I’ve been off work ill for a couple of days with a horrible chesty cough, but today I finally felt able to do something productive. I’ve started crocheting again. Way back when last year, I was building up a stock of crochet squares to make a blanket. I kind of got side tracked though with other shiny crafts and projects, but I will see it through this time!My block today was number 72 – Ribbed square – from 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix-and-Match. It is UK double crochet, but working only into the back loop of each stitch, to make it look ribbed. Next up is a lacy style block, I’ll keep you updated.
I finally managed to pick up my lovely navy blue wool this week, so I started on the first stripy block. This one is all UK double crochet (block number 105 in the book I’m using, but with less colours). I have been combing Pinterest for ideas and so far have seen nothing like what I want to do – I don’t know if that is a good or a bad thing!
This is the second style of crochet block I have made from this book, and which ultimately will be used to make a blanket.
This one is block number 97 and is called eyelet lace. It is a combination of UK treble stitches and spaces. I have been having a think about how I’m going to structure my blankets, and my slightly revised plan is to make blanket number one from blocks made out of rows, and blanket number two out of blocks made out of rounds. I ordered some lovely navy blue wool the other day to make blanket number one. I’m aiming for Breton-top style, with a nice mix of stripes and solid colours. Alongside polka dots, stripes are a big favourite of mine!