Shoulder blanket…

April 19, 2010 29 Comments by Kirsty

Crochet Edge TV Blanket

Our house is (hopefully) not going to require much in the way of heating. We’re trying not to turn the heating on & have instead been snuggling under blankets in the evenings.

Whilst the granny blankets are excellent, they do make it hard to change the channel on the Teev or play playstation games or hook/stitch/knit (the plot thickens). I’ve got the little guy & the big girl ahead of me in line but I’m totally making myself one of these!

Crochet Edge TV Blanket 2

The first shoulder blanket fashioned for the smallest from the same old blanket used for the slippers & 1/2 a ball of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino which was lounging in the stash. I think it’s a left over from when the big girl was granny squaring. I’m feeling pretty good about my $2 outlay at the Op Shop (& there’s still enough for 1 more pair of slippers).

I wasn’t sure if the yarn was going to make it all the way around the blanket & maths really isn’t my strong suit. Luckily my brother in law was at our place, we did a quick calculation & figured I should just scrape it in. Just scrape is right…I think there’s about 2 metres left.

Note to self: Figure out a much better, faster, less painful way to make the holes.

29 Comments

  1. One Flew Over
    4 years ago

    WOW! Love it, fantastic. I could do with a few of these myself!!

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  2. norbyah
    4 years ago

    so adorable! way cuter than the american infomercial version of the snuggie (the wearable blanket). miss you guys. wish we were coming to melbourne for another visit and to see the new house.

    xo
    norn

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  3. Kirsty
    4 years ago

    Kate…
    Thanks – once I figure out a better way to make the holes eh?

    Norn…
    Yes it is a Snuggie – brilliant. Love you to see the house too.

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  4. Jennie
    4 years ago

    Wow, I love the pink and grey together! It looks just right and very snuggly!

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  5. sewing the seeds of love
    4 years ago

    Very fashionable way to save on heating costs!
    Maybe poking the edge along one of those spiky book binder machines ( know what I mean just unsure of the technical name!)

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  6. Kirsty
    4 years ago

    Jennie…
    Thanks.

    sewing the seeds…
    hmmm, I have one of those. I doubt the blanket would work with mine but I'll give it a go. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  7. Sally
    4 years ago

    Brilliant idea. We're trying not to turn the heaters on our place this year too.
    What is the device that you did use to make the holes called? Painful how? Just in the neck or more literally?
    The end result is awesome. Really really really lovely.

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  8. Kirsty
    4 years ago

    Sally…
    I used the leather punch pictured in the post below.

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  9. Selina
    4 years ago

    I LOVE it! mmm, a tute maybe?? pretty please? I absolutely love pink and grey together, it's probably my favourite colour combination.

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  10. Bianca Jae Makes Stuff
    4 years ago

    So much classier than a snuggie! Lovely Kirsty.
    And look forward to hearing about how the new house goes through the winter xox

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  11. Jenni
    4 years ago

    that little person under there looks so snuggly indeed.

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  12. Miss Muggins
    4 years ago

    Will you be wearing yours out of the house, like in the snuggie ads? To watch the kids play sport perhaps?

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  13. Mel
    4 years ago

    See! I knew it – perfection!

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  14. Sandrine
    4 years ago

    Love the concept of mixing technique colours and texture, this is great!

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  15. Jo's Place
    4 years ago

    That is fantastic, and would be perfect for sitting behind the sewing machine with :)

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  16. B @ Sweet Limes
    4 years ago

    I could totally use one of those for myself when I'm doing my sewing, or embroidery. It's such a pain to keep a granny blanket on your shoulders.

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  17. Yana
    4 years ago

    that is a great idea! love the colours!

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  18. Megan.K.
    4 years ago

    Clever girl.
    I'm fond of a poncho myself – but this looks much better.

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  19. Chicken Willow
    4 years ago

    What a great idea! We just have huge ponchos made out of polar fleece on our sofa. Yours looks much nicer.

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  20. Pins and Needles
    4 years ago

    very nice blanket and love the colours – gorgeous!

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  21. lisa stubbs
    4 years ago

    What a fab sholder blanket! I love the stitching around the edges, and sooo practical too, love it!! ooooo is there anything you can't turn your hand to!!

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  22. naomemandeflores
    4 years ago

    Very cute, I love this sholder blanket.

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  23. Julie
    4 years ago

    Enjoy seeing all your beautiful work. This is a great idea. Love the color combo. Always inspired by all your beautiful needlework. Wish I lived next door! Keep up the good work, really enjoy your blog.

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  24. helena / little mo
    4 years ago

    so sweet! my mum bought me a poncho from germany, it's like one large blanket but with a neckline. When you wear it, you feel like you're in a western flick. But so warm though in winter.

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  25. handmadehappiness
    4 years ago

    the blanket turned out so well go you!!!

    http://crafts.benfranklin.com/Border-Punch-System-Border-PunchesSewing-Holes/M/B0033PVIBY.htm

    it.s cheap and may do the job?????
    happy wednesday :)
    tracimjanderson@yahoo.co.uk

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  26. Cindy
    4 years ago

    At a really dumb idea would a hole punch work or not sharp enough? The result is tops!

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  27. thornberry
    4 years ago

    Love it Kirsty! I hadn't been able to figure out what it was going to be until this post. You've got the crocheting through holes thing down beautifully – time to crochet together some of those lovely boxes like the one my Nanna made maybe? The trick could be figuring out how to make the holes.

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  28. Fairy Goat Mumma
    4 years ago

    I adore this shoulder blanket…I really want one!!!

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  29. Valerie
    4 years ago

    just fabulous !
    it reminds me …i've been planning on crocheting a border to an old military blanket for ages. thank you for the great tutorial !

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