Not wanting to waste the yarn and the project that I have started, I have reassessed the squares already completed and made a set of coasters.
I impressed myself with those, two Granny squares crocheted together, simple but so effective.
I have enough squares already done to make two cushion covers.
I will need to play around with them to get an idea of openings and such but the bulk of the work is done.
Finally there is such a lot of yarn left over that I have started a zigzag blanket to make the set. A quick and easy make.
Not quite the Winter project that I had in mind but one that is finally beginning to come together and one that will make a present for which I will be proud to give.
Why not pop over to thistlebearhome.com and see what projects the Winter has produced.
See you soon.
Wish I could follow a crochet pattern I am more free style but I would love to learn some more stitches love the zig zag blanket that's going to be gorgeous. The cushions and coaster are great to :-) dee xReplyDelete
I think they're all lovely and you've now got lots of winter projects on the go rather than one large throw. There's no point continuing with something if you've lost interest or it's no longer required.ReplyDelete
What pretty colors, they'll look good no matter what you make them into.ReplyDelete
I'm working on a crochet blanket with scrap yarn for my daughter. I really like how those come out. I will have to try the zig zag design. I'm knitting a scarf like that now as a matter of fact. I just love that green yarn you have. Very cheerful for this time of year!ReplyDelete
What gorgeous colours in your crochet project.ReplyDelete
I do love a zig zag blanket but as I can only just about crochet it's no good me trying anything where you have to concentrate on a pattern-x-
Good for you! They will make super cushion covers & remind me of clover but then we are thinking St Patrick's day next week!ReplyDelete
Have a lovely day!
Some great ways of reusing a project. I like the coasters :)ReplyDelete
Good for you. I think it's great that you decided to stop working on something you didn't like, first of all. It's something I need to learn how to be okay with doing myself. I also like that you've come up with better ways to use what you've already done. That's good resourcefulness. Thank you for linking up. :)ReplyDelete
Love the granny squares and particularly like that fresh spring green yarn!ReplyDelete
Good for you, switching it up! I like the zig zags! I love the idea of transforming squares into coasters, too!ReplyDelete
Very St. Patrick's Day in your colors! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
Your project may not have gone as you thought initially, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't ended well! I like the idea of the double layer coasters! xxReplyDelete
Sadly I never learned to crochet but it looks like fun.ReplyDelete
Looking at your granny squares bought back memories. I can't remember who taught me how to crochet, but I do recall enjoying doing it.ReplyDelete
I love how the grey and green go so well together. I would have never thought to do that.ReplyDelete
You can never have too many cushions, & I love the colours. I'm making a zig zag blanket too - struggling is not the word :( xxReplyDelete
The squares are so pretty! It amazes me how you have so many projects going on...always something you can just pick up and work on. That is neat!ReplyDelete
Back to crochet !!!ReplyDelete
Have a lovely day !
Love the colour match. Looking forward to see your finished project. Have a beautiful day!ReplyDelete
Great mind think alike! LOL! I began a throw, changed my mind and made a cushion from the squares I already had. And then I gave it away so it wouldn't sit there and shame me.ReplyDelete
The granny squares make a nice set of mug rugs. I like to crochet those squares and they are a good way of using up odds and ends.ReplyDelete
A very good re-purposing of your unfinished project! Now you have 4 lovely things instead of one! I am of the mind that you can't have too many pillows and they do make such nice gifts. xx KarenReplyDelete
Lovely progress...and the green is so Springy :) Thanks for posting xxxxReplyDelete
I would like to have a granny square blanket! It is really wonderful! The zigzag blanket is lovely and I think this is a great way to reuse the left yarns. That is the magic of the craftswomen or craftsmen!ReplyDelete
I love the coaster idea and those pillows will be beautiful. Zigzag afghans are always quick, easy and beautiful and, as you said, something you will be proud to gift. Enjoy your crochet.ReplyDelete
It did make me smile that the project had been languishing so long that your colour scheme had changed, its a bit like that round here for me. You are making some lovely things with your squares - love the colour combination.ReplyDelete
I have been a miserable fail at the Winter project link up, I have not done one thing I set out to do, but I did do loads of other things so I guess that is all okay.ReplyDelete
Lovely idea to turn the granny squares into coasters:) Great colors too. Have a nice weekend:)ReplyDelete