Friday, 3 February 2012

I am still here !!!

Hello Everyone,

So sorry that I've been away for so long,
life as a habit of streaming by me if I don't keep hold,
and my blog has suffered because I didn't hold tight enough.

But, for now at least, I am back,
and it's already February !!!

Aside from packing away Christmas
(which took ages)
January was spent crocheting.
I decided I need to use up more spare yarn,
and maybe start another couple of projects.

I sorted through the yarn, but then decided that
we need another blanket, so I bought just
a few 100gms more......

And the granny squares got bigger,
then I added some straight rows to the edges...

And it's turned into this

Not quite finished yet, I need just 4 more squares

then I'll add some straight rows around the edge to finish off

Hopefully, we'll have a nice new snuggly blanket
before it gets too warm to need it :o)

With love & blessings in Christ

ps. If you like the blanket, here's what I used.

I'm not really sure how much yarn it's taken (I'll weigh it when it's finished)
But it's all done in various brands of Double Knitting weight,
using a 4.00 crochet hook.
I found that some cheaper (as in £shop) yarns
aren't quite as thick as branded yarn,
so I avoided those, but most are between
£1.25 and £1.75 for a 100gm ball.

Each square is started with a 4-chain, joined.
the first round is 4 x 3-triple crochet.
I only use an extra chain at the corners
as I find the squares keep their shape better that way.

There's 20 rows of triples for each straight row square,
2 of each colour, 30 stitches long
(1 in each triple of the Granny Squares)

Hope it all makes sense


aline said...

Well hello there a blog post!! what a lovely blanket BM, what a lot of work goes into these crochet beauties

Claudieboo said...

It's really really Beautiful ♥

Neets said...

Thats gorgeous am so jealous of your tallents xx

Lace hearts said...

It's lovely - really snug looking, and love the colours. So nice to see you posting! xxx

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

perfect for a freezy cold day like today ..... nice to see you back in blogland xx

Thecraftytrundler said...

Beautiful!!!! It is ideal for these cold Feb nights : )

Sharon xx

Cheap2Chic said...

It's lovely, I like the way you've put the squares together. I'm also in the process of crocheting squares, trying to use up my odds and ends but I dread putting it together, do you sew or crochet the seams? xx

Elaine said...

Sometimes I crochet them, but this one is sewn, just a simple over-sewn seam.
I try to sew as I go, including sewing in loose ends, as doing it in bulk isn't funny ;o)


Mum said...

Hi, I just blog hopped here and being granny manic have had a lovely time reading about your latest blanket. I'll be back.
Love from Mum