I have always felt that music is an important part of life. The best way to appreciate music is to play an instrument. Growing up I took piano lessons for 5 years. Now as a Mom, all 3 of my children play an instrument.
When a musician learns to read, play and perform music, they gain mental, cognitive and emotional health benefits that will last throughout their lifetime.MusicNote.com
The benefits of music amazes me, if your interested in reading more about the benefits of music, click HERE.
Here my son is playing at his first guitar holiday recital. He was so cute and so proud of his performance. I cannot wait to see and hear many more.
Grandioso Guitar Blanket
My guitar player is my 2nd son, he loves trying new songs out and is a great musician. He is a very cheerful kiddo and so I was immediately drawn to the Red Heat Roll with It Melange (color: Paparazzi). Wanting different angles than the violin, I had the silhouette split center of the guitar by to one side of the blanket for a unique look. The blanket is reversible (all the designs are) so the guitar can be on the left or the right side.
The name Grandioso was suggested by, Chasity, as soon as I heard it I knew this had to be the official name. Grandioso is Spanish for “Great” and this just fits this blanket and the kiddo it was designed for.
The Grandioso Guitar Blanket is a fun, funky, unique, modern and classic blanket with a young vibe to it. However, any generation will love the classic design of the instruments and the music theme.
The blanket is made from the bottom up (this is NOT a C2C).
About the Yarn
I love the beautiful transition in the colors of the Red Heart Roll With It Melange yarn. It is a soft yarn and the color changes are natural, there won’t be any huge jumps in color or abrupt changes. It is a beautiful change in colors and specks, the yarn itself reminds me of sock yarn only because of this. The yarn is a worsted #4 weight.
The gorgeous color changes in the Red Heart Roll with It Melange yarn was just what I was hoping for. The yarn worked up lovely and was a huge success with the overall look of the finished blankets. However, finding the ideal white/contrasting yarn was a bit difficult, but I finally found it and the blankets worked up great.
Aa soon as the pattern was released, the white/ contrasting yarn was discontinued. Thankfully, with the popularity of these blanket designs many of you have messaged me with yarn that has worked great as a substitute, you can check out the following yarns:
- Brava Worsted (my personal favorite for matching) – Find Yarn HERE
- Herrschnerrs Worsted
- Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee (has a little more sheen than the Melange)
- Caron Simply Soft (has a little more sheen than the Melange)
Music To My Soul Ebook – What You Get
If you love the Piano Pizzazz blanket you may want to check out the entire Music to My Soul ebook. In the ebook you get 3 musical instrument pattens.
Included in the ebook are detailed instructions and photo tutorials for the following:
- All the stitches
- How to crochet color changes, hide yarn, and weave in the ends of your work.
- Each blanket require different amounts of yarn for the main color and the white sections-detailed amounts are included.
- Graphs for each design as well as enlarged graphs for easier reading
- A written format stating how many stitches in each color according to the rows
Where to get the Ebook
- Read About more Details on the ebook – click HERE
NEW Expansion Pack Available
With the popularity of the Music Blankets, I have received so many request for more blankets. Therefore, it is exciting to announce that 10 new instruments have been added.
Gradioso Guitar Blanket Only
If you are still only wanting to get the Grandioso Guitar design, it is available in the following pattern shops:
- Etsy – click HERE
- Ravelry – click HERE
- LoveCraft – click HERE
Piano & Violin Blankets
You can find the individual patterns for the Violin and Guitar crochet patterns below:
- Piano Pizzazz – click HERE
- Vibrato Violin – click HERE
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