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Ta Da! A daisy blanket ready for spring!

crochet daisy granny square blanket blue on swinging benchTa Da! It’s finished. My second, crocheted blanket. I’d hoped to finish it for spring and I have done just that.

Although, I have to say, working on the daisies in the middle of winter was odd. It made me wish the colder season away, that little bit faster.

crochet daisy granny square blanket blue on box hedgeI went for a blue, white and yellow colour scheme. I tried to add green, but it took some of the spring out of the daisies. Too dull.

The eagle eyed among you, may have spotted that not all the daisies are white. I added in three yellow flowers. Just randomly. The rebel, buried deep inside me, could not let this blanket be uniformed. Rows of white daisies seemed too ………factory made. So I added the yellow flowers. To buck the trend and break the mould.

In my own quiet way.

crochet daisy granny square blanket blue beside basketI did experiment with echoing the daisy petals on the border. It didn’t work. So instead, I crocheted two lines of white, one of yellow and two white ones again. In an attempt to give the impression of the daisies, without replicating the shape.

The blanket is not perfect. I can see areas, where I missed a bit, but that is OK with me. Already the children have wrapped themselves up in it and told me how much they love this new mama-made piece. I really cannot ask for more. Also the mistakes, miraculously disappear once draped around a child.

crochet daisy granny square blanket blue in basketIt’s ready for it’s first outing to the beach. Along with my first blanket, which is in daily use.

I used the same wool and joining technique as the first crochet blanket. The daisy pattern, may have morphed, but was certainly inspired by Tillie Tuilips daisy blanket . You can find it on my Crochet Inspiration board on Pinterest

Next blanket? I’m thinking bright, jolly colours. More summer themed, me thinks. I could do with a riot of colour. What do you think?

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