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

27 December 2014

Lucy's Blanket

Just popping in quickly
 bring you Christmas wishes from Patchwork House

Now the busyness of Christmas is over
 I am settling down to some rather lovely jewel bright hooky.
Those of you who follow me on
 will have been sharing the fun of my new blanket unfolding.

This is a blanket of
for my youngest daughter
 who will go away to University in September.
She is a textiles student and is very interested in colour and design 
so we have had great fun planning this together

The pattern is called
which can be found free 

do note it is written in American crochet terms
but you will find a handy conversion
 if you look at the tabs at the top of my blog!

I am using my favourite yarn for blanket making
which is now on sale at an amazing £1.59 for 100g
at Deramores.
I love this yarn as it is so soft and snuggly.
 It can be machine washed and tumble dried on low
 which actually increases the softness of the blanket.

We have chosen 28 shades of bright jewel colours

each square has 8 colours
and a beautiful 3D texture
 created by the different stitches and shapes


I am making a whole square at a time
 and then joining as I go
 with the flat braid join from

this is very easy but looks quite fancy
 adding yet another interesting dimension to the blanket

This blanket is such fun to make 
with all its stitches and colours
and never ending possible combinations

I am half way now
 and have another 24 squares to make and join
 before the deep lacey border.
 I will be back next week
 to show you the finished product in its full glory.

Have a lovely relaxing holiday my hooky friends



7 December 2014

Shade Squares

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!

oh wow
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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