When I was asked to make another Amazon Blanket in a new color palette, I agreed on the spot.
When I found out the colors would come to be an airy pastel array, anchored to the ground with a seriously cobalt blue, I started to get giddy.
And when I cut into the first granny square of fifty-five, my heart melted and I fell in love instantly.
[Related: Amazon Blanket blog post]
How did this color spread come about? Well the recipient wanted a blanket for her daughter that would provoke happiness instantly just by looking at it. (Yes, this is a custom order! No I don’t do custom orders anymore! Slowly backing away now..) So after three palette proposals, and a few color swaps, we came up with the above spread.
Actually when I look at it, it reminds me of a top secret project that I worked on with my good friend Carol Janik – The Hoosier Crocheter – Tester Tribe member. This is the photo she snapped of the yarn I sent her for our test project. Doesn’t it look similar? (Hi, Carol! 😁❤️)
To get the granny square assembly line started, I made the first round, one in every color. (Then I complete them all, one by one, starting another round one with the ball so it’s ready to go. Am I the only one who does this? Lol) Then the little polka dots were so preciously cute, I couldn’t help but take some more photos.
The mini bouquet:
The pastel paisley:
And the shabby chic windmill:
Also, recently I stumbled upon an Amazon Blanket made by Ravelry user Shassa. It is incredible! Photo by Shassa:
In the meantime, happy crafting!
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