Thursday, 11 November 2010

Crochet Blanket



I have almost completed enough squares for my blanket - I can't remember when I started it but I think it was around March - I was going to have it done in a month or at least by September to take on holiday with us - Holland in a caravan can be a little chilly in the mornings.



I have loved doing my little flowery squares - the hardest bit has been choosing the colour combinations and trying to make them look completely random. I suppose I wont really know if I have succeeded until they are all joined together.

There are two types of flower square - the rose ...........



and the daisy .........




The daisy squares have been quicker to do but I think I prefer the roses.

The pattern is in this brilliant book by Melody Griffiths - Crocheted Throws & Wraps.

There are 25 amazing designs and I am itching to get started on the next one.




I quite fancy doing this gingham blanket - I thought maybe red and white would make it a bit Christmassy (who am I kidding - it wont be finished until July !!!)




I really love the colours in this flower garden throw - though I do find it a little bit wierd to have uneven edges.



Well, I had better go and carry on - need to decide what to cook for tea, probably need to go out and buy what I need to cook for tea !!!, have a load of washing to put in, want to take some photos of our bedroom which we are in the process of renovating (we have been for 3 years) and then hopefully I'll get to do some crochet tonight in front of the TV - I have 18 squares left to complete but the first two rounds are completed on all of them so it shouldnt take too long.

I may do a couple of rose squares again as I've used a really bright green in them and it seems to be sticking out like a sore thumb when I place them all together - think I must have chose the wool in the electric light - or in the dark !!!

9 comments:

bellaboo said...

Can't wait to see your crochet blanket when it's finished! I absolutely adore the colours and the combinations you've chosen.I'm hoping one day to be able to make those flowery squares. :0)

Tilly said...

It's going to be lovely. Really like the garden throw but, you're right, the uneven edges seem strange.

Ruth Marie said...

Very pretty indeed! I keep umming and ahhing over buying that book

delia hornbook said...

ohhh i can't wait to see it finished its going to be so lovely and fresh looking i adore the white edging its such a beautiful contrast against the other colours.Enjoy finishing it. Dee x

charl said...

oo love the colours..your blanket is going to be gorgeous.. i really wish i could crochet because you can make such pretty things!!
yes this weather is a bit scary.. our lights all flickered before oo not nice!!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Oh wow, I am in awe of your crochet !!! How beautiful - I love the colours and I love that you've used white as the base colour - they work together beautifully! Can't wait to see the finished item :-)
Thank you so much for your support and lovely words about our adoption news :-)
Happy days to you,
Denise x

Serenata said...

Oh not long now and your blanket will be finished...these things take time ;-) I love the gingham one and even if you don't get it finished until July, it will be ready for the following Christmas :-)

Vintage Tea Time said...

What a lovely blanket that's going to be! It's really fresh with the white. Clever you!

freerangegirl said...

Love your blanket! the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for following my blog Im really enjoying yours - truly inspirational! I just wished I'd been your 100th follower!!!