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Crochet Action Man Blanket

Kameron is such a massive fan of Action Man.  As he has a massive collection of toys, DVDs and books, I decided to draw out the Action Man logo on square paper and then followed this to make the blanket in the Half-Treble Corner to Corner technique.  It ended up being so massive that it covers a double bed! But he loves it anyway.  This is one of my favourite projects.  I really enjoyed designing it and learning a new technique.  Kameron also loves wrapping up in it and he can even make a tent with it because it is so big.


We love Action Man that much that Kameron and Korey have a blog about the History of Action Man - http://actionmanonline.blogspot.co.uk/


I worked in UK Half Treble Crochet/htr [US Half Double Crochet/hdc] stitch in the Corner to Corner (C2C) technique.  This consists of working squares of ch 2 and 3 htr diagonally, from one corner to another.  I also worked a UK Treble Crochet/tr [US Double Crochet/dc] stitch edge in grey.


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Yarn

James C. Brett Top Value DK (shade - Black 8430, Orange 8443).

12 (each colour) x 100g (3.5oz/317yds/290m) ball.

Weight category: UK DK [US 3/Light Worsted/DK].

Tension/gauge: 22 stitches x 30 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6] hook.

The crochet hook I used was a 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6].


I would give the yarn James C. Brett Top Value DK a 4 out of 5 for the following reasons:-

- It was extremely easy to work;

- There is a large choice of colours available;

- The feel of it is very soft once washed.  Although, for large projects is does get very heavy.

- I think if you are looking for a quality budget yarn this is one of the best yarns on the market for price, colour choice, quality, multiple uses and quantity on a ball.

- The cost of yarn is very cost effective - I paid about £1.65 per 100g ball.

- Would I use this yarn again? YES, DEFINITELY.


James C. Brett Chunky with Merino (shade - Grey 9).

1 x 100g (3.5oz/164yds/150m) ball.

Weight category: UK Chunky [US 5/Bulky/Chunky].

Tension/gauge: 14 stitches x 20 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 6mm/UK 4 [US J/10] hook.

The crochet hook I used was a 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6].


I would give the yarn James C. Brett Chunky with Merino a 4 out of 5 for the following reasons:-

- It was extremely easy to work.

- There is a large choice of colours available;

- The feel of it is very soft once washed.

- The cost of yarn is reasonable for the amount you get on each ball - I paid about £2.95 per 100g ball.

- Would I use this yarn again? YES, DEFINITELY.



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