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

The centres of each square are made up of small picot flowers with little loopy leaves worked into the back of them. This was where I was up to at the end of August. Slowly, slowly, the blanket began to grow. ....and on into October. November saw me put a real spurt into it and I think this is when I really fell in love with it. Which I do think it is. Neat Ripple Pattern. Ahhhhhhhh look at all those hooky ripplesome ripples, aren't they glorious? 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.

Well to me it is any road. there's something magical and mesmerising about the way the ripple effect makes the colours sing and dance next to each other, and it's a pattern I can see myself coming back to time after time. When I made my first ripple blanket last year (finished in August 2008), I followed a pattern in Jan Eatons book (the Soft Waves pattern), and it has to be said that at first this pattern was not plain sailing. But I persevered and eventually I cracked it. But truthfully I always think crochet patterns look and sound far too complex, more than they actually need to be. So what I've done here for you is to write my own pattern. To start out, you need to crochet your foundation chain. That whole thing is a tr2tog (treble two together) 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.

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. Update: See my finished blanket! Do you crochet? Frog. Years ago my grandmother taught me how to knit...sort of. 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. Recently I decided that I should learn a little more, and when I found this free pattern by Susan B. Anderson for Spud & Chloë, I decided this was a good place to start. It wasn't a hard project, and by referring to Susan B. Anderson's books and various tutorials on YouTube, I managed to finish it quite quickly, considering this was the first time I've ever knitted anything in the round.

I'm totally inspired to knit more! Today I Like... {18/1/12} Dreamy Crochet Blanket {DIY} I stumbled across this today – isn’t it gorgeous? The muted rainbow palette and the amazing stitch go together to create something truly beautiful. My ever-ongoing granny square blanket is languishing at the moment, as summer makes it rather unpleasant to crochet, but I hope it makes me as happy as this does when I finally finish it one day.

I’ve definitely discovered that I’m more of a ‘small projects’ person – I like to be able to finish something within a few hours. Crocheting a bed-sized blanket takes a loooong time! If you’ve got the crochet bug, you can find out how to make this over on People Webs. 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. 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! Simple Fillet Crochet Star burst Square Pattern: American Crochet Terminology (as opposed to British terminology, which is quite different!) Chain 4, join with slip stitch Rnd 1: All stitches are worked into center of loop. Granny Square Blanket @ In the Wabe. I started crocheting a few years ago with one goal in mind: to make a granny square blanket.

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. I used Attic 24′s Summer Garden Granny Square pattern–I really like the circular centers. Crocheted Chunky Lacy Quick Scarf. Looking for a quick chunky scarf to whip up? 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!

The thing that I love about this scarf is that you could drape it casually to show off it's open work, or wrap it around for warmth. I followed this Lion Brand pattern using two strands of medium weight Vitalgo (Israeli brand) acrylic yarn and a size k hook. FLower Pattern as Requested. 'Twas over a year ago... Finished! Crochet Ripple Blanket — The Crafty Mummy. I’ve been talking for a while now about my crochet ripple blanket. I wrote about starting it, and progress, and more progress. Finally, I finished! I love it. It’s warm and soft and snuggly. Details for those who want them: Pattern with tutorial from Attic 24Moda Vera Pure Wool 8 ply from Spotlight, about 30 balls (I lost count)Size 4.5 crochet hook220 stitches in my starting chain124 rowsEach colour is made of two rows, so 62 colour changes15 different coloursEach row took me about half an hourThat’s 62 hours all up!!!

Things I learnt along the way: When changing colours, leave your crochet hook in the stitch loop and knot the new colour as close as you can.As you work from your knot, lay the loose ends along the row and crochet them in for an inch or so. So I hope I have inspired you to have a go at crochet. 3.6K Flares908437432.6K0--×3.6K Flares.