the fabrics my aunt used I thought it was only right I made a blanket inspired by fabrics my mother (her sister) used.
My mother worked for Singer Sewing Machines and made her own clothes all her life, in later life she was a big Laura Ashley fan and when she died we found a cupboard full of Indian saris she had bought and hidden away to use to make into dresses.
But I have chosen to design the blanket around fabrics I remember as a very small child, I was born in the 1960's and grew up through the 1970's,
I remember big bold simple flower prints using a lot of green, orange and brown, a colour combination I'm not very fond of, so I've swapped the brown for a dusky pink and violet.

WIP photo's

Finished photo's


  1. Amanda, I recently purchased your book on Amazon. ( I live in US) I am unfortunately allergic to wool so my hands would be an itchy mess if I used the yarn you suggested. Is there a non- wool brand that you would recommend? Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Sharon

      You can use any yarn you want. The book is more about colour than any specific yarn, so start your colour collection with your stash and then choose other colours that fit in, so I recommend stash first and then your favourite yarn brand :-)
      I hope this makes sense.

      Happy crocheting