16 December 2016

Java Peacock Feather Motif Blanket: Free JAYG Instructions

crochet peacock feather pattern free blanket instructions

The Java Peacock Feather motif was one of the first Peacock Feathers I designed and is one of the largest. It has always been one of my favourites and for that reason I also use it as my designing business' logo.
crochet peacock feather pattern free blanket instructions
I knew that the Java motif would be very suitable as a join-as-you-go motif for a blanket but I never got around to actually adjust the design for that purpose. I was focused more on single motifs for coasters, garlands, appliques and bookmarks. So I was very happy and surprised when Cassie, one of my lovely customers, sent me a picture of a Java motif blanket! Isn't it stunning? And guess what.....the instructions for joining and for the trim are now available for FREE on Ravelry (details below). 

Another thing that surprised me is that using different colour combinations can make the feather look so completely different. My feather and the one in the blanket may look as two dissimilar designs but they are definitely the same! I'm really inspired now to work them in the colours of the blanket too. Details on the yarn used can also be found in the free instructions.
crochet peacock feather pattern free blanket instructions
In order to make this blanket, you'll first need my Java Peacock Feather motif, which is for sale on both Etsy and Ravelry, and then combine that pattern with the one available for free on Ravelry (for all the links see below). You'll need to adjust the final round of the motif to make it suitable for the join-as-you-go method, which is explained in detail in the free instructions. After that you can join as many motifs as you want.

Links to the Java Peacock Feather Pattern and the Free Instructions:

Java Peacock Feather pattern on Etsy
Java Peacock Feather pattern on Ravelry
Free join-as-you-go blanket motif instructions on Ravelry by Cassie1979

crochet peacock feather pattern free blanket instructions

11 comments

  1. YOU are so very talented. Thank you for sharing your patterns.

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    1. Thank you so much Lynn for your kind words xx

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  2. If I was to use 8ply would a size 4hook be sufficient?

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    1. That entirely depends on your tension, which is different for everybody. I always make a swatch to see whether I like the density of the fabric created with a specific hook size. I personally use a 4.5 or 5mm hook with 8ply when making feathers but for a blanket in 8ply I would use perhaps a 5.5mm hook.

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  3. How many yards pf yarn are used for thw blanket? I am trying to gauge how much to buy.

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  4. I didn't make the blanket myself but there is yarn info in the joining instructions that were made by Cassie. Perhaps you could contact her for more details. The link to her Ravelry page is above in the blog post itself. Have a lovely day!

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  6. Question on yarn. Your pattern calls for sport weight...would it be significantly different if I were to use a 4-weight instead? My hands really do not like the finer yarns. I'm hoping to make this in different colors for a pet/breed related health auction next year. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Lori, I think that should work fine. I've made some of my feather designs using DK yarn. I do like yarn that is not too soft because I like a rather stiff fabric for the feathers so that they won't become too floppy. And what a lovely cause to make feathers for! Warmly, Christa

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  7. So, the motif pattern is a paid pattern, but the directions for joining are free? I'm not complaining, just trying to get the correct info. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi Jennifer, Yes, that's correct: motif is paid, joining instructions for a blanket are free. The links in this post'll take you to the motif and the free instructions :-) Christa

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