If you’ve been following my Ravelry group you will know that I have been making the Zodiac blanket this year. It was a year-long blanket club designed by Amanda Perkins. Each month part of the design is released; this is my blanket in January:
I continued adding to the blanket each month until recently when Amanda released all final parts of the pattern, so that I could complete the blanket well before the year-end. And here is the finished blanket (with apologies for the light, it is a dull wet day here today):
You can find all the signs of the zodiac in this blanket if you look carefully 🙂
I am particularly pleased with the border. After weighing my yarn and doing a bit of swatching, I worked out that I had sufficient yarn left to do 4 rounds, one of double crochet and 3 of half trebles using the same colour sequence as the outer edge octagons, so it flows well. Here’s my border:
This photo also shows the beauty of the crocheted octagons and squares.
If you want a zodiac of your own, then you can find the pattern here. It is a lengthy project but is a work of art and will become an heirloom to love.
Happy crocheting xx
8 thoughts on “The Zodiac Year”
Do you know how long it measures? It’s stunning! X
It is a stunning design! Mine came out at about 1.6m square – it is on the spare (double) bed and just covers the width of it.
I should have added that you could do a wider border to make it bigger if you want, or even add an extra round of motifs. x
Absolutely amazing! What an achievement and yes, a fabulous heirloom. Well done.
Thank you! It was a joy to make :-0 x
Wow. This is stunning. Beautiful work.<3
It’s all down to the fabulous design by Amanda ! x