Moorland, more and more

I am so pleased to have joined in with Attic24’s Moorland CAL. The whole experience was made so much richer by following the thread on Facebook, both on Lucy’s Attic 24 FB page and a new Page set up by Clare, especially for the Moorland Cal. Such camaraderie is a joy to find.

Lucy chose the purples, greens and browns of the Yorkshire Moors for her colour palette, but a few of us chose colours from our own environment. This lovely example was recently finished by Michelle, many of us have used different variations for the border.Michelle

My fellow crocheters have given permission to share their colour ways, all inspired by Lucy’s way of working with colour.

Allison chose Hawaiian colours as her inspiration, she was still wondering about including Meadow.

Allison Sanders

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A stroll on the beach by Petra

A Stroll on the Beach by Petra Olders

This colour choice by Sara, inspired by the United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates by Sara Abdulla

New Zealand hills by Sally New Zealand Hills by Sally Wren

 

Elizabeth was inspired by  Lake Coeur d’Alene

and created a palette with Lion Brand’s Heartland.

Jan chose sunset colours :

jan-sims-sunsetJan : I followed Lucy’s pattern of colour but replaced heathers and blues and then just went for it!!

Cypress=Camel
Plum=Copper
Grape=Tomato
Violet=Spice
Wisteria=Gold
Sage=Shrimp
Storm blue=Stone
Cloud blue=Parchment
Duck egg=Cream

All other colours same as Moorland

I took my inspiration from Dorset summer hedgerows and found this photo on the internet to show you the sort of thing I had in mind,

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and came up with this palette.dsc_0129

My grandson seemed to like it whilst it was being madeDSC_0230

I am very pleased with the finished article.

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and it is already much appreciated by my niece who will take it back with her to UniDSC_0608

If I was to make the blanket again I would substitute the dark green Khaki for the lighter green Pistachio and would use Lucy’s Cosy Stripe pattern, which I find much more relaxing to make.

Update: The edging I used was one row of single crochet (US) in Meadow, one row of Double Crochet (US) in Duck Egg Blue and then a row of Crab Stitch.DSC_0479

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26 responses to “Moorland, more and more

  1. I really like seeing the colours aside the photo they’re inspiration is drawn from. Lovely to share your fellow hooker works. 🙂

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  2. These are stunning! And seemed to have happened so quick, or maybe I’m slow to catch up on my blog reading 🙂

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    • The CAL started on 5th. January, so yes, Ali, quick – I can take years to finish a blanket under usual circumstances but being part of a group all doing the same pattern together each week is a great motivator. I’ll definitely try to join in with the next one Lucy does. It is amazing to see all the variations others come up with as well.

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  3. I love what you have all done with these Moorland balnkets. Everey one without exception is beautiful 🙂

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  4. It’s fascinating to see how this looks in so many different colorways! But I have to say, I really like the dark khaki color in yours–I think it adds depth!

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    • Absolutely agree about the different colours. Thank you Kerry – I really do appreciate your input about the Khaki- it gives me an opportunity to look at things afresh. I think it was the three strong colours together three-quarters of the way up that made me wonder about the Khaki, but I could just change those particular three rows rather than take it out altogether.

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  5. I especially like the UAE colour combination, but they are all fabulous.

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  6. The blankets are all fabulous, such talented people. Lovely to see where the inspiration for your colour choices have came from. 😊 L wraps herself in your blanket everyday while studying for exams. Thank you sis, your beautiful blanket has made L’s studying more pleasurable and something very special to treasure. ❤️

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  7. Beautiful! It looks very cosy, what a lovely gift 🙂

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  8. Everyone is to be congratulated! Until I saw the photos of it in use I had no idea how sizeable it is.

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  9. Murtagh's Meadow

    These are all so beautiful – such wonderful colours!

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  10. They all look terrific, but yours is the best!

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  11. You are so talented! These are just awesome!

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