Cosy Sunburst Multi-Coloured Blanket

Published by Ruth Haydock on

I started my beautiful sunburst crochet blanket back in 2014, now don’t freak out, I have not been working on it solidly since then!

Making blankets takes a really long time and it is not long into the process that boredom can hit us.

I hoped that setting aside the blanket for some time would help me appreciate it more and reconnect with my love of sunbursts at a later time.

I did set aside the blanket for some time but not before I had actually turned it into a small lap blanket for cosy winter evenings.

It took what felt like a really long time, and probably was actually, to turn the circles of pretty into little squares. I even brought them to cafes when I was out and about to speed up the process.

It wasn’t a terrible job to do 🙂 and what I have found by making this blanket is that it has helped to lift my mood because I love looking at the combination of all the colours together and just observing them makes my mind feel a bit happier and lighter. Colour is known to affect how we feel, so if you are feeling a bit low be careful what yarn you use that day.

On days that I need to feel better, I make sunbursts with bright colours.

Also, on days that I feel really low, incapable of making decisions or doing anything of importance, I pick up my yarn, I start a sunburst and I make small decisions about which colour to choose next and before I know it, I have made a small something that is of importance to me.

Soon I had little piles of colour sitting beside my TV, just waiting to form a blanket.

Once I had piles of completed circles that I had transformed into squares, I scooped them all up into my arms and took them to the spare room where I set them all down and mixed them up – which was so fun, it was like swimming in colour.

Once I had done that I could started to put the squares into rows, making sure that there wasn’t too much of one particular colour in one area.

The selection below may look a bit random but trust me this took some time, standing back to observe the colours, walking around to check there were no colours side by side, going away and coming back to re-observe and taking my glasses off so that the colours would all blurr and I could better see how the colours flow.

I set them in piles by row and started joining the rows until I had beautiful strips of sunburst ready to join up.

It took some time, and some sore fingers later, I had a joined beautiful colourful blanket that was the perfect size for snuggling on the sofa.

I have since decided that I want the blanket to be as big as a double bed, so I have started to make more sunbursts and I am currently in the process of joining up new rows 🙂

Hope you love it as much as I do!

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4 Comments

Joy McCartney · March 19, 2017 at 8:23 pm

You’re so talented and the blanket is beautiful like you xx

    knittwittowo · March 19, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you so much – so kind of you to say! Glad you like it

Janet · March 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm

Swimming in colour. I like it a lot. The blanket looks amazing. A real work of art.

    knittwittowo · March 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Thank you 😀 It will take another few months for sure, but the good thing is – I only work 4 days a week so I have time now

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