Crochet: The beginnings of a blanket

Crochet: The beginnings of a blanket

Hello. It’s suddenly got very cold here. We’ve been spoilt with a warm autumn so far but I feel winter is fast approaching. With this cold weather my mind has been occupied with blankets…

I’ve wanted to start a blanket for a while. I had planned (am still planning) to make one for Oli’s bed but I haven’t been able to decide on a pattern or colour scheme. I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration and created a new crochet blanket board to help focus my mind. I’m not sure this helped really but I was reminded of a lovely bright hexagon blanket by Coco Rose that I’d admired a while ago. The pattern is from a book I already own called Crochet with Color. It’s a translation of a Japanese crochet book and it has some gorgeous patterns in it (think bags, scarves, cushions).

Whilst contemplating hexagons (yes I actually spent time doing that) I was also sorting through my yarn stash. I was quite alarmed to find how much cotton I have collected. I sat and made a hexagon using what came to hand and I fell instantly in love. So that’s how it happened, no planning or thought given to colours, just me sat on the floor with a tub full of yarn. I’m simply going to work my way through this stash of cotton. I’ll admit the lack of planning made me quite anxious to start with but it’s also been quite liberating!

Crochet Hexagon Blanket - Lululoves

Cotton yarn - Lululoves

Crochet Hexagon Blanket - Lululoves

My time has been quite limited recently so I’ve continued making one hexagon a day. The pattern calls for 58 hexagons so at this rate I should have them all done by December 31st (is it sad that I did the math?). We’ll see how that goes but I’m hopeful it will be done for spring. ;)

I also had time this weekend to make up a quick doily for my night table. The pattern is from one of my favourite crochet books; Homespun Vintage:20 timeless knit and crochet projects by Jane Crowfoot. It's done a wonderful job of brightening up my table while it waits patiently for its promised paint job.

Crochet doily - Lululoves

Crochet doily - Lululoves

Wishing you a lovely week.

Bye for now. Em xx

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Comments (12)

  • Ana


    11 November 2013 at 10:09 |
    Oh, springy colors in the autumn! So cheering :)) And the doily, it brought me so many memories! We have a long tradition in that kind of crochet...I thin I'll have to pay a visit to my mum's old boxes and dig in some vintage patterns ;) xx
    • Lululoves


      13 November 2013 at 19:15 |
      Oh yes do - I love vintage doily patterns :)) Em xx
  • Lisa Barton @ Vintage Celebrations

    Lisa Barton @ Vintage Celebrations

    11 November 2013 at 10:58 |
    Your doily is beautiful and that basket of yarn - swoon! Your hexagonal blanket promises such prettiness and I look forward to seeing the end result! One of my 2014 resolutions is to learn to crochet - although one of my 2013 resolutions was to knit more and here we are in November without my having picked up the needles yet :(
    • Lululoves


      13 November 2013 at 19:15 |
      I have stopped making resolutions for that very reason - this year I wanted to learn tunisian crochet and knitting, needless to say I am still clueless about both! Em xx
  • Kate


    11 November 2013 at 12:59 |
    Love the all those colours!
  • Claireabellemakes


    11 November 2013 at 13:16 |
    Can't wait to see the finished blanket in the new year Em!

    The doily is beautiful. Happy hooking! x
    • Lululoves


      13 November 2013 at 19:16 |
      Thanks Claire, I'm looking forward to this one too - I'm just hoping I don't get itchy feet before it's finished! Em xx
  • Hannapat


    11 November 2013 at 18:25 |
    These are gorgeous and is going to make such a beautiful blanket. I am loving these gorgeous pastel colours. xoxo
    • Lululoves


      13 November 2013 at 19:17 |
      I hope so :) I can't seem to stay away from pastels, I do try ;) Em xx
  • knitnrun4sanity


    11 November 2013 at 20:36 |
    Really love the colours of the cotton you are using for your blanket. Really cheery without being over the top. Your doily is also a beautiful piece of work.
    • Lululoves


      13 November 2013 at 19:17 |
      Thanks Alice xx
  • Miss Manitas

    Miss Manitas

    18 June 2014 at 10:23 |
    Super cute!!

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