Welcome to my fourth weekly update. This update is slightly different as I have decided to split out the crochet content from the blog progress updates. If you are interested in the blog progress then you can read about them here.
Soooo – crochet!! This week I have been working on my Shades of the Rainbow blanket – do you like that name? I am not sure yet. I might call it Shades of the Heart because I have worked up my heart pattern into a square for inclusion in this blanket. Here are a few of them laid out. I have about five more sets of three colours to complete and about four more where I have completed the crochet but have to tie in all the ends yet *sigh*. Here is a picture of some of the finished squares.
I put up a blog post giving the free pattern for the Heart Square – just follow the link if you would like to give it a go.
I am working on another type of square to include in the blanket – a spot. I wanted to include more solid squares as I am worried that the heart squares might not be very stable given how much space there is around the heart. Here are a few of the ‘spot squares’. I worked these up from my sample square pattern but changed the colour of the yarn for the first round and last round.
These squares have all been brilliant to work on my commute – I only need to take a couple of small balls of yarn and my hook. The yarn is Drops Paris which is incredibly good value at c £1 per ball for pure cotton. The yarn splits a little so needs care to work with but it has been very good quality for the price with very few of the hated knots and breaks!
The other project I have worked on at home this week is my Spring Flowers Blanket. I started this in Spring, hence the name but I don’t think I will be finishing it until next Spring at this rate of progress. The problem I have with it is that I am working across the full width of a blanket so I cannot really take it out of the house as it is already getting a bit big to carry around!
This is the latest progress with the flowers joined to the body of the work and the next section started. I will work up another row of flowers on my commute when I have completed all these hearts and spot blocks (see above!).
That is all from me for this week… happy crocheting!