Between the lines …
30/01/2012 § 12 Comments
Gypsy Rose, my crochet blanket, is coming along …
I shared the beginning of our journey together last week (here) and I just adore the circle into square pattern that I ended up with – a variation on many trials! Thirty-six squares later, I made the decision to stop making squares and add a border. I came up with this one (from Crochet Bible) …
Now, it doesn’t look exactly inspiring, in my opinion. But I closed my eyes and thought about how it could look in a myriad of colours.
Close your eyes and try it …
does it work?
You bet it does …
It’s the simplest stitch ever. I double-crocheted a row all around the edge of the squares and then just add row on row of 1dc, 1ch – it’s that’ simple. A slip stitch to join the end of the row and on to a new colour with 3 ch to start the row.
What I have discovered is that as the pattern grows, I need to think carefully about the way the colours work together …
See how the colours in every other row link together.
I’m so enjoying the journey of this blanket. With my quilting, I feel driven to finish a quilt and have frequently cut out the next one before finishing the quilting, but this wool by Kristin Nicholas is so amazing, I almost want it to last forever! Having said that, I do have a whole tub of yarn left! In fact, I may finish this one and make another one simply using this pattern! Decisions, decisions – eh?
So, the lesson I’m learning from Gypsy Rose, is to read between the lines – see beyond the obvious, don’t be afraid, trust your judgement and live a little!
I’ll keep you posted!
UPDATE: See Gypsy Rose finished here.
More of my blankets:
Carnival 2013 – the most colourful crochet blanket in the world!
Ripple One 2012 – the joyful colours of Spring and early Summer 2012.
Misty Morning 2012 – subtle shades reminiscent of mist in the valley