Crochet Joy

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?

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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.

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I based my design on this lovely square from Cherry Heart

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4 thoughts on “Crochet Joy

  1. Love the colours you have picked. The orange adds just the right amount of ‘pop’ to the greys. I’m feeling inspired to start a crochet blanket after returning from a trip to my friend in Devon. I taught her to crochet a couple of years ago and her house is now full of lovely blankets!

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