dinsdag 11 oktober 2011

Crochet projects I'm working on

Hi there!

I'm working on two crochet projects now. I like combining different projects so I can switch whenever I want. Both projects are pretty easy and thus you can just do it in front of the tv, without thinking, counting and whatsoever.

The first thing is another blooming flower pillow (for my first blooming flower pillow, look here):

This one is made in a rainbow color scheme. I just finished the front, so I just have to crochet the back and sew a circle pillow form to insert in this lovely cushion.
Here is the link to Lucy's tutorial for this cushion. For this one, however, I made some slight adjustments in the beginning. I omitted the first two rows Lucy writes, and replaced it by the following:

Start with an adjustable ring.
Row 1: ch 1, sc 5 in ring, join with sl st to first sc made. (5 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, 2sc in each of the 5 sc of previous round, join with sl st to first sc made. (10 sc)
Row 3: ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, 1hdc in next sc, *2 hdc in next sc, 1hdc in next sc* repeat ** around,  join with slip st to 2nd st of beginning chain. (15 hdc).
Then I just followed the pattern of Lucy, but keep in mind that my row 4 is row 3 in Lucy's pattern, since I replaced her first two rows bij three rows. I did this because this time I wanted a pillow that didn't have a hole in the middle.

The second thing I'm working on is a blanket, again it's a color bursting item. Here it is:
I got the pattern from The Royal Sisters. You can find it here: Chevron Granny Blanket pattern.
I'm only using stash yarn for this project. It's all 100% acrylic yarn, so it will be machine washable. I think it will be a time consuming project. I worked on this for four evenings now and I think it's about  1/5 of the desired length. Or maybe 1/4. Still.. A lot of work to do!
 This is how I did my color sequences:
- 3 rows of same color
- 3 rows of same color
- 3 rows of same color
- 2 rows of same color
- 1 row of same color
- 2 rows of same color
- 3 rows of same color
- 3 rows of same color
- 3 rows of same color
I repeated this pattern and used my colors in kind of a rainbow sequence.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. This blanket is just gorgeous...
    My Granny would have been proud...
    I adore the cushion too...You have a great knack with colours...