A block-by-block guide to creating a rainbow of 30 colourful blankets, afghans and throws.
Amanda's bold and inspiring use of colour and pattern gives stunning results that are deceptively easy to achieve. This colourful book contains illustrated block-by-block guides to creating ten stunning blankets, with colour variations providing twenty further creations. Each of the ten blankets is constructed from a series of simple motifs, including squares, hexagons and triangles: creating a large and sumptuous blanket is simply a matter of piecing together colourful motifs into wonderful arrangements.
The book contains basic instruction on yarns and hooks, explains how to join motifs and sew in ends, and provides a brief guide to using colour. For each blanket there is an index of motifs used, accompanied by the instructions for how to make them: both in written form and as a chart. The blocks include a range of shapes and are accompanied by the 'fillers' needed to fill the gaps between them. Each project has a full colour chart, and takes the reader block by block through the entire construction process.
Rainbow Crocheted Blankets by Amanda Perkins
Amanda spent 12 years running her own independent hand dyeing yarn business – The Natural Dye Studio. She began designing crochet patterns as pattern support for her yarn but over time the yarn began to support her designs. In 2015, Amanda closed her business and became a full time crochet designer.