Simply Blankets eBook - coming April 27, 2021

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Cover of Simply Blankets
I am thrilled to share that the second book in the Simply Series drops on April 27, 2021.

In Simply Blankets, book #2 of the Simply Series, Karen has brought back to life some of her most endearing blanket patterns.  Designed with stash-busting in mind, you will find endless inspiration in each of the 6 blanket patterns in this collection.

Even though these patterns were originally designed in the late 1990 and produced as a print book in 2002, they have been off the market for a very long time. I have updated the patterns with a full new tech edit and they now have stitch charts included!

Although the book launches on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, Simply Blankets available for pre-sale now on the following platforms:

BUT Newsletter Subscribers are going to get a very special coupon on launch day!  So if you aren't subscribed to my newsletter you might want to do that right now!

Check out the patterns below and I have included the details about each one so you can see what to expect!

Cassandra's Love Blanket Confetti Blanket Nostalgia Blanket
Pink Memories Blanket Stained Glass Blanket Tranquil Waves Blanket
Top row from left:
Cassandra's Love:
This pattern was designed with love for my daughter. Switching between panels of filet hearts and crocheted cables, this afghan works up fast and is beautiful in any color.
FINISHED SIZE
471/2 inches/120.5cm × 58 inches/147.5cm

MATERIALS
Main color (A): 1650yds (1510m) worsted weight yarn
Contrast color (B): 830yds (760m) worsted weight yarn
Yarn needle

CROCHET HOOK
US Size I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed for gauge.

GAUGE
In double crochet (dc), 14 sts = 4 inches and 8 dc rows = 5 inches
Confetti:
Confetti is the perfect pattern to use up your leftover yarn from other projects. The randomly spaced clusters make this blanket so much fun to crochet! Pick any color for the main color and you will have a one-of-a-kind blanket.
FINISHED SIZE
50 inches (127 cm) × 52½ inches (133.5 cm), without fringe

MATERIALS
Main color (A): 1250yds (1140m) worsted weight yarn
Contrast colors (B): 675yds (615m) total worsted weight yarn
Yarn needle

CROCHET HOOK
US Size M/13 (9.0 mm) or size needed for gauge. 

GAUGE
In double crochet and Cl pattern, 10 sts = 5 inches and 8 rows = 5 inches
Nostalgia:
This classic ripple pattern uses dark and light shades of seven different colors
separated by basic black. Use this blanket as a fantastic stash-busting project, or swap out the color changes using leftover yarns from previous projects.
FINISHED SIZE
56 inches (142 cm) × 60 inches (175.5 cm)

MATERIALS
Main color (A): 1250yds (1145m) worsted weight yarn
Dark Contrast colors (B): 55yds (50m) each of 7 dark colors worsted weight yarn
Light Contrast colors (C): 55yds (50m) each of 7 light colors worsted weight yarn
Yarn needle

CROCHET HOOK
US Size I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed for gauge. 

GAUGE
1 ripple = 7 inches, measured from peak to peak
Bottom row from left:
Pink Memories:
This pattern was originally designed in 2001 in memory of my Nonna, Mary Parducci, who taught me to crochet. I used pink because that is the color she wore to my wedding. Pink Memories is worked up in five panels using a simple block pattern with a puff stitch in the middle. The fringe is optional but adds a finished look.
FINISHED SIZE
52 inches (132 cm) × 73 inches (185.5 cm), not including fringe

MATERIALS
2835yds (2590m) soft, worsted weight yarn
Yarn needle

CROCHET HOOK
G/6 (4.25 mm) or size needed for gauge. 

GAUGE
In double crochet (dc), 23 sts = 6 inches and 6 dc rows = 4 inches
Stained Glass:
The pattern used in this blanket has always reminded me of stained glass
windows. Select any main color and use up bits of leftover yarn to make it really
interesting to work up. The shell edging could alternatively be worked using
some of the colors used in the center panel.
FINISHED SIZE
52 inches (132 cm) × 59 inches (150 cm)

MATERIALS
Main color (A): 1250yds (1140m) worsted weight yarn
Contrast colors (B): 675yds (615m) total worsted weight yarn
Yarn needle
Stitch markers

CROCHET HOOK
US Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed for gauge.

GAUGE
In double crochet (dc), 16 dc = 4 inches
In single crochet, 16 sc rows = 4 inches
Tranquil Waves:
Tranquil Waves came about when my husband asked me for an afghan that looked like the ocean. Spike stitches give you the undulating look of waves. It looks so complicated but actually works up very quickly and easily.
FINISHED SIZE
50 inches (127 cm) × 56 inches (142 cm), not including fringe

MATERIALS
Color A: 1025yds (940m) worsted weight yarn
Color B: 1025yds (940m) worsted weight yarn
Color C: 1025yds (940m) worsted weight yarn
Yarn needle

CROCHET HOOK
US Size I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed for gauge. 

GAUGE
In single crochet (sc), 16 sts = 4 inches and 16 rows = 4 inches

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