Thursday, 27 February 2014

Slow Crochet Week

I have been busy  with sewing this week so that will have to wait for another post.  On the crochet front I have managed a blanket and pillow in a beautiful chunky red wool for the dolls pram along with a simple cotton throw with the old fashioned golly.

I have started a bigger project using granny squares, I think its easier in the warmer months to have something smaller.  A blanket using just 3 colours, I might add another colour in the border but that's a long way off yet.  I have done 24 squares so far but I will need 144,  so I don't need to decide right now.

The yarn is a Windermere wool rich aran which I really enjoy crocheting with, I am not using a pattern it is a bog standard granny square.  I do however work out the colours and quantities of squares prior to starting using a very old fashioned method - pen and paper.
 It suits me.  I understand you can do it on the computer but I wouldn't know where to start.  Not a great deal of crochet this week.  Looking forward to seeing what everyone else has been getting on with by joining in the CAL with and


  1. I love your colour choices...beautiful! :)
    V x

  2. Very sweet red crochet...and I just love your granny squares! The colours are lovely - and I'm with ya on the pen and paper, I find it so much easier, and it's far simpler to scribble or erase than hitting the delete button and trying to start over! Chrissie x

  3. Gorgeous granny squares your crochet is very pretty x

  4. I love the colours you have chosen for the granny squares - such a peaceful and calming combination!

  5. Nice squares and a plan? I don't think I have ever made a plan but sometimes at the end I wish I had! Jo x

  6. Love those granny squares - the colour combo is lovely - and love that you have a plan! Well done, I usually just wing it and end up with odd squares ;-)
    Happy weekend,

  7. Nice red ! Nice grannies...
    Have a creative weekend !

  8. I too use pen and paper for everything .Everyone seems to use lapbooks and iphone to add notes not me I have different notebooks. I like your plan it should look great when it is completed

  9. Such pretty colors. You're so talented!!! Have a beautiful weekend!! xo

    ~ Wendy