Bushel Blanket – by Fay Dashper-Hughes
When John Arbon Textiles brought out twenty different shades of their Appledore wool in mini and 100g skeins, a crochet blanket design was inevitable. Bushel makes use of all 20 colours and you can choose from a lap blanket size or a throw that is large enough to fit the bottom of a double bed.
Whether making the lap blanket or the throw, the construction is the same. Worked from the centre out, the Bushel Blankets use a two-row repeat through the colour sequence to one end and then mirror thecolour sequence at the other end. Finally, a simple double crochet border is added to bring all the colours together. The wool blend is soft yet crisp. Combined with the stitches, it offers good drape and stitch definition.
MC: Dufflin x 1 100g skein
Plus one 25g mini skein of each of the 20 shades
Lap Blanket Dimensions: Unblocked 101.5cm wide and 91cm long. Pinned out to 118cm wide and 116cm long. Blocked 115cm wide and 110cm long.
Throw Dimensions: Unblocked 191cm wide and 91cm long. Blocked 218cm wide and 110cm long.
4.5mm hook (7 hook) throughout
Blocked is 5 shell repeats over19cm and 10 rows over 12cm