Elan Blanket Crochet Pattern
Go ahead. Ask me how many works-in-progress I have right now. Guess what? I'm not going to admit how many there are. But I will tell you that I'm down by ONE! And it's this one..the Elan Blanket..and the crochet pattern is available today!! Phew. I feel good about that drop in my WIP count. So let me show you my new blanket design...
I love the name Elan (pronounced Ay-Lawn). It means energy, style and enthusiasm and that describes this blanket well, in my opinion. It's a modern, crisp and happy design, but my most favorite parts about it are the mad texture and, of course, the colors! It's also a really rhythmic TV binge-worthy type of project. Sometimes I just need those kinds of projects in my life.
I started it with my Scheepjes River Washed* stash and then decided to mix things up a bit with a lovely silvery contrast of Scheepjes Colour Crafter*. One of the things I think is so neat about playing with color is the effect it has on the whole look of each striped section.
See the texture here? Now look how it changes by just altering one row of color...
I love when this happens because it gives so many options for playing with color and mixing things up without complicating the stitch pattern. Oh, and don't you think the little pops of color look like wee little hearts a bit?
Also, one of the things I really try to accomplish is making the back of the blanket look as nice as the front. Looky here...
Pretty but totally different, huh? I'm tickled with it.
I used 14 colors of Scheepjes River Washed* (1 ball of each) and 3 balls of the contrasting silver in Scheepjes Colour Crafter*. The yarns are a bit different in content, but work well together, I think. You may recall that I used both of them in my Warp and Weft Blanket (free pattern here). I also used a 4mm hook (from my favorite hook set by Clover Amour*) which produced nice drape yet enough density to be cozy.
The pattern has been thoroughly tested by some rock-star testers and contains everything you need to make your own, as well as a multiple to make it larger or smaller than the 39.5” x 57” (100cm x 145cm) sample size. By the way, you can use the coupon code GRANDOPEN25 for a limited time to save 25% on the pattern--just enter it at checkout.
In the meantime, I'll be hooking away on those WIPs that are stuffed into too many corners and cubbies to mention and share progress pics and releases on my Facebook page, in my Facebook community group and on Instagram. Follow along if you want to stay in the "Button" loop. Be well, my friends!!
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