Monday, 19 March 2018

As far as I'm going to go.

If you remember at the end of January I resurrected this partly finished blanket which was started back in 1012 read here I was determined to do something with it and after putting it together as best I can, I have decided  that this is as far as I can go with it.  

lap blanket granny squares cal pretty easy free pattern

I have managed to include all the original squares from the CAL apart from an oblong square which I plan to use as the center for another blanket and although it's smaller than I planned it is plenty big enough for someone to use as a lapghan.  I did start to make more squares but I think that I'll use those in another blanket somewhere down the line.

I'm so pleased with how it's turned out even though it looks nothing like it should do, some of you clever people can make different sized squares into a lovely blanket but not me I'm afraid.

I cheated by making all the squares the same size and then joined them around the inner rectangle. I'm glad that I can draw a line under this and send it on to someone who can make use of it I'm hoping that all the pretty squares will give someone some cheer and warmth.

Speaking of cheer and warmth I am so sick of the cold weather, we had snow and bitterly cold winds over the weekend, in an effort to feel more Spring like I have changed my header from the previous snow scene to this one of daffodils which are flowering their pretty socks off in my garden at the moment even the snow hasn't deterred them.

Have a great week.😊

Saturday, 10 March 2018

New Things x 2

As soon as I saw this I knew I had to make it, there was no putting it on the to do list either, I even bought yarn for it.....

Aren't those colours gorgeous it gave me a huge amount of pleasure opening the door to the postman and  having him hand me the parcel and then opening it to reveal all this yarny goodness, well it has been a long time I can't remember how long it is since I bought any new yarn.

I'm talking about the Arizona CAL of course is anyone else following it?

Here's my progress so far..

That's part one complete just in time to start part two which came out yesterday.

The second new thing is something extra special my first grandchild Mikey was born on the 8th March.😊

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Blanket Round Up Two

Last Summer back in June just before things got seriously manic for me I was donated  lots of coned yarn remember here and was looking for inspiration as to what to make with them, then I saw this Afghan designed by the lovely and very talented Olga from Lacy Crochet and knew I just had to make it.

I used three strands of coned yarn in each of the two shades and it used a very satisfying 850 grams.
It was a joy to make as rippled blankets always are and was completed in no time. 

The finished dimensions were 48 x 38 inches. 
It was donated to  Needles,Hooks,Angels and Preemies

You can find the pattern here

What are you all up to I hope that you are having a lovely week! we have beautiful sunshine I was beginning to forget what it looks like 😊

Friday, 16 February 2018

Something for the weekend.

Simple Long Skinny Scarf

Sometimes you need a scarf to compliment a plain sweater or dress, this simple skinny scarf is just the thing and can be made in no time at at all.  You could use an odd ball of yarn that you have lying in your stash just keep crocheting until it runs out.    

I used 60 grams Dk yarn 
4.50 mm crochet hook

Stitches used 
sc single crochet or UK double crochet.
dc double crochet or UK treble.
crossed double crochet or UK crossed treble.

See how to make the crossed dc here, or YouTube video here

close up of stitches...

Chain 13
Row 1 - sc in second chain and each chain to end = 12sts, 3ch turn

Row 2 - 1dc in first st, skip next st then work 5 crossed dc across remaining sts, work 1dc in last st, 1ch turn.

Row 3- 1 sc in each st to end, 3ch turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have the scarf the length you want it finishing with row 3, 1ch turn, 1sc in first st, chain 3 miss one st, 1 sc in next st, repeat to end of row, Fasten off and tie in ends, repeat at the other end of the scarf.

You could finish it off the way you prefer of course maybe a fringe, tassel or picot edging all would look good. 


Have a great weekend. 😊

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