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!
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
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
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
I am so unbelievably excited
can this really be happening to me?!
I will be back with photos at the weekend
happy half term
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