Finally i managed to complete the Spinning Top Blanket...
it kept me warm and the boys loved sitting on it and me while i added the last block
It's a beastie of a blanket at over 5' square and weighs a ton....a real snuggler.
So in the end the i decided that a real simple border of dc [tr], something to contain all this spinning tops and colours was all i needed for my version, plus i was running out of yarns as i didn't use a yarn pack for mine.
If you have a yarn pack and are making the spinning top then any favourite colour you have enough of would work as a simple border to the Blanket...there is a lot going on in this design so it doesn't need anything to fussy to complete it..a wider border in the same colour would be perfect.
US terms and UK terms in brackets
Aran 5mm hook
After joining 9 or 12 blocks together a simple round or two of dc [tr], i felt was all that was needed...do more than one if you have enough of your chosen colour but one is ok too.
2dc [2tr], ch2, 2dc [2tr],
1dc [1tr], in every st, and every ch sp too, on each side, so per granny shell and sp you should do 4 sts.
1dc ]1tr], in the ch sp, 1dc [1tr], in the sp between the joined blocks thats 2 joined each side
If you have done a smaller blanket then do several rows of the same favourite colour from the blanket, all thats needed with a buy blanket like the Spinning top...or have fun and make up your own border
Some of the fabulous Spinning Top Blankets that have already been made or are well on their way to completion from group members on Facebook...
All these wonderful hookers and more can be found enjoying my patterns and sharing their makes..its a growing group of over 7,000 members now
Thank you Wendy Ferris for allowing me use of your pictures
You will see from these fabulous creations i always actively encourage individuals to be creative with their colour choice...the next one is being made with just 2 colours and works beautifully too
Thank you Carole Dunn for allowing me the use of your picture
Thank you Anna Robinson Moore for allowing the use of your pictures
another totally different look in the making
Thank you Helen Sampson one of the first to complete their Spinning top blanket and beat who beat me to the end
Helen was the same too...created her own fabulous border
another fabulous creation almost completed is Gill Cassidy's fab creation
several more on the Facebook group to see in all their glory
Love them all and sorry it took me so long to complete mine. Several fabulous borders for you to have a go at or get creative with your own.
And mine draped over a chair
Another stunner just been completed by Debbie Sierra
Previous Pattern Posts
LINK TO PART 1 MAKING THE ORIGINAL CUSHION FRONT
LINK TO PART 2: DIAMOND/SPEAR SHAPE INFILLS
LINK TO PART 3: TRIANGLE IN FILLS
LINK TO PART 4: BUTTON BAND AND JOINING CUSHION TOGETHER
EASY PEASY ALTERNATIVE CUSHION BACK
MAKING THE SPINNING TOP BLANKET FROM THE CUSHION FRONT
COLOUR SEQUENCE FOR ALL 9 MOTIFS TO DIAMOND IN FILLS