I took my curtain tie backs to the local craft shop, so that I could get the colour match right, not just guess whilst there and get it wrong!
I found the pattern I was after - I fancied a Granny Square blanket, but I wanted a twist and I was lucky enough to find a Spiral Granny Pattern on You Tube
So I got my 4 colours and my 6.5mm hook ready in front of the computer screen and followed the online instructions
Pausing every now and then to make sure that I recorded my efforts with my camera
The Spiral effect started to show
And with the chunky wool I had chosen the blanket started to grow
I had to be careful to make sure all the sides were even as the blanket got bigger, as I was working around and around, changing colours every so often
As the blanket grew, the spiral effect got more and more stunning
And finally it's finished - I am thrilled with the end result.
It took approx 40 hours to make and wool costs were £50
If I were to make one like this for sale, it would cost around £250 to buy - and that's only charging £5 per hour to cover my time - less than the minimum wage!!!
Credit where credit is due - thanks to Smooth Fox for the You Tube video tutorial