Monday, July 30, 2012

Pink (shasta) daisy blanket is finished!

I completed Lynette's afghan this morning. She let me decide how to edge it, so I chose a hdc of white and a sc of the pink. Subtle. I like subtle, even though the blanket screams pink sunshine!




It's a true pleasure to create these blankets for such nice people. I can't say enough about all of the very nice customers I've been fortunate enough to meet.

On a side note, I've obviously been a little tied up with work, family and tillie tulip, but I will get part II of my join-as-you-go tutorial up as soon as I can! 


35 comments:

  1. There is no rush sweety..I love the blanket and pink is my color:)

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  2. This is so beautiful.Love it , nice yarn too.

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  3. Hi Laura,

    I LOVE your crochet work and your blog. I've just finished reading your entire blog (in two sittings). Can't wait for more!

    I saw a stitch at the following link. In the third picture of that post there is a stitch in light green between a couple of rows of white. I love the effect. What is that stitch? Is it a single crochet?

    http://tillietulip.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-create-tassel-add-fringe.html

    Also, what is the stitch in the fifth picture in the link below? It is the pink stitch below the border after all the rows of white. Is it just two double crochets? And did you use a smaller hook?

    http://www.etsy.com/transaction/75122025 (FIFTH PICTURE)

    Sorry for all the questions and thanks for sharing your lovely work.

    Sheila

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    1. Hi Sheila, Thanks for your nice message!

      1. The multi-green and off white stripes was a scarf I whipped up last winter. It was something I wanted to wear same day, so I worked some dc, hdc and sc. The green stripe you are referring to is a row of sc.

      2. In the pink and white blanket, that is also a grouping of 3 sc - when I work them in with rounds of dc, I work extra stitches for the spaces, i.e. when I begin that round, I start with a chain 1 and 2sc then ch2 for corner, 3sc (this completes the first corner) then ch2 and 3 sc in next space, ch 2 and 3 sc in next space, etc. The chains ensure a flat blanket.

      I hope that makes sense!

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    2. Thanks for taking the time to provide that information, Laura. It makes sense! :-)

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  4. Hi Laura,
    this colours and this crochet blanket are very nice and sweet. :-)

    Have a nice day, Alena

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    1. Thank you Alena (what a pretty name), you too!

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  5. This blanket is so pretty! Love the soft colors and the 3d flowers.

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  6. LOVE IT, so gorgeous. Great work. I just found your blog and love it. I'm at crochetapy.blogspot.ca

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  7. This is so lovely. Do you share/sell any of your patterns or completed works?

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  8. This is beautiful. How much yarn did it take?

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    1. Thank you deidre. For the throw size, if I remember right (I'm guessing a little) it took one partial skein of the yellow and probably 2 skeins of the white and pink (maybe a little more of the pink). Note: I used Caron One Pound yarn, so it's several pounds of yarn.

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  9. Thanks very much for the information!

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  10. Love the daisies! beautiful. I also love your blog and am a new follower. Come visit me sometime at www.lifeawayfromtheofficechair.blogspot.com

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  11. I love this!!! Would you be willing to make a video tutorial? I am a beginner to crochet. Everything I have learned was from u tube. I have learned how to read directions. Would really appreciate it.

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  12. Olá Laura, gostei muito do seu blog e já me tornei membro. Também tenho um blog e publiquei nele este seu cobertor. Caso se sinta ofendida me avise que farei a devida remoção da publicação. Parabéns pelo seu trabalho.

    comoantigamentecriandoarte.blogspot.com.br

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    1. Olá Sandra, Obrigada pela sua nota agradável e incluindo-me no seu blog. Espero que você tenha um fim de semana muito bom!

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  13. Hi! I would like to ask you a question. Do you use different thicknesses of yarn? Your work is absolutely beautiful! :)

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    1. Hi Amelie, Thanks for your nice note. Yes, I do use many different yarn fibers and weights - but not together, i.e. all worsted weight or all sport weight, etc. I hope that makes sense.

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  14. oh my what a beautiful job you have done it is really really pretty

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  15. I absolutely love it! I want to make one for my new grand baby.

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  16. Is there a pattern for the whole blanket? I would love to make this!!!

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  17. Hi Laura!

    I would like to thank you for sharing this pattern, it was easy to crochet and I really enjoyed to make it. :)
    I've made this blanket on my niece's first birthday, her name is also Laura. :) Her parents loved it, which made me very happy too. :)
    I've made a lot of pictures of the blanket, if you would like to see it, you may find me on facebook, my real name is Viktória Széplaki.

    Have a nice day! :)

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  18. How much yarn did you use and what are the dimensions??

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    1. Hi Beth, I can't recall exact dimensions, but I probably used 1 lb yellow, 2 lbs pink and 1-2 lb white. All of the yarns are caron one pound. Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. P.S. the blanket was a throw sized blanket and each square is about 6".

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  19. Beautiful work! What yarn did you use for this?

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  20. When I click on the link, it says it is sold. How do I get /find the pattern?

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  21. When I click on the link, it says it is sold. How do I get /find the pattern?

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  22. Love this blanket. Which yarn did you use? If you don't mind me asking?

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  23. Have you thought about selling the pattern?

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  25. Laura,

    I made this blanket. However, I didn't know about the join as you go method until I had already put the white rounds on the square and was looking up how to join granny squares. lol. I ended up using a slip stitch. It still looks great in my opinion but I will definitely try jayg on my next granny square project. :) ANYWAY... on your border.... the hdc and sc rounds are done in every stitch.. right? Are the chain ones in the corner still needed? As you can tell, I'm still learning. lol. Also, I'm really bad at tying off and knotting, but then I have those endless loose ends to take care of? Does crocheting them in REALLY work? The project won't fall apart??? lol.

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    1. Hi Jennifer,
      So glad you enjoyed the pattern! I love the join as you go method. It really is my favorite way to put pieces together. To answer your question, yes, I do a sc and dc in every round, and the chain stitches in corners can give the blanket a different look. If you would like more of a square, angled corner, use 1, 2 or 3 chains, if you prefer a rounded corner add more stitches and less chains or no chains at all. No right or wrong -- it's all very subjective. I always weave in ends. I leave a long tail (4"-5"), never knot, always weave and snip. As long as your end is a good length it won't come apart. I might do a reverse weave if I am crocheting over a tail, i.e. crochet over to a point and then do a quick reverse weave to lock it in. I am a big fan of making sure it's secure -- you just spent a lot of time crocheting! Hope that helps :)

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