This weekend my mum asked me to put some things in to her loft and get down her summer clothes. I love that she packs seasonal clothes away every six months but wrestling the cases through a small hatch is always tricky.
While I was up there I decided to have a little rootle through a couple of boxes of yarn. I have been feeling a strong urge to crochet a blanket and wanted to see if I had enough yarn to make it (I can hear you laughing – of course I do). As I looked through the boxes a colour palette seemed to jump out at me. There were so many greys and creams and they looked so subtle all piled up. I’m not usually a fan of orange but, when one ball fell out on top of the pile it just kind of worked. What do you think?
I am not that brilliant at crochet but I could just imagine what a blanket in these colours could look like. In the end I decided to just pull out a hook and try a few squares. What I do love about crochet is the immediacy of working colours together – squares have such a lovely rhythm and you can stop and start at will. I have been doing so much knitting lately that making these four squares was a wonderful antidote to Fair Isle yet still giving me the thrill I get when working colours together.
I based my design on this lovely square from Cherry Heart