I've been busy making a granny stripe blanket for my best friend and her husband, who I am visiting in Rio de Janeiro. I will be staying with them for a few weeks, so this is a thank you for having me present as well as a house warming present.
I used the lovely free granny stripe crochet blanket pattern from Attic 24.
Before I started, I went online and found some photos of finished granny stripe blankets and photos of the area she lives in, Santa Teresa, to inspire my colour choices.
You can find lots more colourful crochet inspiration on my Pinterest boards.
I wanted lots of pastels and neutrals mixed in with bright colours. I usually do really bright or rainbow-y colour schemes for myself, but I wanted something more relaxed for this blanket. It was nice to have a look at how other people use colour, and try something different.
Here's a sneak preview of the finished blanket. I'll show you it properly next time!