Jill’s Blanket & A MOD Cushion

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!


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  1. I LOVE MY BLANKET! <33333 😀

  2. I am so pleased with my pillow! Did not realize I was on your list so it was a huge surprise! Many thanks again! 😊

  3. Cute blanket! Good work on both of your projects. I can relate to the pressure, some many people so little time. I always find it easier to gift to girls than boys (they just don’t like pretty things D: ) Thanks for sharing :3

  4. I might take a crack at that MOD cushion!

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