The House-warming Blanket has moved.

The happy recipient of the blanket, My stepdaughter Gemma

If you can remember the house warming blanket I was making for my stepdaughter in England, then I can inform you that she has it now on display and is a very proud owner of it. I saw it in real life when my husband and I was over for a visit and it feels good to see that all that work was worth it.

House-warming Blanket is Finished!

The house warming blanket is finally finished and blocked, just in time for my husband to take it with him and hand it over to his daughter who now share her first house with another girl, so what better to do than to crochet a house warming blanket for her?

I have to say that I am very pleased with how it turned out and would love to make another one for myself but I have so many other items waiting to be finished first before I start a new thing.

The yarn I was using was Drops Fabel and it’s not a good yarn to crochet with because it’s very loosely spun so it splits very easily and that is annoying to say the least, but it turned out to be very good for this blanket.

Yarn: Drops Fabel Print
Colourway: 310 (Sunset) and 400 = Black
Hook: 3 mm

Started: March 17 2019
Finished: June 7 2019

Housewarming Blanket cont.

Bordering them together

Next Step!

Now that I have crocheting 103 squares and wanted to start to put them together to see how many extra squares I need to make I noticed that this is taking longer than I thought. But! it’s looking good.

Yarn: Drops Fabel Print
Colourway: 310 (Sunset) and 400 = Black
Hook: 3 mm

Housewarming Blanket!

My stepdaughter has just moved into her first ever house that she’s sharing with a friend to help with the rent, so to celebrate this event I’m crocheting her a housewarming granny square blanket. I have no idea how many squares I need but time will tell.

Material used

Yarn: Drops Fabel Print
Colourway: 310 (Sunset) and 400 = Black
Hook: 3 mm

Some projects on the Go!

I have a few projects on the go and jumping between them depending on how I fell and the one that has been waiting longest to be picked up again is a bag, a Mochila Bag.

Mochila Bag

 

Next one is the Sólja Jumper.

Sólja

Next is a pair of socks that I have started twice before and this is the third time, the “Hermiones Everyday Socks”

Hermiones Everyday Socks

 

Next in line is the beautiful shawl “Longbourn” by Kay F Jones.

Longbourn By Kay F Jones

Then to the second “Sommarväskan /Summer bag” by Järbo Garn AB and it’s not much to see at the moment.

Sommarväskan 2

Then it’s the Christmas Scarf because Christmas will soon be here, so why not using a yarn with inbuilt tinsel ?
Christmas Scarf
And then to the latest project, a double think crocheted pot holder.
Double Thick crocheted pot holder
So these are the things I’m having on the Go at the moment.
/Diana

Jarbo Garn AB – Summerbag CAL

Järbo Garn launched a CAL ( Crochet-along) that was starting the 2nd of July, called Sommarväskan (The Summer bag). they hade pre-picked 5 colour combinations that can be found on their blog or pick your own. The yarn was Järbo Garn “Soft Cotton“.  I picked the pre-colours Oceaner (Oceans) but the order was so delayed, so after 3 weeks I canceled it and ordered from another place and also changed the colour-set to Lavendel (Lavender) after starting to see how the bags look in the  Facebook group for this event, and I thought it was to much green and less blue (blue being my favourite colour).

The pattern was very interesting and easy to follow but the start and ends of the rows turned very ugly, so I decided to cover it up (I have an idea what to do). So I now decided that I will make another bag in the colour set Oceaner (Oceans) and work that start/end part better and make it nice and tidy.

So here is my Lavendel/Lavender Sommarväska / Summer Bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After this one was done I decided to make an inside pocket for bits and bobs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pattern by: Järbo Garn AB

Yarn: Järbo Garn Soft Cotton

Hook: 3.5 mm

#sommarväskancal

Mochila Bag

This is a first for me but I really wanted to give it a try.

It’s really time consuming and it hurt my fingers and hands because it must be tight and flat. It will take a long time to finish this one and I have been told it will take time so I’m not worried that I’m slow.

So I have now started with the bottom of the bag.

Michillabottom

 

Wish me luck!

/Diana

Childhood Christmas Window Spiral

 

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As a child during the 60s and a teenager during the 70s this Christmas spiral was a MUST for us every Christmas. I could sit for ever in the kitchen just staring at it and day dream away. This spiral connects me back to that time and it was the best time ever during my childhood so it’s a MUST for me even now to hang in the window during Christmas, but the original is made of metal foil in three colours, red and silver, blue and silver and green and silver but I have seen one where the coloured side are spit in half and have gold and red and silver on the back or green and gold or blue and gold.

So when I saw that you could crochet these I just HAD TO DO IT!!. (LOL)

Yarn: Järbo Garn- Big Verona
Hook: 2.50

christmaswindowspirals

/Diana

 

 

The Patchwork Heart: Continuous Flat Braid Join ~ a tutorial in UK terms

Source: The Patchwork Heart: Continuous Flat Braid Join ~ a tutorial in UK terms

I have found this lovely blog that shows how to join granny squares with a beautiful Flat Braid Join between the squares. Absolutely stunning!

I’m in the middle of making a granny square blanket too called the “Friendship Blanket”, where some Facebook Friends in my group there are doing this together. So this will be the way I will join it together.

 

/Diana