Flowers are often my inspiration for blankets.
When I see a garden my
brain translates the beautiful colours into yarn!
This beautiful tulip garden at the home of
my Instagram friend Pat @relovedpreloved
was my inspiration this week
Those beautiful tulips sent me rushing to my sample squares
and here is my colour recipe
pomegranate shrimp fondant apricot
spring green saffron and lemon with soft peach.
This blanket is to be a gift
for a baby girl due to arrive at the end of June.
Half term happiness for me
has been oodles of crochet time
and I've had the pleasure of making this little pram blanket
from start to finish in just a few days.
The colours have been so refreshing
full of citrus appeal
and memories of childhood sweets!
I love the starburst flower pattern by Jane Brocket
(my pattern is from an old copy of Mollie Makes).
Its really quick making them in batches
and crocheting over the ends of rounds 1 and 2.
My preferred joining method for this
is continuous join as you go
using the contasting colour of soft peach.
and here we have it
So now its just a border that remains
and this will be some simple rows of treble clusters
followed by a scalloped edge.
Where did May go? It went so fast
and not a hint of summer weather here yet!
Its back to school for me tomorrow to exams,
300 papers to mark this week
followed by 60 reports to write the week after.
I may be absent from your feeds for the next few weeks!
Happy hookin friends
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