Thursday, October 3, 2013

Peach Tree Street Experiment

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It was so beautiful out today that I made any excuse to be outside... How about taking a few pictures of one of my WIPs outside?  Sure!

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Actually, this project started as an experiment to see if I could take this gorgeous vintage bedspread pattern (Peach Tree Street from Star Book No. 224, Tablecloths & Bedspreads) which is written for size 10 thread, and make it in acrylic worsted weight yarn.

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The pattern called for a number 8 or 9 steel crochet hook to be used with the size 10 thread.  In general, a number 7 is used with that thread. So, since I usually use a 6mm hook with this acrylic yarn, I went down to a 4mm hook.  I think it worked great.  The pattern needs the stitches to be a little tighter to help make it's round shape.

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I liked how the experimenting was going, so I decided to just keep going!  I thought it could be a great stash busting project!  What a great way to use up leftover bits from other projects!  (And then of course it makes a great excuse to restock your stash!)

I love the texture that the popcorn stitches make!  What do you guys think?  Do you think it could make a fun modern bedspread with a bit of a crazy quilt feel?

9 comments:

  1. I love the fact that you are doing the experiment with so colourful yarns!!!! It looks great!!!! love it!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

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  2. It certainly gives a modern twist to a classical bedspread. Does it feel nice to be working with soft yarn and a bigger hook after all that fine work?

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  3. It is so beautiful!! Love all the colors and the way they match together.

    Lluisa xx

    http://spinningyarn74.blogspot.com.es/

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  4. It looks great and will turn out beautiful !!:)

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  5. Cute, pretty, beautiful! I love blankets in bold colors and made out of big motives.They remind me of quilt samplers. I have an ongoing project with 12 in squares in this style and I love it.
    Your blanket is going to be lovely and fun.

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    1. Thanks! I can definitely see the quilt connection! I'd love to see your project!
      Kate :}

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  6. This is going to be so lovely! I adore all the colors! Happy experimenting. :)

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  7. Yes! That would be a big project! Hope you finish it, I would love to see it on a bed...pretty!

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