søndag, januar 20, 2013

Favourite makes; crochet


Thank you all for your most lovely comments in regards to my favourite patchwork makes. Encouraged by your response I thought I would keep going with the "favourite makes"-theme, and do one about my crochet efforts. Now I am fairly new to crochet (in comparison to patchwork anyway) and do not have that many makes. And most of them still live here too ;-) Anyhow, here are a few of them...

This blanket inspired by Cath Kidston was my first attempt at ripple. I had several goes at it, until I got the gist of it. But I do have to say I was mighty happy with the end result. However, this colourful blanket has since found a new home.


In between bigger, bulkier makes it is fun to make some smaller projects too (even though I tend to favour the larger ones, for some reason). This little crochet stool cover was made over one Christmas Holiday, and now both the stool and the cover reside in my little studio.


Now this is my second attempt at ripple, in calm soothing creams, naturals and light greys. In this one I used a fair bit of alpaca yarn, which I love for the softness (but not for the price tag). This blanket found a new home at the Christmas Fair I attended a couple of years ago.


I think it is fair to say that out of all of my crochet makes this cotton blanket is my favourite one. It just makes me smile every time I see it. But I did not always smile while making it though, as at times it seemed like a never ending project to make something as sizeable as this out of the thin cotton yarn I was using. But definitely worth it.


The "Sweet and sour" cushion (the only crochet make with a name ;-) was another fun, quick make. One day I would like to attempt a blanket made out of small squares like this...


Finally the last ripple blanket (and the only one in my possession). Actually, I believe as far as blankets go, "rippling" them is the most fun way of crocheting. Where was I...? Oh yes... since the creamy grey ripple found a new home, I just had to make a new one. In cream again, along my favourite soft blues. This one is a keeper.


I do, of course, have other crochet makes, but they appear so often here in my blog (like my very first cream and pink granny blanket. Why start small when you can just as well make something big...?) And various crochet cushions. You are most likely to see them againg... and again!

35 kommentarer:

Sharron sa...

All your crochet makes have been wonderful. Thank you for sharing them with us!

Carla sa...

I'm with you Mia, they are all beautiful, but that White and Cream ripple, is my favourite, again like your previous post, the colours are just so calm.

You are so talented!!

Am I right to think that you also do the crochet for your quilts, the ones you showed in your previous post? I love that idea, but that must take ages to do

Have a great week

Geli sa...

Hello Mia! Your blankets are very beautiful! But I love the last one most! I wish you a nice evening! Best wishes, Geli

Mia sa...

Hi Carla!

Thank you for your comments, always appreciated!

I am sorry to say that I have not crocheted the lace for the quilts (as seen in my previous post). I think that would be just too much work, at least as long as I have been able to buy them for a reasonable price (yes, the lace is had crocheted... by someone).

Willow sa...

Hi Mia - I discovered your blog the other day & I must say how very much I am enjoying looking at photos of your beautiful home & garden - & of course your lovely quilts, blankets & cushions! My own blog is very much out of date I'm afraid, but I still love to read what others are doing & I am so inspired & cheered by your lovely blog on this grey, wintery day! I shall definitely be back to browse some more. Thanks for sharing!

Willow xx

Mac n' Janet sa...

They're all lovely, I especially like the soft colored ones. I love to do ripple afghans too.

Cottage 1945 sa...

Your blankets are beautiful! They can become addictive though.

At My September Cottage sa...

I just love all your crochet blankets. I have tried the ripple pattern but could not get the gist of it :-( maybe this winter I will try again.

Vintage Sheet Addict sa...

IN I love, love, love your cotton blanket! :) x

Joyful sa...

Love all the crochet blankets. I'm glad to hear that you had to have a few tries at making the ripple patter since I've only made a small lap blanket. I know I didn't do it quite right and will try another day to make this pattern.

Frances sa...

Mia, I've made some "ripple, zig-zaggedy" knitted scarves, which were fun to make, but have yet to crochet a ripple pattern. Thanks for giving me a bit more inspiration.

All of your projects are so lovely...it would be difficult for me to select a favorite. Isn't it interesting to discover how a similar stitch seems very different when you change to another yarn or gauge?

xo

glor sa...

Your crocheting is so beautiful. Hard to believe that you are new to crochet,these are magnificent. The coloring so perfect. I would like some in these color schemes now that I have seen these. Have a great week.

jodie sa...

your crochet is beautiful Mia.

Jane Thompson sa...

I've really enjoyed your last two postings on quilt and crochet makes. I love the ripple blankets. Keep making the makes (and sharing them too)!

Best wishes from snowy Kent
Jane

Muggensteekjes sa...

They are so beautiful too dear Mia, love them all.
Hugs, Ingrid.

MeMeRose sa...

Your cotton granny square blanket inspired me to learn how to crochet, and remains a huge favourite of mine. Your crochet always looks so beautiful. Stay warm x

Anonym sa...

Nydelig ting du lager Mia.
Hilsen Sigrun

Helenas blogg sa...

oj så mycket fint du visar...ska kika vidare och samla inspiration=)/Helena

Handmade and off-centered sa...

I love these re-look of past project posts that your doing :) Really fun.
I just adore the cotton granny square blanket and I can just imagine how much time that took. The colors are gorgeous.

-Birgitta

Irene sa...

Hello Mia

Thank you again for revisiting your crochet projects. You are so talented, and have much patience.
All are stunning and beautiful but my favourite is the cream and pink blanket.
luv
irene
xxxx

Twyla and Lindsey sa...

The cream and pink granny square has long been my favorite but, Oh, the cotton afghan always makes me swoon! Love the colors and the pattern! As a crocheter myself I have long admired your crochet and I, too, love making big things! Twyla

Дарья sa...

I really like the pillows "Sweet and sour"! Bright spring colors! Very happy and beautiful pillows!

Anonym sa...

For the blue and white ripple, my favorite, what weight yarn did you use? Sport weight, worsted, fingering? I've made ripples before, but yours seems more delicate than mine, and I prefer that (delicate) effect. Thanks. My favorite knit is the gray blanket. It's gorgeous in its' simplicity, but it was definitely a lot of work.
Dee/NY

Bonnie K sa...

I wish I could crochet. My grandmother made blankets like yours and my mother crochets around flannel baby blankets. It looks like so much work. I love your color schemes. They are so soothing. Thanks for sharing.

Judith sa...

Hello Mia, I am in love with the last ripple blanket done in Blue. I love the color blue. So many different shades! But, I am also partial to the pink granny squares as well. :) Of course, I have never done crochet, But, I might just be lured into learning after seeing all your beautiful work. Thanks again for another Eye-Candy recap. I enjoyed seeing all your beauties.

Anonym sa...

Dina virkade plädar är jättevackra, men den sista i blått o vitt/creme är nog favoriten för mig eftersom jag gillar blått o vitt, men dom andra är fina dom med!
Har bara gjort några små försök med virkning......är det svårt att gör zigzag-pläden? Om det tog dig några försök så tar det nog mig några fler försök......men det ser otroligt fint ut.
Ser fram emot fler quiltar o plädar....eller att se dina gamla igen som du skrev!
Kram/Nettan

Mia sa...

Hi Dee/NY!

Thank you for your lovely comment. Much appreciated ;-)

As for what kind of yarn I have used on the blue and white ripple blanket... It is made out of several types of wool and alpaca, but they all were suitable for hook no. 3,5. The alpaca seems somewhat thinner though, compared with the other types, but I suppose it makes up the thickness in "fluffiness".

Mia sa...

Hei Nettan!

Takk for dine alltid så søte kommentarer. Jeg blir så glad for dem, skal du vite.

Å hekle bølger er ikke vanskelig i det hele tatt. Hvorfor det tok meg flere forsøk gikk mer ut på å finne den bredden på teppet jeg ønsket meg (visste ikke hvor mye bredden ville "krympr" pga. bølgene... det viste seg igrunn ikke i det hele tatt!) Jeg er heller ikke så flink til å følge oppskrifter, derfor måtte det noen forsøk til. Men når jeg først fikk det til så gikk resten igrunn av seg selv. Du må for all del prøve bølge-hekling. RIktig så morsomt, og min favoritt!

Anonym sa...

Thanks for telling me the hook size. That'll help me get the effect I am looking for. I showed my husband the blue ripple. He liked it too. Blue is his favorite color. Our one year old dog chewed my favorite afghan, and I mean to replace it this winter. I hope she's out of the chewing stage by the time I've finished it!

Thank you for sharing your lovely handiwork, home and garden. I think you have inspired many women.

Dee/NY

Caroline sa...

WOW,her var det mange flotte hekletepper!!!
For meg hadde dette virkelig vært et neverending story prosjekt,men du derimot får det jo virkelig til,gang på gang,fantastisk:)
Ha en flott uke!
Klem Caroline

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations sa...

Your work is lovely! Thank you for sharing it with us! You inspire our creativity!

Mrs H sa...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely quilts and crochet projects. the clours you choose are really inspiring! beautiful!

Helen sa...

Dette var virkelig inspirerende å se - min favoritt ble denne gang det siste heklet teppet, fordi jeg elsker fargene du her har brukt :)
Man blir aldri lei slike lyse, sommer blå farger....sukk.....

:)

ladibug sa...

I would love to send you some tea towel to make a new quilt with and this one could be from your freinds in blog land
Quiltedladibug@aol.com for your address
thank you for all the inspriation
Dani, Fla. usa

Dortesjs sa...

you are so so so fantastic at knitting and sewing love it ALLLL now i have to follow you

http://auntiesvintagedecor.blogspot.dk/