Friday, 2 March 2012

Trying Again

Hello Lovelies,
you know me , as soon as one project is completed I need something new to work on . Crochet is my relaxation. At the end of a busy day  a simple pattern is what I need , something that does not require much concentration .
So I'm back to granny squares......they are so versatile and I never seem to tire of them. I'm trying again to make a baby blanket with small solid coloured squares like Heather's wonderful creation.  So I stuffed my project bag with yummy Stylecraft colours..........



And began. For ease I've reverted to a favourite joining method......join as you go ............and I'm loving the result..........



Here's a close up.........



Yes , I love how this project is coming along :0)
 I'm carrying my faithful old project bag with me as I move from room to room..........



Making a couple of squares while dinner is cooking , a couple more while I supervise home work . They are so quick and easy , the only downside I can think of is that there are no piles of cute granny squares to photograph and admire .

I've made 36 squares so far, now I'm sewing in the ends before adding more..........



So this blanket is going to be much closer to Heather's version , though still a little different . It will be for sale at some stage . Maybe other items would be easier to sell , and I will make other things , but right now baby blankets are giving me a lot of pleasure so I'm sticking with them.



Have a great weekend.
Jacquie x

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful, there is a lot of work goes in to one of those blankets, they are lovely :)

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  2. Looking lovely - you can't beat Stylecraft for the range of lovely bright colours :)

    Enjoy your weekend xx

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  3. Hi Jacquie, lovely new project you are working on! I know how perfect granny squares in baby blanket size work, and how nice it is to join them as you go and see the blanket growing every minute... Enjoy your weekend!

    xo
    Maaike

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  4. Gorjass. Turtally gorjass! i loves it i Do! Woops got the capital on the wrong word. I've had wine. What can I say!!!

    xxx

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  5. ooooh LOVE it! the colours too
    happy weekend crochet ;o)
    love jooles x

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  6. It looks like a crocheted quilt....AWESOME!!! Love the colors! xoxo Debbie

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  7. I love the result and admirer your patience. The bind as you go along looks very good.

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  8. It is looking amazing, you sound very patient..and your work looks very neat!

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  9. That is beautiful. I'd like to try that. I too crochet through my homeschooling makes the day go along. You crochet fast wow

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  10. On your recommendation I'm about to buy a tonne of that stylecraft stuff to make a pinks and reds blanket. :)

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  11. Gorgeous happy colours, I want to make one too! :)

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  12. Hi Jacquie
    This is another beautiful blanket colours and this pattern on the granny squares is gorgeous as always :)
    Hugs
    Sarah x

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  13. Wow Jacquie I am making something very similar! I also have a queen size ripple going for my sister's wedding present but it's too hot here to work on that at the moment so little granny squares it is :)

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  14. Such bright and cheerful colours. Soon be made in no time by the looks of it!!!!
    Hugs Mrs A.

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  15. It is so colorfull! Very optimistic :) I am doing big blanket for my bed too. It is so fun! I use to the same joining method :) I am curious about effect.

    Greetings :)

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  16. I'm the same crochet is My relaxation,I'm lost if I havent got any on the go.Love your new make and colours,I'm joining as I go too on My new vintage project,instant gratification,plus it keeps the old knees warm ,lol,have a super weekend,juliexxx

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  17. It's lovely - dont you just love crochet?!!

    S x

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  18. So, so cute! I just started crocheting a few months ago and love granny squares. I really have to learn that join as you go method though, really like the look.

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  19. Guess what I have been doing this evening.I have totally lost my "mojo" at the moment but have never done solid colour granny squares.I'm loving it.Thanks for the idea.

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  20. Que lindo seu post.
    E essa sacola cheia de lã de todas as cores...eu quero...rsrsrs.
    Beijo.

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  21. Beautiful colorful join as you go work!

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  22. Oooh mini squares, that is SO great!! Love that idea. And beautiful work in progress indeed.
    Esther.

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  23. That's so pretty - happy colours! They are very relaxing aren't they? I'm on a "learn new skills" mission at the moment, which is very exciting, but it does mean I can't do it while cooking tea, or watching over homework, or even just communicating with my family!
    Jane x

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  24. Beautiful, I am learning to crochet just had my first lesson, nxt one Tuesday, so want to make a blanket!! wonderful work, Hugs May x x x

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  25. Wow! I love it and so simple! You have inspired me for my next project. Love the join as you go. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Join as you go is the best. Your squares look lovely.
    Teresa

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  27. I really love this little granny blanket pattern too. Yours looks great with all those CoLoRs.......oh yeah!

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  28. Oh aren't you good, with my knitting I invariably start something else before the first thing is finished, you are very disciplined to get the project finished first... I think I always spend too much time dreaming of what's next rather than on what's now!

    Happy Crafting
    Fleur xx

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  29. It is going to be lovely gorgeous colours. Have a great weekend, dee x

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  30. Your new blanket looks good!

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  31. Ooooooh it's looking fabulous! I am a recent convert to Stylecraft yarn and am absolutely loving working with it - also on a granny blanket which is joined as I go. I can't wait to pop back soon and see yours grow. Have a fab week.
    Leah

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  32. Gorgeous! Soooo colourful, I love it.

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  33. Looking super, this one will be popular, very colourful.

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  34. That's very pretty!! I'll have to make one like that too! Thanks for the inspiration!!
    Lisa

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  35. Wow...beautiful! I love the solid squares...and your choice of colours together is cheerful and beautiful :)x

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  36. What lovely blankets. You may just have given me the push to crack on with finishing the 800 squares I need for my bed throw. Well done

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  37. They really are yummy colours! That blanket is looking lovely too!

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  38. OooOOOoooHH!! I LOVE this! the colours are just gorgeous, really eye catching and it's looking great - isn't join as you go just the best invention ever?!

    Julia x x x

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  39. Those are gorgeous little squares, it's going to be a fab little blanket!

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  40. You are so speedy, its going to look great!!!

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  41. hi there,i have just found your lovely blog and think it's just adorable :) your craft bag is so sweet and your wool colours are gorgeouse! shall definately have to follow you now! :P x

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