Although I have not been blogging I have still been working on my crochet in between times and making little squares is fairly straightforward thankfully. I have now got up to 120 squares, so I am over halfway with the making of them at least.
Of course there is still a lot of other work to do on this blanket. I had a go at joining a few together to see how they looked and to get an idea of the sizing. I have added another row of clusters around each square and then joined as I go using Stylecraft DK in White.
What do you think? I am happy with the look, as I had considered doing two rounds of white, but I thought that it might take away too much from the colourfulness of the blanket which is what I wanted the focus to be on.
I think that I made a mistake in what I said before about the size, I am making 210 squares in total and that of course will give a blanket of 15 by 14 squares, but I said before that it would be 15 by 10 squares - 150, not 210! Sorry if it confused anyone, you probably worked it out for yourselves though.
The rhythm of making the squares, starting with the middles and then adding the different colours as I go and sewing the ends in as each square is completed is very relaxing and soothing and is giving me great enjoyment.
The only downside is that it is not very portable as I am working to a strict system and with so many colours. So I have started a little something else - I now have 3 WIP's!! - a pair of wrist warmers to go with my crochet cowl.
After a bit of fiddling about I have decided on 24 stitches in each row and then doing rows of DC. I have never written any kind of a pattern, but I will write out the full details for you when I have finished and got it all sorted out. One thing that I know for sure is that starting off with the foundation chain using a hook a size larger than I am going to use for the rest of the work makes it much easier to do the first proper row of stitches.
Do you remember this square of crochet?
It has been a while since I shared it with you. I was not in love with the yarn and was just using what I had from years ago. My thoughts were to try and make it into some sort of blanket and then donate it to charity. When I mentioned this plan to my hubby he got upset and said that he thought it was being made for him!! So, although it still isn't done - must finish it, must finish it!! - it will be staying with us when it is done to do foot snuggling duties for my hubby as he gets very chilly toes!
It has grown a bit since I last showed it to you and I am nearly there. It is hard working on something that you don't really like though isn't it!!
I had also been fiddling around with some flowers that I realised that I hadn't shown you, so here they are! No idea what I will do with them though at this stage!
That is my little crochet update, still no FO's to share, but getting there slowly. I am joining in with the CAL over at Ladybird Diaries with Marianne and Chrissie Crafts with Chrissie.