Granny Squares

Love them or hate them there is no denying that you cannot beat them for a quick, easy and effective blanket. So with this lockdown nightmare continuing, combined with having a clear out, I came across some yarn I brought from a pound-shop on a lodge holiday last year. I loved the colours but was unsure what to make so as with the rest of my stash to the back of the shelf they went.

Out it came a couple of weeks ago and a square was formed and grew. I only had 6 balls of it so had no idea how big it would get, so using a larger than recommended hook, I just kept going until I knew I wouldn’t have enough yarn to go around anymore. I also found a ball of the same yarn in a nice bright orange colour which would be excellent for a border.

It has made a decent enough size at 35inch square so would be great for a pram / pushchair / cot or Childs lap blanket. The colours are amazing you get that warm summer to autumn feel from it, and it washed beautifully soft. Planning a stash buster one to get rid of all the odd pieces of yarn, who knows how that will turn out or how big ;-).

Whilst I was making this blanket a close friend was stating to learn to crochet. Great to see lockdown and furlough going to some good use. She didn’t just attempt to learn she went all in and decided to try her own granny square blanket, Look at what she achieved in a week for her first crochet project.

Just amazing, having passed my Crochet Diploma recently I felt like a proud tutor, mentor, mum, big sis and best friend all rolled into one. Not only did she make this blanket she also made her very own stitch markers and sent me a couple as well. Love them Millie well done and keep going I cannot wait to see what you produce next.

Hope you’re all being productive in these uncertain times.

Thanks for reading, stay safe, stay home and take care

Love Marie @ Cosy Crochet

Meet Scooter

Morning Everyone, followers will know that a while back I mentioned the green one I was working on in my WIP’s post. Well the green one has been a labour of love and hate for a long time, way past the first post about him. I have started and failed with this little guy (well actually he’s not so little) for the best part of 2 years nearly. I don’t really know why but anyway he’s finally complete and I’m soooooooo happy with him.

Pattern is from my favourite set of books, Zoomigurumi 2, and has really clear and precise pattern details, so again why did I struggle with him? Pattern written by Kamlin  patterns

Have you ever worked on something that you just couldn’t seem to get right?

I love him, he’s not perfect but OMG I’m so proud of him.

EAU Duuuude……..(I wonder how many of you make that connection lol)

But……There was something missing, my partner and I kept looking at him but couldn’t quite put our finger on it, then it hit us, he needs a beanie Conrad states, yes he does indeed so I quickly made him a beanie to match his trainers.

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Happy Sunday all, hope he makes you smile 🙂

Marie (Cosy Crochet) x