I know I always get excited for new designs BUT I think this is my favourite collection yet! I’m completely in love with Woodland animals so I have a big collection planned filled with furry friends. The first 4 patterns include; The Hooded Woodland Racoon, Bear, Fox and Deer blankets. This little face just captures my excitement for this release!
The racoon was the first design to inspire this collection. I was contemplating how to work his beautiful striped tail into the design. The lightbulb moment came and I decided to graph his tail directly into the blanket. For many of our furry friends tail graphing works perfectly to capture the uniqueness of each animal!
For the racoon I added his adorable hand shaped paws distinct to our curious furry friend. He tucks right up into the hood for storage and makes an adorable pillow. Inspiration really does come from many places! I came across this adorable set of Mugs at Chapters. You can still find the OWL and BEAR online. I was hesitant to design a Bear due to his lack of features but the scarf on this mug gave me the inspiration I needed! It really adds that special something and allows for a nice pop of color.
Even though I’ve already designed a fox this set really needed a one! I just had to graph that beautiful tail! Sprightly yarns Super Bulky Acrylic Wool was the perfect yarn for these designs.
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Although they don’t have a rustic orange I’m really pleased with the combination of colors I used for my Woodland Fox. You can get this yarn at a great price through my affiliate link above!
Unlike my other Bulky and Quick Designs the Woodland Collection only uses 1 strand of Bulky yarn. This yarn is extra thick and full so I still use a 16mm Q hook which makes these blankets work up quick! If you’re looking for a comparable yarn I’d suggest Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick for a similar texture and earthy feel.
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Based on thickness Bernat Blanket yarn would also compare.
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I wouldn’t suggest using worsted weight for the designs featuring multiple color changes. All those balls of yarn might get crazy messy. You would need to use at least 3 strands of worsted weight yarn to get a similar bulkiness.
Last but certainly not least The Hooded Woodland Deer Blanket just might be my favourite! I can just see this design with a little red nose for Christmas! Spots and antlers and hoof mitts oh my! Cuteness overload 🙂
My next 3 designs are well underway to be released soon! let me know your favourite so far and the woodland animals you’d like to see next!
You can purchase these patterns in any of my pattern shops but you’ll find them on Ravelry first! I’ve provided video tutorials to accompany all of these new designs. I’ve had some confusion on how to access my videos. These are paid videos and are only available to view on my webpage they are not downloadable and they’re not offered on YouTube. The videos must be purchased separately HERE (login and purchase is separate from Ravelry/Etsy etc..). You will find a coupon code within your pattern to use at checkout (purchase pattern first in one of my pattern shops). Go to shop/video tutorials to make your video purchase. Once purchase is complete you’ll find the link to view the video in your receipt from mjsoffthehookdesigns.com. You must click the Lesson to view the video.
Happy Hooking MJ
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