Crochet - Playing with Colour
11Jun

Crochet - Playing with Colour

Well half term has just flown by, the weather here has been miserable and meant we celebrated the jubilee with a very wet BBQ - by BBQ I mean Rob in the garden while it poured down, cooking under the gazebo and everyone else crammed into the kitchen and living room! But in true Brit style it was a lovely day nonetheless.

My hook, although slow, has not been idle this week and I did start another crochet project but, as I have the attention span of a small child, this has turned into several projects...

...It started with a trip to the wool shop.  I try not to visit the wool shop too often anymore as I tend to get a bit excited (a fellow crocheter rightly described it as being like a child in a sweet shop) and wool can be quite expensive it turns out! But there I was looking for colour inspiration for a blanket I want to make Lulu for her birthday. I came away with three colours that made me very happy when I held them together in my greedy hands and rushed home to start my blanket at once.

I was good for a couple of days and spent the evenings happily creating my granny squares but then the 'granny square blues' started to kick in and I began to wonder about the other stitches that would look good with these colours and the other 'small' projects that maybe I could make with them. Hmmm.

I started playing with the larksfoot stitch, simply because I'd never tried it and I'm happy to report it does indeed look pretty. I will have to come up with a good use for it soon, although I daren't start another blanket yet.  This led to an idea for a small project using my colours but the larksfoot was a bit too 'gappy' for this so I turned to the bobble stitch, which is the most tactile stitch ever and one of my favourites.  

Hopefully I should be able to share this project soon...unless of course I'm distracted again!

In the meantime here are a few 'coming along' shots...

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Beautiful colours for beautiful bobbles...

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I even love the back of the bobble stitch...

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No matter where I put them the pile is still SMALL!

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And while we're here let's just take a minute to appreciate these lovely Sweet Williams still full of colour after ten days!

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Now those colours would make a good blanket...

Hope you all enjoyed the Jubilee weekend.

*Edit* The bobble sunglasses pattern can be found here

Bye for now. Em xx

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Comments (18)

  • Ana

    Ana

    13 June 2012 at 09:55 |
    Why does this sound fammiliar!? ;)) My strategy is to choose small and fast project so I don't deviate into sub-projects... hihih
    Oh! Beautifull collors! :)
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      13 June 2012 at 13:00 |
      That sounds like a good strategy to me! Especially as I now have 4 unfinished blankets making me feel guilty... Xx
      • Ana

        Ana

        13 June 2012 at 14:32 |
        Transform them into cushions :) I'm doing some right now and they are very quick and have the same feel as a blanket... no guilt any more! ;) xx
        • Lululoves

          Lululoves

          13 June 2012 at 17:20 |
          Haha yes good idea xx
  • Mei

    Mei

    13 June 2012 at 21:14 |
    Really lovely colours you've got there. The bobble stitch looks so much fun! The blanket is going to be gorgeous!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      13 June 2012 at 21:18 |
      Thank you, I hope so xx
  • Kathy M

    Kathy M

    16 June 2012 at 20:58 |
    I just love all your beautiful crotchet designs. Can you tell me if there is a difference in stitches if I live in the U.S.? I've heard there is, but I'm just not sure.
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      17 June 2012 at 13:58 |
      Hello! Yes there is a slight difference between US and UK stitches. You can find lots of good conversion charts online, but its basically:
      US single crochet (SC) is a UK double crochet (DC)
      US half double crochet (HDC) Is a UK half treble crochet (HTC)
      US double crochet (DC) is a UK treble crochet (TR)
      US treble (TR) or triple crochet is a UK double treble (DTR)
      As long as you know if the pattern is written in UK or US stitches you should be able to work it out. All pattern on this site are written in UK terminology. I hope this helps. Emma x
      • Kathy M

        Kathy M

        19 June 2012 at 01:47 |
        Thank you so much for the help. I can't wait to try your patterns. Their just beautiful.
  • bekahdrey

    bekahdrey

    20 June 2012 at 21:03 |
    I absolutely love the color scheme on the sunglass case! The gold color really helps the pastels to pop.
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      21 June 2012 at 08:40 |
      Thank you - I really love these colours together too! x
  • Sonia

    Sonia

    04 March 2013 at 01:50 |
    Hi!
    Can you please share the directions for the bobble stitch?
  • Shelly

    Shelly

    12 March 2013 at 14:59 |
    I love the bobble stitch afghan could you tell me where I could find this pattern please? Thank you
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      13 March 2013 at 08:49 |
      Hello, this was actually a sunglasses case. There is a pattern for this on my blog under patterns, you can easily adapt it to make an afghan. Em xx
  • Brandi

    Brandi

    19 May 2013 at 17:32 |
    I love your bobble stitch, very pretty! I enjoy the larks foot blanket as well! I am an Alabama foot ball fan and have made several black and white larks foot baby blankets for friends because they look like hounds tooth.
  • Cheryle

    Cheryle

    05 June 2013 at 04:30 |
    Your bobble stitch looks different from the one I saw on this site. Can you tell us the pattern? I like yours better
  • Mary

    Mary

    28 June 2013 at 22:13 |
    I have been a crocheter and knitter for a long time, and I have never seen a bobble stitch. It looks fun - and must use a lot of yarn. Can't wait to see the finished project.

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