Last Christmas I set myself the task of making ALL of my friends and families gifts myself; it was a lot of fun but at the same time I see now it was an insane amount of pressure to put on myself. I got it done though, but only just!
One of the pieces I made was a Rainbow Checkerboard Pixel Blanket for my good friend Jill of OnePinkHippo. We’ve been friends what seems like forever now – I really appreciate her friendship so wanted to make her something special.
For this blanket I used a variety of DK acrylic yarns, including my favourite Stylecraft Special DK and Patons UK Fab. Usually when I’m choosing yarns for my blankets I go by colour, not by make, so I can end up using several different brands of yarn in one blanket. That’s the thing I like about acrylic DK – it doesn’t seem to matter what brand you use, they all mix!
Before I posted Jills new blanket off to her, I took photos of it and also wrote up the pattern, as I thought it would be a nice addition to my Etsy.
Also, in my handmade present frenzy last year I made this cushion for my cousin’s son, Adam.
It’s hard making gifts for boys, especially teenage boys; but I knew Adam liked cushions so decided he might like a MOD themed one 🙂
As well as with the Jill’s blanket, I wrote the pattern out for the cushion and took pics before I gifted it (both gifts went over really well, btw!)
So that’s what I’ve been doing this week – typing up PDF’s for both these items.
The Rainbow Checkerboard pattern is available here
The MOD Cushion pattern is here
I hope you like them!
Have a great weekend!