Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Persian Sweetie Shop Blanket - the Ta Da!

Two and a half years.

Four pounds of yarn.

5476 square inches of stitchery*.

One of these.

Four of these.

Four of these.

Forty eight of these.

Seventy six of these.

One hundred and fifty six of these.

And Ta Da!!!!!

I love it!  I love love love it!

I made a king sized bed sized blanket.

Did I mention how much I love it?

Time to put on the summer weight duvet just so I can have it on my bed.

The details:
Pattern - my own,
Yarn - Annell Cotton 8 in colours 5, 12, 14, 19, 21, 22 , 32, 39, 42, 54, 79, and 80

You can see the planning and making of the Persian Sweetie Shop Blanket here...
Pretty colours
Some seeds and some stitches
Persian Sweetie Shop Blanket #1
Persian sweetie shop blanket #2 - Squaring the circle
Persian Sweetie shop Blanket #3
Hookie Therapy
Persian Sweetie Shop Blanket Progress
Around the World Blog Hop

And because Gilly suggested it, I will be toting my blanket around for the next week taking pics of it in unusual places... You have been warned.


*For those that like to keep track of these things that's 2 inches bigger than planned in each direction: an extra 5%.


  1. That's fabulous; congratulations!

  2. So beautiful and colourfully cheerful but I wonder how heavy this will be when wet?!
    I made myself a single bed cover way back last century, when I was 17 or so, simple colourful afghans, edged in black. At some point I decided to wash it and it came out fine on a hand wash, though it was a blummin marathon wash session! But hell was it heavy when wet lol

  3. It really is sooo beautiful, a real labour of love and a lovely family heirloom to be treasured for many years to come. Looking forward to seeing where all you take it this week! :-) Hugs xx

  4. Wow, that really is amazing!!! A fabulous burst - or bursts! - of colour. I hope that you have many great hours snuggling under it! xx

  5. Well done, darling. It's lovely! xxx Dad

  6. beautiful! very very well done :)