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Part 5 Wonder CAL

Just for round to doing part 5 of the Wonder CAL Blanket 2016. Just using the two colours chosen originally. 5mm hook and dk yarn, it now sits at 10.5″ in ‘height’.

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This little gem is going to be super warm, soft and wintery when its done and just in time for Christmas.

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Dutch CAL 2015 Week 13

I have now completes week 13 of this CAL. It now sits at a nice 40″ across, with another 22 weeks left of pattern. That means many more rounds as it is not one round per week.

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I swear it lays flat and straight, its just a little more difficult to smooth out every time I finish a part haha.

There is a pale brown/beige sc round I’m this edge section that is worked into the front loop created between two of the other rounds, giving a more textures effect.

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Not the best photo and doesn’t show to well bit it’s there and that also sits properly if I have the patience to smooth it out.

Its so warm and chunky and lovely…I can’t wait to do some more.

Wonder Blanket CAL part 2

So yesterday part 2 of this CAL (which is available on Facebook) was posted and I finished it last night after a lot of debating with myself about what colour tobuse for the last row. Should it be red? Or should I still with the cream?……

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I went with red but I’m still in two minds as to change it. But if I stick with the red, I’m pretty sure the next part is going to stay all cream and maybe even part 4 will too, as I don’t want too much going on throughout the blanket.

As you may know, this CAL lasts until November (if I can keep going for that long haha) and so it will be a Christmas theme blanket, or at least that’s what I’m going for with the colour choice, when it first began. Hopefully I don’t make the great pattern look pants by my colour placement but I will not know until then so its all a surprise for everyone.

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Week 8 Dutch CAL

Wooo! Here’s week 8 (or what would have been week 8) of the Dutch CAL. This weeks round have all been done in cream, with all simple stitches used….I say that hahaha as I make a stitch count mistake in the last round of week 7. I ended up with 20, yes 20, less stitches than I should have all because I missed every ‘third’ stitch which was slightly hidden on the twists. No matter, I was able to rectify this by working two stitches into every third stitch, except for the middle stitch in each side, so that section worked had one stitch in the five stitches there as did each before and after corner section…..oh well, it sounds complicated but really it wasn’t, just a little extra counting.

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This little beauty is now measuring 32″.

6′ scarf

So, I finished this a few days back using a pattern from one of the wonderful designers on the Crochet Playground Facebook page (you should check it out if you haven’t already). It’s a scarf. A wonderfully warm and long scarf, made using a 4 row pattern repeat in King Cole Chunky in white. I only added small tassels as I end up with them stuck in all manner of places haha. It works up fast and is what I’ve decided will match the Unforgettable cables earwarmer.

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🌼 Hand made with love from Daisy

Unforgettable

Started on the ‘Unforgettable Cables’ earwarmer. Using just a plain white for this as it’s like snow and is of course, for winter. The pattern called for worsted by I’be gone with some chunky and it is super soft and wonderful.

It’s 8″ long so far and I have to get it to 19″ before I can decrease for four and then join. So I’m working at two rows per inch, so I estimate about 22 more rows of pattern and 4 of decrease to go haha

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🌼 Hand made with love from Daisy

Done and done

I added the finishing touches to the poncho. Two rows of sc all around the edge and then I did v-stitch, 3sc all the way round, completing it with 5 tessel sets on each ‘arm’ (with each tassel being made from 6 stands, tied on then cut down to 4″ from the top of the knot).

I also only added one more round on the neck instead of two.

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Not the best photos in the world as my phone is apparently afraid of the dark haha. But I’m proud of it and happy I actually finished on time, as well as winging it a bit to get the correct size. 😆

🌼 Hand made with love from Daisy

Almost complete

The fall poncho CAL is almost over (if I’d have kept up, technically I should have finished on Wednesday) but I fell behind a little. I have now stitched the two rectangles together and have started to add the neckline. I altered the pattern given slightly. I should have had 56 sc around but I incleased it to 80, then worked the hex row then to fphdc and bphdc as stated for the first row. I then fastened off and worked into the back of the first row of normal hdc, using dc, doing 2tog every 2and 3rd strict. After this I did fp and bp dc around.

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And I am now going to add another two rounds to make the neck taller which can then be folded if needed. I did also have to add an extra 4 parts onto the ends of each to make them longer and give an actual head hole bigger than a Barbie, which means without the neckline, it would have sat just fine as it were, but I wanted something fancy haha. This way it’s taller and can keep more warm as well as having it’s ‘uniqueness’ of its grill type edge. I just need to do the border to the whole thing and decide if I want to add tassel bits.

I will keep you in the loop 🙂

🌼 Hand made with love from Daisy

Dutch CAL

I have seen for a while now, a beautiful CAL that I wanted to take part in…one problem was that the instructions were in Dutch and I’m not a great Dutch speaking person haha. I could make out some words like lossen and was beginning to be able to read Dutch patterns and try to work from the pictures (which is also not one of my biggest strengths). The good news is, that the entire pattern is being translated! Whoop, we love you guys! Haha. So far the first 10 parts have been translated with the rest still in process. But I have worked up to round 11 on the first part so far.

I’ve gone for a neutral look with this one (although there is a giant flower in the middle). I changed the first 8 rounds to my own pattern, that I used from inspiration of another and then started with round 9 of the pattern.

I am now using worsted weight yarn (I feel like a big girl now, as I’ve only ever used DK). The beige round is two strands of dk as I didn’t have the right weight when I first started but that is fine and its roughly working up to a worsted size. It is thick though so this is definitely a winter blanket.

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🌼 Hand made with love from Daisy

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