Showing posts from January 15, 2019

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 b