I {heart} Crochet

Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Good evening everyone.  I hope you are all keeping well despite all this horrendous weather we are having, both sides of the Atlantic.  I sincerely hope that no-one has been severely affected with flooding.

Thank you to everyone who left comments on my previous post and card.  It's always so lovely to know that there are crafters out there keeping an eye out for you after such a prolonged absence.

I thought today I would showcase a couple of items that I've crocheted in since I taught myself last year.

The first was my very first project, the baby blanket for my nephew, Joshua.  This was a simple blanket using treble crochet (double crochet for US) and then a scalloped edging.  I used two threads of yarn, a mint and a white, to make it warm and it also meant it grew quickly.  In fact, I finished this within a week.

This is a close up of the scallop-edging.  Not made for someone who had only been crocheting 7 days.

I can say for a fact that this blanket is getting lots of use.

The next blanket was my first attempt at a large granny square blanket and it was my father-in-laws Christmas present.  I'd not attempted a granny square before this.  The colours are Christmassy, but Jon chose them as, in his earlier, he was the owner of a fruit and veg shop, so the red's and greens were representing that time.  I put the the cream in to break the colours up.

The photo below is a bit of a close up on the simple border.

I have made a pair of shoes for Joshua but I can't find the photos for them.  I'm not sure if they were taken on my iPhone or are hidden on my camera somewhere!

Anyway, that's enough waffle from me today.  I hope you like my crochet creations.  My aims for this year are to attempt more techniques, particularly amigurumi.

Have a lovely evening and I will return again soon.

Sarah xx


  1. Zoe said...:

    They're lovely! I like the red and green one best - I think because the different colours make the pattern clearer.

    Your work is so neat. I have no idea how you colour your cards? (Not a scrapbooker...)

    Thanks for sharing your blog - I've just signed up as a follower. :)

  1. Sarah said...:

    Thank you!

    I colour with copic markers. I'm not the best at it by any means, but I try to practise when I can.

    Thank you for following me :0)

  1. Michelle said...:

    Beautiful makes hun, I especially love the shade of blue you used on Joshua's blanket xx

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