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?