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Rainbow Cotton-Eater Blanket by colormist Rainbow Cotton-Eater Blanket by colormist
Crocheted Cotton-Eater Rainbow-colored blanket.

This blanket took five months (approx. 100 hours) to create and used up 36 balls of Lily Sugar 'n Cream Cotton yarn.

It will be the last time I ever use cotton yarn for a blanket, but the end result is quite fabulous (both visually and tactually).

The pattern is called Catherine's Wheel Stitch.
The specific pattern I used: [link]
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PinkyShini Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
That is amazingly beautiful.
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Eagle07 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Going to go add this pattern to library. :}
:+fav: This is beautiful! What size hook did you use?
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colormist Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I think I used G/H--or thereabouts. I usually use whatever size is required on the yarn. 
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Eagle07 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah okay. Thanks!
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LilPKCreations Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh wow that's beautiful! Since you used cotton, I was wondering if it is as soft and warm as acrylic yarn?
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colormist Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
The blanket is a bit cooler than acrylic and wool. It seems to breath better. I haven't gathered up the gumption to actually use it as a blanket, so I'm not sure how it would do keeping me warm. It does remind me a bit of the cheap cotton throws that most people have on their beds under the comforter and above their sheets and those always do a good job at keeping me warm.

It has an amazing weight to it that acrylic and wool don't carry. And due to the thick stitch, it's twice as thick and heavy as a typical cotton blanket. Using it is like being hugged. It's fabulous. If I hadn't gone through so much pain to create it, I would probably be less timid about using it.
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
wow this is so beautiful! It makes me want to learn more than singles lol =D
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colormist Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks. It wasn't too difficult. I actually found that it's damned near impossible for me to read written crochet instructions and much, much, much easier to read a crochet chart. If I hadn't discovered crochet charts, I'd probably still being doing chains and single crochet, too. ;)
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I have the same problem lol I go wild making amigurimi catnip toys but don't hand me a pattern lol ^_^; Maybe I'll look for a chart, thank you!
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MichiTheThird Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE that blanket
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