Oh my! What a week...really hard getting back into the normal routine after Christmas chill out. And oh no, how hard is it not constantly eating....my stomach has been groaning with hunger pangs all week. Mind I really need to get back to normality and work off the Christmas baggage that has appeared!
I cheered myself up on Sunday by buying some Lillys from our local Lidl. I must say they looked gorgeous this morning as the sun made an appearance.
I have, also, began the new year with a new blanket project in mind. I have been toying with the idea of combining fabric and crochet for a while and was on a search for the right fabric during my last visit to the Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Anyway, I found this small print flower material on one of the stalls and bought a couple of metres with this project in mind.
I cut two small squares measuring 7.5cm x 7.5cm from the fabric and then a slightly smaller one from some fire retardant wadding. I used some "Stick and Spray" glue for fabric to temporally hold it in place. Then using some white thread I blanket stitched around the edges using stitches roughly 5mm apart.
After completing the square I used Stylecraft Special DK and a 4mm crochet hook to create a foundation stitch for the square. I simply double crocheted(UK terms) in each stitch and then in the corners double crochet, chain 1, double crochet.
I continued to complete a second round using the same stitch. Then I chained 2, and treble crochet x 2 in to the same stitch. Skipped the next two stitches and then treble crochet x 3 into the next stitch. I continued this around the square and in the corners I treble crocheted x 3, chain 1, treble crocheted x3 into the corner stitch.
Next I continued with a further round treble crochet x 3 into the spaces and repeating the stitches within the corners. I finished the square with double crocheting around the edge.
Really pleased with the finished square so I have continued to carry on with making further squares to turn into a blanket. I will update you as I continue.
Bye for Now