Introducing Cedar River
Its funny how some designs need to percolate before they finally see the light of day. I've always had a thing with quilts and really love how both modern and traditional quilters play with pattern and colour. When I was planning Hook, Stitch & Give, I had this idea to do a quilt block inspired blanket. Originally, the squares in the Granny Chevron blanket were going to be corner to corner blocks, but a last minute conversation with my best friend (who also made the blanket in the book) made me think that maybe granny squares would be a better choice.
Well, this blanket wouldn't get out of my head...and I am not really a blanket person, suffering from a severe lack of interest in repetition. However, when the opportunity came to work with Deramores, I knew that finally my idea of mixing quilt blocks and crochet was going to come to light!
So, about the blanket - its made from corner to corner blocks that are joined in my favourite method, which is a double crochet border and through the outside loops join. In this blanket I really like how the white border forms negative space through the intersections.
The yarn is Deramores Studio DK, which is a simply lovely and super affordable yarn to work with. Its labeled as anti-pilling and so far its been just that. The colour range is huge and I will be using it again, which is rare for me to say about a 100% acrylic yarn.