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Heirloom blanket

Last November my brother-in-law got married. Frank was a best man and I did a reading for them. For us it was a big wedding as both my brother-in-law and his soon-to-be- wife have really been there for us through some challenging times so I wanted to make them something special for a very special day. I decided to go for a blanket I'd seen in Sue Whiting's Crochet Bible and managed to create this:

In my typical style it's not quite what the pattern originally intended. Firstly the squares are much smaller. Whiting suggests a 2.5mm hook with 4 ply yarn. I used a 7mm hook with super chunky yarn. So instead of a square measuring 17cms mine was more like 25/30cms (I confess I didn't measure). See the difference below. The smaller blue motif would fit into the flower plus one row of the larger multi-coloured motif.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="3000"] Blue square is original size, mutli-coloured square is larger size using super chunky …