Baby Puffin Comforter

Hello and Happy Mother’s Day, hope all you mums out here are being deservedly spoilt.
I’ve had a busy time of it recently as you have probably noticed with all my blog spam (sorry not sorry.

There is no better feeling than when someone reaches out to you after seeing your work online and being asked to make them something. Especially when you read “I have seen your work online and know you are the one to make me what I want”
After smiling upon reading this you do take a moment to think oh no what do they want? Ha ha

This one however I couldn’t wait to start it. I ordered the yarn straight away and eagerly anticipated it’s arrival and always The Knitting Network did not disappoint.

I have never worked with flutterby yarn before but as soon as I felt it I immediately knew why it was used for the puffin. My goodness its so soft, not great to work with though (black ugh). On the black sections of the pattern I couldn’t see the stitches most of the time I had to feel my way with the hook.

Pattern by Olives Toy Box and was super easy to follow.
Scheepjes Catona cotton
James C Brett Flutterby Chunky with a 3 / 4mm hook used.

This beautiful comforter will be on it’s way to it’s new home soon to await the arrival of it’s new forever friend.

I hope you have enjoyed reading today, take care and enjoy the rest of your day whatever you are doing and I will be back with you soon.

Marie x x

Beach Combing Cushion

Remember the blanket I did in lockdown? The Beach Combing Blanket CAL from the amazing Coastal Crochet?

Well I had lots of cotton yarn left so I decided to do a matching cushion to sit alongside the blanket on my bed.

I did a simple C2C backing for the cushion and lined it with a old pillow case then stuffed it with fibre fill.

I decided to add a scalloped edging, regretted it once I started but glad I persevered with it.

I picked my favourite square from the whole blanket and and to juggle the colours around a bit but very happy with the outcome.

Thank you for reading

Marie @cosycrochetbymarie x

CAL Weeks 11 and 12

Beach Combing Blanket

Well that’s it, it’s all done for another year. Apologies for the delay in my blog but since finishing the blanket I have moved home so it has been a little hectic shall we say.

The final two weeks was the border of the blanket working in rounds to bring it all together and finish it off. And a new stitch for me Pom Pom Bobbles, a little fiddly shall we say but very affective in bright orange.

And here it is, 12 weeks of lockdown and a very emotional roller coaster for me. This blanket was made through a separation, pandemic, lockdown, furlough, back to work and a new home move. Never going to forget making this blanket am I?

Here is it against last years Changing Tides CAL, watch this space for a little addition.

Lilly approves of both

Enjoy the rest of your day and thank you for reading.

Take Care

Marie @ Cosy Crochet

Cal Week 10

Beachcombing Blanket CAL

Well this isn’t like me but I’m a bit behind this week, it’s been a bit to warm to work on this beauty this week but managed to get it finished last night. Finished just in time for the penultimate week being released tomorrow. Wow week 11, and what a crazy 11 weeks it has been.

How have you spent your lockdown? Made something you are really proud of? Then please do share.

Week 10 was a fabulous combination of stitches and once these rows were completed all the colours just popped.

I still have quite a bit of yarn left so do we think the final 2 weeks will be rounds? I guess I only have a few hours to find out.

Thanks for reading

Take care and stay safe

Marie @ Cosy Crochet

CAL Week 8

Beach Combing Blanket

Good evening everyone, I hope you’ve had a good weekend, It has been very hot and sunny here in the UK and I hope you have made the most of it safely.

Well this weeks rows, inspired by waves, 12 puff stitch waves continuing on the top and bottom edges of the blanket. Sounded a breeze this week, how wrong could I have been.

I could not get my rows to line up, no matter what I did, I frogged so many times and had to turn to the group on Facebook for help. Turns out I was right on the first go, GRRRRRR #annoying #lol.

Not many more weeks to go now cannot believe how quick it has gone to be honest, seems like only a couple of weeks ago that we all started. I cannot wait till it’s all finished now though and it’s in my new home.

Roll on week 9, wishing my life away on a blanket here lol, ahhhhh crochet love.

Thanks for reading, Stay Safe

Be back soon

Marie @ Cosy Crochet

Beach Combing Blanket CAL

Week 1

Afternoon everyone, hope you are well and safe? It’s starting to get to everyone now I know it is but hang in there we can do this together.

On the 10th April 2020, amidst this very strange and surreal time, this years CAL started by my favourite designer over at Coastal Crochet. I love her design work and this one looked quite a challenge. Unfortunately I didn’t order my pack in time and had to wait for it so come back in stock but thankfully it arrived on Tuesday.

There are 2 different kits that are available from The Knitting Network, one in cotton and one in acrylic, I decided on the cotton on this time which it the more expensive of the two packs but I have to say I am loving this Scheepjes Catona cotton yarn.

I thought it looked challenging and it certainly was, I didn’t get far till I had to flog a round and start again (the importance of counting hitting me like a slap in the face) I got to the end of round three and thought hang on a minute that’s not right? I had to many stitches, in my defence it was my first ever time doing popcorn stitch and clearly got carried away with it.

More popcorn stitches in round four and I suddenly realised that I was finishing them wrongly, DOH! the eagle eyed ones among you will see the difference between round two and four, I was not flogging it all again, no thanks.

I gained more stitches as the rounds went on and I kept flogging, swearing, re doing, flogging, swearing a little more then sod it I will lose them in the next round which I did.

CRAB STITCH – my new hate stitch, wow, took me an hour to do this round of crab stitch and I seriously do hate it. This stitch goes against everything you have been taught as you have to DC backwards and my fingers and brain just could not get around it at all. As feared there was more crab stitch at the end of week one. I used a larger hook this time and it was a lot easier to control the cotton yarn from splitting so the final round wasn’t so bad.

The dreaded crab stitch (white circle)

And that’s it, Week 1 complete and I’m ready for Week 2 being released tomorrow morning, no more crab stitches please Eleonora (false hope on my part there)

What do you think? great start to a new emerging blanket, challenging but going to be worth it I’m sure.

Take Care everyone

Thanks for reading

Love Marie @cosycrochetbymarie