Showing posts from December, 2019

Sweet Pea Blanket CAL

I couldn't resist and ordered the wool for the Attic 24 Sweet Pea Blanket CAL   Thankfully Lucy from Attic 24 teamed up with The Wool Warehouse  so we could buy her crochet-along colours already in a pack - saves so much time and searching! I can't recommend The Wool Warehouse enough, never had bad service from them. This time whilst I was ordering my pc crashed, when it came back up the order said pending but nothing was in my basket. A quick phone call to the company and a lovely lady sorted it all out for me. A couple of days later and the postman was knocking on the door with my wool...  15 balls of wonderful soft wool all in a handy bag to store them and my WIP. I did do a tension sample using a 5mm hook for my starting chain then swapping to a 4mm hook as it's the recommended one for this wool. (I use a 5mm most of the time but I was itching to use my new soft handled 4mm.)  I love how the Trellis Stripe pattern works up. Part 1 has all the informatio

A New Blanket

After making our daughter's crocheted blanket I decided that it was time I made one for myself. After seeing some amazing wool on Wool Warehouse I found a corner to corner blanket that I liked the look of and I thought would work well in the particular shades I'd chosen. The wool I chose is Stylecraft Batik Swirl in the Highland colours. I loved the blue and purple colours mixed.  The pattern I used was free from the Yarn Inspirations website. Click here to get the pattern yourself. It's a very easy pattern to follow and once I got into the flow of crocheting it off I went. There is also a video if you prefer, just click here . There are lots of videos showing you how to do the corner to corner but I've always used Bella Coco as my go-to crochet tutorial when I've needed to. Anyway, I ordered 3 of the Highland Batik Swirl in the understanding that after 1.5 balls I'd then stop increasing and start decreasing. I was amazed how fast it grew... By