One of the things I have been working on lately…this blanket is using Red Heart Buff Fleck yarn. A solid would probably show the texture changes more clearly, but I am liking the flecks. (being fancy trying out a drop cap)
My daughter loved her blanket!
Here is a closer look at the border, (this photo is closer to the actual colors)… Continue reading “Restful Ripple Ta Dah and Border”
My daughter has hinted that she would like a crochet throw, so I am making her this one as a gift. I was planning on making a ripple blanket for myself and I decided to do this one for her first. Hope she doesn’t read this blog!
Lots of tedious sewing and weaving of ends has been done! I don’t have a photo of the entire blanket, but you can get the feeling of it in these…
a bit closer look… Continue reading “Small Granny Squares Blanket”
I have been hard at work making lots of the little solid granny squares. I thought I would find it tedious after a while, but they were so quick to make that I just kept churning more out.
And lots of sewing together begins…
I have admired crochet blankets made up of many small squares for as long as I can remember. I love the quilt-ness of them, and the thrifty using up of what is left over from other projects. The wonderful many colors they contain.
It also seems a bit overwhelming with so, so many little squares. So, so many weaving in of the ends (my least favorite part). But, I have decided to take the plunge just the same! I have quite a bit of leftover yarn I can use up, and perhaps I will buy a few additional colors to add into the mix. I want to keep it to earthy colors so the throw will match my brown furniture.
These little squares are about 2 3/4 inches each, just two rounds of a basic solid granny square done with worsted weight (medium weight 4) yarn and an H hook. Continue reading “Small Solid Granny Squares”
Every dog deserves a beautiful hand crocheted mat to lie on.
You can’t make just one…
The colors are brighter than in the photos, nice rich fall colors. I think the solid center one is my favorite, today at least…
Most people would choose to do a Grandmother’s Flower Garden throw in the beautiful colors that flowers typically come in. I love those colorful throws and blankets, but I also wanted to coordinate with my neutral living room décor. So I had to go a different way.
I found Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn on sale, and I liked the neutral colors they had. They go very well with the colors of my sofa and pillows, and match one of my dogs perfectly! Continue reading “Grandmother’s Flower Garden Throw Started”
It’s done!! I decided to stick with simple for the border on my Hop, Skip and Jump baby blanket. Rounds of single crochet randomly in the colors of the blanket. I like how it looks and I like the different texture.
If I had to do it again (or had more time to re-do the border) I would do the border with a size or two larger hook than I used for the body of the blanket. I didn’t tighten my tension, but the border turned out denser than I would prefer, it would work best if a bit looser.
But, I was down to the wire! Baby shower is tomorrow and I just weaved in my last end this morning!