As many crocheters know, we all seem to have at least one or two extra projects on the go. I am often making crochet creatures of some description. I managed to make six penguins before christmas and have sworn never to make another again. Crocheting with black yarn is a special kind of torture when your eyesight isn’t what it was! My favourite finished crochet items have always been the blankets I have made. They can take an absolute eternity to make, especially when you make ones that are destined to cover a double bed 🙂 So worth it though.
The blanket I am currently making has been inspired by a conversation I had with my very good friend Hazel who pointed me in the direction of Attic24. What a gloriously pleasing blog this is. A very positive place to visit and truly inspirational. I loved the raindrops pattern that Lucy created for a cushion cover. Loved it so much that I thought somewhat optimistically that it would be great as a bedspread plus a handy way to use up my half balls of various dk yarn. It is a great pattern to use up your scraps as you only ever do two rows in the same colour. I love crocheting items like this in every colour I own 🙂 Crochet seems to positively love the riot of colour approach, well I think so anyway. This pattern would work equally well with a more understated approach or the rainbow look that Lucy uses in her cushion cover on Attic 24. What has proved particularly pleasurable with this pattern is it’s an easy one to do whilst you while away an evening in front of the telly. Yes the first row or two you need to concentrate but after that you can slip into the effortless rhythm that is one of the main reasons I love to crochet.
So far, it is about half the size it needs to be but loving the look and weight of it.
Cannot wait to see how it turns out, photos of course to follow.