I have been a bit quiet in blogland for a while – I’m in hibernation mode and loving it. Warm fires, stews bubbling away on the woodburner and plenty of dark evening time for crochet and doodling.
For the 4th time I’m joining in with Attic24’s January Crochet Along. The first was the Cosy Cal, second the Moorland, Third was last year’s Woodland and now I am making this year’s Sweet Pea Blanket – oh what a joy it is to be part of this wonderfully supportive cosy crochet community. The Facebook Group Attic24 Moorland and More is a great place to spend some time for crochet chat.
I love the colours Lucy has chosen, I would never have put Magenta and Pomegranate together, but she is a genius when it comes to mixing 15 colours in a blanket design. In the past I have substituted some of the colours but this year I’m sticking to her colours …. but not her order! My creative mind just has to have a play.
Part 1 completed in Stylecraft Special DK and using a 4.5mm hook
Lucy gives three options for the colour order: Posy which is what she calls organised random, Colourwash, which blends blocks of colours and Repeat which is all the colours in a repeating sequence of 15 rows. I could not decide which one I liked best so I am making a Baby Blanket size and am mixing up the Posy and Colourwash styles and hope it works.
I’m not quite sure I like the above order, so I did a sample doll’s blanket with a slight adjustment
Here is the Doll’s Blanket order, going from bottom to top:
- Violet (foundation chain, sc (US) row and row 2)
- Lavender (row 3)
- Violet (row 4)
- Lavender (row 5)
- Plum (row 6)
- Magenta (rows 7 and 8)
- Pistachio (row 9)
- Magenta (row 10)
- Meadow (row 11)
- Cypress (row 12)
- Pomegranate (rows 13 and 14)
- Blush (rows 15 and 16)
- Candyfloss (row 17)
- Blush (row 18)
- Candyfloss (rows 19 and 20)
- Cream (row 21)
- Pistachio (row 22)
- Cream (row 23)
- Meadow (row 24)
- Fuschia Purple (25 and 26)
- Magenta (27)
- Fuchsia Purpke (28)
- Magenta (29)
- Wisteria (30 and 31)
- Soft Peach (32)
- Wisteria (33)
- Pistachio (34 and 35)
The Sweet Pea blanket has caused such a buzz! It is exciting to be part of it.
Over 5,000 – yes FIVE THOUSAND, Sweet Pea Packs have been sold by Wool Warehouse!
It makes my heart sing to know that the world is being wrapped in Sweet Pea blankets!
I am hosting a Sweet Pea Gathering for anyone making the blanket, so on Sunday 3rd. February I will be somewhere in Bridport at 10.15am for coffee and crochet, with anyone who wants to join me! When I know how many would like to come along I will fix a venue – I have a couple in mind.
I chose Bridport as it is my old stamping ground and where Lucy grew up. She still visits and blogs about the area, so I thought it would be fun and a nice link to meet there. I’m very excited to see who turns up.
Have any of you been tempted to join in with Lucy’s Crochet Along this year?
Joining in with Ginny’s January Yarn Along