We’ve been away for almost a month, travelling to the other side of the world to my brother’s wedding. Now we’re back I can share the wedding present I made.
About 18 months ago I trawled Ravelry and bought the pattern.
I took a trip to Spotlight and picked out a whole range of colours in their 8-ply pure wool.
And then (very) slowly I made square after square until I had 63 of them.
And then the joining began, until finally, with 3 days to spare before the wedding, it was finished! I don’t really do random, so the colours run in diagonal stripes! On the square in the bottom right I sewed their names and the wedding date.
One finished blanket 🙂
I have finally finished this blanket – yay!
I started it about 3 months ago, and finished the actual blanket quite quickly. Then I put it to one side ready to add the border and it’s been there ever since. Last weekend I spent two evenings on the border and now it’s finished!
It’s neapolitan as it’s pink, brown and white – like the ice cream! The stripes are diagonal, a bit like this blanket I made last year. The edging that I’ve been putting off is a shell shape, alternating between each of the three colours. I was following the Candy Stripe Blanket pattern from Lulu Loves Crochet. It’s just the right size for a baby, measuring approximately 60cm x 90cm. Here it is spread out to see the whole thing 🙂
I do like a crochet – along, and this one looks really interesting. The finished article (a mandala) is created using overlay crochet to create patterns.
Before we started we had to select our 4 ombre colours (yes, I did have to go look that word up in the dictionary!) and 2 complimentary colours. I wanted to use colours I already had, so went for cream, yellow, orange, brown as my 4 and green and blue as my 2 complimentary colours.
At the moment I am halfway through round 7 (out of 31). I have done some overlay and surface crochet before, but the needle join method it uses to join each round is something new. I like it, it doesn’t leave the obvious join that slip stitching into the first stitch does.
It’s looking pretty:
Because I’ve used 8-ply cotton with a 3.75mm hook it’s going to be pretty big once it’s done!
I shall post some more pictures once I get a bit further in the pattern 🙂
I need to get a move on to finish all the handmade Christmas presents.
Twice this week I’ve wrapped things up and then remembered I hadn’t taken photos of the things first – doh!
It is soo not the weather to be making hats at the moment, but I’ve finished all three of them – yay!! The patterns are all from etsy (here and here).
First we have another Hootabelle hat…
Second we have a Patchy Puppy hat …
And lastly we have a Hello Kitty hat …
I’ve been making them in between other bits and pieces so they seem to have taken ages to finish. Here they are all together ready to be wrapped and labelled and posted for Christmas 🙂
Still an owl, but in a different form, I’ve made a crochet Hootabelle hat 🙂
I’ve never made a hat before but always liked the style of these owly ones, so just picked the colours to match our favourite TV owl friend Hootabelle!
The pattern I bought from etsy from the Inner Hooker. It was pretty easy to follow and I’m pleased with how it turned out 🙂
Now to decide what colour to make one for W …
I’ve been busy making more owls, production line stylee. I’ve had eyes, wings, hearts and toes galore piling up ready to be sewn on. These three are all done (just one for my niece left to finish off).
I do really like owls, but after the last one I think I’ll be glad not to have any more people to make one for! Although I’ve not left owls completely, just a different kind – see next post!
The links to the pattern are all in my original post here 🙂
Off to finish the next owl …
I’m a little behind as we were away on holiday last weekend, but we’re now into April and over 1/4 way through the year.
After a few days working hard I’ve finished up to the end of March on my blanket 🙂
It’s starting to turn a little colder and the leaves on the ground are signalling that Autumn is here!
We’ll have to wait and see what the sky of April holds in store.
A few close-ups of March 🙂