So after being really quite obsessive, I have one mini crochet square for every colour of DMC Woolly, labelled and the ends sewn in! The next part of the the design process, and the really fun part – deciding on colour combinations.
I have made similar types of blankets with both 15 and 12 colours. so looking for combinations with that many different colours.
I started by making a colour circle with the closest colours to the following red/blue/yellow first – primary colours, then orange, green and purple – secondary colours being made from the primary colours, then tertiary colours, red/orange, yellow/orange, red/purple, blue/purple, and yellow/green, blue/green.I love, love, love these bright colours, for a start! I then put all the colours out within the colour wheel, don’t they look gorgeous! a great range of colours…then put the bright colours together…and make sure that I know which colours are which – bearing in mind that photos are notoriously inaccurate! I then tried a vintage look…and some pastels…Also labelled!
But… I haven’t finished playing yet! I want to do a lot more colour combinations before making the final decisions, including neutrals and some other colour combos like strong pastels, and complimentary colours – that is from opposite sides of the colour wheel, reds/pinks and greens or blues/oranges… watch this space!