And here it is …

Made in the train from Berlin to Prague. 

Chunky yarn (usually recommends size 10mm hook)but my pattern uses a size 6.5mm hook. 

This is an ‘Original’ (make it up as I go) pattern. 


* photos on Charles Bridge

Round 1: begin with ch 2 (not counted as a st) 12 x dc in a magic circle. Join  round with a ss in ch 2 at beg of round. 

Round 2: 2dc in each dc. Join round with a ss in ch 2 at beg of round. Ch 2

3: *dc in first dc, 2 x dc in next dc. Repeat from * join round with ss in ch 2 at beg of round. Ch 2

4: *dc in first dc and next 2 st, 2 x dc in next dc. Repeat from * join round with ss in ch 2 at beg of round. Ch 2

5: Repeat round 4

6: sc in first dc, 1ch, miss dc, 2 x sc in next st. Repeat from * join round with ss in ch 2 at beg of round. Ch 2

7&8: *sc in first 1ch space, 1ch, miss sc. Repeat from * join round with ss in ch 2 at beg of round. ch 2

9: * sc dec in next 2 1ch spaces, sc in next 4 1ch spaces Repeat from * join round with ss in first st, ch 2. Ch 2

10: sc in first 1ch space, 1ch, miss sc. Repeat from * join round with ss ch 2 at beg of round. ch 2

11: repeat round 9 (dec round)

12: dc in each 1ch space and each sc in previous round, join round with ss in ch 2 at beg of round. ch 2

13: sc in back loop of every dc, join round with ss in first st, ch 2. Finish off and weave in ends. 

Hope it fits! Change hook to adjust size. 

Bindy ❄️❄️

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Op Shop Traveller

Heading off for a short trip to the other side of the country and I noticed how my op shop adventures make travel easy!

My carry on luggage by Longchamps (the real article too) was purchased during my #onlyopshopleather spree. 


My blanket coat courtesy of my op shop vintage blanket collection. 


To top if off, I’m wrapped in a beautiful soft new pink cashmere Pashmina purchased with tags on $2 from local ‘Good Sammy’s’.  

Safe travels everyone. ✈️❤️

Bindy x

How to make a blanket coat…

Today I made the coat from a fabulous vintage car rug. 

Here’s how I did it. 


Wash and tumble dry rug to preshrink and felt the fabric. 


Cut pattern pieces to ensure plaid lines up and fringe is used creatively. I used a jacket pattern and squared up the front pieces to allow for the ‘waterfall’ front. 


With right sides together, Stitch shoulder seams first. Stay stitch back neck edge to keep it from stretching. I do not finish blanket coat fabric edges as they are felted up enough to minimize fraying. If needed you can ‘stay-stitch’ all raw edges. 

After shoulder seams, stitch sleeves at shoulders. Then finish with side seams ensuring the plaid matches all the way down the sides. 


Essentially there are 5 pattern pieces and 6 seams in this pattern. The completed seams are stitched flat at each sleeve, shoulder and side seam. 

In less than an hour you have a beautiful warm coat made by recycling an old blanket. 



What next you ask?

Maybe a bomber jacket👊🏼💪🏼!

Bindy 💃🏻❤️

Tomorrow’s Blanket Coat Project 

I have been given a beautiful old tartan car rug. 

It’s my next blanket coat project. 

Below is the intended outcome. I’ll document the process and show step by step how it’s done. If the wool fabric is not felted enough, I may have to finish the edges with stay stitching or a neat blanket stitch. 


(Image source unknown, initially saved from Pinterest. If you can help me acknowledge the source I would appreciate it.)

Watch this space!

Bindy 💂🏻‍♀️❤️