I decided to try my hand at a shawl made from 8ply yarn. I usually work with 4ply, but i wanted something warmer. I found this yarn at Lincraft and got 2 balls. Then hours and hours of Ravelry later I downloaded a pattern. I’ve decided to buy patterns to support designers. This pattern is called Birds of a Feather shawl. It’s a super easy repeat pattern and works up sideways. Super cool looking! The gradient yarn came out great and this didn’t take that long to make. I used a 4.5mm hook, but should have used a bigger one to make it drape.
I’ve been making a lot of shawls and scarfs lately but not a lot of blankets. I got in stages of loving giant projects then hating them. I’ve recently started a few blankets and work on them every so often. I have a stash busting 12 point ripple, yellow cotton baby blanket, and a pink diamond baby blanket.
I’m trying to use up a lot of my stash as i’ve had yarns sitting in it for years and also because i want to buy more yarn hahaha A 12 point Continue reading Blanket Progress
I love a granny blanket. So simple to make. I found this yarn in the clearance bit of the local craft store and loved it. I love pink, blue, and green together. This worked up so fast, I’m not sure how. Maybe I was just really enjoying the project. This took about 400g of yarn and came to a very decent size. I gave it a nice ruffled border and called it a day. I’m not sure on the brand of the yarn as it didn’t have a wrapper. It was amazing to work with and incredibly soft. This would be great for a baby blanket. I enjoy making simple blankets with beautifully coloured yarn. It’s so relaxing to not have to count a pattern out every row.
My cat is a little thief. Every blanket I make she thinks is hers. I had a bag of mill ends from Spotlight and thought I’d make a corner to corner baby blanket to add to my Etsy store (which i desperately need to re open) So as i’m crocheting away cat comes over to investigate. I tell her to go away and she does. But next morning I find her sleeping on the blanket. She dragged it from the lounge to her sleeping space! It’s no good to sell now so I let her use it. However, it’s not finished! She won’t let me finish it! Finally I manage to distract her and finish it off for her. She loves it. It’s really thick so maybe it’s the texture, anyway it’s very well used. Over the weekend I managed to steal it back so I could wash it cause it stunk! It took two days of soaking and drying for it to be useable now. This cat better not steal another blanket.
I love working with bright rainbow colours, anything bright and happy is awesome to me. Sometimes, however, I need to make a more manly coloured blanket. I wanted a rainbow styled blanket, but without the pinks and purples. So i put together this;
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Jane is the yarnbombing queen! She’s a fellow Aussie who brightens up the streets of Sydney with her lovely creations. Jane is a bubbly character and an absolute joy to have on my Instagram.
I think everyone loves Lucy’s instgram and blog! Her choice of colours and patterns is bright and happy. Her easy to follow tutorials are a hit! Discovering Lucy’s blog made me fall in love with crochet again.
The inventor of The Sunday Shawl, do I need to say more! There is always sometime bright happening on this Kiwi’s Insta!
If you want colour and inspiration then head over to Sandra’s page! She has a way with colours that makes her creations beautiful and unique!
Olives and pickles
Colour and hexagons! Check out her unique rainbow hexagon blanket that’ll make you wonder how she plans them all out! Super inspirational!
Sandra’s page is full of features and earthy looking creations. She runs a great blog that she updates weekly! Her creations are gorgeous and unique!
Such an inspirational page to follow! There is always some new project going on here! Her colour choices are amazing and often her page features pictures of the beautiful Californian beaches!