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 daughter is playing at her first piano recital, she even composed her own song after only a few months of lessons. She was very nervous (if you couldn’t tell) but played so well.
Piano Pizzazz Blanket
What a fun way to describe the jazzy colors in the Piano blanket (name suggested by Angela)! My daughter is the pianist in our family and saying she is the Pizzazz in the household is an understatement-LOL.
The piano blanket has the keys laying along the top or the bottom edge. In my sample photos the piano keys are shown along the bottom of the blanket. However, with no adjustments the keys can lay along the top of the blanket resulting in the keys being at your hands when you pull the blanket over you!
The Piano Pizzazz Blanket is a fun, funky, unique, modern 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). The piano blanket begins with the details in the keys, this can be a little tricky but is so worth the time. Just be patient and once you finish the first 30 rows, you get to sit back and enjoy a fun stitch that works up quick.
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:
- 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 are included as well as enlarged graphs for easier reading
- A written format that states how many stitches are made 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.
Piano Pizzazz Blanket Only
If you are still only wanting to get the Piano Pizzazz Blanket design, it is available in the following pattern shops:
Violin & Guitar Blankets
You can find the individual patterns for the Violin and Guitar crochet patterns below:
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