Blanket with PomPons

Do you recognize this? You see something to your like in the Craft Store and although you don't really know what to use it for, you need to have it. You buy it and when you get home you put it away and don't think about it for months. Then one day you're searching for something else and you find your purchase back and right that moment you know what to make with it. 

Exactly this happened when I saw these little pompons. The same week I found them back I had spotted a nice crochet stitch, that I also didn't really have a purpose for, but after finding the pompons again it all came together.

However, making this blanket wasn't easy. Because of hitch after hitch (lost hooks, not enough yarn and temporarily unavailable, too, and also because the blanket was getting wider and wider for some reason, so I had to pull out half of the blanket three or four of times) it took me a couple of months to finish it.
 

After starting anew time after time, the fun of making it was long gone, but I promised my youngest daughter to make this blanket for the Chill & Game Room, so giving up wasn't an option.

It's finished and I love the result and now I don't want to think about it anymore, haha!

 




 

Pattern: Half Double Crochet Herringbone Stitch (YouTube instructions) by Daisy Farm Crafts  

Yarn: Royal by Zeeman

Pompoms: PomPon Mix by Pipoos

 

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My Canal Houses Cushions were featured by Ginx Crafts this week!  




Comments

  1. The incredibly shrinking/increasing afghan is always a challenge. I'm sure your daughter appreciates the outcome.

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    1. Yes, she did! Fortunately most of the time receivers haven't the same critical approach as makers have, haha!

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  2. I know that feeling, we you love something when you've finished but you're relieved that you don't have to think about it any more. It looks beautiful btw :-)

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  3. What is the finished size? How many skeins did you use? How did you attach the pom poms? It is so cute!!! I want to make one for my granddaughter who will go to college next year! That should give me long enough to finish it, right? Lol

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    1. Thank you, Mary! I started with a chain of 250 stitches (5mm hook) and used nine skeins (100gr = 241 meter). I just kept crocheting until I had no more yarn left.
      I attached the pompons with the same yarn as I used for the blanket. Just insert a needle in the pompon, pull the yarn through the pompon and back again and then through the edge of your blanket. Tye the pompons to the blanket by making three or four knots.

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  4. I love this and it's beautifully crafted!

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  5. I love how your pom pom blanket turned out!

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  6. I love the colorful pom poms on this blanket!

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  7. Gorgeous, amazing how pom poms can make the project! thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

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  8. OMG, this is lovely and stunning!! Gorgeous.

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  9. I love this - so colourful! Wish I was clever enough to make stuff like this! #mischiefandmemories

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  10. It's so cute! I love how the pom poms make it so unique.

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party I'm going to be featuring you this week!

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  12. Love the textures and colors in this blanket. Thanks for joining the Creative Crafts Linky Party. Have a great week!
    Creatively, Beth

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  13. Oh, it's gorgeous! I love the way you have used the pompoms. What a beautiful blanket!

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  14. Wow! Love this! So creative and fun. I want a pom-pom blanket now.#MischiefAndMemories

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  15. That's lovely. You are very talented. I would love a blanket like that. #mischiefandmayhem

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  16. Wow what a beautiful blanket, it looks like something you can buy in a fancy baby boutique. Its gorgeous x x #MischiefAndMemories

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  17. Ahhhh that's so gorgeous!! I would love a blanket like that, but I very much doubt I'd be able to make one. It sounds quite tricky. Thank you for joining us for #MischiefAndMemories

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  18. Very cute! Thanks for linking up with #MischiefAndMemories. Please remember to add our badge to your linked post or have it in your sidebar or footer so you don't need to remember it each time

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  19. I love this blanket it is so cute. #MischiefAndMemories

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  20. Loving the creativity and the colourful pom poms #MischiefandMemories

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  21. Liz, that happens to me ALL THE TIME !!!! Not only do I love the blanket with the colorful pom poms, but I think, your photography is awesome too.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Naush

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  22. The pompoms do make a great addition to the blanket.

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