Manderley Blanket - Taster pattern
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. Such a wonderful opening line from the book Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
My next big blanket project is called the Manderley Crochet Blanket Pattern after the estate in the book. The house is surrounded by giant rhododendron bushes and so the very floral look of this design fits the name well.
This free download taster square is the smallest of the three patterns in the full blanket. It's a chance for you to play with different yarns and colours to see what you'd like to make your blanket in when it is ready to go. You can try out the techniques and stitches used in the pattern, getting familiar with them before the full pattern is released.
yarn needs for 3 yarn weights
a sample of the level of help that will be available in the full pattern.
I hope you enjoy your adventures in Manderley.
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I fell in love with it. However I cannot crochet at the moment. Broke my left wrist in April. Didn't heal properly and had it operated on beginning July so still long way to go!! Itsoon tthe llong wish list xx
Absolutely love it! Very versatile design
As a life- long crocheter - the one thing I always avoided, for no particular reason, was Granny Squares. But recently, I decided to take up a new challenge and from there, it was off to the races. You might say that I've become obsessed! In my quest for more granny square patterns, I came across Shelley and started with a few of her free pattern squares - among them the Manderly. I loved it so much that I decided to purchase the entire pattern and am in the process of working up a blanket right now. I consider myself a fairly accomplished crocheter but I also purchased Shelley's Granny Square Academy to double-check my technique and I highly recommend this for any newer crocheters out there. I now have just about all of Shelley's books in my library - and anxiously await the release of her latest - Granny Square Patchwork. I've learned so much from Shelley already and because I had worked up many other squares from other designers, the difference in her pattern build becomes immediately obvious once you can spot the difference. Where she begins her squares (which, in my opinion, is key to a seamless looking square), the false stitch method, invisible joins, and other nice tips and tricks, even for an old-timer crocheter like me - have done wonders to perfect the final product. Thank you Shelley for your stunning creations and for sharing them with all of us! Just knowing I have all these beautiful squares to work on makes me happy!