My Coconut Ice Chevron Blanket has been quite popular so I thought I would share with you how I came up with this design and a bit more about the materials I used.
I was inspired to create a modern version of this favoured bedspread, to celebrate the art of crochet, to appreciate handmade textiles and to encourage the use of Australia grown and processed wool.
As a child I can remember my Great Grandmother having a crocheted bedspread. It was a treasured piece that took pride of place in the master bedroom. It is important to me that the treasured textiles and techniques from our past are not forgotten.
Chevrons are a popular modern design element and I have combined this with the striped colours of an old-fashioned sweet treat, Coconut Ice.
The crochet stitch used is double crochet in the back loop which creates a ribbed texture. The stitches are increased and decreased to form the chevron’s zig-zags.
I designed this blanket using yarns from Bendigo Woollen Mills Rustic 100% wool range. The pink is “Wineberry” and the cream is “Aran”. These yarns are grown in New South Wales and are partially processed in Victoria.