I’m very happy to announce the release of my new free blanket pattern: the Olalla Ombre Blanket!
This is a chunky blanket that works up ridiculously quickly so you will be sure to be snuggling under it in no time. It would also make a fabulous gift and no one would suspect it was so quick to make..!
It’s made with four strands of DK yarn held together, and a 15 mm hook (which explains why it’s such a speedy make!).
The strands change gradually across the blanket to create the ombre effect.
It works great in either bold or subtle colours. You could go wild with some crazy combinations or choose something more refined and neutral. Either way will look great.
For my first blanket, I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn in Petrol and Lime.
For my second blanket, I used Painbox Simply DK in Slate Green and Stormy Grey.
The size of the blanket ensures that with five 100 g balls of DK yarn in each of two colours, you should have sufficient yarn to make the blanket and enough left over to add some tassles as a finishing touch.
LoveCrafts helpfully sells the Painbox Simply DK yarn in five ball value packs which are perfect for this pattern. (I don’t get any commission for this!).
The pattern has been tested to work with Stylecraft Speical DK and Paintbox Simply DK but would mostly likely work, in terms of quantities, with other similar DK yarns too.
This is an easy pattern suitable for beginners and uses the V-stitch.
It is written in UK crochet terms but includes instructions for converting to US terms (simply replacing tr with dc).