After a trip to a local yarn store 4 400gramme balls of moss green Aran yarn may just have found their way into my shopping bag. Oops. I did start knitting an enormous cable blanket using size 15 mm knitting needles but found that too slow and clunky.
Tidying up my craft books I came across the excellent “200 crochet blocks” by Jan Eaton. I’m sure plenty of you will buy recipe books for just one recipe. I bought this book for the pattern of one square, “willow” though until now I have never been able to master it, so the book was hidden away in despair.
Until now! Thanks to this great Crochet blog with lovely clear step by step photos I have cracked it! In my excitement I had planned a big green throw made entirely of willow pattern blocks, but then my creative self tapped me on the shoulder and challenged me to have a go at the other 199 squares and see how far and how many I could do. I am somewhat limited by using only moss green so the squares with contrasting colours and stripes are ruled out, but I have decided to edge each square with cream yarn to break up the solid blocks of colour.
So we are looking for texture and interest.
Blocks completed so far-
Into the Blue
I’m using a 5.5 hook. Blocking is going to be crucial at the finishing stage otherwise this throw is going to be a mess.
The great thing about these blocks is each one doesn’t take too long to make, as long as I follow the pattern accurately.
🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀Happy St Patrick’s Day from me, sitting in the Irish Spring sunshine! 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀