Every time I got out my crochet blanket Little One would make a beeline for it and make herself nice and comfy whilst I worked on it. I therefore decided that I would make one for her bed in the living room. I ordered the wool from Minerva and it arrived last weekend so it set to work on the blanket.
This is how the blanket is currently looking, I think it is probably about half done:
The colours go with the living room but I also feel that they also go beautifully with Little One:
She is already showing an interest by resting her head on my lap as I crochet, hopefully this means she’ll enjoy it when it is finished.
Back in May I started a crochet blanket, I started it the day before my exam as a self calming strategy; by giving myself something to concentrate on I didn’t get myself all wound up about the exam.
Today I finally completed the blanket:
It consists of 26 stripes of purple and grey hues and then a border to finish it all off:
The blanket goes perfectly on our bed, we have actually been using it during the recent cold nights. I have simply placed a safety pin in the last stitch before putting it on the bed. The blanket is wonderfully warm.
Little One has taken quite a shine to the blanket, every time I have been crocheting it recently she has come and curled up on it (honest working on the blanket with a dog laying on it is not the easiest of things). I have therefore decided that the next blanket I make will be a mini on for her…I know she is very spoilt!
My crochet blanket was put on hold during the warm weather, however I have now picked it back up again and have now reached the end of the twentieth stripe, meaning that the blanket is now two third complete:
Only ten more stripes to go, I would quite like to get the blanket completed during October so that it is definitely done ready for the cooler months.
Due to the hot weather my crochet blanket too a bit of a back seat for a while…somehow having all that wool on my lap was more than I could bare. Now that it has cooled down a bit I have picked the blanket up again and added another few stripes. Today I add the eighteen stripe:
It is actually getting pretty hard to show all of it on one photo, goodness knows how I’ll get the whole thing in when it is finished.
I tried standing on a chair and photographing down onto the bed:
But it still doesn’t show the whole lot! Hopefully I can continue working on it now the evenings are cooling down and get towards it being finished before the nights get cold.
The crochet blanket has continued to grow and this evening I have finished the fifteen stripe which means I am half way there! This is how the blanket is looking:
Right at the top there is a deep purple stripe that is sort of lost on the grey bedding.
I have also managed to complete the jasmine top but Si is out tonight so no photos until tomorrow, I’ll share it then.
It has been a month since I started the crochet blanket and it now has ten stripes:
This means it is now about a third completed. It is fitting into my bedroom very nicely:
My addiction to crochet has continued and I have been making excellent progress on the crochet blanket. I have now completed the seventh stripe (and started on the eighth)….not bad going considering i started on 14th May.
I think that I’ll need 30 stripes in total so I’m about 1/4 of the way through:
I have been really bitten by the crochet bug after making the flower at the knitting group. A lot of the people at the group are making blankets and so I have decided to start my own. I firstly sat on my bed to make the chain so that I could check it was the right length. I have then been slowly but surely working on it for the last couple of weeks.
I found that this was the perfect craft for being a passenger on a long journey. After my exam Si and I went up to York and on the three hour journey there and back I completed the whole of the second colour. Here is how the blanket is currently looking:
And a close up:
I am mainly working in greys and purples because this is the colour of our bedroom but I have used some lemon to break it all up. So far I am very happy with it, it is very thick so should be lovely and warm in the winter months.
I’m back, exams all over and now time for some crafting…very relieved and can’t wait to use Thursdays (my old study day) as my new crafting day. Although I stayed off the blog during revision and exams, my crafting continued so I have some things to share over the next few days. First up, I learned to make a crochet flower.
The knitting group that I attend at The Blossom Centre is made up of a wide variety of knitting and crocheting lovers a couple learned to crochet in the very first meet up in January and have been proper converts since. By popular demand Corinna arranged for a friend to come an teach us how to crochet flowers. It gave me a great excuse to use my project bag made by A Good Talking To for the nautical craft swap, because I just needed to take some wool and hooks (usually I take my Paperdolls jumper which is far to big for the project bag):
Corinna’s friend was GlammaMamma and she was incredibly patient, showing us how to count stitches when we lost count and working with me when I somehow crocheted backwards. Here is my finished flower (my third ever crocheted item, see the baby booties and granny squares for my other two):
Check out Glammamamma to see flowers from the other people in the group and for some other stunning crochet.
Whilst on holiday I attended a crocheting workshop, resulting in a completed pair of baby slippers. I then decided that I would continuing with crocheting whilst away so that my new knowledge could be kept fresh. I previously brought a crochet kit for kids but struggled to rotate the pictorial instructions for my leftie ways:
Following the workshop on the slippers I felt that I could now adapt the instructions and work towards completing my first ever granny square. I waited until it was a lovely day (we were very lucky with the weather all things considering) and S, Little One and I sat outside. S with his racing post, Little one with her sun and I with the crochet kit:
Here is that start of my first ever granny square:
And here is the second row:
Here is my first ever completed granny square:
Whilst on holiday I managed to finish another seven, I honestly can’t believe how quick crocheting is. I managed to finish another square this morning meaning that I have now done all nine:
Now that I have finished the crocheting I just have to make up the cushion, which I think should be relatively straightforward and quick. Hopefully I can get it done one evening this week, although from tomorrow I will have to refocus my energies back into studying after I have had a week off.