A crochet project catch up post. Assorted scraps of yarn and my vast collection of crochet hooks have been my ‘sanity saviors’ during the past few weeks. Even the teen took a fancy to one of my recent projects and much to my suprise he claimed it for his own. This Memphis style crochet blanket, in various bright colours was also a big hit on instagram…
What is Memphis Style?
If you are a fan of Italian interiors you will probably be aware of Memphis style:
“The Memphis Group was a collaborative design group founded by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass, with its roots in furniture design – it made its influential debut at the Milan furniture fair in 1981. But it was relatively short-lived as an actual collective, closing down after just six years.”
Geometric, primary colours and laminated plastic furniture with a touch of Art Deco in the shapes. Not at all like my usual taste, with bright unnatural colours. You will see a lot of this style and colours on the buildings in Miami in the US.
The Memphis Crochet Blanket details
Pattern: by Katie Jones, as seen above on the right with my version on the left – Available to download from Hobby craft
Crochet Hook: For a Dk yarn weight I used my usual size 4mm. Use correct hook for yarn weight.
Yarn: I used up my old scraps of acrylic DK weight yarn there is a bundle of glorious yarn chosen by Katie Jones and available to from Lovecrafts or chose your own DK available here at a very good price
Review of the Memphis Style blanket pattern:
This project took me two weeks to complete, working for a couple of hours each evening whilst watching TV! A joy to make up. The pattern is well written with helpful illustrations and video tips. Katie uses simple stitches suitable for a beginner who can read patterns with confidence. Give it a go! I am planning on making a cushion too, the teen wants to take them both to University!
The chunky Neutral version
I have just ordered some yarn to make a neutral version of this glorious blanket. Image below Watch this space.There are oh so many projects and ideas around here!
So now you know what Memphis style is, will you have a go?
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