Christmas Eve Blanket P2

Happy Sunday everyone I hope you have had a lovely weekend so far?

Friday was part 2 release day over on The Crochet Sanctuary’s facebook page and I couldn’t wait to finish work and start it (turns out I couldn’t stop either ha ha)

The first few rows where crisscrossed trebles and how beautiful they are, little did I know what scene they were setting as I as doing them (more on that later)

Then followed by some beautiful Christmas Trees (come on Marie you can do this) was my only thought at this point. I have to confess this is a section you cannot leave and pick back up, you need concentration and counting aloud is a must for this section, I was getting some very strange looks from the schnauzers in the room that’s for sure.

Shhhh mummy we are trying to sleep!

I have never worked this method before so it was new to me and did need to watch the video when I started. It does leave rows of chains on the back of your work, which I will secure with a few darning stitches when the blanket is complete (of before if they start to bug me).

I was very happy for the extra hour we gained last night, due to the clocks going back here in the UK, because I couldn’t put it down and didn’t realise the time when I finished.
I needed something to occupy my mind after some devastating news received yesterday and part 2 of this beautiful CAL was perfect.

I weaved in all my ends this morning and as I lay it in position for today’s blog pictures it came to life before my eyes. Those beautiful snow capped rolling mountains the backdrop to a forest of trees and fallen leaves and trodden in snow all mashed together, No? just me?, Well that’s what I see anyway ha ha.

Thanks again to all the ladies designing this beautiful pattern, you helped me immensely yesterday so thank you, Also is it Friday yet?

Enjoy your Sunday, thanks for taking the time to have a read. Make the most of the daylight today we won’t have much of it now for a few months, does mean more cosy crochet nights for me though (every cloud).

Take care, Marie @cosycrochetbymarie

Crochet Diploma – Module 4

Afternoon everyone I have just completed Module 4, Beyond the basics but before I continue I would like to say that I passed both modules 2 and 3, YAY.

This module covered Joining new colours to a project and different methods of doing this, now when I very first started to crochet I did the big No-NO, yes I admit I used to tie a knot in the yarn (oooops) I didn’t know at the time this would come undone in the wash, did anyone else tie knots when you started out?

What method of changing is the preferred way out there?

I always work new colour into the final stitch so that the new colour starts clean on the new row / stitch, this is my preferred way anyway. I then either weave the ends in or crochet them in as I go, depending on what stitch I’m doing.

Hands up, who hates weaving ends? I do, like really do so I will try and crochet them into the work as much as I possible can.

It also covered working in the front and back loops, front and back posts to create a ribbed effect, which if you’ve never done before can seem a little confusing when you are a beginner, especially back post because it just feels awkward in your hands.

Then went onto the differences between Clusters, Bobbles, Puff and Popcorn stitches, which was good to get a clear outline of the difference to each as they can sometimes be referred to as the same names depending on patterns, but there is quite a difference. I think my preference is Bobbles, Whats yours?

Well that’s my assessment submitted so fingers crossed and onto Module 5 it is.

Thanks for reading, Happy Saturday

Marie (Cosy Crochet) x

CAL – Week 4

Well that was a nice and easy 3 rounds after the bobbles last week, I did struggle a bit because I have a poorly shoulder and not able to move much so I was glad that this week was an easy one.

Just look though, love it, is it Friday yet?

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Marie (Cosy Crochet) x

Crochet Diploma – Module 2

Afternoon you lovely lot. Well the weather has taken a turn for the worst and I just managed to get in before the heavens opened. I hope you all have brollies it looks like it’s in for the afternoon, in true April Showers fashion.

As the weather is dismal and I cannot get out with the dogs because they will not entertain the rain, I thought I would look at module 2 of the diploma, Assessment has just been submitted so fingers crossed everyone.

Module 2 is all about Holding the Hook and Yarn, keeping tension and the basic stitches to get you going. Now having recently realised that I have been working in US terms for a number of years it was weird to hear and follow the UK terms. if it wasn’t for week 1 of the CAL I would’ve been even more confused and would never have realised I was working in US terms. Least I now know that I can work in both that’s got to be a bonus right?

I made myself a little chart of UK and US terminology and attached this to my pin board for quick reference.

So a quick and easy module complete on to No 3 then……

Don’t get too wet out there, grab some yarn and a coffee and watch everyone else getting wet, teehee.

Bye for now

Marie (Cosy Crochet) x

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