Soooooo I’ve an confession I actually finished this CAL blanket a good few week ago for my brother and his partners 30th birthday, and I’ve just not had a chance to share with you the completed blanket. So here it is….
CAL Crochet Blanket A Block A Week 2014
Hook | 5mm
Yarn | Stylecraft Special DK in Mocha, White and Raspberry
Blocks | can be found here
I simple joined them by stitching them together using the whipped stitch in the back loops.
I didn’t really set the blocks out in any particular order as I liked the randomness (plus I was tight on time to get it finished) I did though place all the puffy/more textured blocks in a cross in the middle.
The Border | I simply spent hours on pinterest but eventually decided on two rows of double crochet (uk treble), a V Stitch row, another double crochet row and then simply a single crochet (uk double crochet) in a contrasting colour. and I was quite happy with the outcome.
So for something that has taking me a good year in the making I am very happy with the completed blanket and I was very sad to see it leave, but I do know the recipients love it as much as I loved making it!
If you have like following this CAL on my blog why not visit us over on the offical CCC facebook page and give some a go.
Right now to find another CAL……
This has been my labour of love ever since one of my lovely best friends told me she was having twins. I wanted to do something different from my usual granny square blankets…so I started making lots and lots of these lovely colourful squares just from some stylecraft yarn I already had in my stash, which turned out to look pretty good together.
Pattern: Honey & Roses Granny Square pattern from Little Tin Bird
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in Aster, Meadow, Grape, Raspberry and White.
Notes: I actually started these blankets months ago before I knew my friend was having twin girls but my friend isn’t a “girlie girl” so I kept in the aster and meadow colours but I did let the grape and raspberry slightly dominate.
I loved making these squares but it felt a little daunting when I had all these squares lined up ready to join together, so I turned to Attic24’s tutorial of how to join squares and didn’t look back. I then hooked two rows of treble stitch and one row of double crochet. My edges are still quite wavy even after I blocked them but I think that’s from the double triple row on my squares as well as my joining, I’m hoping with practice this will get better.
So here’s the progress photos:
So here’s the finished Raspberry Circles:
There is a twin one to this blanket with the grape dominating the middle diagonal but I had to give it to my friend early as births were imminent. I can report that both beautiful girls are doing well and I love cuddling them in these labour of love blankets, lets hope mummy and daddy do too!
Baby Girl Cardigan No.1
Pattern: Emmy Baby Cardigan on ravelry by Agnes Chow
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK Cream and Pomegranate
Notes: I love this cardigan pattern although I realised I really need to improve my finishing techniques but practise makes perfect,yes?! It worked up pretty quickly within less than a week and just in time for our visit to a beautiful baby girl it is meant for.