Who’s hiding in this blanket? At first glance, the motif blends into the dynamic canvas of colour, before a second look reveals the pixellated giraffe hiding within the multicoloured swatches. Using the corner to corner technique, the blanket uses diagonals of colour to create a design that mixes motif and pattern perfectly.


To hook up this fantastic pattern, you’ll need:

King Cole Pricewise DK (100% acrylic, 100g/282m),
2 balls of Natural (046),
1 ball of each: Carnation (3286), Baby Lilac (3208), Gold (055), Orange (144), Amber (3207), Shamrock (039), Jade (022), Topaz (341)
A 5mm (US H/8) hook

For yarn stockists contact King Cole on 01756 703670 or visit www.kingcole.com

You’ll find the full pattern, yarn quantities and measurements for this amazing blanket inside issue 84, or you can buy the individual pattern on Ravelry here!


Simply Crochet issue 84 also available as a digital edition, for Apple phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and to read through Zinio as PDFs. Click here to find the right version for you.



Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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