I am a little late on my blog catch ups on this one this year, yes it is that time again for the annual crochet along with Coastal Crochet. I love Eleonora’s CALs because I always learn something new and week 1 was no exception. This year the option of colours was summer or Autumn so I opted for Autumn as it has my favourite colour in, can you guess it?
Just look at this Tunisian Entrelac crocheted gingham square to start off this years CAL. So yes you could say I learnt something new straight away. I was a little worried as I have never really tried Tunisian crochet until recently with not great results I have to confess. I shouldn’t have been, She always does great tutorial videos to support each of her blankets, so I watched studied and off I went.
I looks so effective doesn’t it? But oh my goodness look at all those ends, I think it took longer to weave all those in than it did the whole square itself.
I did make quite a big error on one row but by the time I’d noticed it I’d almost done so I wasn’t frogging it. I wonder if anyone spots it?
Basket Weave (Ugh) love the effect, it hates me. I always lose my way with it and forget to change direction and always end up re doing it and yes this time was no exception. Looks great though and week 2 is already complete so blog will follow soon.
So I couldn’t resist, yet more baby yarn spotted and brought from BnM (UK) so I just had to make my favourite baby blanket again. I got home and wound it into cakes straight away not knowing how this would turn out I made a start.
This yarn was so nice to work with and as you know I do love this pattern so I wizzed through the first bobble heart section and looked at the way the colours started to build and loved it.
Of course there was enough left over to make an Octopus to.
What do you think?
Beautiful isn’t it? It didn’t last long and is now on it’s way overseas awaiting the arrival of a new bundle of joy into this world. Cannot wait to see pictures of baby all snuggled.
Afternoon everyone, it’s a cold one today in the UK, I do hope if you’re out and about you’re wrapped up and keeping warm.
All this kitty needed was his fish back pack and off he goes. I found this pattern online and shared it on my socials as it was so cute and in came a request straight away. So I purchased the pattern and off I went, however I was asked to make it all black to match their own Kitty so with head in my hands at the thought of working it all in black I made a start.
He worked up really quickly and with the splashes of colour on his little boots, jumper and backpack the black worked out really well.
I wonder where he is off too? Any suggestions?
I think he’s off to fill his back pack with little fishies.
Thanks for reading, have a lovely weekend Take care and stay safe
Good evening everyone, I hope you are all safe and well? It’s the start of yet another week in lockdown and what are you doing to get through it? Me it’s definitely my crochet I’m not sure what I would do without it on these long dark cold evenings alone, it really does help.
Over Christmas I nipped to BnM with my mum for our toiletries and of course I couldn’t not stop at the yarn, it just sucks me in even when I do my best to avoid it. Well I am so glad that I gave in because I spotted this beautiful chunky white multi coloured spot yarn. My local stores never really have a great amount of stock so I brought all they had (5).
I didn’t have a clue what I was going to make but knew I needed it, well it so happened that my close friends announced the arrival of tiny feet in July 21, if this wasn’t a sign I don’t know what was. Out came my favourite baby blanket pattern and off I went.
I was worried when I started on three fronts 1) Would I have enough yarn? 2) Would the pattern work with one colour? 3) are the recipients going to like it? Well it was soon apparent that no I wouldn’t have enough yarn so I started to panic knowing what the stock levels are like around me. I went along to a different store and there it was six left and in the basket they went. As for looking good in one colour, absolutely it pops lovely. The recipients loved it so all worries soon evaporated.
I had enough yarn left over to make a touch sensitive octopus that matches and looks cool with the spots from the yarn.
This baby blanket has to be my favourite, I just love making them, it never gets boring and works up so quickly, before you know it you’re staring the border.
Pattern – Baby Pandemonium by The Crochet Sanctuary, thank you ladies for this amazing pattern I know I will be making more.
I hope you like it as much as I do and please share what is keeping you entertained through this most recent lockdown.
Happy New Year everyone, I do hope you are all staying safe in these scary times? Lockdown number 3 is under way here in the UK and the current facts and figures here are very frightening.
With that in mind, apologies for not posting for a while but I have had a somewhat troublesome commission to work on over the festive period.
A Momma Sheep giving birth, yes you heard correctly, and boy did she I’ve me some headaches. She was very fiddly and I struggled to keep the right number of stitches in each round and felt like I was redoing each one four or five times.
I finally finished her and her babies last week and she has now safely been shipped to her new forever happy home.
Pattern by Laura Sutcliffe and can be found on Etsy and Ravelry.
Thank you for reading as always and enjoy the remaining part of your weekend.
Happy Sunday everyone hope you’re all well and safe and going to get out and enjoy this rare November sunshine here in the UK today. I certainly will be as soon as I’ve submitted this blog it will be a nice long walk in the woods for me and the schnauzers. What are your plans?
That’s it, it’s all complete, 6 weeks gone just like that but what a journey it’s been. The end result being this beautiful Christmas blanket that can be enjoyed year after year. The pictures are taken on a king sized bed so will easily cover a single bed to add that Christmas touch to any bedroom.
I say this every week but I truly mean this, thank you @The Wee House of Crochet, @The Crochet Sanctuary & @Lynda’s Craft room for such a wonderful design that’s kept my mind so very occupied during another lockdown alone. It has been the best therapy I could’ve asked for to help me through the end of this god awful year. I have so much yarn left over that I must make something to match or maybe some hats?
I have enjoyed every single stitch and sharing this journey with everyone each week. I am a little sad that it is over but I have plenty of other things on my ever growing list to do.
I know it’s early but Merry Christmas everyone, time to snuggle under it and hibernate. Thanks for sharing this journey with me and taking the time to read my blog each week the support is much appreciated.
When I started the Christmas CAL I was downloading the introduction before part 1 was released, I noticed they also had a baby blanket in the files that I couldn’t resist. I planned to start one as soon as I finished the Christmas CAL but a few days after downloading and printing ready I got a request for a baby blanket. No particular request for type, no specifics other than colour, which wasn’t to be traditional but autumnal. Oh this was so meant to be I couldn’t wait I had to start it as soon as I could.
I planned to use my stash as I had odd bits of all the colours I required but then I saw my favourite yarn on offer through The Knitting Network, so I picked 5 colours, paid and true to knitting networks form it arrived the next day. Yarn was quickly wound into cakes and that was it I did as much as I can in-between waiting for the new parts of the CAL to be released.
It was beautiful to work up, the soft yarn of Style Crafts Special DK and the amazing pattern that kept you wanting to create the next section because they all just stood out and popped with each different colour that was added. The only thing that I changed on the pattern was the final round of the border, and that was only because it didn’t sit right with the colours chosen so I simply added rounds of single and half trebles to finish.
What a beauty it is, and was nice to make a baby blanket away from the norm of pinks, blues, lemons and mints. I will be making more of these that is for sure. Thank you The Wee House of Crochet, Lynda’s Craft Room & The Crochet Sanctuary for creating such beauty again.
Well that’s all the the body of the blanket complete and it’s huge. It will easily cover a single bed when it’s finished. Giant snowflake bobbles again this week and I have to say with the weight of it now I was glad to get past this section. Worth it though look how they stand out they look so good.
Friday will see the final part of this CAL release and will be the border and then that’s it, it will be done, wow where has that 6 weeks gone? it’s gone so quickly and I’m so happy that I have been able to stay on track and not fall behind. Cannot wait to finish it now, Roll on Friday.
As always thanks to all the ladies involved in designing this beautiful blanket, I love it 1) The Crochet Sanctuary 2) The Wee House of Crochet 3) Lynda’s Craft Room
Take care everyone, Stay safe & thank you for reading.