With news of other friends’ babies and grandchildren on the way, I’m planning a couple of crochet blankets.
So a trip to my favourite local-ish yarn shop, Unravel, in Denby Dale, West Yorkshire resulted in the purchase of this.
These yarns are both dk and both a machine washable wool and acrylic mix.
Do you remember my ‘Wheels within Wheels’ crochet cushion cover?
I plan a blanket in the same vein.
The pattern is available free on Ravelry. It’s by Frankie Brown and can be found here although she made her squares into this bag.
I saw this project on the LittleWoolie blog and was inspired by the colours.
However, I didn’t fancy all that colour changing and sewing in all those ends so I thought a self stripping yarn would have much the same effect.
I made a start with a 3mm hook put the circles were coming out too tight and wouldn’t sit flat.
I’ve changed to a 4mm and things are looking much better.
There will of course be plenty of photos to follow. After this weekend’s clock change the lighter evenings will come as a blessing for all of us trying to photograph their makes in the dark.
Love, Lucie x