Verb: pootle
poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
with no real purpose


Monday, 1 December 2014

Autumn Pompom Blanket

 
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.
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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.
 ♥


44 comments:

  1. It really is gorgeous Kate...love the colour and the smiley pom-poms! :)

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    1. Thank you Vivienne - pom poms are definitely smiley ! K x

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  2. That really is something to behold!! Its amazing! X

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  3. I have been waiting to see how this one turned out and I was not disappointed it is lovely. I did wonder how many pom poms you would have to make and now I know.

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    1. Yes 60 !! Thank goodness for the pom pom maker ! Have a great week Mitzi, K xx

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  4. Simply wonderful, really! Exquisite!

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  5. I can only dream of making something so exquisite. Sixty pom poms is quite a labour of love, but sooooo worth it. Btw how do you stop it getting covered in dog hair?

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    1. Thank you Fiona for your kind words - and the dog hair ? Thankfully Weimeraners don't really molt - result ! K xx

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  6. It is beautiful Kate!! I love the colour and the pom poms are so lovely!!! I hope you have some great times snuggling under it and enjoying all of your hard work. xx

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    1. Thank you Amy - you say the sweetest things, K xx

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  7. I love this so much!! The pompoms add such an element of fun and snuggliness to the whole thing, and that caramel colour is just divine. An excellent blanket. And I love the border, very simple and neat, just what the blanket needed. x

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    1. Thank you Gillian, I think its one of my favourites so far - Its definitely all down to the pom poms I think ! Have a great week, K xx

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  8. What a gorgeous blanket, I love, love, love double crochet, it has such a lovely texture. You've done it all beautifully, so very even, it really is delightful. I've never heard of rope stitch before, but it's a perfect finish, as are the pompoms. Good job! CJ xx

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    1. I totally agree about DC CJ, there's something very satisfying about it, K xx

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  9. How beautiful and you made it so quickly, it looks deliciously snuggly xx

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  10. Kate, your blanket is stunning, I love it. 60 pom poms! oh my days, very much worth it, they look fabulous. Pom poms are like bunting, they just make you happy.
    Really effective rope stitch around the final edging, very nice indeed.
    Congratulations on your new blanket, enjoy it.
    Helen

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    1. Yup, I love bunting just as much as I love pom poms ! Have a good week Helen, K xx

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  11. Oh my goodness, that is a gorgeous blanket! It looks so warm and cozy! Fantastic color!

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  12. Oh wow Kate it's fantastic, I absolutely love it. Lovely warm colour, gorgeous texture, love the rope stitch edging and the pom poms are just fab. Isn't the Stylecraft yarn just great for blankets. Have a great week and enjoy your lovely blanket. Jane xx

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    1. Thank you Jane, yes the Stylecraft works up really beautifully doesn't it, perfect for a big chuck around snuggle blanket, K xx

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  13. It's beautiful really lovely xxxxx

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    1. Thank you Pippa, and thanks for dropping by, K x

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  14. Wow, Kate! Your blanket is so nice. I love how it's all one color and the pompoms are so cute. Well done.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, it was a lot of fun to make, K xx

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  15. Your blanket is simply stunning...... I showed it to mum who loves it too!! Sarah xo

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  16. Oh Wow, i want to make a pompom blanket now, lol.
    It's beautiful :-)

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  17. That looks so pretty! Perfect for winter weather :)

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  18. This is simply beautiful, love the pom pom edging.

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  19. This blanket is gorgeous, how many balls of wool did it take and what size chain did you do ?

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  20. It's lovely ~ I can't imagine how long it took to make all those pompoms but it was definitely well worth the effort :O)x

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  21. Absolutely beautiful! And I agree, the pom poms make it so special.
    Marianne x

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  22. It is so beautiful, Kate! The pom poms make it so special, and the crochet looks so textured and luxurious! A gorgeous make!
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

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  23. Wow Kate, it's gorgeous! Love, love, love it. And as a complete pompom idiot - honestly, every one I've ever made, whatever tool I've used, has either imploded or exploded - I am in total awe of your pompom prowess.

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  24. I love it :) It looks really snuggly and Helen is right.p, very luxurious. I'm sure it was a labour of live! Well done for completing it, and the pompoms really make it. Fab :)
    Jillxo

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  25. Wow, this is stunning, love it!

    How many balls of chunky Stylecraft did it use?

    Helenxx

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