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Sweet Flower Granny Blanket. Hello my lovelies, thanks as always for taking time to call in and see me, so happy to have you here.

Sweet Flower Granny Blanket

As you can see, we're ta-dah-ing today and I am so happy, it feels to me like this moment has been such a long time coming it really does. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that it's spanned across the turn of the year, you know? It makes it seem so long ago when I think about it starting way back Last Year.

July to be precise, so six months ago. Half a year to make a modest size blanket, talk about slow progress. The thing with this sweet little blanket is that it did in fact turn out to be very fiddlesome and time consuming. This was where I was up to at the end of August. Slowly, slowly, the blanket began to grow. ....and on into October. Neat Ripple Pattern. Ahhhhhhhh look at all those hooky ripplesome ripples, aren't they glorious?

Neat Ripple Pattern

I love crocheting this pattern, its relatively simple, rhythmic and soothing, but playing with colours in this way is also energising, exciting and a lot of fun. Ripple Blanket. If you’ve been following my posts on Facebook, you would have gathered that I started a ripple crochet blanket and that I am kind of excited about it.

Ripple Blanket

So here’s the progress so far. I was inspired by Mel at One Crafty Mumma and she in turn found the pattern at Attic24 here. I haven’t done a lot of crochet so this is a pretty big project for me. Luckily I have a friend who is an expert – she says she isn’t but she makes up her designs as she goes along!!!! – and she was available to help me get started. A few details for enquiring minds who might want to know: I’m using Moda Vera Pure Wool 8 ply from Spotlight and a size 4.5 hook. Things I’ve learnt so far: When changing colours, leave your crochet hook in the stitch loop and knot the new colour as close as you can.If you make your initial chain too long, you can leave it hanging then weave it into the blanket at the end.If you want wider ripples, just add extra trebles into the pattern. Frog. Years ago my grandmother taught me how to knit...sort of.

Frog

She taught me the garter stitch and I made a pair of fingerless gloves by knitting a square, sewing the ends together, and poking my thumb through the seam to make a thumb hole. A few years ago I started knitting again, mostly making scarves, but I did manage to learn the knit stitch and figured out how to make stripes and letters. Today I Like... {18/1/12} Dreamy Crochet Blanket {DIY} I stumbled across this today – isn’t it gorgeous?

Today I Like... {18/1/12} Dreamy Crochet Blanket {DIY}

The muted rainbow palette and the amazing stitch go together to create something truly beautiful. Simple Filet Crochet Starburst Square Pattern. Here's a super simple yet quite lovely fillet crochet/granny square star burst, with just enough detail to make it interesting, yet simple enough for crocheters of any level to pull off.

Simple Filet Crochet Starburst Square Pattern

And, since there are no color changes that means a lot fewer ends to weave in! I was inspired by the gorgeous blanket I saw here, which was purchased as a kit from a Danish yarn company Yarn Freak. I am so grateful to them for their amazingly gorgeous yet simple idea, and for the inspiration to finally make that crocheted blanket I've been dreaming of, but just couldn't decide which pattern to go with!

And the fun part is that the squares are attached by crocheting them together, first with a row of single crochet and then a raised row of double crochet, simple and really unique! Granny Square Blanket @ In the Wabe. I started crocheting a few years ago with one goal in mind: to make a granny square blanket.

Granny Square Blanket @ In the Wabe

Success! I started this baby in January and finally finished eight months later. I realize you can’t gauge its size by the photos, but the blanket is in total over 165 squares. It’s big and heavy, but the little holes keep it from overheating. Crocheted Chunky Lacy Quick Scarf. Looking for a quick chunky scarf to whip up?

Crocheted Chunky Lacy Quick Scarf

Something a little lacy with a bit of texture that you can crochet at the speed of light? This is it! And actually after looking at one crocheted cowl after another, a long scarf actually looks great! Now, one might think that after crocheting gifts of five delicate neck warmers and four chunky masculine cowls for family in New York, (in addition to the flowers and other recent projects) I just might want to take a break from crocheting, but no my friends, the crochet bug is alive and well. So while I had planned on making this scarf during my trip, I actually got around to it while fighting jet lag, first mine and then my eight year old son's, like at three in the morning!

FLower Pattern as Requested. 'Twas over a year ago... Finished! Crochet Ripple Blanket — The Crafty Mummy.