Just as November bids us farewell for another year and disappears in a flurry of leaves
I have managed to finish off my Autumn Pompom blanket -
only just mind ,
but finished it is...
and here it is in all its pompom glory.
It all started when I spotted this photo in a magazine and in an instant I knew
what my next crochet project needed to be.
I decided to go with Stylecraft Special Chunky in the colour camel as I want the blanket
to be for our lounge where there are lots of warm natural colours.
The best thing about working with this wool is how quickly it works up.
I used a size 6mm hook to keep me speeding along and the stitch is just DC all the way.
There has been a little basket of wool on my kitchen windowsill for the last couple of weeks and whenever a spare five minutes has come along there's been a little flurry of pompom making.
I made the pompoms from the same colour wool but in Stylecraft Special DK.
And so the blanket grew...
... pompoms kept multiplying
and before you could say ' Autumn's nearly gone ... ' I was onto the border.
As the pompoms are to take pride of place on this blanket I wanted a very simple border,
something that would add a little weight to the edges.
Just three rows did the job :
one row of DC all the way around,
another row of DC all the way round but this time with two strands of the wool
and then the final row was a simple rope stitch all the way round.
Sixty pompoms were sewn on in total and they totally make the blanket.
And there you have it, one Autumn Pompom blanket,
It brings a smile to my face every time I look at it,
there's something very cheery about a pompom, don't you think ?
And for total snugglyness -
it gets a ten out of ten.