Sunbursts

I was reading Crochet Saved my Life (well I think that is where I read it) and this book suggested that using colourful yarn can boost your mood, so I though why not I will see if this works! So I bought a whole lot of Women’s Institute yarn from Hobbycraft because I think it has the nicest colour palette.

IMG_20140405_173318

I love granny squares but I knew that I wanted to try something new, and I spotted a beautiful square called Sunburst and followed a pattern by Nittybits. The pattern is very easy to follow and I just love sunbursts ! Very addicted !

IMG_20140412_150825

I started off by making one up fully and then I made a few of each colour in round round.

IMG_20140412_190104

Once I had done round one, I moved on to round two. Just look at the colours! I just love looking at them in my plarn basket πŸ™‚

IMG_20140413_130948 IMG_20140416_202941 IMG_20140419_101405 IMG_20140426_145823

I now have almost completed round three of all my sunbursts and will have 21 of each outer colour. I will do another post soon once I have all of them done! But for now just look at my pile of sunbursts at round two below and imagine how long it took me to get that far!

IMG_20140519_072855

 

 

Crochet Jean rag rug

20120823_193145

In the summer of the olympics 2012 I made a lot of new things, a jean rag rug was something that I had never made before. The idea came from a retro crochet book that my mum has Β and from that I was inspired to turn my little brothers ripped jeans into something useful!

20120820_125558

I started by cutting up the jeans so that they formed a long spiral instead of having to tie multiples of ends together!

20120822_094537

 

I took a basic oval pattern from my mums retro book and started crocheting! The first time didn’t turn out so well, it was a bit bumpy and didn’t lie flat. So I had to restart it but I am happy I did because it turned out really well in the end.

20120823_193242

My brothers dog stan loves to sit on anything that I make, so he happily posed for me !

20120823_193058

Granny squares in my dreams

For the past three months, I have been doing nothing but making granny squares, not that I am complaining! I love making granny squares, it has become so automatic to me now that I can sit watching documentaries for hours crocheting away.

I started wanting to make a blanket the size of my single bed but now I am so addicted that I want to make it the size of a double bed! So far I have made 42Β squares πŸ™‚Β (6 X 7 ) Β and I have calculated that I will need about another 18 yay

Please scroll down to look at my beautiful blanket πŸ™‚

IMG_20120913_232936

IMG_20120914_225702

 

Above – My granny squares at the very beginning of my project πŸ™‚

IMG_20120914_230024

IMG_20120914_231623

IMG_20120917_181432

IMG_20120918_134007

IMG_20120926_153314

IMG_20120927_145430

Above – Piles of granny squares to be joined πŸ™‚
IMG_20121124_101248

Joined !!

IMG_20121207_135440

All folded up and beautiful πŸ™‚

IMG_20121207_143343

IMG_20121207_221220