Tuesday: Tips, Techniques & Tutorials

All of our focus, lately, on those squares for South Africa has inspired me to make Spud & Chloe’s Dream Catcher Blanket for one of my grandsons.

Dream Catcher Blanket

Since I’m making it for a tween-aged boy I have changed the color scheme somewhat — all right, a lot! — and my squares are 8″ instead of the pattern’s 6.25″.

See my happy little yarn cakes waiting to be knit?

And – of course – Maxx-Cat had to supervise the winding.

"Gotta watch that yarn!"

Which is why all of the yarn for the project now looks like this 

"Mom took away all my fun!" 😦

But where in all this are the “tips, techniques & tutorials” implied (if not outright promised) in the title of this post?

Right here!  Spud & Chloë — Blog.

Susan Anderson, designer of the Dream Catcher Blankethas made three excellent videos showing how she joins these squares together and weaves in the ends. And since we’re hard at work making those squares for South Africa, we need to know how to join them – right?

See? There was a method to my madness!     🙂

Trixie says, "Yeah, yeah, yeah... more likely there's a madness to your method!"

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8 thoughts on “Tuesday: Tips, Techniques & Tutorials

  1. I made this blanket for a friend’s baby last year. I didn’t use Spud and Chloe yarn, because I couldn’t find it to save my life. To avoid losing my mind and most of my hair, I substituted Vanna’s Choice, and it came out beautifully! It’s a great project, with all those different colors and patterns. Enjoy!! 🙂

    Megan – http://MadebyMegShop.etsy.com

  2. Trixie looks so cute! 🙂

    I’ve got about 12 rows done on my 3rd square, so I hope that I can make matching squares for the ones I’ve already done. The first one was pink/yellow and the second was yellow/purple. I am trying to make a match for the yellow/purple!

    Have fun knitting!

  3. This blanket looks like a great way to keep a newer knitter’s interest! Small squares – thus both portable and won’t take too much time to finish each square, each with a different pattern technique – keeps it interesting!

    • I agree! You repeat each stitch often enough to become confident with it, but not so much as to decide it’s too tedious.
      I’m at the joining step now. I may have to set a table in my sewing/crafting/knitting room so I can leave it set up and keep the cats away from it.
      😉

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