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I think that you Helen are so inspiring. I have a sister who always praises me and says to others, that I can do lots of things, but she can't . She has never tried and won't try. I think that you Helen, show that even if something hasn't been done before, with a bit of patience and determination, lots of things are doable. From your first attempts that you showed us on here, you are now doing work that many of us would love to own. I am so pleased for you.
I am now a widow and live with Beau my little rescue dog, Mistie cat and Rosie my last chicken.
Thank you so much June I know I have said this before, but I have no idea why I kept on trying for so long after so many disasters!!!
Must tell you something funny. Yesterday took my grandchildren to Raystede, a local animal rescue centre. Every single cat pen had crochet blankets as bedding and all I could think was 'all that work!! '
Much as I love animals, I hope mine end up being handed down through the family, rather than as pet bedding!
It's lovely - I do love crochet blankets - I've got a great big box full of odds and sods of stylecraft - must use it up this year with another blanket ... been doing so much knitting recently I've neglected my crochet - the last one I did I used the join as you go method and it was great - a lot less sewing in at the end!
“cockerels may crow but it's the hen that lays the egg."
I did think about joining as I went Julie - not something I have tried yet. It is a lot of work weaving in the ends, but I do love the finish of sewing the squares together. Mind you, I would still have as many ends even if joining as I went I think?
I usually crochet squares together, you hold the squares with the wrong sides together and then DC using just the back of the loops so it isn't too bulky a join. I think some of my work has ended up as pet blankets Here's one I finished recently, I was given most of the squares and just had to join them, this one has gone to Hand in Hand for Syria ...
I really like the different granny squares in your blanket - I have only really done a couple of designs before. I made a new one last eve (awful colours but just trying it!) and am thinking of making a sampler type blanket. I want to try the ones with the holes like yours. Also I would like to get a few colours in cotton rather than acrylic.
I quite liked this (NOT the orange and I don't usually use yellow either ) but the square ended up bigger than I thought it would. Unfortunately the pattern was quite rubbish (and it was one of a few out of a proper crochet book featured in a magazine )
Having been so mortified about the cat blankets, I have to admit that this MAY go to a Bailey blanket
OOOhhh - that's lovely. I especially love the middle square - I've not tried anything like that.
It was really weird that you mentioned that book as I bought it right at the beginning of my crochet journey, and had a bit of a disaster with a square, but today returned to it and started another square with bobbles.
It is very easy really, but I just cant seem to count stitches or get straight edges I have come to the conclusion I am just a muppet
not sure how someone who van make such fab crochet blankets can call themselves a muppet! you are far better than me at it
Hope you enjoy using the book, although I found that some came out bigger than others - the 4 corner squares would have been way too big if I'd followed the pattern, unless I read it wrong that's probably more like it.....
Its beautiful Helen
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