Saturday, June 23, 2012

Daisies on pink

I received a message from a very nice lady named Lynette who is restoring a 58 Shasta trailer and is looking for an afghan for her finished project. I am flattered (especially since she still has afghans that her GREAT grandmother made) and more than happy to create something new for her.

She saw the first daisy blanket I did, but she liked the "flat" daisy from my mother-in-law's blanket, so we are merging the two. I did two samples for her - one with a white border and one with a fuschia border. Not sure yet which one she will pick. Which one do you like best?





You can find the daisy pattern here. I've also received several messages asking to share how I add the border. It's a very simple 3dc ch1 3dc granny square edge, easy to do, but I know how I was when I started out: the more photos the better, so I will try to post some photos with the steps some time tomorrow.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Note: If you would like to sell items you have made with my patterns, please do give credit to Tillie Tulip. Thank you.


22 comments:

  1. I am brand new to your blog and am in awe of you afghans!
    Your work is beautiful and I am going to attempt one of your flat daisies today :)
    I think my favorite of the two squares is the white border, but really like them both

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  2. They are both beautiful and for me I would take the fuschia because its so alive and i love bright colors but if she is a type that is very soft I would go with the white.

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  3. Hi Fat Bottom Farm (love the name by the way), thanks for your very nice note! I wish I could crochet all day! I have not heard back on which one she likes...and I can't decide which one I like better, but I appreciate your input. Hope you stop back again. Have a great rest of your weekend.

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  4. I found your blog through Snuggle Bunnie and am now a new follower. Your blankets are beautiful! I'm adding your daisy pattern to my ever growing pile of to do crochet projects.
    I like the one with the fuschia best :-)
    Blessings,
    Kate

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    1. Hi Kate, Thanks for stopping by, and thank you also for the very nice comment. I have stacks of patterns to get to and a book filled with scribbles and ideas. Thank goodness for bedtime and quiet time with the kiddos!

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  5. Love this one too ! I just made a daisy blanket and now I think I want to do another !!!

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    1. They are fun and addictive - and so pretty!

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  6. Hi Laura..... Awesome of you to bless us with this beautiful patter. I have all my squares done, but I'm stuck..... Trying to figure out how to join them all. How did you do yours? Was it a slip stich, whip stich or other, or what would you suggest. Your advise would be tremendously appreciated.
    Thaks ahead, be blessed.
    Norma

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    1. Hi Norma, Thank you for the nice note! I almost always use the join-as-you-go method to connect my granny squares. I was going to post a photo tutorial of my process awhile back, but I lost my steam. There is a good video tutorial on you tube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dOlz3sFemg. I slip stitch the spaces, as opposed to sc or ch. I like a tighter stitch, so I think that's about the only difference. If I ever get a chance to work on a tutorial, I will let you know! If you have any other questions, I will always try my best to answer them! Have a great week!

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  7. Hi Laura! I am in love with your daisies. My only question is how you incorporated them into a granny square. Did you sew them onto the squares or do you crochet around the daisy and build the square from there?

    Sammi

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    1. Hi Sammi, Thanks for your message! If you click on tutorials at the top of this page, and then select "adding rounds to the daisy", you can see how I added the rounds. I'll try to add a direct link here too: http://tillietulip.blogspot.com/2012/06/adding-rounds-to-daisy.html

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  8. Hi Laura,
    I LOVE this pattern. I have been looking for the perfect pattern to make for my baby girl on the way for her first blanket and this one is it! I have made a lot of other ones over the last year but she needed something extra special. I can't wait to be able to spend some more time looking around your blog.
    xo Susan

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    1. Thank you Susan! I have to admit, I love working on things for girls. How exciting that you are expecting a little one! I hope you've been feeling well and staying cool. It's been such a hot summer... I've been busy with some orders, but will try to post some new ideas when things settle down. Best of luck to you and take care of yourself! (Hug) Laura

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  9. Beautiful, so glad I found you on Pinterest. I always have a difficult time when purchasing yarn. I am like a kid in the candy store. I had my 7 year old niece help me decide last weekend. What Brand of yarn do you use? Thank you for your patterns.

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    1. Hi Debi, I definitely understand how much fun it is to buy new yarns! I'm a yarn-a-holic too. I use any and every kind of yarn I can get my hands on. Primarily I use acrylics in my shop, they are affordable, durable and warm. As I've said before, I have no problem mixing and matching brands, but usually stay within the same fiber and weight family (worsted, medium, sport, etc.)

      I use Caron One Pound quite a bit in my afghans as well as for most of my borders (off white and white). I like the "sturdiness" of it and it washes very soft. They have a good selection of colors, but I wish they would add more (turquoise especially)! I also use Hobby Lobby's "I love this yarn" their pinks are very nice and the price is reasonable. Bernat Super Value is another nice yarn with lots of colors, and I love most Lion Brand yarns. Now I'm rambling...there are so many varieties, I could go on and on...I'll try to remember to list what I used in my posts!

      Have a wonderful night.

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  10. HELP!! I don't know what I am doing wrong. When I make my petals, the chain stitches are connecting them all across the top so they are not separating, it just looks more like a circle. I know it's something simple, but I'm new to crocheting and I just can't figure it out. Thanks so much, I just love all of your designs, and I am bound and determined that one day I will be able to make mine as beautiful as yours! :)

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  11. Okay, figured out what was going on, now my only problem is the same as someone else mentioned. The pedals are flat and not raised. The other comment noted that they changed yarn - to what? I am using medium weight. I'll keep working with it and hopefully come up with a solution because I love the pattern so much. Thanks so much for all your work!

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  12. Hi! i absolutely love the pattern! but similar to others whenever i make the flower it's flat and really small?! what yarn are you using? and what size crochet hook? i'm using a 4mm and DK but it doesn't look right. can you help?!!

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  13. Such a beautiful pattern. Specially that first picture, i love the color combination that you used. =) Send Flowers and Gifts to Philippines

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  14. Que preciosidad de blog. Hay cosas tan bonitas y hechas primorosamente. Enhorabuena. Ha sido un disfrute poder ver todo estos trabajos.

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  15. Beautiful pattern. How big are the squares?

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