Saturday, January 4, 2014

New year, new/old blanket love

So, back to a bit of crafty news after all the New Year festivities are over,
I have been busy with the crochet hook recently, I love how through the holiday period I can craft at leisure, and during the day!  
I am still a bit in love with the harlequin pattern, and am making a blanket using the tapestry crochet technique.  Pretty much the same as my washcloths but made in 8ply wool and a fair bit bigger!  I am using hdcs instead of sc to give a more diamond shape.
This is hooking up nice and quickly so I hope to have it finished soon.

Lots of colour here, nice and bright and cheery......

I am liking the bit of orange, I was going for a bit of a carnival look and I think it helps.

....It will probably end up roughly cot sized once I add a border ......

.....I dragged out the other diamond blanket I have on the go, quite a different process and far more time consuming, but I like the patchworky effect of sewing all the diamonds together......then again, I like the flatness of the tapestry technique too.  Must try and get this one finished too.......

I should have some time over the weekend to do some more on these, so hopefully something finished to show you all soon!

Have you been doing any holiday hooky?


  1. Goodness these look complicated! I'm most impressed.

  2. I like both of the diamond blankets - they're different and very pretty. :)

  3. It reminds me of happiness depicted by Pierrot the clown. I think your work very beautiful and those blankets are going to be so cosy.
    Happy New Year to you.
    Love Linda

  4. These look wonderful, something else for me to try once I finish your stripey blanket. I started the day you finished yours! I am new to hooky stuff and I am hooked! Thanks for the inspiration and I have been magaging to do quite a bit of the blanket over the holidays as it has been too hot to go out or wet and stormy.

  5. Wow, I love the pattern and colours very much.

    Groetjes, Monique

  6. Wow! The colors and shapes make a great statement. I do very much enjoy your projects. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  7. How lovely Jules you are so talented, just love the design and colours. Big hugs

  8. The diamond pattern is great, really lovely. Look forward to seeing them when finished. Best wishes for 2014, Claire x

  9. I really loved your diamond tapestry washcloths and now you're using the same technique in a blanket with such beautiful and cheery colours, it is looking truly beautiful.
    Both blankets are very pretty but I can see why you're favouring the flatness of the tapestry one, it looks neater with the clean lines. I can imagine there is a lot of work in the patchwork blanket and it does have a charm all of it's own. Great work Jules x

  10. Oooh, they are just lovely Jules, both have their own charm.
    The first most definitely has a carnival quality about it, great cheery colours.
    I think the second is my favourite with its patchworky look.
    I better get on and finish my granny square blanket, this will be it's 3rd year and I'm
    still not finished!

    Claire x

  11. Wow they are both stunning! x

  12. wow! this is really beautiful! and I think it is also difficult to do, right??
    the colors are great! I am looking to see the final result!
    my best wishes to you for 2014!

  13. Oh, they are both beautiful. I'm loving the carnival colours of the first, they sit together so nicely. Enjoy your stitching! :)

  14. Such a beautiful blanket but I think too tricky for me - happy 2014 x

  15. What beautiful blankets, I love their symmetry x Happy and creative new year to you x

  16. Wow! These both look so good. I tried your tapestry pattern, and it is really fun--and addictive--but I need A LOT more practice to get mine to turn out as good as yours. I like the way these diamonds are more pointy.


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