Thursday, 2 July 2015

Little Ripple 2

Once again I have returned to Monkey Boo Boo's blog to get the pattern for this beautiful little cardigan only to find the blog could not be found. After a quick google search, I found the pattern on Ravelry. 

I could waffle on about how great I think it is....blah...blah....blah.....but I'm sure nobody wants to listen to that all over again. All I want to say is I added a scalloped edge to the front, lower and sleeve edges. 

I made it using 2 x 100g balls of King Cole Cherish for the main body of the cardigan and I edged it with Stylecraft Special DK in Pomegranite.

To make one yourself just follow the Ravelry link to download the free pattern for this little beauty.











Friday, 15 May 2015

My Picot Blanket

I am working on a blanket at the moment which seems to be all the rage in the crochet world. It is the My Picot 4025 from www.mypicot.com

It is a very pleasing pattern which will not need to have a border added as it automatically creates a scalloped edge on every second row.

It also works up quite quickly and creates a really interesting design when worked in two or more colours. 

I have used five different colours in mine from the Stylecraft Special DK range; 
Lime, Teal, Claret, Cream & Plum.

I got a pack of eleven 100g balls of DK for only €25 in The Little Wool Shop in Old Baker St, Thurles, Co Tipperary. You can choose any eleven 100g balls of DK in the colours that you like for that price.



Have a look at the photo below and see what you think.

I had some difficulty making sense of the written pattern as it was giving both UK & US terms at the same time so I took some time to re-write it in just UK terms to make it easier to follow. 

I also changed the beginning to something that, to me, provided a stronger central section and a start that would be very familiar to the beginning of a basic granny square pattern.

As of yet I am unsure how large I will make this piece as I have two 100g balls of each colour and a third ball of cream to do the last few rounds and provide a frame for this colourful creation.

Why not try and make your own? 
I have put my version of the pattern at the bottom of this post and I have also provided a link to the original version just below it.

Send me your photos as I would love to see them. 
 

My Picot Blanket (My own version)

Round 1,
Ch4 and sl st to make a loop, ch4 (this is your first tr + ch1), Working into the loop, make (tr, ch1) 7 times. Sl st into the third ch of the beginning ch4 (this is the first tr + ch1). (8tr + 8 ch1 spaces made)
Round 2,
Ch1, (dc into the next ch1 sp, make 7tr into the next ch1 sp) 4 times. Sl st into the beginning dc. Fasten off.
Round 3,
CHANGE COLOUR. Join yarn to the dc where you have just made your sl st, Ch4 (this is your first tr + ch1) and working into the same dc, tr, ch3, tr, ch1 tr; then ch5, into the NEXT DC (tr, ch1, tr, ch3, tr, ch1, tr then ch5) 3 times. Sl st into the third ch of the beginning ch4.
Round 4:
Sl st into the ch1 sp, ch3, 6tr into the same ch1 sp, dc into the ch3 sp, 7tr into the next ch1 sp, (dc into the fourth tr of the 7tr fan below *making sure to trap the ch5 from round 3 with the dc*, 7tr into the next ch1 sp, dc into the ch3 sp, 7tr into the next ch1 sp) 3 times, dc in the fourth tr of the 7tr fan below, *making sure to trap the ch5 from round 3 with the dc*. Sl st to the beginning ch3.
Round 5:
CHANGE COLOUR. Join yarn to any dc made into a 7tr fan, ch4, tr into the same dc, ch5, into the NEXT DC (tr, ch1, tr, ch3, tr, ch1, tr, then ch5, Into the NEXT DC tr, ch1, tr, ch5) 4 times, omitting the last tr, ch1, tr, ch5 in the fourth repeat. Sl st into the third ch of the beginning ch4.
Round 6:
Sl st into the ch1 sp, ch3, 6tr into the same ch1 sp, (dc into the fourth tr of the 7tr fan below *making sure to trap the ch5 from round 3 with the dc*, 7tr into the next ch1 sp, dc into the ch3 sp, 7tr into the next ch1 sp, dc into the fourth tr of the 7tr fan below *making sure to trap the ch5 from round 3 with the dc*, 7tr into the next ch1 sp) 4 times, omitting the last 7tr into the next ch1 sp in the fourth repeat. Sl st to the beginning ch3. Fasten off.


Continue as per pattern, remembering to put (tr, ch1, tr) between fans on the straight edges and put (tr, ch1, tr, ch3, tr, ch1, tr) between the fans ON THE CORNERS ONLY.  

To go to the original pattern at www.mypicot.com please CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Return to the Ripple



Do you find that sometimes you just need to take a step back and do something simple yet satisfying. This week I returned to doing the ripple pattern using a pack I bought from The Little Wool Shop in Thurles, Co Tipperary.

This picture shows you a simple diagram of the pattern and how it is made up.



To begin you need to decide whether you would like your piece to have tight, small ripples as shown in the diagram or  wider spaced ripples as in the completed sample.

The principle is the same for any size ripple you wish to make. The amount of stitches BETWEEN the increase at the peak of the ripple and the decrease in the valley of the ripple determines the size of each repeat.

In the diagram I have used 3 tr between the increase and the decrease therefore I need six chains to make one side of the ripple (going down) and another six for the other side (coming back up). So each pattern repeat calls for 12ch.

1 chain for the increase, (1)
1ch for each of the three tr's, (3)
2ch for the decrease, (2)
2ch for the next decrease, (2)
1ch for each of the three tr's, (3)
1ch for the increase, (1)
Total of twelve chains per repeat.

So lets assume we want a finished piece with three repeats, our starting chain will be calculated as follows:
Three repeats @ 12ch each = 36ch.......+ 3ch (turning chain) = 39ch to begin.

The actual blanket I am making (in the next picture) has 10 st's between the increases and decreases, therefore using the same principle as above each repeat has the following number of st's:

1 chain for the increase, (1)
1ch for each of the ten tr's, (10)
2ch for the decrease, (2)
2ch for the next decrease, (2)
1ch for each of the ten tr's, (10)
1ch for the increase, (1)
Total of twenty six chains per repeat.

So once again lets assume we want a finished piece with three repeats, our starting chain will be calculated as follows:
Three repeats @ 26ch each = 78ch.......+ 3ch (turning chain) = 81ch to begin.



Row 1: As seen in the diagram (at the top of this post) I have started with a turning ch of 3. I placed a tr into the fourth chain from my hook and made my first increase (Turning chain + tr into the fourth ch = first tr increase). Into the next three chains I have placed 1 tr into each of them. Using the next two chains I have made a tr decrease. 
Now we reverse the pattern to go back up, so, 
Using the next two chains I have made a tr decrease. Into the next three chains I have placed 1 tr into each of them, and I make two tr's into the next ch (increase). Repeat across the chain until you reach the end. Your final ch should have the last increase made into it. Ch3 and turn.

Row 2: Make a tr into your first st (under the ch3) (first increase made), work one tr into the next three tr's from the previous row, tr2tog over the next two sts (X2), work one tr into the next three tr's, work two tr's into the next tr (X2).....repeat to end omitting the second increase at the end of your last repeat.

Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

To add some interest you can work into the back loop only on all stitches which will give a ridged effect to your ripples although I do reccommend to work into he full stitch at the beginning and end of each row to give a stronger edge to your blanket.

UK Tr crochet increase Click here of video tutorial.
UK Tr2tog (decrease) Click here for a video tutorial.
US Double crochet into the back loop only Click here for video tutorial. 
(This video uses US terminology for the double crochet. This is the same stitch as a UK treble crochet)




I will add some more to this post as the blanket increases. Hope you have fun making it. x

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Deramores Blog Competition 2015

I was scouting around the net the other day and looked at one of my favourite blogs, Look At What I Made, which is the creative space of the very talented crocheter, Dedri Uys.

I have been following Dedri's work for quite a while now and I even have a crochet group in the local yarn shop who meet every thursday evening to make THE most fabulous design I have ever seen in crochet, Sophies Universe.

This week I spotted a competition being run by Deramores on her blog, in which she is one of the guest designers / judges who will be predicting the NEXT BIG THING in the world of yarn craft.


The six designers have each chosen a style which they predict could be the next major trend .

Click on the links below to see more about the categories to chose from and to learn more about the designer who has predicted the trend:
Large Granny Squares,
Crochet that looks like knitting,
Rainbow colours,
Ombre yarn craft,
Garments,
& Knitting without needles.

You can enter into as many categories as you wish and you are only limited by your imagination.
For a set of rules to enter just CLICK HERE


Lets get those creative juices flowing and see what we can come up with!

John


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Spinning With Pride

I received a challenge from a fellow crocheter to make a seven coloured spiral crochet blanket.....Anybody who knows me will understand when I say 'CHALLENGE ACCEPTED'

She wanted it to have the rainbow colours of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet to represent the seven chakras of the body but when I see the rainbow colours I think of Gay Pride, hence the name....
SPINNING WITH PRIDE.


Of course as usual I didn't want anything normal......NOOOOOOO........I wanted a circular blanket. 
As most crocheters will know from making hats you need to increase by one stitch per side per round 
e.g. a hat that starts with six stitches on round 1 will have 12 on round 2, and 18 on round three, etc. That sounds ok in theory but as the piece gets bigger you don't end up with a circle, you end up with a hexagon. How was I going to stagger the increases so they would form a perfect circle AND translate easily to a written pattern? This is where the challenge really came into play.....What started out as what looked like it would have been quite simple turned out to be far from it. 

Trying to work out the increases posed more problems than I had first expected. I hooked, frogged, hooked again, frogged again.etc etc. 
At times it looked like a fish bowl, and at other times it resembled a Mexican sombrero....As you can imagine neither of which was the desired effect. 

After weeks of trying to perfect it I admitted that I had been defeated by this one, boxed up the whole lot and stored it away. 

Weeks later while getting ready for a night away with my partner, I was in the shower. All of a sudden I had a eureka moment and I had the formula. While still showering I did some quick mathematical calculations in my head and realised this was going to work. 


I dried and finished dressing just as my lift arrived. I brought a pen and notebook with me on the car journey so I could put the pattern roughly down on paper before it disappeared or got confused in my head. 

On my return home I frogged everything I had already done and started afresh. Within minutes I could see it was going to work. It was laying flat and had a perfect circular shape. I was so pleased. Finally I had cracked it.

Over the next few days I kept adding to it and it continued to lay flat and circular. I originally worried that as it grew it would lose it's shape but it didn't. 
I contnued until it measured approximately 4 foot 6 inches / 1.4 metres.  



I am currently having it tested by a few friends to see if it works for them andif all is OK it will be released in the next few weeks.....WATCH THIS SPACE!

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Snowflake Season



Christmas season is fast arriving and what better excuse than that to make a few snowflakes to decorate your home. 
These are so easy and quick to make (less than 30 minutes each) that you will wonder why you ever bought shop made decorations. 

I used a 3mm hook and Giza Cotton DK from King Cole. I chose this yarn because it doesn't split when crocheting......always a bonus.


Giza is a mercerised Egyptian cotton with a lovely crisp white colour which is ideal  for this type of project.


One of the patterns shown here is a modified version of Snowcatchers Savanna Snowflake. The middle section is the same as shown in the original pattern but I tweaked the outer edges to suit myself.



I have never blocked or stiffened any projects that I have done in the past,
 so this was a new experience for me. I was very pleased with the results. 
I used a diluted PVA glue mixture to stiffen the snowflakes using one part PVA to one part water and applied with a clean paint brush.

To block the snowflakes I used a gardeners kneeling pad which I covered in plastic food wrap. This allowed the finished pieces to be easily removed once dried.

I think you will agree that the finished products are very pleasing to the eye and if stored properly they can be used for years to come. 


To see more inspirational patterns then check out Snowcatchers Snowflake Gallery.
OR
Free crochet snowflake patterns on Pinterest.
OR
why not experiment and design your own.


If you like the little snowmen in the pics why not have a look at Jeanette Everson's Facebook Page to see some of her wonderful and unique handmade ceramic creations.....you will not be disappointed.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Alpaca Beanie and Cowl - FREE PATTERN

Here is the free pattern for my Alpaca Beanie and Cowl set.


I used Stylecraft Alpaca DK in  colours Fig and Storm and a 5mm hook. 



The patterns are quite basic and have not been tested so if you find any discrepancies or improvements that can be made I would appreciate your messages on 

Abbreviations:
For the basic stitches follow this LINK

Ch          Chain
Ch St       Chain Stitch
Sl St   Silp Stitch
Htc   Half treble crochet (Half double crochet - US)
Jwss         Join with slip stitch
Ps Puff Stitch (yo hook, insert into st, yo and draw up a long loop) 3 times, yo hook and pull through all loops on your hook. Ch1 to close the stitch.
S Small (Child size)
M Medium (Young Adult size)
L Large (Adult size)
Bptc Back post treble crochet Video tutorial
Fpdc Front post double crochet Video tutorial


Cowl:

Chain 120, join to first chain with a slip stitch, taking care not to twist the chain.

Round  1:         Ch2 (this is your first htc), htc into each st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (120 htc)
Rounds 2-5: Repeat round 1. (120 htc)
Round  6:         Ch2, Ps into same stitch,*Ch1, skip next st, Ps into next st* Repeat from * to * until the end of round, Ch1, skip last st, Jwss to beginning ch2. (60 ps & 60 ch1 spaces)
Rounds 7:         Ch2 (this is our first htc), *htc into ch1 sp, htc into top of puff stitch* Repeat from * to * until end of round, Ch1. Jwss to beginning ch2. (120 htc)
Rounds 8-11: Repeat round 1. (120 htc)
Round  12: Repeat round 6. (60 ps & 60 ch1 spaces)
Round  13: Repeat round 7. (120 htc)
Round  14-17: Repeat round 1. (120 htc)
Round  18: Repeat round 6. (60 ps & 60 ch1 spaces)
Round  19: Repeat round 7. (120 htc)
Round  20-23: Repeat round 1. (120 htc)
Round  24: Repeat round 6. (60 ps & 60 ch1 spaces)
Round  25: Repeat round 7. (120 htc)
Round  26-29: Repeat round 1. (120 htc)
Fasten off and sew in tails.

Hat: S/M/L

Ch 4, join to first chain with a slip stitch to form a loop.

Round  1:          Ch2 (this is your first htc), 9htc into the loop. Jwss to beginning ch2. (10 htc)
Round  2:          Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, 2htc into each htc in round 1. Jwss to beginning ch2. (20htc)
Round  3:          Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, *1htc in next st, 2htc in next st* Repeat from * to * to second last st. htc in next st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (30htc)
Round  4:          Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, *1htc in next 2 st, 2htc in next st* Repeat from * to * to third last st. Htc into last 2 st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (40htc)
Round  5:          Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, *1htc in next 3 st, 2htc in next st* Repeat from * to * to fourth last st. Htc into last 3 st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (50htc)

Small Size Skip to round 8

Round  6:          Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, *1htc in next 4 st, 2htc in next st* Repeat from * to * to fifth last st. Htc into last 4 st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (60htc)

Medium Size Skip to round 8

Round  7:           Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, *1htc in next 5 st, 2htc in next st* Repeat from * to * to sixth last st. Htc into last 5 st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (70htc)
Round  8:           Ch2, Ps into same stitch,*Ch1, skip next st, Ps into next st* Repeat from * to * until the end of round, Ch1, skip last st, Jwss to beginning ch2. (S/M/L - 25/30/35 Ps & 25/30/35 ch1 spaces)
Round  9:           Ch2 (this is our first htc), *htc into ch1 sp, htc into top of puff stitch* Repeat from * to * until end of round, Ch1. Jwss to beginning ch2. (50/60/70 htc)
Round  10:   Ch2 (this is our first htc), htc into each st to end of round. Jwss to beginning ch2. (50/60/70 htc)
Round  11-13:   Ch2 (this is our first htc), htc into each st to end of round. Jwss to beginning ch2. (50/60/70 htc)
Round  14:   Repeat round 8. (S/M/L - 25/30/35 Ps & 25/30/35 ch1 spaces)
Round  15:   Repeat round 9. (50/60/70 htc)
Rounds 16-19:   Repeat round 10. (50/60/70 htc)
Round  20:   Repeat round 8. (S/M/L - 25/30/35 Ps & 25/30/35 ch1 spaces)
Round  21:   Repeat round 9. (50/60/70 htc)
Rounds 22-25:   Repeat round 10. (50/60/70 htc)
Round  26:   Sl St around front of first htc of round 25, ch3 (this is your first fptc), *bptc into next st, fptc into next st*. Repeat from * to * to second last st, bptc into last st. Jwss to beginning ch3. (S/M/L - 25/30/35 bptc & 25/30/35 fptc)
Round  27:   Sl St around front of first fpdc of round 25, ch3, *bptc into next st, fptc into next st*. Repeat from * to * to second last st, bptc into last st. Jwss to beginning ch3. (S/M/L - 25/30/35 bptc & 25/30/35 fptc)
Fasten off and sew in tails.

Flower:

Leaving a long tail for sewing together, 
Ch32, 
Row 1: Make 4tc into fourth ch from hook (first 5tc petal), *skip next ch, 5tc in next ch* repeat to end of chain (15 5tc fans) turn.
Row 2: *Skip 2 st, make 7tc into next st, skip 2 st. Sl st between this petal and next petal* (7tc petal created) repeat 9 more times. (leaving 5 petals from row 1 incomplete) 

Twist into a flower shape with the 5tc petals forming the centre of the flower with the 7tc petals forming the outer layers.  into shape and attach to the hat.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Crochet Clock Face

Here is a little something I did when I took a friends clock apart and couldn't get it back together...lol. She asked me to make a piece of crochet to back it so I designed this piece and ordered a new mechanism to put into it.

She is a fan of anything Cath Kidston so this influenced the colour choice but feel free to pick your own colour way and have fun making it.





This pattern has not been tested so any suggestions for ammendments to it would be greatly appreciated.

Clock Face Pattern


The clock face should be approximately 12 inches in diameter when completed using DK yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook.

Ch4 and join with a slip stitch (jwss) to form a loop

Round 1: Ch3 (first tc), make 11 tc into the loop, jwss to beginning ch3.

Round 2: Join yarn at sl st join and ch3 (first tc), tc into same stitch, 2 x tc into the next 11 stitches, jwss to beginning ch3.

Round 3: Join yarn between any two tc on the previous round and ch3 (first tc), 2 x tc into same space (NOT INTO STITCH)  *ch1, skip next st, 3xtc into space between next 2 stitches* x 11, ch1, jwss to beginning ch3.

Round 4: Join yarn in any ch sp of the previous round, ch3, tc into same ch sp, *ch1, fptc around middle tc of 3tc grouping on the previous round, ch1, 2 x tc into next ch sp* x 11, ch1, fptc around middle tc of 3tc grouping on the previous round, ch1, jwss to beginning ch3.

Round 5: Join yarn to the left of any fptc of the previous round, ch3, tc into same space, *tc between next 2 tc, 2 x tc into next ch1 sp, ch2, 2 x tc into next ch1 sp* x 11, tc between 2 x tc on previous round, jwss.

Round 6: Join yarn in any ch 2 space in previous round, 4 x tc into same ch sp, *tc between 2tc and 1tc on previous round, tc between 1tc and 2 tc on previous round, 5 x tc into next ch2 sp* x 11, tc between 2tc and 1tc on previous round, tc between 1tc and 2 tc on previous round, jwss.

Round 7: Join yarn using a standing bptc to any stitch, bptc in every stitch. jwss to beginning standing bptc.

Round 8: Join yarn to first bptc (Round 7) in any 5tc group (round 6), ch3, tc into next 2 stitches, *ch3, tc into next 3 stitches, skip next st, tc into next 3 stitches* x 11, ch3, tc into the next 3 stitches, jwss to beginning ch3.

Round 9: Join yarn using a standing bptc to first tc of any six tc group in previous round, bpdc in the next 5 stitches, *5 x tc into the ch3 space, bptc into next 6 stitches* x 11, ch3, jwss to beginning standing bptc.
Round 10:Join yarn using a standing *dc into third tc of any 5tc group on previous round, htc into next 2 stitches, tc into next 2 stitches, ttc (yarn round hook 3 times at start of stitch) between the two tc's directly below on round 6, skip 2 stitches, tc into next 2 stitches, htc into next 2 stitches* x 12, join with sl st to beginning standing dc.

Round 11:    Join yarn using s standing tc to first htc to left of any dc on round 10, ch1, tc into same st, *ch1, skip next st, tc into next st, ch1, skip next st, tc into next st, ch1, fpdtc round ttc from round 10, ch1 skip next st, tc into next st, ch1, skip 1 st, tc into next st, ch1, tc into next st, ch1, tc into same st as last tc,* x 11, ch1, skip next st, tc into next st, ch1, skip next st, tc into next st, ch1, fpdtc round ttc from round 10, ch1 skip next st, tc into next st, ch1, skip 1 st, tc into next st, ch1, tc into next st, ch1, jwss to beginning standing tc.

Round 12: Join yarn using s standing tc to any st in previous round, tc into each st, jwss to beginning standing tc.




Add more rounds of tc's as neccessary until you have reached the desired size, increasing as you go to keep the piece laying flat.

I would love to see your finished items so please e-mail your pics to me at heishookedsince2013@gmail.com OR post them on my facebook page www.facebook.com/heishooked

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Road Tripping

I have really been neglecting this blog of late and it's  time to get back on track.....What better way to do this than to show you all my latest WIP's.

I came across the pattern for this Road Trip Scarp on the Official CCC facebook page where the very talented Ms Zelna Olivier was very kind to share her beautiful and simple design.


Have a look and see what you think.





I used King Cole Splash in Fireburst # 818 and a new sequined thread just in from King Cole called Cosmos to add a bit of sparkle. I think they really worked well together.





I decided to do the edging detail in plain black DK to compliment the black thread in the Cosmos but also to frame the coloured scarf. The embellishments which will be added later will also be in black. Watch this space!


I still have to add the embellishments to finish it off and I hope to have it completed later today. I will post some finished pics when I do.

FINISHED PRODUCT
As modelled by the lovely but rather camera shy Kathleen



My little tribute to the wonderful designer Ms Zelna Olivier (Zooty Owl)


I intend to show this to the beginners crochet class which I teach in The Little Wool Shop on Thursday evenings as a sample of something that they might like to try. I think it will be ideal as a first project for beginners to do and I will post some pics should any of them decide to give it a shot.

If you fancy having a go yourself you can find the pattern by using this LINKon Zelna's blog.

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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Rainbow Round Ripple

As with most crafters we rarely make anything for ourselves so while on a weeks holiday from work I decided to rectify this by making myself a Rainbow Round Ripple blanket. I have wanted to make one of these for a very long time but I rarely have a minute to myself so it was always one of those 'some day' projects.  

I have always known that it was going to be rainbow colours to reflect my gay pride but also to give a real pop of colour in my otherwise magnolia apartment. 


The pattern I used is the Spectrum Afghan pattern from The Crochet Crowd on YouTube. The first four rounds are just a simple circle with increases on each round, round five begins the forming of the ripples. Round six is the first round that shows you the pattern you follow for the rest of the blanket. 


It really is a pattern that you can do in your sleep once you get the hang of it. The only concentration required is to keep track of which rounds to increase your stitches on. Different patterns give different suggestions for increasing when making a round ripple but I found increasing on two rounds out of three worked for me. (On the points of the 'increase' rounds use 2dc ch2 2dc into the chain space on the previous round and on the 'no increase' round you use 1dc ch2 1dc in the chain space of the previous round.


It is very pleasing to see the stars forming as this blanket grows, each band of colour adding another dimension to an already interesting shape. I decided from the outset that I was going to use two strands of yarn (Stylecraft Special DK for all colours except one of the greens) and a 7mm cochet hook. The reason for using two strands was so I could blend the colours by using one strand of the previous solid band colour and one strand of the next solid band colour.



When I added the strong green colour (shown above), I wasn't quite sure if it would work with the previous shade, simply because there was such a strong contrast between them. To reassure myself and to get the opinion of others I posted a pic on The Creative Crochet Crew Facebook Page and on The Official CCC Social Group Facebook Page asking for advice. On both pages the general consensus was to go with it and reserve judgement until I had a few more rounds done. I am so glad I did because that colour is one of the round that really pops and adds impact when you see it.



I love how the yellow and dark green rounds stand out and give impact to the blanket.


My favourites of all the colours, the aqua, turquoise and blue!


The finished product takes pride of place in an otherwise bland interior. I love it!

Here is a list of the yarns and colours used.

Rounds 1 & 2         Stylecraft Special DK - Matador (2 Strands)
Rounds 3 & 4         Stylecraft Special DK - Matador (1 Strand) Lipstick (1 Strand)
Rounds 5 & 6         Stylecraft Special DK - Lipstick (2 Strands)
Rounds 7 & 8         Stylecraft Special DK - Pomegranate (1 Strand) Lipstick (1 Strand)
Rounds 9 & 10       Stylecraft Special DK - Pomegranate (2 Strands)
Rounds 11 & 12      Stylecraft Special DK - Pomegranate (1 Strand) Shrimp (1 Strand)
Rounds 13 & 14      Stylecraft Special DK - Shrimp (2 Strands)
Rounds 15 & 16      Stylecraft Special DK - Shrimp (1 Strand) Saffron (1 Strand)
Rounds 17 & 18      Stylecraft Special DK - Saffron (2 Strands)
Rounds 19 & 20      Stylecraft Special DK - Saffron (1 Strand) Meadow (1 Strand)
Rounds 21 & 22      Stylecraft Special DK - Meadow (2 Strands)
Rounds 23 & 24      Stylecraft Special DK - Meadow (1 Strand) Green (1 Strand)
Rounds 25 & 26      Stylecraft Special DK - Green (2 Strands)
Rounds 27 & 28      Stylecraft Special DK - Green (1 Strand) King Cole Pricewise  - No 39 (1 Strand)
Rounds 29 & 30      King Cole Pricewise   - No 39 (2 Strands)
Rounds 31 & 32      Stylecraft Special DK - Aspen (1 Strand) King Cole Pricewise - No 39 (1 Strand)
Rounds 33 & 34      Stylecraft Special DK - Aspen (2 Strands)
Rounds 35 & 36      Stylecraft Special DK - Aspen (1 Strand) Turquoise (1 Strand)
Rounds 37 & 38      Stylecraft Special DK - Turquoise (2 Strands)
Rounds 39 & 40      Stylecraft Special DK - Turquoise (1 Strand) Royal (1 Strand)
Rounds 41 & 42      Stylecraft Special DK - Royal (2 Strands)
Rounds 43 & 44      Stylecraft Special DK - Cloud Blue (1 Strand) Royal (1 Strand)
Rounds 45 & 46      Stylecraft Special DK - Cloud Blue (2 Strands)
Rounds 47 & 48      Stylecraft Special DK - Cloud Blue (1 Strand) Wisteria (1 Strand)
Rounds 49 & 50      Stylecraft Special DK - Wisteria (2 Strands)
Rounds 51 & 52      Stylecraft Special DK - Wisteria (1 Strand) Grape (1 Strand)
Rounds 53 & 54      Stylecraft Special DK - Grape (2 Strands)
Rounds 55 & 56      Stylecraft Special DK - Grape (1 Strand) Emperor (1 Strand)
Rounds 57 & 58      Stylecraft Special DK - Emperor (2 Strands)