Magic Lanterns

I made this for My son

Created by: Vanessa P

  • Project Details

    About

    I have wanted to learn to knit and crochet for many years. My grandmother made amazing crochet lace and I wish I had spent the time to learn from her whilst she was still alive. I taught myself to knit 2 years ago. This Last Christmas, after a bit of prompting, my son bought me crochet hooks and I spent the whole holiday learning to crochet. I have to say it's worse than knitting. Totally addictive!
    I didn't know what I wanted to make as a first project then spied this pattern on Pinterest, and decided a nice thank you gift would be a bedspread for my son in jazzy colours. I tracked down the pattern and ordered it from the designers website, but I couldn't wait to start. So with a bit of squinting and head scratching I thought I could work out how these granny squares were made and started on my first 20 blocks. By the time pattern arrived in the post my blanket was looking more like a scarf, but reading though it I had got it mostly right, so I am carrying on with my own method.

    Pattern

    Janie Crow - Mysical lanterns

    Yarns

    Needles & Hooks

    • Crochet Hook 4.00mm (US 6)

    Accessories

    • Tapestry Needle
    • Stitch Markers
    Other : I am using the stitch markers to hold the strips in place whilst I sew them together.

    Measurements

    Notes: I have made the strips 20 blocks long but don't know yet how many wide to make it fit a double bed. I hope to be finished by Christmas.

    Tags

    Craft

    craft-crochet Crochet

    Skill Level

    difficulty Beginner

    Status

    project-state In progress
    Started on: Jan 4, 2017
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    10 Comments

    • Vanessa P

      7 months in and it covers a single bed, hopefully will be double bed size for Christmas.
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    • Vanessa P

      I cut a long tail when finishing each square and use it to sew my squares into strips. I have used magneta wool and stitch markers to sew the strips together. See latest photos.
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    • Vanessa P

      If you like the pattern then it is available from www.janiecrow.co.uk
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    • Linda F

      How do I get pattern
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      • Vanessa P

        If you like the pattern then it is available from www.janiecrow.co.uk
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    • Carol S

      where do we find the pattern for Magic Lanterns
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      • Vanessa P

        If you like the pattern then it is available from www.janiecrow.co.uk
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    • Debi S

      Beautiful! Is the pattern for sale
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      • Vanessa P

        If you like the pattern then it is available from www.janiecrow.co.uk
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    • Sonjia M

      Lovely
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