Changing Tides x 2

After recently adding a new puppy to my collection of schnauzers and posting numerous pictures on line of him. My changing tides blanket by coastal crochet got spotted and requested to be made.

Jumping at the chance to make this beautiful blanket again I reached for my laptop and ordered the yarn. Same colour palette but different shades.

I love how these colours pop on this blanket, I didn’t want to hand it over when it was time too.

It will certainly keep its new owner warm over the coming cold months ahead plus add some much needed beach and sea colours for that vitamin D injection.

Marie@cosycrochet

Stitch

Pattern from 1upcrochet.com

I got asked to make this little guy back in early summer so I searched for a pattern and found this cute one.

Hardest part was the felt eyes and ear inserts. So wish I’d learned felting at this point (ha ha).

So cute though isn’t he ?

Marie@cosycrochet

Yet another Baby Panda

Hello everyone, apologies I’ve been very quiet of late but I have been busy crocheting so about to spam you from makes over the summer. New full time job and puppy have taken over a bit so I fell behind on my blogs.

I completed another Baby Pandemonium Blanket from all thinks crochet I do love this pattern as you know from previous blogs.

I kept this one simple in the colours of now, grey and white, sparkly baby yarn from BnM and it’s beautiful in just the two colours.

This was an order that I could never get back hold of once it was complete, isn’t that the most annoying thing? Oh well someone’s loss is someone’s gain.

Hope you like it in the two colours.

Take Care Cosies

Marie@cosycrochet

Two little Unicorns

These two little beauties have been the hardest make ever. I don’t mean in complexity because they’re quite easy I mean trying to do them under traumatic circumstances.

At the beginning of May my dad was rushed into hospital with respiratory failure and it was touch and go for a while

Crochet is my go to to clear my head space and helps me deals with things. Not this time. I just couldn’t do it. I kept looking at the body parts lay in a basket and just didn’t know where to start.

Anyway as you can see I made a start and look at them aren’t they the cutest? My remit was a bright one and a light pink one. Think I nailed that????

Look at those little spiral tails love them x

Take care everyone and I’ll be back soon I have a huge project planned and can’t wait to start it.

PS dads home and on the mend in case you were wondering.

Have a lovely week everyone, thanks for reading

Marie x x

Picnic on the Beach Blanket

Hello all, I bet you’re wondering where I’ve been? Well weeks 7&8 took me quite a while to complete, as you’ll see it’s huge, and I’ve been quite busy with other things recently so been unable to spend as much time on it as I would’ve liked too.

I can’t believe it’s done, those rounds for the border felt like I was never going to finish, but last night I did.

What do you think?

Of course I couldn’t take any decent pictures without the schnauzers getting in on the act. I have a feeling they will be using it more than me. I cannot wait to go camping and fight them for it.

Thank you Eleonora at Coastal Crochet for this amazing pattern and sharing it with the world. There have been so many people crocheting along together on it this year from all around the world with some amazing colours in some fantastic settings.

What a wonderful journey out of lockdown.

Take care everyone, see you all soon and thank you for reading.

Marie x

Picnic on the Beach Blanket – Week 5

Evening everyone, are you all well? It’s been absolutely beautiful the last few days with record breaking temperatures here in the UK. Perfect weather for this blanket.

As predicted it was back to the Tunisian gingham squares x four this week to fill in those corners. I struggled to get them big enough gotta be honest. Several attempts with increasing hook sizes to get there eventually.

I did need to stretch them to make them fit the blanket but I managed and think they look ok. Put it this way I wasn’t doing them again after all that so they were going to fit no matter what, ha ha.

I do love this effect though, if it wasn’t for all those ends I would consider making a large gingham blanket.

Thank you for reading today, enjoy the rest of your week
Take Care
Marie x x

Picnic on the Beach Blanket Week 1

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.

Thank you for reading and watch this space for week 2.
Love you all
Marie @cosycrochetbymarie

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

Christmas Eve Blanket CAL

Part 1

Last Friday saw the start of another CAL I wasn’t going to do but then couldn’t resist. I finished Part 1 last night but wanted to wait until today to take the pictures for today’s blog.

This may sound weird to you but straight blankets done in rows scare me a little, I always mess my counting up and lose or gain stitches and get quite a few rows in thinking I’m doing really well then I lay it flat and see the wavy sides. I spend more time frogging than crocheting.

So stitch markers at the ready, yarn arrived and wound into cakes ready, pattern downloaded and printed – lets do this!

Knitting Network supplied the packs for the cal, there are actually two CALS running Christmas Eve and Morning, Eve in Stylecraft Aran and Morning in style craft DK. I opted for the Eve pack purely on colour choice.

Alas the stitch markers didn’t help with less frogging, UGH, plenty of frogging, tears and a few tantrums where had BUT I persevered through and counting is key on this CAL that’s for sure.

What a pattern though and I now have a new favourite stitch, tiny dc popcorns they’re so cute I love them. And those giant bobble snowflakes were certainly a challenge but don’t they look great?

So happy with it and cannot wait until Part 2 tomorrow.

Look at those tiny silver bobbles, love them, fabulous pattern.

Pattern collaborated by

  • The Crochet Sanctuary
  • Lyndas Craft Room
  • The Wee House of Crochet

Have a lovely evening / weekend everyone and thank you for reading I do appreciate you taking the time too.

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