Saturday, 1 February 2014

The one where she starts a blanket ...

Yes, I know.
A blanket is so not me. They take too long and I am something of a crochet butterfly, flitting between quick projects with the greatest of ease.
Or so I thought..



Then I came across lots of people talking about their #crochetmoodblanket2014 on IG, started by Stacey at FroFunky.

The idea is simple, yet genius;

Choose a motif. You make 1 motif a day, choosing your colours as your mood takes you.
T'is all.
By the end of the year you will have a huuuuuuuge blanket. 


Even I can manage this in amongst all my other projects.
I decided on the African Flower Hexagons, following instructions from Yvestown's blog. Aren't they great?



Needless to say, I am a little behind- I have been working on a new pattern for the shop - but still, I am enjoying seeing this grow immensely.

I will keep you posted on my (hopefully impressive) progress throughout the project.

Here's a teaser: Fancy making a little mouse?

Coming up in my next post will be the link to another free pattern! Yay!

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Sarah x





13 comments:

  1. Hi, I love the blanket idea and I love your African flowers. I'm so tempted to join in too ...there's still plenty of days left in 2014 !
    Love your mouse too. off to find out more on the blanket thing, thanks for sharing.
    Jacquie x

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  2. Im loving the mood blanket.....but my ambitious one a day has failed! Im going to try and catch up but failing that I will change to one a week x

    Cute mouse squeak! x x x

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  3. it seems like evrybody is making at least 1 blanket nowadays.. here in holland there are over 1600 women(including me) that crochet a striped blanket.. each week you get the pattern of 3 till 5 rows!!!!
    i love your african flower.. and looking forward to see the pattern of the mouse!!

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  4. Aww your mouse is adorable!

    Making one square a day is a brilliant way to get a blanket done. I'd started a hexagon one in 2011 and it was taking forever so I got bored, but when I only had to make one hexagon a day it became much less of a chore :-)

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  5. I'm a crochet butterfly too - not sure if I have the concentration or stamina for a large blanket? Absolutely love the idea of the mood blanket though …

    Fabulous mousie, you clever sausage.

    Heather x

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  6. Pretty motifs :-) I've seen lots of squares and stripes, so I love how unique yours will be. Good luck!
    The mouse is so cute :-)
    Take care.

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  7. African flowers are a great motif to crochet for a blanket!!!! your colours are gorgeous, too!!!
    Have fun crocheting your huge blanket, little by little!!!
    I'm not a huge fan of mice, but your is really sweet!
    xxxxxx Ale

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  8. I am slowly but surely working through my African flower hexie blanket too...it is a huge commitment, when, like you, I'd rather be hooking little dollies and critters and scarves! I need instant gratification...Chrissie x

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  9. Oh wow!!! I didn't realise you were joining in too! That's fantastic! Can't wait to see your progress!!

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  10. Love your mouse too. off to find out more on the blanket thing, thanks for sharing.
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  11. So very glad you did start a blanket! How very cheerful it will be when finished up. Those flowers are gorgeous. Love the little mouse too :)))
    XoXo,
    Danette

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  12. ooh - lovely motif - that will make a fab blanket! I'm doing a mood blanket too, great fun!

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