A couple of weeks ago we went for a weekend holiday to Valencia. We had a nice house with a swimming pool, relaxing chairs and plenty of sun. So what a great opportunity to continue with my colourful crochet blankie, I started a couple of months ago. The blankie is growing steadily, and it will be finished when I run out of yarn. The picture below show my work in progress, but also my favourite surroundings for a nice afternoon of crochet :)
Isn´t he just adorable?! Guarding the pool, but didn´t dare to go in for a swim ;) Cute!
As it is so much nicer to start a new project, then finish an existing one, I started a new blankie yesterday :)
Because why would you finish 3 dresses, or 3 blankets in progress, when you can pick a new pattern & yarn and start something brand new!
The pattern is from one of my favorite crochet books 200 ripple patterns by Jan Eaton. This time I picked pattern 81 called Ocean Spray or Delicate Lace. You can see two examples from the book below.
For yarn choice I was surprised by a box full of Scheepjes yarn by lislvp. She made the effort to drive 2 hours to Hardenberg to buy wool at this wool heaven. After seeing the collection she came home with I can´t wait to make the trip to Hardenberg myself.
The colours I used are from Scheepjes Roma: 1600 (purple), 1521 (turkoois),1651 (pink) and 1515 (beige/mustard), and crocheted with 4mm hook.
To show how the blankie will slowly grow I have taken pictures per row/ strips. I think this pattern will also make a nice border if you just use one strip.
Rows 1 to 4:
Row 5 added:
New colour strip added:
Three strips are finished now, and the blanket will continue to grow in the same colour order.
A couple of days ago I started a new crochet blankie project. I was surfing on ravelry for a couple of hours, and found this pattern so beautiful. The examples shown in the pattern description are so gorgeous, I just had to make one myself ;)
Lucy explains the pattern and how to make a hexagon blankie here. Her description is so clear, and by looking at all the pictures she added this crochet project cannot go wrong.
I started with a couple of hexagons, in all the colours that I have. I use the Bravo yarn from Schachenmayer, and crochet with a 4 mm hook. You can see a small example of the blanket here.
Making the hexagons is not that difficult, and works quite fast. The only downside to this pattern and using all these different colours is that you will have a lot of loose threads in the end....
Another work in project is a summer dress I am working on, with this gorgeous fabric.
The dress will become a maxi dress, and needs to be ready for my upcoming trip to Valencia. Will show you the end result soon!
Yes, another blanket! But this one is made from South African yarn, which makes it really special to me as it reminds me of the vacation I spent there a couple of years ago. The yarn is Aran Pure Gold by Elle, and it is very, very soft. The blanket was finished some months ago, but still needed the finishing touch of removing all the loose threads.
The blanket measures approximately 1,50 m by 0,80 m, and is crocheted with a 5 mm crochet hook. The pattern is super easy: double crochet, chain, double crochet, etc and then in the next row the double crochet is made in the chains of the previous row. There is no specific colour order, I just added colours and rows on the go. I have three more balls of Ivory coloured yarn to make a border with, which will probably have the same style as the pattern for the blanket.
So actually this is still a little bit of work in progress blankie ;) I will show you the result when the border is finished.
In 2010 I started with this mega blankie, then not imagining it would become this large. I finally finished it yesterday making the last 4 rows. It has now become 1.70 by 1.10 meters. I used different types of wool together, one being quite old called ´Zaneska´. I crocheted with a 5 mm crochet hook.
I love the pattern from 200 ripple stitch patterns by Jan Eaton. The pattern I used for this blanket is pattern 165 called ´Bright Shells`. It is quite easy, as long as you keep counting ;)
I am still in doubt whether or not to crochet a border in the same colours. The border should be quite simple, so the blanket doesn´t become too overwhelming.
This is Kookiez. My blog on creative projects I am working on. I love to crochet, sew and knit. And in the summer I also paint occasionally.