Crochet Queen Zig Zag Blanket

This post is for those who want to have a go at making a crochet blanket like this one... and Paula xxx...

I was laid up in bed for a while and got into a serious crochet buzz. I made some blankets and Paula wanted to know how to do a zig zag / chevron one.

People have different ways of doing them....this is how I do mine.

I like to use a 3.5mm crochet hook and 8 ply / double knit yarn. This makes a dense, warm fabric. It is worked in a single crochet stitch.

For a queen bed blanket I used 32 balls of 100g weight, which cost about $80 NZ using the cheapest stuff I could find. This amount of wool will accommodate tassels too which is a nice touch.

The blanket is worked in one piece.

I worked 8 rows of each colour (1 ball) for this blanket. I didn't plan a colour scheme - I just bought colours I liked and put them together as I went along. I bought around 10 x 100 balls at a time - all different colours.

The blanket covers the foot of the queen bed to the pillow line.

Printable Floral Vintage Journal Paper

Get this pretty Floral Vintage Journal Paper to work your magic on.

The florals come in four colourways to use as co-ordinating pages for themed work.

The florals sit atop a background of old looking aged brown paper. Use in your art journals or for diary pages.

Add your unique handwriting to fashion a memory, list or wish.


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Have fun!


Printable Envelope Template

Sometimes you just need an envelope for that note, card or letter. Keep this printable template in your digital stash to use whenever you want or need to.

 Cut along all outer lines. Fold all other lines. Glue side flaps to make envelope enclosure. Glue top opening to complete envelope.

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Use with all kinds of paper. Try with glossy brochures, wrapping papers and junk mail...just glue on a plain piece of paper to hold address and sender details.

Printable Christmas Tree Writing Paper Set

Christmas Papers to write on or draw on. Use as diary and Journal pages to feature a Christmas forest.

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Have fun!

Printable Pirate Collage Sheet2 and Clipart

The pirate spots an enemy ship and must tell the Cap'n...

This clip is interesting because it has action, adventure and intent...

Clip Art

Above is an enhacced version of the image to use - just right click and 'Save Image As' to your machine or device...

How to use this image
Story prompt for children's creative writing practiceWhat is the pirate thinking or saying
Card Ideas
Bon VoyageSorry You're LeavingMoving HouseMoving OverseasSea You Later
For those wanting the collage sheet (yay!) ... here 'tis...

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For more like this see here

Printable Potted Tomato Plants Collage Colouring Page

For your paperwork needs...luscious tomato plant prints...

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Grab yourself some more cool printables like this one.

Thank you Bunnings NZ xxx...

Printable Potted Vege Plants Colouring Pages

Add your colours to these vege prints in two sizes.

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CardmakingJournalScrapbookingCollagePosterWall Decor
Grab yourself some more cool printables like this one.

Thank you Bunnings NZ xxx...