Today I am really excited
to be able to tell you about a competition
to win £500 worth of yarn!!!
I have joined together with 5 other bloggers
to help launch the
Here's how you can take part!
Everyone loves a rainbow
red orange yellow green blue indigo violet.
Lately I've been playing with colours
as a Mathematician
order is very important to me
as an artist
colour fills me with passion
to create a rainbow
in my little world!
A few months ago
I made myself a set of shade squares
for all my favourite Stylecraft Special DK shades.
I used a small 3 round solid granny square
you can find a pattern
Hours of fun and playing
ended up with this combination
for my bright traditional rainbow
I tried it out on a star shaped baby blanket
using a free pattern by
and the result was amazing!
but the artist in me wants to play
and my brain is continually making new rainbows
a pastel rainbow was next on my hook
oh so pretty
then again more playing with my squares
bright versus vintage
using my creative license
I next hooked a
vintage look rainbow baby blanket
and I really love these soft muted tones
So where did this rainbow trend begin?
I have to give thanks
to my hooky friends over on
This winter there has been a craze inspired by
a beautiful Cath Kidston blanket.
So many of my clever hooky friends
have been making their own versions,
beautiful granny striped blankets
with a parchment background.
totally inspired by the lovely makes of
and many others
I finally gave in and tried it myself
adding the neutral background
to my vintage rainbow
resulted in this amazing
Cath Kidston inspired
granny square baby blanket
Rainbows have spread into my cotton creations too
I always begin with a traditional colour order
is such a perfect way
of trying out colour combinations
but I soon find myself thinking
that rainbows don't have to include all 7 shades!
Before I know it I'm shading pinks and purples
and blending blues and greens
Working with colour is therapy to me
it excites me
and makes me come alive!
So what better rainbow celebration
than my latest creation of a dream catcher!
This pattern by ATERGcrochet is available to buy on Etsy
So are you inspired?
Do you want to play with colour too?
Oh I do hope I've got you rushing for your hooks
and diving into your stash!
Ladies I'm really excited to tell you
about the fabulous new
I'm helping launch
would you like to win
£500 worth of yarn
? ? ?
All you have to do
is play with colour and crochet something wonderful!
Blog about your makes and enter the competition.
You will find all you need to know here
Go on you know you are itching to create
and who doesn't need more yarn!
You can enter many times
and there are 5 other trends you can follow too!
This week I will be playing with a bright rainbow
and a cream background!
Come back next week to see what I made!
Do leave a comment to let me know what you are making
and entering into the competition,
I'd love to pop over and visit your blogs
to see what you are making
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