Have you seen enough crochet squares yet?
I hope not because I think we are
not even half way through all the
beautiful squares that have sent for
The Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012!
Harriet of Hilly Town Blue sent me 4 squares...
and they are big and beautiful!
The 2 largest are 18cm x 18cm and the other 2
are 17cm x 17cm and 14cm x 14cm..
Thank you so much Harriet......
They came all tied up beautifully with a
perfect little ceramic owl attached...
I think he is a bead... but he is
standing happily on my trolley
(desk) at the moment...
He is about 2cm tall, so the photo came
out a bit blurry... unless he was ruffling
his feathers as I took the photo!
Harriet's collection of squares is called,
'Roobarb & Custard' after the cartoon
on children's TV - more years ago than
I care to remember! You may wonder
why as the squares seem to have
come out quite purple-ish on my screen -
In fact they are mainly a lovely deep
pink called, 'Hot Pink' from the
Stylecraft Classique Cotton Collection.
The 'custard' is 'Sunflower Yellow'.
Harriet's first square is called 'Pretty Petals'
and is designed by Melinder Miller...
I went looking for the pattern on the
internet and found it here.
The stunning second square is called,
'Drop in the Bucket' and is designed
by Janie Herrin.
Harriet finished it before the final rounds
or it would have been too big...you can
find the pattern here.
Jan Eaton's book, '200 Crochet Blocks for
blankets, throws and afghans'
is the source of Harriet's third square,
Finally a traditional granny square
which came from, "The inner
recesses" of Harriet's mind :)
I do love a good crochet close-up...
If you would like to read more about the
making of these squares have a look at
Harriet's post here.
Thanks for joining in Harriet... and for my
lovely little owl... you have 4 chances
to win the Beautiful Blogger Blanket!
Late last night...as I was waiting for
the kettle to boil to fill my hot water
bottle... I popped over to Victoria's
blog, Yarn Round Hook.
Victoria has translated a beautiful crochet
pattern originally designed by Anne Sofie at
Slojdmagasinet into UK crochet terms.
It must have been a labour of love!
The original pattern is on Ravelry here.
I couldn't resist, the hot water bottle
lay on the sofa, keeping the cushions
warm whilst I searched out my crochet
cotton... and this is my first, wobbly,
asymmetric, not quite right attempt...
Pinned... oh you know I love 'blocked' photos...
Pins all out...hold your breath...
Yes I know it is upside down! I have
been trying for 40 minutes to make it stay
the right way up! I give up... you get
the idea.. and it isn't perfect anyway...
so you can turn your laptops round or
do what I am going to do and go to bed!
Night night! :) x
ps: My hot water bottle has gone cold tonight too!
Thank you so much to Helen of 26 Minutes Past
who passed me the Versatile Blogger Award!
I am so happy that you like visiting here