The sun has come out in the UK. It is April and we have had a lovely few days of really warm weather. I have been working on a blanket in spring colours and was looking for opportunities to work on this on my commute so I have incorporated some pretty flowers and blocks into the design that can be worked up separately and added to the larger work at home 🙂
Here are the colours I am using and you can see I have made a start with the first few rows in basic stitches. I am trying Stylecraft DK for the first time as I have seen so many crochet bloggers recommending it. It is certainly good value and has been very nice to work with so far. There is a fantastic range of colours to inspire and I am already thinking about the next project and the next…. although that does not help me reduce my yarn stash!! (shhhh!!).
The flowers in the picture below will form a row across the blanket and I plan rows of pale pink and white to follow. These flowers are perfect for working on my commute!! I have been working up the centres one day and then adding petals the next so that I only ever have to carry one ball of yarn.
The main blanket is already quite large as I am aiming at double bed size. It can only really be worked on at home now but it is growing quickly. I love these colours they are making me really happy as I work 🙂
I am documenting the pattern as I go as I plan to list the blanket and pattern in my Etsy shop. I will post an update when I get to the next stage and I am working up blocks on the commute. One day I will get organised and issue these patterns as a CAL but I think I need a few more blog readers before I try that. I wish I could spend more time on my crafting and blogging but I don’t suppose I am alone in that. Too many ideas and too little time. Ah well….