Wednesday, 13 February 2013

More Crochet


Hello,  I'm still here, but haven't been around internet-land recently due to our phone line suddenly dying again!  A fault at the exchange apparently, meaning a few days cold turkey from e-mails, blogs, pinterest, etc etc.  Actually I didn't miss it too much and found myself digging out books to read, tidying shelves and catching up with some of the stuff  I've recorded on TV while turning out this little rainbow of blocks ready for my next blanket.  


Don't they look pretty!  The plan is to make about 4 of each colour then add a white border to each one and arrange them roughly in a similar rainbow order rather than randomly like I usually do.  I think they would look lovely without the white too, maybe joined at the points, as you go.  Perhaps I'll do that next time!  There's a whole mixture of brands here, all washable merino or wool.  Most are leftover balls from past blankets, or ones that I bought and then decided not to use.  The pattern is from the book "200 Crochet Blocks" by Jan Eaton, altered just slightly in the 3rd round by changing every 3rd treble into a chain to give a more lacy feel.  It's an easy and popular block,  I've seen loads on the internet, but that's the beauty of crochet. Even with the same pattern, every project will turn out different and special to the maker :)  


Right, better go and catch up with some housework!
Bye for now.
xxx

59 comments:

  1. Dear Debbie, it looks beautifil. I really want to start ANOTHER blanket right now...
    Love, love, love it :)))))

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  2. Wauw... its look wonderfull. I love the colours of the rainbow. It gives me a warm and fussy feeling inside. Maybe I should go start my own blanket... I'm looking forward to see the finish blanket.
    Love Rikke

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  3. Gosh, what beauty before me! Cheered me right up after an un-inspiring trudge around Tescos. Beautiful colours, love the combination. I have just pulled out my book to see which pattern it is,willow? Really like what you've done with this xx

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    1. Yes, that's right, it's called Willow. Easy but pretty!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! What make/brand is the yarn? The colours are amazing!
    Thanks!

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    1. There's several different types. Lots of Debbie bliss Rialto, Sublime Extra Fine Merino, James C Brett Merino. Artesano and Rowan Pure wool among others. Perhaps I'll do a post another time.

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    2. Thank you very much for your reply, it's much appreciated. A post on the yarn would go down very well....I'm sure!

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  5. This pattern is absolutely beautiful and the colours you have chosen are so soft and lovely. I know the pattern well as I have the same book which I love! Well done for your excellent choice of colours and such neat work!

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  6. WOW what a stunning rainbow of colours and gorgeous square. Can't wait to see the finished result.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  7. Oh my goodness, those squares are gorgeous. Such beautiful, delicate colours. Can't wait to see them in blanket form. Would you mind if I add them to my blanket inspriation pinterest board?

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    xx

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  8. Gorgeous colors, can't wait to see the end result.

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  9. Simply stunning, the pattern itself is very beautiful but the colours you're using enhance it even more. I look forward to seeing the finished blanket.

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  10. That yarn is exquisite! Seldom have I seen a more beautiful palette. You've done a superb job creating the most wonderful motifs. Eager to see it all come together!

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  11. Oh My!!!! It is gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  12. Gorgeous pattern and colors ! So pretty !

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  13. You know, I cant take all those yarns off my head since you posted the picture some days ago. Please do a post about them !!
    I'm making a blanket for my daughter myself at the moment.

    Cant wait to see the end result of your blanket.
    P.S: What book is that you talk about in the comments ?? - sorry I only found your blog in the previous post to this one. . .

    Eva

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    1. Hi, You can find the book on Amazon (or Spanish equivalent) "200 Crochet Blocks for blankets, throws and afghans" by Jan Eaton. xx

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  14. Wow, so lovely. I can't wait to see it finished.
    Jilly

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  15. It looks so beautiful, love the colors :)

    Lluisa x

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  16. Oh my word! Delightful, they look fantastic together! :) x

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  17. WOW! Those colors are so, so gorgeous! It is so amazing how you graduated one to the next just perfectly. Oh how I love color, and these especially. ~Jan

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  18. Lovely colours - like a cottage garden x

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  19. Oh my goodness, those colours are a total dream. Your blanket is going to be stunning! I've just had a look at the willow block in the book and *whispers* definitely prefer yours - you're right, much prettier and lacier.

    Heather x

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  20. These are so pretty. You are inspiring me to do something similar. I love your cheerful colors. :-)

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  21. Wow, such beautiful colours and pattern!

    Groetjes, Monique

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  22. Amazing! And those colors - who doesn't love a color palette like this! It's truly groovy :)
    xo,
    wink

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  23. Beautiful! The colours are a perfect combination!
    Helen x

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  24. They are so pretty! absolutely love the colours! Perfect as always :)

    Shabby Chic and Tea♥

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  25. Gorgeous! I love the colours. :o)

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  26. Oh so pretty ... I love these. :)

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  27. I love your cheerful colors ;)))
    Hugs.

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  28. Oh my goodness they are glorious!
    All those beautiful shades, they look amazing - you have been working so hard to achieve that amount!The blanket will be a beauty!
    Gill xx

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  29. Wow, you have been busy! These little squares are just fabulous. Can't wait to see your blanket all finished.
    Have a happy day,
    xx

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  30. So lovely! You've inspired me with both color and pattern. I'm tempted to go buy the book.

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  31. All I can say is.... Just Gorgeous!!

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  32. Beautiful! Your crochet always cheers me up. I've just learned how to do the bobble stitch and I'm making a rainbow coloured bathmat. I love it!

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  33. How stunning. These little motifs are going to make another beautiful Serendipity Patch Blanket!

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  34. Wow! Those colours are stunning. So carefully blended and muted together and just the right depth of colour too. I follow your blog by having it bookmarked and for one reason it was stuck on your last post of 2012 so I thought you hadn't been back to blog land. What a lovely surprise to find all your 2013 ones when I checked the blog archive. Can I ask what make yarn this collection is from? Shall look forward to the completed blanket!

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  35. Hello, thanks for your comments. The yarn is a mixture of brands, all washable merino/wool. I've mentioned some of them in a reply above, really I'm just using up my stash! xx

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  36. Wow Debbie, this is amazing!!! The colors and the pattern... I bought the book after reading your blog once and I must say, with your colors and your work it's like this is a new block (of course I rushed into finding the block in the book after seeing your post hehe).

    And talking about pinterest, can I look you up on Pinterest? I would love to follow you there ;) (that's how I ended up finding your blog, I was browsing crochet work on Pinterest!!)

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  37. These are seriously gorgeous, I've only just learnt to crochet and I love all the pastels, I'm going the same way. Thank you for sharing the pattern too, I must try it out. Your blog is always lovely to look at for inspiration :)

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  38. So beautiful! I've been working with more intense colors over the last year, and this is making me want to do something softer. The colors are exquisite!

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  39. vraiment magnifique de belle couleurs

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  40. Hi there I just love the squares. Would you have a pattern for them as I would love to do them. Carole

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  41. Hi there I just love the squares. Would you have a pattern for them as I would love to do them. Carole

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  42. I just discovered your very lovely blog. Your blocks are incredibly beautiful and the colors divine.. I am your newest follower. Hugs Judy

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  43. I Love these colors. Just beautiful ! I am lucky that I have this book. I am going to get it now and make some of these beautiful squares. I don't have yarn this pretty but have some pastels to get started.

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  44. WOW, these are so beautiful!!! Is this cotton yarn? What brand is it? The colors are so lovely. You do such gorgeous work, I'm jealous LOL.

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    1. No, it's all washable wool/merino. A variety of brands.

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  45. Those squares are awesome. ....I would love the pattern...where did you fins it? Beautiful work!

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  46. Beautiful rows of rainbowness! I have that book so I shall have a little look through this evening and perhaps attempt a block or two. I am starting a pram blanket for a friend who is expecting a little boy. Inspiration is failing me at present. Something boyish but still pretty. I love your colours x

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