Sunday, 24 March 2013

Crochet Projects

Helloooo, how are you today?
I thought I would show you a few of the the previous projects I have finished or started! As I have said before I usually have a few things on the go, this is;

a) to prevent me from getting bored
b) because I can't resist trying new ideas
c) ditto new yarns
d) ditto new patterns

To be honest I don't get that much crochet time, I fit it in between children, work,  dogs and home/housework, as a lot of us do. Notice housework comes last on the list! It's a bit like this poem.

The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
For children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

From Song for a Fifth Child by Ruth Hulbert Hamilton 

Scroll down a bit to see the full poem. 

For me it would be;

The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
For it will still be there as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I’m crocheting my blanket the ironing can keep.

Anyway I'm rambling, back to the crochet projects, which is after all the title of this post!

The first pic is one of the dog blankets that got me crocheting again! Read my Why Crochet? post for more details.
This is James C. Brett Marble Chunky and just a basic huge granny square.

It may be basic but the dogs like them :-)

This pic is of a Lark's Foot Afghan that I did earlier this year. I got the stitch from a tutorial on YouTube search Larks foot stitch, I used the one by Crochet Geek. My LYS only stocks James C. Brett so I am a bit limited unless I use the Internet. But this yarn was their Rustic with Wool Aran 400g balls. It is lovely and warm but it did get quite heavy towards the end when I was working it.

Close up of the stitch, a bit difficult to see because of the muted colours.

Next is my Garden Gate throw from the Crochet Crowd, they have lots of video tutorials which are very good. I use this site quite a lot for tutorials and patterns. This is done in James C. Brett Marble DK and their white top value DK.
I love the way this is turning out, but it has been put on one side for now! The yarn transitions into different tones very slowly so the round on one side of the blanket may appear a different colour to the opposite side.

I also want to do a hexagon blanket like the centre of this, without the box and block outer rounds.

I recently discovered Attic24, Lucy' blog is amazing and I'm sure I'm late to the party on this one but if you don't know it go and take a look. You won't be disappointed! This bag is a pattern of hers and I made this one in scraps of yarn, I got carried away and it is bigger than hers but I am making another in RICO Cotton which will be the same.

Next a little mat from the Crochet Crowd again, this was a really quick project I made sat in bed one night. I had been browsing the website when I saw the pattern, so I went and grabbed the yarn and did it there and then!

Last but not least for now is this Wave blanket which I have loved doing and which I know I'm going to love using next winter (or maybe this Easter, as it is almost, almost finished!) One of the dogs seems to like it too! this is in Stylecraft Special Aran, which is acrylic but so soft. I love their 'Special' range as it is yarn I can afford which works up beautifully. You can find this pattern here at Lanas de Ana.

Just a few ends to darn in, and a border to add and yipeee a blanket!

Older son is very practical, not at all dreamy and certainly doesn't understand how close you get to a blanket when you are working on it! I quote
 "Yes it's nice mum, but what are you going to do with another blanket? Why do you keep making them, do you need another one?"
Hmmmm, shall I tell him or will you!


  1. Yes, Rowen, I don´t think guys understan our obsession with blankets and crochet. Just say: It makes me happy! and that should be enough ;-) Your wave blanket is looking so pretty!
    ♥ Ana BC

    1. Thank you for visiting, I'm so pleased you like the wave blanket! Thank you for the pattern it's lovely to do, I'm sure I'll be doing another, Rowen x

  2. Crocheting blankets, is there anything more relaxing and inspiring to do. Dogs and cats are always happy with crocheted blankets too:) I love the hexagon blanket, especially the outer stitch pattern looks very beautiful. Your wave blanket is gorgeous, I can imagine your are happy with it!

  3. Hi Elizabeth, thanks for dropping by. Thank you so much for your kind comments. I entirely agree about the inspiring and relaxing aspect of our hobby. The hexagon is quite easy when you get the pattern in your head. Yes, I love the wave blanket it is very easy and I will definately be making another at some point. It is from Lanas de Ana's blog. Rowen x

  4. Hi Rowen, I love love love the hexagon blanket! I will also check out the wave blanket, it looks lovely!

  5. Hi Barbara and thanks very much. The hexagon is lovely to do and fairly easy when you get used to the pattern. The Wave is completed now and I have posted pictures of it on a recent post. Rowen x


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