Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Doily Blanket


Have you ever started a pattern that is just so addictive that you can't stop? This is one of them. I had every intention to take in progress pictures and do a wip post, but this little blanket worked up so fast that by the time I had the post all ready I was finished and was ready for the reveal post.

 

So here it is... my summer doily crochet blanket! What do you think? Very granny chic is it not? :) 





The pattern is anya from goodknits. It is written very well and easy to follow. I highly recommend her patterns.



I decided I wanted a super colorful doily, I love traditional white doilies, but I really wanted to make it as modern as possible. I used Hobby Lobby's "I love this yarn" in a variety of colors. If you have never tried it, it is a wonderful acrylic. It is soft but it still feels sturdy and that it won't break at the slightest snag. You can't beat the price at $3.99 for 355 yards and many a times they have it on sale. I will definitely be using it again!




I'm thinking up next should be some smaller projects. I'm a little blanketed out for now (2 blankets in 18 days!Phew), but I love it!





36 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

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  2. Another success then because its wonderful and your model sells it for you...he/she is a cutie :-)

    Amanda

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  3. Oh. My. Goodness!

    I love love love love LOVE it :) Beautiful color, lacy and lovely!

    Must get myself to Hobby Lobby asap and purchase that darling pattern!

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  4. Wow this is so gorgeous, I love it, a real winner
    Karen x

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  5. Wish I cokd do that. Beautifl. So is that cute little Yorkie. I have a Yorkie but she weighs 12 pounds. Yours is a teeny one.

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  6. So pretty! I love those colors. I just discovered your blog and I love your work. Stop over to see me sometime. I do a little of everything:)

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  7. You are a blanket fiend! But if you love it, keep doing it! I am sure lots of people you know would love to receive one as a gift! Doggy looks pretty darn cute cozied up on it, too!

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  8. I love this!!! So pretty and summery looking!!!

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  9. This is my favorite thing you have shared AND I love all of them but this is my FAVORITE! I am happy to hear that about the Hobby Lobby yarn. I have been thinking about trying it and now I will.

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  10. Very pretty! The "I Love This Yarn" from Hobby Lobby is one of my favorite yarns to work with.

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  11. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just love these colors and this pattern!!!! I wish I could do this! RA is taken that chance away....but I can come enjoy yours any time I want! :) It is such a happy piece!

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  12. Oh my word! You work magic with color!!!

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  13. I love your way with colours... this is very inspiring and your work is beautiful.

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  14. A beautiful blanket, such vibrant colours.

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  15. I love this pattern, I made one in black for a friend. I used Red Heart LOVE and it's AMAZING. I'd pick it over HL ILTY 9 outta 10 times. :)

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  16. Amazing! I love it! Wish I could do it (and most of all stick to doing it) too!!

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  17. It is so beautiful! I love the colors so much!

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  18. This is gorgeous! Where can I find the pattern to make my own?

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  19. wow, it's a beautiful blanket. I love the colours.

    Groetjes, Monique

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  20. This is gorgeous! I just found you on Ravelry - I was looking at the Anya pattern... I have it and wanted to see comments on it. I started Willow on 5/25 and then Glory on 6/5 and finished her glory pattern tonight. I love how you made all the different colored rows!!!!!! Thanks for the info on Hobby Lobby brand yarn... I am headed there tomorrow! I appreciated your notes on this! Love your afghan! :O) So glad to know the pattern is well written and easy to follow! The same for Willow and Glory! :O)

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  21. great rug!!!, i bought your pattern and loved making it thanks so much

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  22. Hi. Thanks for leaving a trail over at my place. This is certainly a nice place to visit. :D. Adore this round blanket. I wonder if you could transform the pattern into a rectangle version... Something new to put my head around.I would love to make a rectangle blanket like this. Just adorable. Nice color selection. :D

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  23. I really love this Doily Blanket!!! I really do. But... I also love you Dog she looks like my dog only differents is... the ears my dog have hanging ears and my dog is old 13+ years.
    You have a nice blog.
    Thanks for let us see your colorful doily blanket en your very cute dog!

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  24. Love the Doily blanket and the colors are just perfect!!! Could you please tell me where I can buy the pattern for it?? Love your blog thanks for all the lovely blankets you make.

    Brenda

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  25. Makes me happy just to see it so imagine how much happier it would make me to own it. Just beautiful!!!

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  26. Your blanket is just beautiful. I finally bought my first Hobby Lobby yarn but haven't decided what to make with it. I might just have to give your blanket a try ! (I actually drove an hour to go to a new Hobby Lobby as that is the nearest one to where I live. It was worth the trip!!)

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  27. I liked your blanket soooo much I had to go buy the pattern !! Can't wait to get started !!

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  28. Que explosion de colores!!espectacular, me encanta

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  29. I just love your Anya! Your colourful version is beautiful. I haven't purchased the pattern yet, but I note it suggests 10 ply yarn and a 6mm hook. Is that what you used? What size is your finished article. Thanks, Jodie

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    1. Hi Jodie! Yes I followed the pattern suggestions exactly and used a 10ply yarn with a 6mm hook :) The finished piece is 40 inches in diameter. Perfect lap blanket!

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  30. so beautiful ! do you have a pattern for the pillow ? iwould love to make one to !

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  31. Beautiful work! I would love to make a rug using this pattern.....Is this the Willow, Glory or Georgia Doily Blanket pattern from the Goodknits Blog? Thanks so much! :)

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  32. I just re-read your post and noticed this pattern is the Anya Doily on the Goodknits blog! Thanks for sharing..I love your work. :)

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  33. Just gorgeous! Love your colors. Is the pattern on Ravelry? I would love to make one of these. I had been wondering about the Hobby Lobby yarn you used. Thanks for the critique. I will buy some now. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation. Please post the pattern, I'm begging you!!

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