A Quick Crochet Catch Up.

happy crochet blankets

I’ve been doing a load of crochet over the past couple of weeks. It’s time to put up a few pictures I reckon.

green diamonds crochet blanket with pink picot edging.

The latest blankets are a quick diamond blanket and an equally speedy crochet granny square. Both are baby sized. Both use stylecraft special dk. I like making baby blankets, they can be finished in a few days.

Gotta love a granny square.

I have so many colour combinations and/or new stitches I want to try. The waiting would take forever if I were to make them all massive. These ones are a lovely size. My youngest boy still uses his. He can’t sleep without Blankey.

New crochet blankets

I’ve got quite a few stashed away now. I have to wait until next month before they go on Etsy though. I’m going to have a craft stall at the school summer fete. I feel that I ought to have some blankets there even though I don’t think they’ll sell. People like to buy small things for a couple of quid rather than bigger, pricier items.

A trio of crochet blankets.

If they don’t sell, I still have others that I really should get on Etsy now. I don’t know why I’m not doing it. Meh.

crochet coasters

I’ve made these coaster type things using Rico Creative cotton in aran. I want to get some cotton dk next but I have to use up the existing stash first.

Little crochet coasters

I only have scraps left, I don’t know if I’ll be able to make more than one of each colour.

crochet flowers

These flowers are made using scraps of all different things. Some are merino, some have cashmere in them, others are less smart. Not sure what these will turn into yet. We shall see. The rose pattern is Attic 24’s May Rose and the other is by Crochet with Raymond. I really like seeing the 4ply ones next to the aran jobs. Same pattern, completely different effect.

crochet bows

I started making bows using a pattern from the book Geek Chic Crochet by Nicki Trench (about ยฃ3 in The Works). I soon got bored of those. They were taking too long so I started using fewer stitches to get them smaller and I used trebles so I didn’t need as many rows. I’m thinking brooches?

Making crochet hearts.

I made lots of hearts yesterday. The original pattern is found via Attic 24 and then her May rose is used too.

Crochet heart and flower

And that’s the sort of thing I’ve been up to. It’s not all my cup of tea but I hope it’ll appeal to others. What I’m really hankering after is a good shawl. And some embroidery. And I wouldn’t mind a snooze. :p

 

I’ve linked up here…

Me You and Magoo
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25 thoughts on “A Quick Crochet Catch Up.

  1. Me, You and Magoo says:

    My goodness you have been busy! I adore the colours you use in your crochet blankets, as others have said, the green shades are gorgeous.
    I think you’ll do well at the craft fair…even though people do like to spend 3 or 4 pounds, it’s still good to take along your blankets. They are eye-catching & will draw people to your stall. They would draw me over anyway!
    Thank you for linking up with June’s #craftingismytherapy

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    • Zeens and Roger says:

      That’s a good point actually. Those blankets could be seen from a mile away! I’m itching to make more but concentrating in the small stuff for the next couple of weeks. And I’m running out of yarn.

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  2. sultanabun says:

    I’m crazy about your colour choices, particularly the green and pink.
    I’ve stuck Attic24 May roses on to lots of hats and bags. I like making them and they always seem to look good. I hope business is going well for you.:-)

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  3. Jennifer Jain says:

    They are gorgeous, I love all your colour combinations! The blankets are beautiful, I only got into making blankets once mine were older, I wish I’d been able to make them some colourful baby blankets for the pushchair. Thank you for linking up to #craftingismytherapy!

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