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my little corner of the world in South Yorkshire, England, where you will find me addicted to colour and playing with yarn!


17 February 2015

Community Crochet

Over on Instagram
 there is something very exciting happening!
The lovely ladies in my crochet circle
 have been busy making beautiful flower squares
 for a special community crochet project
The Spring Flower Blanket.

I love the crochet community on Instagram
 where I have made good friends with other like minded ladies
 who work at home enjoying colour and yarny goodness.
To bring us all together
 I decided to organise a community blanket make.

A few months ago
 I set about writing the instructions and launched the sign up.
 I was swamped with interest!
 WOW
 how wonderful to have so many enthusiastic hooky friends!

Each lady was to make the same size square in
using any pattern with a flower.
I encouraged them to be adventurous and try something new!

The agreed colour palette was
sherbet, cloud blue, lavender, wisteria, clematis, apricot,
soft peach, lemon, saffron, fondant, candy floss,
 pale rose, meadow and spring green.

I chose this yarn
 as it is so affordable, easily washable
 and I know many of the ladies already have it in their stash!


It wasn't long
 before they started arriving at Patchwork House.
Imagine my delight coming home to happy mail like this!


It was such a joy
 to arrive home from school each day
 knowing there would be beautiful flower squares waiting for me


each square has been made with love
 and oh so much talent!

You can follow the progress of this community project at
#thepatchworkheartcommunityblanketmake
on Instagram


Many of the ladies
 trialled several squares  before making their final piece


I feel so privileged
 to be the custodian of these beauties


and have spent many happy moments
 ooohhhing and ahhhing
making arrangements of the squares for the blanket!


At last the closing date has come
 and I now have over 120 squares made all over UK.
I'm sure you will agree that these are stunning!


So now my half term pleasure
 is to make the blanket


powered by chocolate
 and 
many mugs of tea


joining has now begun.


Working with white as a background to set off all the pretty colours,
 I am using a flat braid join.
 Each square is being edged with 1 round of dc first
 then join as you go.
 I chose this joining method as it is very forgiving
 and will accommodate squares made with differing numbers of stitches.


In a few weeks
 the completed blanket will be won by 1 of the makers. 
This lucky lady has the choice of
 keeping it, gifting it or using it to raise money for charity.

So I'd best get back to my hookin now
 to join a few more squares!

This week is a very special time in the life of
 The Patchwork Heart
as I have been invited to visit the lovely people at



eeeeeeeekkkkkk
I am so unbelievably excited
can this really be happening to me?!

I will be back with photos at the weekend
keep watching!

happy half term

Heather
X X X

7 comments:

isabella said...

I saw the blanket on ig it is wonderful! I'm sorry to live in Italy not in UK to join the blanket too!
Isabella

Beca said...

Sounds like such a fun project. Don't use Instagram much but maybe I should start. Have fun completing the blanket.
xx Beca

corine24 said...

That looks amazing!

Corine
x

Carol said...

Beautiful, Heather. I loved being part of this project. Yes, the crochet community on IG is lovely.
Carol xx

Gillian said...

The blanket is so beautiful. You get to join it all and not have TOO many ends to sew in!

Amy at love made my home said...

How wonderful, what a lovely project to have created and been part of. I am sure that the winner will be thrilled with the finished blanket! xx

Crafty Gifts & Cards said...

I'm a follower on facebook & now your blog. Wonderful..!!
Jo at Crafty Gifts & Cards xx

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