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Mixed Stitch Stripey Blanket Update

 

Mixed Stitch Stripey Blanket

Now that all the swap squares are finished, I’ve picked back up the Mixed Stitch Stripey Blanket. This is such a fun pattern, and part of the fun is that I’m only halfway following the pattern. The rest of it I’m just making up as I go along. For some reason, that feels very freeing after spending the past month following step after step making the swap squares.

Mixed Stitch Stripey Blanket

Stripey Blanket

The Mixed Stitch Stripey Blanket pattern is free online. It’s photo-heavy, but it basically takes a bunch of sampler stitches and puts them together in a pattern. Now, you can tell that there was a lot of thought put into the pattern, whereas I’m just kind of going off the seat of my pants, but I am including, and plan to include, all parts of the pattern as well (just spread throughout so there’s no repetition).

Mixed Stitch Stripey Blanket

I’m keeping careful track of all my progress on my Ravelry project page so if you’re looking at a particular stripe or anything, it’s all carefully noted. My afghan is much bigger – 200 stitches across. With an H/5mm hook, that makes it a little over 5’ across. I’m planning on continuing until the length is around 6’. The colors, all Vanna’s Choice – I just love the combination together.   My inspiration for this photo was actually a pillowcase that I picked up at Target a few years ago. That mauve (or antique rose) has grown to be one of my favorite colors; that with the warmer shades of green, like the olive and pea green, are also making up the Bobbly Flower Hexagons that I started working on (because yes, I have crochet ADD and can’t just work on one thing at a time!).  That’s another free pattern that you can download via Ravelry.

Bobbly Flower

Since the weather is warming up again today (can you believe that it was in the low 40s all weekend? Seriously, I had the heat turned back on! In May), the sun is calling for me to pack up the boys and take them outside to play. I think today calls for lots of basking in the sunshine and working on this afghan. Have a bright and sunny Monday!

~ Mellie ★

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7 Comments

  1. Mandy K. says:

    Such a beautiful blanket! It’s really pretty.

  2. Kris says:

    Oooh, really pretty! This is in my queue now! thanks! Kris.

  3. Jenna Beth says:

    Hi Mellie! I really like your blanket and the colors you chose. What colors are they? Thanks.

    1. Thanks Jenna, sorry it took me so long to get back to you! The colors are Vanna’s Choice brand. They are: beige, antique rose, sapphire, kelly green, dusty purple, honey, tweed brown, and my all-time favorite pea green!

  4. Great work! And great stitching!

  5. Holly says:

    I just adore the way all of your colors are so “earthy” without being solely browns and greens. The colors are beautiful together, and i think your color combination is one of the best I’ve seen in these mixed stitch blankets. Keep it up! I’m looking forward to seeing it when it’s finished! Then maybe I’ll be brave enough to undertake such a task myself.

    1. Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun selecting the colors :)

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