Here's a cute little project I have recently completed. I started it ages ago- in fact I crocheted many of the squares while we toured Great Britain in August!!
The white squares are all knitted using a variety of stitches that create many different textures.
The red and turquoise squares are crocheted and reminded me of many wonderful days we had in the UK this past summer.
I finally got around to sewing the squares into a checkerboard pattern. This was a bit of a challenge because the crocheted squares were far from "square." I don't know if I had a few too many ciders or Pimm's while on our vacation, but all of the turquoise and red squares are very wonky in shape!!
I kept the border simple and straightforward. I originally was going to add a lacy picot edging, but I felt it might end up too feminine looking. This border of simple single crochets keeps the blanket tidy enough for a little boy.
With this baby blanket completed I've already moved on to my next crocheted project.
Our local yarn store was having a huge sale just after Christmas so I stocked up on worsted-weight yarn to make a huge granny stripe blanket for our family room.
I am using this tutorial from Lucy at Attic 24 and so far I am loving this project. How could I not with all of these delicious colours!!
I figure this large afghan will take a few months to complete, but I'll keep you up to date on its progress!!
Hugs to all,