Each weekend I am going to feature
one of my popular blanket makes . . .
The idea came to me
when I was reordering my facebook albums .
I couldn't believe it
but out of 35 albums
I have 11 different blanket types!
So I thought this might be of interest to you
and this week will begin with
the starburst or sunburst flower.
I first discovered this sweet little starburst flower
and used the pattern by Jane Brocket
but you can find many free patterns
also called sunburst flowers
on Ravelry and Google
I think it is fair to say
that I have a love affair with this
delicious indulgent little circle
there are often piles of them
to be found adorning the surfaces of
there is something so sumptuous
about their soothing symmetry and tantalising textures
from the 3 different stitches used
it has to be said
that I am very OCD
and love nothing better than
some good organised crochet . . .
it is more time efficient to make all the centres first
then plan the second rounds
and finally the thirds
choosing the colours is the best part
and finally that satisfying sight of a basket full
ready to be joined
my preferred method is join as you go
and the lovely Lucy at Attic 24
has written a great tutorial which you can find
the texture added by join as you go
adds a lovely three dimensional quality
and makes the blankets feel so rich
they come together really fast
and once you have mastered the technique
you can join the whole blanket in one go
with the added bonus of no ends!!!
Apart from blankets
they are great for scarves
so soft and snuggly
and pretty cushions
with different sides front and back
This week my love affair continues
as I have the pleasure
of working with shades of raspberry and plum
to make a large throw for a bed
121 flowers made
and waiting patiently
to be surrounded
with rich sumptuous cream!
Come back next week for the big reveal!
Till then happy hookin girls
for all your lovely comments and emails
x x x