Illuminations Blanket crochet afghan or throw pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button | Colorful Crochet Patterns, rainbow striped blanket using Scheepjes Cotton 8

Illuminations Blanket Reveal

Remember the little sneak peek of my Scheepjes *Cotton 8 project I showed you last week here? Well, this is it in all its glory! I named it Illuminations Blanket because it it so full of light and color!
 
Illuminations Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

I'm really tickled about how it turned out. Do you like it, too? Here are some things I particularly love about it...


First, it has a really tidy texture. 


Illuminations Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button
I had such fun playing with the colors. Because there are so many (32 in all!), I think it has a relaxed and "scrappy" feel which is cozy to me.

Illuminations Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

I had a lot of fun designing the border, too. Since I couldn't decide which of the 32 colors to use, I selected 8 and used two different colors on each side with a titch of white for "pop". 


Illuminations Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Illuminations Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

I also decided to play with the thickness of the stripes. I began by working a single row of each color. Then I worked two of each color in sequence and then three. This made for a perfectly sized-throw, but you can make it any size you want. Or make your stripes wider for fewer ends or a just to change up the look.


Illuminations Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Illuminations Blanket Free Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Finally, I love the drape of this yarn!! It really is so perfect for snuggling in any time of year because the 100% cotton feels light, but warm. You can read more about the yarn here.

Illuminations Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Illuminations Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Stop by next week for the free pattern to make your own Illuminations Blanket!

I've got several other designs under way, too. So stay in the "Button" loop with me on Facebook, Instagram (@FeltedButton), or Pinterest.

| On the Board | -- If you want to give light to others, you have to glow yourself.                                                                    ~~Thomas S. Monson


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