Yarn Along! Yarn along! Tra-la-la-la-la! I love Yarn along!
I love to see all the other things that are being made, book recommendations, and mainly because I just love Ginny’s Blog and seeing what she is getting up to. Her photographs are always superb.
So this month I am making the finishing touches for the Squirrel Nutkin Woodland Blanket.
There will be leaves and squirrels appliqued onto the blanket
The little oak leaves are from Lucy’s Pattern here.
The larger ones are on Charlotta’s blog In the Yarn Garden
Charlotta makes them with 4ply cotton. I made them with the Stylecraft Special DK and they turned out to be monsters!
The one on the left is made with a 4.5mm hook, the middle one with a 4mm hook and the monster on the right is made with a 3 mm hook.
I have felted the two biggest ones. Click felted to see how I do that.
Here they are compared with Lucy’s oak leaf made with a 4.5mm hook
I’m planning a cascade of leaves in the bottom left-hand corner of the blanket
Not sure how many yet.
Squirrels will scamper all over the blanket and a few leaves and an owl, Old Brown, will be in the top right hand corner.
If you would like to make a Squirrel motif you can find my free pattern with photo tutorial here.
If you sew two together – you can make a finger puppet! Ta Dah!
Ginny adds a book she is reading to her Yarn Along post.
I don’t read much, as it takes up too much crafting time, but I do love to listen to podcasts or music whilst I’m crafting and this is making me so happy right now
I’ve been wondering about making these characters in crochet, what do you think?!