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The Inspiration and Design Behind the Coconut Ice Chevron Blanket

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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”.

You can find out more about the making of this blanket here.

 

With love,

Lynda.

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