I’ve been really getting stuck into Dedri Uys’ 2014 Block CAL over the past week or so. I’ve had a lot going on – good stuff but hectic – and combined with an increase in symptoms of anxiety I’ve really needed my crochet therapy! These gorgeous block patterns meet my needs for creativity and calm entirely 🙂
‘Wish Upon A Star’ by Melinda Miller
‘Never Ending Love’ by Aurora Suominen
‘Cocoa Puff’ by Melissa Green
‘Starfire’ by Melinda Miller
‘Winter Dream’ by April Moreland
‘Lace Petals’ by Chris Simon
Are you familiar with any of these designers? I’ve loved making their blocks and look forward to making many more 🙂
It’s a beautiful, sunny Friday here in Australia, in our first week of Spring – but my toes are still cold and it’s nice to rug up just a little on chilly mornings – for which this little pixie waistcoat is perfect 🙂
It’s my take on the granny-stripe shawl/vest/cowl/wrap – so versatile! – pattern by Michelle Greenberg. I used one Lincraft Cake (Aussie store brand) in ‘Blooming Roses’ instead of two Caron Cakes, and I added an sc (US) border to the long edge.
It worked up super fast – a most satisfying and practical Spring make. If you’re heading into Autumn you can just keep on with those repeats for two cakes. Happy hooking! 😀
My last Willow blanket was for a baby girl and, loving the design, I wanted to see if I could put a little bit of a masculine twist on it and create a baby boy blanket.
To this end I chose Baby Soft Steps by Red Heart Yarns in Aqua, Grass Green and Elephant. Then, instead of a pretty scalloped edge, I chose a slightly more angular border. I’m really happy with the end result and I’m looking forward to sending it to its new home 🙂
The Willow square pattern is by Jan Eaton and can be found in her book 200 Crochet Blocks. I’ve crocheted 30 unique blocks from this book, including probably 50+ Willows by now – yes that one’s my fave 😀
The border is by the fabulous Edie Eckman. It’s #25 in Around the Corner Crochet Borders, a firm favourite in my crochet library.
I have developed a bit of a thing for squares and am now getting stuck back into another afghan with about 40 blocks in total, all different. I’ll share more next time. It’s very satisfying completing a small, intricate piece of work and I think it will make an excellent Spring/Summer project with a view to joining and bordering come Autumn.
Do you like big projects made of little pieces?
Until next time, happy hooking! 🙂
Happy days, winter is no more! It’s gone 4pm and I am out on the veranda in shorts and tee, only just now thinking about pulling on a pair of jeans as the temperature drops for the night. Love it!
I’ve all but finished my Willow baby blanket, just a couple of ends from the border to sew in. Baby hasn’t pipped me to the post, and I await the happy news 🙂 So, I’ve spent yesterday evening and parts of today on a new project – a vest, using a Lincraft Cake in the Blooming Roses colourway.
Yup the wip list remains massive haha but the weather will get progressively warmer now and I wanted to have a first crack at a Lincraft Cake before the season escapes me. They’re listed as aran weight on Ravelry, same as the Caron Cakes, but I feel the Caron Cakes are a bit heavier weight in comparison, and this one closer to a dk? Maybe it’s just this ball though. Anyone else compared the two?
Happy hooking to you, whichever season you are now embarking upon 🙂