Sunday, 13 July 2014

Granny stripe blanket and crochet flower garland

A busy crafty kind of weekend with some swimmng too. My happy post arrived from Bianca in the Netherlands on Saturday whilst I was sitting adding another border round to my now huge granny stripe blanket. She made me some lovely gift tags and included some stickers too.
I took some inspiration back in Sept 2013 from this lovely blanket at the Happy in Red blog

happy post from Bianca in the Netherlands

I decided to crochet one round in pale blue then another in bluebell and I think I will finish it with another in bluebell but scalloped edges. Then that is it. It's sad really because although I finished the main blanket a couple of months ago I realy don't want this one to end because its been a lovely project. But since I started this my crochet skills have improved and I'm now working on two granny square blankets, one baby present and the other my sister's Christmas present.

my huge granny stripe blanket edging
In between I'm finding small projects to practice, like the flower garland pattern I found over at The Crafty Mummy and I started this morning. It's easy and grows quickly, I really like it but not the yarn. I'm using Debbie Bliss Eco Aran and it splits easily but as I had some in my yarn stash I thought I'd give it a go. The book is Crochet Workshop by Erika Knight, I bought it a while back on line for a bargain at £4.99 . I'm also making a stripe crochet cushion cover from the book, so its quite handy.

crochet flower garland (pattern from The Crafy Mummy Blog)


Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

I love the colours in your blanket, it looks really pretty - and the flower garland is cute

Amy at love made my home said...

Your blanket is so lovely, I can see why you didn't want it to end, but you can enjoy snuggling under it now!! xx

Joanne Wilson said...

Your blanket looks great, I would like to have a go at a stripy one.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

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mamasmercantile said...

A delightful blanket and the garland is beautiful.