Colour and flowers are 2 of my favourite things,
so imagine my delight
when I was asked to make a blanket of bright and colourful flowers!
Immediately I knew which pattern I was going to use
and set about choosing my colours.
I love to dive into my stash of
lipstick shrimp saffron meadow
spring green sherbet bluebell
wisteria magenta fondant and pomegranate.
I make a batch of centres first
and then the flower making fun begins
The pattern I am using is
which is available from Stylecraft retailers
you can find them
I chose my own colours and my favourite Stylecraft Special DK
I am not using the cream stripes
as the pattern suggests
but am making a square of coloured flowers
I'm afraid I don't do random!
I have to plan each row
to make sure there is an equal spread of colours
and this makes me happy!
The beauty of this pattern
is that each flower is made
and then joined onto the blanket.
Then its tail is sewn in.
So the blanket will be finished
when I get to the last flower,
no ends to sew in!
My crochet is always accompanied by a cuppa
and as you know
I have to match my mug to my work!
Its the little things that make me happy!
My blanket is now 2/3 complete.
When it is a square
I will finish it off with an outside round
of red flowers with coloured centres.
Do come back next in a few weeks to see the finished blanket.
Edit : here is the final blanket complete with a lovely red edge
my hooky friends
have a happy hooky day!
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