Friday, 18 November 2011

New Crochet

Well, having said I was going do some quilting I haven't got round to it this week.  The weather's been so gloomy I've felt more like curling up on the sofa with some crochet and some rubbish telly!  Also got most of my Christmas presents sorted online. Just a few smaller bits and pieces to find now :)

I added a simple cream border to the hexagon blanket that has been sitting around unfinished for ages. Think it finishes it off nicely.


Playing around with my wool I've decided to make my next project in pinks and greens and a pretty apricot I found this morning at my local wool shop.  Went through my favourite book and tried a waterlily square which is quite easy to do, but looks a bit more interesting than the flat ones I've done before.  I'm going to start with 9 for a cushion cover and see how it goes!




Have a good weekend
xxx

13 comments:

  1. Lovely square and I love the colors you have picked out for your next project. They are very yummy.
    Have a great weekend,
    Meredith

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  2. It looks gorgeous- I look forward to seeing how it ends up

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  3. Your hexy blanket is soo lovely ,i love the pattern,shape colours everything ,its adorable xx

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  4. Your hexagon blanket is lovely, the edging finishes it off very well. I can't wait to see the cushion cover, it's going to look stunning, I love the colours you've chosen. I've hardly even started my Christmas shopping, I'm really behind this year.

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  5. The hexagon blanket is gorgeous. The border is perfect.
    Teresa

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  6. I have just discovered your blog. Your hexagon blanket is beautiful, as is the last one you finished. I am very new to crochet and find your blog and Lucy's (attic 24) inspiring. In fact it gives me too many 'to do' projects. I love your hexagon blanket and granny square with the round middle, however I am not yet skilled enough with crochet to figure the pattern out myself. so do you have any suggestions of books to help me out? thanks!

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  7. Thank you for all your comments. Dianne, sorry I couldn't reply personally. The book shown in this post is good for inspiration and has a helpful basic stitch section. There are plenty of others, just check if they're American or British as they name the stitches differently! If you mean the one in my title pic, I made it up. The centre spokes are double trebles, 2 chain. The rest is all trebles and chains and I think the corners are double trebles. I should have written it down!

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  8. I made my first Irish crochet rose recently. And today at a craft morning I go to at my son's school a mum had a great vintage book of crochet blocks, I got quite giddy, and now yours...Christmas wish list I think! I just love looking at your wool stash, colour combinations and beautiful things you make.

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  9. Pati from London5 March 2012 at 13:58

    love your blanket and the colour combos that you choose! I have been following you on Pinterest but hadn't realised you had a blog!! Will keep you in my list of blogs to follow! have a lovely day, Pati x

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    1. Hi Patti, I don't know if you'll read this but hello and thank you for stopping by my blog. Always nice to have new followers :)

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  10. I love this waterlily pattern and am looking to find the book to purchase. Is the pattern in the book exactly like yours? I don't want to buy the book unless i will get the same result. Thanks.

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  11. i just found out blog and i love your large hexagon afghan with the cream border, is there any place the pattern is written down and if so is it american or british? i know american crochet so i would need to figure it out in amercian crochet if its in british thanks so much

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    1. Hi Crystal. There's no pattern as such, but it's similar to a granny square, but with 6 sides. I did 2 double crochet (US), 1 ch, with 2ch in each corner. Hope that helps. Sorry I couldn't find any contact details for you. xx

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