Thursday, 26 January 2017

Mirage - Story of a Crochet Blanket

Mirage is the 8th blanket in my book Rainbow Crocheted Blankets, which you can find in my Etsy shop - HERE

Mirage is a re-make of a quilt I made in the 1990’s, called Reflection of a Mirage, which was originally inspired by historical Turkish/Islamic city maps. 
The centre panel of the blanket depicts the reflection of a desert city, I can’t remember why there was a reflection, but as I love the way the shapes fit together I decided to stick to the original name and design.
The base colour is turquoise and fits into the rainbow as a replacement for blue, for me turquoise is the colour of the Mediterranean and works nicely with orange which is the colour used in Persian carpets, which also form part of the inspiration.
Most of the yarn is John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers DK, its a beautiful soft snuggly yarn to work with and the turquoise was perfect for my blanket.
Wip photo's

Finished photo's

Photo courtesy of Search Press.

This is my favourite photo of the book, because of the chickens. They are Buff Orpingtons, We had some Buffs about 10 years ago, they were much loved cuddly pets rather than useful egg laying chickens. 
They loved to eat rose petals and would gather around my rose bushes jumping to eat the petals from the flowers, they also purred if I gave them custard cream biscuits, sadly they were killed by a fox, 
One day I hope to have some more....

Maisy, Mabel, Gladys, Doris and Betty.
Plus Minnie, Mouse and Ethel, 2 Pekins and a Maran in the background.


  1. Beautiful blanket, and chickens!

  2. That's just amazing! True art!
    And I adore your chickens, I'm really missing my chickens and rooster since they were killed by a marten... Are your chickens sleeping on the blanket? :-) No, too beautiful to be destroyed by them! haha
    Have a nice day, Sigrid