Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Leaning Tower of Pieces

Flower squares to border my latest crochet project.  This purple yarn is the largest ball in my stash because I don't particularly like the colour and don't feel inspired by it so my aim is to use it all up in this project.

I made up the flower pattern using single and treble crochet stitches, inspired by a gorgeous blanket I saw that was made by a very Clever Cheshire Cat.  If you love crochet, I think you should like her on Facebook, she's talented beyond belief.

The whole blanket is taking a while to come together because I'm still weaving in the ends...

Speaking of weaving, would you like to meet my new BFF?  Of course you do:

Why didn't anyone tell me about the existence of wool needles before??  I was slaving away for EIGHT freakin' hours weaving in ends with my 3.5mm crochet hook cursing why no-one had made a decent weaving tool before I realised that there was a good possibility something might have already been invented.  It's a beautiful thing and the best $2 I have ever spent.

I haven't worked out how to piece the flowers around the edge of the blanket yet, I'm thinking a flat braid might look good, but I've never done it before and the pattern I found on-line looks a bit complicated.  If all else fails, I will go with the technique I learned for the Krista blanket.


  1. You are starting to sound like you know what you are talking about with the old crochet. BUT bugger the blanket. What is in that prop you used. Some sort of cool old file that you picked up somewhere? I like it. Oh no sorry I love it.

  2. I want to hear about the gorgeous litte chest in the first picture! Where did you get that from. And you are very clever to make up a crochet pattern yourself!

  3. You two, get out of each other's brains please. I have been hunting for an old library index card drawer to house my cotton reels but I got sick of waiting for a decent one to turn up so when I saw this chest of drawers from Vintage Kids, it was the obvious choice. I believe you are familiar with that company :). They don't seem to have the one above in stock at the moment, but there are these ones:
    I plan to blog about my little craft space when it's actually finished, but if you can't wait until then you can come over and I will let you stroke it (but I draw the line at salivating on it).

  4. Haha I have seen that at vintage kids. Do you know they sell my stuff too - so good on you supporting them!


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