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Three children *** One big, grey dog *** Two parents *** Country loving *** Cottage dwelling in the South-West of the UK. That’s us!

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Debs Random Writings

crochet beginners blanket

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. Continue reading

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Zen and the art of crocheting

granny square crochet blanket complete

Some crafts are easy to pick up. Some are more elusive and refuse to click. Crochet has fitted quite snuggly into this last category for me. I can knit complicated patterns. I can follow the most convoluted dressmaking pattern, but looping yarn over a crochet hook has left me flummoxed.

sisters running on the beach with crochet blanket

Until this Summer. It finally clicked. Continue reading

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