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My first blanket

When I decided to learn crochet mum gave me a small stash of wool from the local woolen mill where I grew up. The bright colours grabbed me immediately, and so I decided to make a small lap blanket. The navy wool I found about halfway through the project when I decided I needed something dark between the squares. I am pretty sure it is a different weight, but it was the best I could find in a small country town near the music camp I was on. While the blanket is fairly small (2 ft by 3 ft) it is big enough to thow over me at the computer or on the couch, and it has a lot of sentimental value. I love it.


The squares are all basic granny squares with three colours then two rows of navy. I stitched them together with whip/running stitch.


Reddit Crochet-Along

I decided to participate in the Reddit Crochet-along. It has been interesting and sparked an interest in making squares, though as they are all different sizes I have no idea what I would do with them all.


The square daisy pattern can be found at Purple Chair Crochet. Once I had figured out the stitch naming convention (US naming), and learnt puff stitch and dctog it is fairly simple and looks quite nice.

The Eight petal flower square is from Laura Pavy. I don’t think I quite have the hang of this one, and it refuses to sit flat. Picked up a couple of new stitches such as half-double, a new triple, and spike stitch.

The Hexagonal flower is from Heidi Bears. I quite like this one, and am conisdering using it for some as-of-yet unknown future project. Having learnt spike stitch and the petal technique from the eight petal square this one was pretty simple.

Anyway once I learn a few more tricks (and find some spare time) I may start designing squares too.