Colorful Crochet: Finally, a blanket for ME!

When the famous Marianne Dekkers-Roos wants to send you a copy of her new book to review, you shout YES!! and wait patiently for it to arrive. 

Find “Colorful Crochet” at Amazon, Target, and read more on Google Books. I love it so much and am proud to share more about it!

Marianne has created some adorable projects with a range of what I call the “TV Factor.” Some projects are perfect to work on in front of the TV, and some are better worked while listening to an audiobook… I know y’all get it!! Well these book’s projects definitely have a Netflix binge sesh in their future. 

Here’s my fave: the Puff Scarf ❤️❤️

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If you’ve even seen one post on IG from @marretjeroos then you know color is going to play a huge part in this book – and you’d be right! The color is spectacular, but not tacky or over the top.

My favorite solid color piece: the Hexagon Shawl “Ursula” – what a beauty! 

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And my favorite colorful design: the “Merry-Go-Round” Granny Square Cushion

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I’m in love with this book and had to pick a project to start. Total shocker: I picked a blanket. Geometric Triangle Blanket – and it’s a beauty with very clever construction. 

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As an added bonus, I’m actually making this one for my family! Would you believe I’ve crocheted every day for the past five years and have never made a blanket for our home? (I don’t count the monstrosities I made while still learning a decade ago – lol…)

I’m using Papatya Batik in a range of gradient colors. I think I’ll work two rows a day until it’s cold enough to use. In the book, she writes that it may be fiddly at first, but I didn’t think it was at all. Super fun doing the tiny triangle squares and even therapeutic. Don’t worry I’ll keep y’all updated on my progress! 🙂

There are some great variations for the patterns to help you get the most out of a cool stitch, and Marianne gives the best tips with a warm and genuine writing voice. You’ll feel like she’s right there with you, sipping from a cuppa with her hooky.

Go grab this book as soon as you can, and dig in to a cozy make to wrap up in, or a cute project to decorate your home. I can’t wait to share more of my blanket! Until then, let me enjoy all this color ❤️❤️❤️


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  1. Ah, Rachele! I can’t tell you how pleased I am to read you really like the book! You’re one of my crochet heroes – and I’ve learned SO much from you through your excellent tutorials/patterns/tips – which only adds to my merriment! Also, I love the fact that you’re crocheting this blanket with gradient yarns in a variety of colors – such a fab choice. And last, but not least: I’m proud as punch that this blanket will live in your home!
    Thank you so much,
    Marianne xx