New project – boudoir blanket*

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve worked with yarn. If too much time passes between pieces, I get a serious case of idle hands, so I had been on the lookout for a new project. I spotted this Tunisian crochet pattern a couple of weeks ago, and I was sold. I really liked the little square pattern it produced. Sign me up for all of that please.

I then YouTubed ‘Tunisian crochet pattern’ {as I can’t read patterns. I have to watch them}, and found this great tutorial by TheCrochetSide. There was however one thing that baffled me about Tunisian crochet – it has its own special massive crochet hook. And I mean massive. I had never heard of such witch craft, so I was immediately disheartened and thought I’d never find one. Luckily, I didn’t have far to look and Home Focus at Hickeys came to the rescue again … 

Those puppies are an eye-watering 14 inches long {that’s what she said}. Another interesting thing about Tunisian crochet is that it’s a cross between knitting and crochet – you have multiple loops/stitches on the hook at any given time {as seen in the first pic}. It sounds confusing, but it’s a simple pattern once you get the hang of it. 
I then spotted this blanket on Pinterest, and knew it was perfect. It was such a simple pattern, and was just what I was looking for – a bedroom blanket. It would work perfectly with the Tunisian pattern. Except for one thing. I can’t decide on what colour the feature stripe should be. I did a little mock-up for you to feast your eyes on … 

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Hot pink stripe
Purple stripe

I need your ever-knowledgeable help guys. What do you think? Hot pink would be a break from the norm, but then again a dark purple / winegum colour stripe would be perfect … I’m so indecisive. Give me your brains. 

*Sorry. This isn’t a sexy, intricate or mysterious blanket. ‘Boudoir‘ blanket just sounded a lot better than ‘bedroom‘ blanket. 

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  1. John JJP
    July 30, 2013 / 07:13

    LOL!!1! thas what she said. epic!!

    voted!!:-) hot pink, of course…..

  2. July 30, 2013 / 17:49

    I voted pink, as that is what I'd go for! But… I think the winegum is more you and would go with your colour scheme. But then again, sometimes it's good to have a change. I think they'd both look great to be honest! (On the fence!) xx

    • July 31, 2013 / 08:44

      AHHHHH, see? I'm so on the fence too for those very reasons. I heart winegum, but I think hot pink would be a nice change. Still so torn. Really am looking for you guys to decide for me. Ugh.

      xx A

  3. July 31, 2013 / 02:49

    I went purple, cos that's your signature colour lol, and I think as Autumn and dare I say winter approach you wont regret it either. You know I love pink, but I was thinking the other day that when I think of you I think, skulls, purple, hydrangeas and clever interior designer and Irish (even though you are Canadian) lol

    • July 31, 2013 / 08:47

      I so thought of Steel Magnolias with your first sentence, Janine! "Pink is my signature colour …" except, winegum.

      You have very valid points … I am leaning every so slightly towards purple, but I'm still very much undecided 😉

      xx A