Crochet blocks. Days 19 – 21

Yesterday I reached over the 2000 hits milestone for my blog!

Thank you all for calling by, commenting and following my blog. Even though I’ve only been doing this blog for the past 7 weeks I’ve been so encouraged and inspired by you all and your own blogs. May the craftiness continue x

So my latest update on the March Project – The crochet blocks. I thought I’d go back to doing a couple of colourful squares after I did several plain ones.

Day 19: Briar Rose

This square has to be in my top 3 favorite ones so far, the colours are so beautiful together and it has a kind of vintage feel to it.

Day 20: Catherine Wheel

Day 21: Star Flower

The star at the center of this square was so easy to make and yet very effective, I could imagine a scarf made up with loads of them joined together.

The star is made the following way (UK terms):

Make a foundation ring of 4 chains and joined with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Star round: *make 6 chains, do 1 double crochet  into the 3rd chain from the hook and in the next chain, do 1 half treble crochet into each of the next 2 chains then slip stitch into the next double crochet (this has formed 1 arm of the star). Repeat from * 7 times then join with a slip stitch into the 1st of 6 chains. This gives 8 arms. Break off the yarn and a star is born!

The other day my lovely husband bought me the latest issue of the Simply Knitting magazine as he though I’d like the gift that came free with it. I was pleasantly surprised by the content of the magazine as I’d never bought it before. It had a contemporary feel to it as it seemed to be aimed at the young(ish) knitter.

The round bag on the cover is so cute and I would really like to make it…I just need to make the other things on my ‘to-do-list’ first.

Aghhhh this ‘to-do-list’ I really must take a leaf out of  Cute as a Button‘s own book and actually put down on paper what I need/want to do. I have a cross stitch I need to finish, a couple I’d like to start, quilting I’d like to do, books to read, tidy the flowerbeds in my garden, bake cakes, make dresses and toys for my daughters and so much more. I suppose that’s what’s good about this blog, by saying I’ll do something I kind of have to do it and not put it off for months/years. What about you all, what sort of things are on your to-do-lists?

20 thoughts on “Crochet blocks. Days 19 – 21

  1. Congrats on the milestone! That’s amazing! I know about the to-do. I have so much on my plate I can’t keep my head straight sometimes! I’m working on an afghan right now, partially inspired by your granny squares. Maybe I’ll finish it sometime this century 😛

  2. Miss Pixie, what are you going to do with all your squares when they are done?? Also, is there a particular book you are using?? Full of questions today!!

    1. I’m using a book-200 crochet blocks by Jan Eaton. I’m thinking I’ll make then into a little blanket when I’m done.

      1. I just got that for my birthday. Was thinking I might make a sampler type blanket with it…. One day! I’ll add it to my list!

  3. To Do List: Plant three bags of seed potatoes… except I don’t think the ground is clear ready for them yet (oops), pack for self-catering easter holiday, make food for self-catering easter holiday, finish a baby jacket (baby has arrived – oops again), work on blanket, write up crochet easter egg pattern, finish making some chocolate easter eggs…. The list never stops does it. I suppose that it is a good thing. I try not to worry about it. I started a cross stitch while I was still at university. My boyfriend said he would marry me if I finished it. That was at least 14 years ago. We’ve been married 12 years this year and the cross stitch has visited another continent with me since then. Nice crochet blocks by the way. I like the first one too.

    1. That’s some list. I like your cross stitch story,it has a habit of doing that doesn’t it…the 1 pattern being done for years though 14 years is very long,is it a big one?

      1. The centre was dense – a country cottage and garden. Now I just have about 12 individual herbs and flowers to go around the outside…..Don’t hold your breath.

  4. I keep my to-do list on my phone under Notes. That way I can keep adding to it whenever an idea hits me. Not always a good thing, actually, it’s getting a bit long but it’s always great to be able to delete a Note when the to-do becomes a been-done.

  5. I love and hate a ‘to do’ list in equal measure. I love it because it means I am organised and won’t forget to do anything but I hate it because it is just something else constantly nagging at my ever diminishing time.

  6. I no longer have to-do lists because things always kept getting in the way of completing them. Now, I just think……..”looks like I have a couple of hours to spare, I think I’ll sew something……” It works quite nicely for me 🙂 Still loving your crochet!

    1. I think I may agree with you. I received a couple of craft books I ordered off Amazon today and there’s so many things I want to make. Being a working Mum I only have a couple of hours in the evenings to craft (if I’m not too tired).

  7. Now you’ve got me thinking about my to-do list – well actually it’s never really existed before but I always have a zillion half-finished projects all around the house and in bags and many more waiting to be started … actually maybe I actually need a list so I can start working through it all!! Why don’t you add your list to your blog? Would be interested to see it x

  8. I love the briar rose block, Miss Pixie…I can see it making a lovely springtime afghan, or even part of a sweater. I’m impressed that you’ve only been doing this 7 weeks! You go, girl!!

    Your Easter celebrations sounded like so much fun, and who wouldn’t like a Cath Kidston store.


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