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Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran- Baby Blanket

The Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran is a luxurious soft, yet practical yarn making it perfect for blankets, clothing and accessories, and is available in 32 shades
The cashmere and merino wool is blended with acrylic to make it super soft but also machine washable.

I used my Honeycomb Diamonds Blanket  pattern to make a small baby blanket measuring 28x32 inches and chose 4 main colours: Stone (27) 2x50g Baby pink (603) 2x50g Grey (9) 2x50g Lilac (84) 2x50g
plus White (25) 1x50g for the border



In total I used 360g of yarn and used each main colour for 16 rows. You could adjust this to just 1 solid colour throughout or use less rows of several different colours to create a fun striped effect.
I added a simple border using 4 rows of double crochet (UK terms) see pattern for alternative border using puff stitches
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran is available exclusively from lovecrafts.com and comes in 32 beautiful shades.
Yarn info:
55% Merino Wool, 33% Acrylic, 12% Cashmere 50g, 90m/98 y
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Granny Square Purse Tutorial

This is a super quick and fun make using any granny square pattern you like. It’s a great way of using up any yarns scraps you have and would work well using lots of different types of yarn. I used knitcraft cotton blend yarn from hobbycraft with a 4mm hook but you could use any yarn and hook size to suit. Simply make a 7 round granny square using your preferred method or use the pattern below. I wanted to use quite a solid square. You’ll then finished with a row of double crochet and sew. Change colour after each row if you like, just remember to work over your yarn tails as you go to save time weaving in all those ends later.

You will need:
Cotton blend yarn in 4 colours. I used purple, hot pink, mustard and teal
4mm hook
1 button



In UK terms:


Rnd1. Make a magic ring and chain 3 (equals 1 treble crochet stitch throughout)  3x treble crochet, chain 2 (4 trebles, chain 2) x3, slip stitch to top of chain 3 to join then fasten off
Rnd2-7. Joining new colour in any stitch, Chain 3, work…