This week I have been playing with colour
lots of tiny squares in nearly 60 shades
have been giving me so much fun!
Oh the satisfaction
I have had from playing with these is unbelievable!
I have made rainbows,
greens, blues, purples, pinks, browns and neutrals
and all are equally delicious!
My default yarn for blankets is
I love it for its huge colour palette of 60 shades,
it is so soft, machine washable and very affordable.
This makes it perfect for baby blankets and throws
and a delight for any crochet artist who likes to dabble with colour!
I have not made all 60 shade samples just the colours I like to use.
I plan on labeling my squares with the shade names
which will make for easy photography when I share my colour recipes,
which I know have become so popular.
This weekend I was asked to make a hot water bottle in bright colours.
I had great fun playing with my colour squares and came up with a recipe of
inspired my a favourite Cath Kidston mug!
I needed 7 shades
so I replaced the lipstick and raspberry with pomegranate
which is a nice half way measure
and added cream for brightness
Just look at the fabulous stitch definition
oh so yummy
I love this yarn!
One day when I do not work full time
I will write up this pattern for you all as I am frequently asked . . .
but I'm sorry for now it is still in my head!
Christmas is fast approaching
and I am busy trying out new decorations this year.
Last week was all about baubles . . .
if you missed that post you can read it
this week is all about stars!
I have used a wonderful pattern
which I bought on Etsy from ATERGcrochet
you can find it
I highly recommend it for a few pounds,
it is very clear and easy to follow with lots of photos!
The yarn is Rico Essentials Cotton DK
this is new to me and I am smitten!
It comes in 42 shades
and has a beautiful rich sheen perfect for decorations!
Im sure I will be making more!
2 weeks of school to go and then I will be a crocher queen again ... oh I cant wait ... but now Monday looms and I must love you and leave you to prepare
Wishing you all a blessed advent
Happy hookin my friends
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