Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Frida's Flower Blanket

A while ago I came across a photo of a flowery blanket on Twitter.  I loved the colours and how the flowers stood out from the blanket.  I think knitting will always be my favourite but I do love the extra things you can do with crochet like a flower which sticks out (see my first attempt above).
Later I found out the blanket I had seen was Janie Crows latest design and I was lucky enough to see it in the flesh at the Knitting and Stitching Show.  Wow I wanted it, but it said 'not for beginners' and I still feel like a beginner although I've been crocheting for nearly a year now.  But then a couple of weeks ago I tried making the square above with a flower in and it worked and it looks nice and maybe I'm not a beginner any more.

Frida's Flower Blanket in the flesh
So I decided to get the kit and see.  It is actually a 'crochet along', which means the pattern for each bit are released in 8 fortnightly instalments over 4 months, with the first one out today.  I've got my pack of wool and all my tools, now I just need to have a go.  Wish me luck!

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