Thursday, April 26, 2012

My creative space.....finished blanket tadah!!


Hi there.
How's things going for you?  Are you having a good day? Getting much done, or just mooching around like me?
I thought I'd show you what I have been up to crochet wise recently.  I have finished the star stitch uneven stripe blanket. I think I created a new record for myself, this blanket is totally complete, all threads weaved in and edge done, in around 3 weeks!  It was a nice easy crochet pattern that I had fun with, I loved seeing it change with each new colour addition.  Having a drawing of the colour changes really helped in the speed of it I think, there was a lot less procrastination over what colour to do next, I just checked my drawing and off I went!
So anyway, here are a few pictures, it is about cot size I think ( 85cm x125cm approx) and made from 8 ply (DK) 100% fine merino wool from the Colorworks range, such lovely colours, I love using these yarns.
( I am thinking of selling these yarns in my on line shop, what do you reckon?)
It is super warm and cosy, as the star stitch creates a nice dense fabric, not really a 'gappy' pattern at all.
I ended up doing a couple of rows of sc as the edge, just something nice and simlple.
I have already started another one in different colours, I enjoyed making this so much!
If you want to see how to do star stitch, there is a tutorial over here at Crochet Spot that gives you the lowdown.







Ok I think you're probably bored by this by now, so I'll see you later!
Joining in over here today if you want to see what other peeps have been up to.

37 comments:

  1. That is really gorgeous! I love that stitch and your colours are beautiful as always!
    Sandra x

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  2. Parabéns Jules.
    Lindo, lindo.
    Um abraço.

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  3. I love your afghan and that star stitch you used. I'll have to check out the tutorial on it. Thanks for the link!

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  4. Looks fantastic. I don't like things that look gappy either. The colours are lovely too. melx

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  5. Nice star stitches! :) Congrats on your new blanket! It's so nice!Now it's time to start some new project ;)

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  6. Çok güzel bir battaniye bu renkler harika elinize sağlık görüşmek üzere sevgiler.

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  7. Lovely stripy blanket!! the star stitch is simply amazing! Thank you for shsring it!
    xxxx Alessandra

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  8. Beautiful blanket. I love that star stitch and the colours are gorgeous.

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  9. What a lovely blanket! Love that stitch. Haven't heard of that yarn before, so googling it now.

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  10. very lovely blanket, perfect stitch and colours!

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  11. Beautiful blanket, such a gorgeous stitch!
    Victoria xx

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  12. Your blanket is gorgeous. I've enjoyed seeing the progression and now the completion. That wool looks lovely.
    Anne xx

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  13. It's beautiful and almost looks like a knitted blanket, love the stripes.

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  14. Your blanket is beautiful, I love the colors and the stripes. Good job!!

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  15. Love! I've been meaning to try star stitch for about a year now - it really does look fab. Delicious colour progressions. :)

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  16. It's beautiful, just love it :)

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  17. You're torturing me here! I can't crochet at the moment due to Rss in my wrist and I'm so desperate to try your lovely star stitch! This blanket is really, really, beuatiful! xxx

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  18. Oh my goodness...yes you should stock that yarn...the colours are gorgeous! I keep looking at star stitch and thinking I should have a go... now I am so inspired I want to start immediately... naughty naughty... dog walks and dusting first!! :) Hugs, Jill x

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  19. Ooh, so nice! Looks like a rug almost. I really like the trim! I'm actually going to trim one of my next projects.

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  20. Beautiful! I love the effect of the star stitch( and those yarn colors). 3 weeks from to finish? Wow. Very impressive!

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  21. Beautiful blanket and the colours are wonderful too! lol x

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  22. stunning blanket, i love the colours and its such a fab stick too.

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  23. All those bright colours makes for such a stunning blanket! It looks divine and that wool so luxurious too..and well done on finishing it off so quickly! xx

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  24. Stunning blanket! Love your colours. And Very Impressed with your turnaround time ; -)
    Trudy

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  25. I am going to go try that gorgeous star stitch right now - even if all I do is a wash cloth! Lol. Love it. Good for you on getting it done so quickly!

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  26. That is gorgeous!! I need to revisit the star stitch now!!

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  27. That's a lovely blanket. The colours go really well together. I have never come across that stitch before. I'm going to have to have a look and give it a try!

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  28. Blanket looks wonderful, well done. I have just finished one for hubby. Two years in the making but finally done.

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  29. Your blanket is stunning! Love the colors. Three weeks is just amazing.

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  30. Wonderful blanket and gorgeous colour combinations.
    Where do you source your yarn from? I'm in Sydney and finding it hard to buy bright coloured yarns.

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  31. Okay, long-time reader, first-time commentor here, lol. This blanket brought me out of the shadows. In your blanket, the rows are clearly defined with almost a "line" running through the blanket as you complete a pair of star rows. (Am I being clear?) The original pattern doesn't have that; it's all flowing into itself. I LOVE the lines; this may be exactly the pattern I've been beating my head against the wall trying to find for a particular 14-year-old who shall remain nameless. So... what's the difference? Please do share!
    Thanks!
    Shani

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  32. Hi!
    Have you decided to stock this yarn in your store? I love the blanket and want one!
    x

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  33. Hi!
    Have you decided to stock the yarn in your store? I need some! :P

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