Azulejo Tile Blanket

Portuguese Azulejo Tiles

Portuguese Azulejo Tiles

As I spent time organizing my yarn stash (remnants), I noticed that I had an assortment of blues. Inspired by the Portuguese Azulejo Tiles, my creativity juices started to flow. Above is the finished product.

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Azulejo Tiling is a form of art that was introduced to Portugal through the Spanish Moors. This tiling craftsmanship can be traced back to the ancient Persians. The challenge lay in capturing this concept in crochet.

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Azulejo Tiles are glazed in a single color and decorated in geometric patterns, usually blue ceramic tile. They are used to adorn many of the Portuguese homes. For my version, I used an off-white or cream color as the basic single color and various shades of blue for the geometric pattern.

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What better way to capture this idea than with the granny square. Rows of granny squares using the blue color family and a basic cream (off white) background create a nice version of the tiling motif.

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To think that this square and a picture of Portuguese blue tile (Azulejo) could end in a delightful blanket. The blanket consists of 35 granny square. Each granny square measures 5.5 inches. The squares were joined together using a Flat Braid Join. This was done in a blue. A final edging in cream (off white) using double crochet stitches completes this blanket.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Judy
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 15:49:40

    I LOVE your “tile” blanket. It turned out great!

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