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Blue House Blanket Crochet Pattern by Janie Crow

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VENDOR: Jane Crowfoot

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Jane Crowfoot's beautiful crochet blanket pattern inspired by Frida Kahlo's home in Mexico City.

Skill Level

Advanced

Tools Required

3.5mm, 4mm Crochet Hooks

Stitch Markers

Wool Needle

Stitches Used

Chain

Slip Stitch

Double Crochet

Half Treble Crochet

Treble Crochet

Double Treble Crochet

Treble Crochet 2 Together

Treble Crochet 3 Together

Yarn Required

Double Knitting yarn in an assortment of bright colours.

Finished Blanket Measurements

Approximately 100cm (39") x 180cm (71")

What Jane Says

"The main hexagonal motif used in this project was originally designed to be part of my Frida's Flowers blanket crochet along project in 2016, however I felt it wasn't totally right for the design, so I made an alternative piece instead. Despite its omission from the project, I love the motif and so I named it "Diego's Flowers" after Frida Kahlo's husband Diego Rivera. The pattern was originally published on my old blog as part of the Stylecraft Blogtour in 2017, but I always intended to look at the design again in order to make some bigger projects at some point.

Fast forward a few years and here we are with the updated pattern, which now also includes the instructions for a matching half motif. The colours for this project were inspired by the décor of Frida & Diego's fabulous kitchen within their home in Mexico City "The Blue House", which is now a museum. The kitchen surfaces feature bright yellow and blue ceramic tiles and the painted table and chairs that sit at the centre of the room have green and red hand painted details. The large terracotta bowls and cooking pots that are placed around the room are decorated with flashes of orange and pink - all colours that feature in the palette I have chosen for this project.

I adore the fun 'fiesta' feeling of this blanket and am really pleased with the outcome of it, but I also love seeing how motifs can be used to make alternative projects, so I asked ace crocheters Marina Kelly, Gemma Biggs and Sue Macdonald if they would like to come up with a couple of ideas for how to use the motifs in another project. Within this pattern we have included some images of the fabulous cushion project made by Marina and the vibrant handy bag project made by Gemma as well as the fun, stash busting mandala that Sue created. I love seeing my designs 'out in the wild' and I think the way Marina, Gemma and Sue have interpreted the pattern is fantastic. Hopefully you will be inspired too!"

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About Janie Crow

Welcome to the world of Janie Crow!

My Great Grandmother, Alice, simply had a love of yarn. As a child I remember watching her arrange crochet granny squares on her lap and making decisions about which colour combinations went together. Her speedy hook and agile fingers fascinated me, but it wasn't until much later on in my life's journey that I also found myself enthralled by, and addicted to, the art of crochet. I guess I finally got to grips with the technicalities of crochet around 15 years ago and over the last decade I have felt confident enough to design projects aimed at the home crafter.

I would love to see crochet recognised as a platform for creativity and so I have made it my mission to seek out pathways that will enable me to reach a wide audience to whom I can demonstrate the versatility and integrity of the craft. I try to highlight the differences between 'home made' and 'hand made' and challenge the often derogatory and ageist image of those (mostly women) who choose to design and craft with yarn. I hope that by doing so I am validating the skills of so many others.

Janie Crow

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