Baby Pandemonium

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.

Have a lovely evening, take care and stay safe.

Marie @cosycrochetbymarie

Blooming Flower Cushion

I wanted to make a cushion to match the mandala blanket I made, colourwise anyway. I came across this free pattern to download on facebook and thought it looked very effective.

The pattern was easy enough so why did I struggle with it to start with? I kept either losing a stitch or gaining one on each round and had no idea how.

So I made a few notes on the pattern, started again and it was a breeze and flowed like a flower in a sunny afternoon breeze. It was so therapeutic to make up that I had to stop myself continuing round and round and round. I had to think about stuffing it that’s the only reason I stopped (TeeHee)

The back was very simply rounds in the same colours to match the back of the front (make sense? good!) using the same increasing rows to keep the size consistent.

I’m just loving these seasonal colours at the minute they feel so warm and cosy. Once I’d finished it I found myself sat with it on my knee stroking my hands over the petals it feels amazing. It would make a great 3D blanket which is something I may have to consider at some point, as well as many more cushions as I can in different colours scattered throughout the house.

Ahhhh so many things to make and very little time it seems again, loving having my crojo back and sharing with you lovely lot again.

  • Pattern Designed by – Attic24
  • Purchased from – Free Facebook Download

Thanks for reading, Happy Friday everyone, I have something very exciting to start this weekend so watch this space.

Love to you all, Stay Safe

Marie @cosycrochetbymarie