Crochet Progress

Rosslyn, crochet blanket

A bedspread in the making for one of my twin Granddaughters.

I am mostly following Helen Shrimpton’s wonderful Rosslyn Pattern. This is a paid for pattern and worth every penny!

It is a wonderful pattern to follow and very relaxing to make. Well it would be if only I could stop myself making a few additions, changes and adjustments as I go – the creative mind is never at rest!

The 5 Changes I have made:

  1. Surface sunrays were added over 2 rows
  2. The popcorns are closer together than in the pattern – this happened by accident, but I decided to leave them in
  3. There are some breaks in the row of popcorns, with some plain stitches
  4. There is a colour change in this row
  5. 8 colours have been used instead of 5

changes made to Rosslyn

I was wondering if I was making the pattern look too ‘busy’, but I think I will stick with my changes. What do you think?

The yarn is Stylecraft Special DK, the hook 4.5mm.

The 8 colours:

Soft Peach, Buttermilk, Duck Egg, Pale Rose, Cream, Raspberry, Lincoln, Storm.

At this stage it measures 28 x 28 inches or 72 x 72 cm.

Have you made any of Helen Shrimpton’s patterns? If so please leave a link, I’d love to see them.

And if you enjoy a good old natter, pop along over to Cathy’s place for Knit and Natter Friday.

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26 responses to “Crochet Progress

  1. This is beautiful!

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  2. That is just gorgeous! I am just learning to crochet and I hope to something a smidgen as pretty as this.

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  3. As always, I like your colour combinations. Can’t see any reason to change a thing. And surely you wouldn’t want to go back and change things now you have got so far!!

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    • Thank you for your lovely comment RJ.
      I would rip it out if I really thought it looked wrong as I want it to last forever (!) and I want to be pleased with it when it is finished.
      Also I have a second one on the go and I can make changes as I do that one. They will be similar and in the same colours, but not the same.
      I love this pattern so much I have a third one in mind, in totally different colours, so sorting out the design whilst making this one will inform my choices in future Rosslyns.

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  4. Wow – it’s gorgeous!

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  5. Murtagh's Meadow

    So very pretty 🙂

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  6. Such happy colors! I confess I shy away from projects with many color changes. But my! Are they ever gorgeous! 😍

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  7. I think it is just lovely. I do love a popcorn!

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  8. I love it, plenty of pastels that blend nicely into pops of more saturated colors, so it works for me!

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  9. Lovely! And you are so right about the creative mind never being at rest. Sure adds spark to life.

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  10. This will be an heirloom, sure to be treasured. It is stunning.

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  11. I think it’s absolutely gorgeous!

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  12. not too busy at all, just perfect!

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  13. This is so lovely, I can’t wait to see how it finishes!

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