Thursday, May 24, 2012

On my Hook...

My crochet hook has been non stop of late. My dear friend Tracy ordered a blanket for her Aunt and because she is coming to visit shortly, I thought I would try and get it done as quickly as possible so as I wouldn't have to "cram" it in at a later date. Here is the finished piece! I got rather taken with it. The colours and the order and the pretty border. I really love it. I hope Tracy does too. 




Something else I started just last night and inspired by this one, is shown below. I love Chris' colours of beige and greys and creams but I do seem to have an inordinate amount of pastel pinks and purples and thought it would be just as well to use them up on a similar blanket. So this one may go to daughter, if I can bear to part with it. Because I am doing solid flowers with no colour changes, the flowers are crocheting up pretty quickly with only two strands to weave in. I am doing it randomly and joining as I go. It is a pleasure to work on and can't wait to get off here and make a few more to add to it. More progress pictures to come soon!
Flower blanket using the Japanese Flower pattern.


I also started a small pram blanket for my neighbour who has recently given birth to her 3rd baby boy! I am running out of navy though so a few more rows and a border and I think it will be done! 



So you would think I would be all hooked out, wouldn't you? But I'm not! Just loving the hook at the moment. Thanks for popping by! I'll be back soon. 
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ETA: the japanese flower pattern can be found in this book by this wonderful etsy seller. Yes it was a bit of an expense  I bought 2! But she is very reliable. I thoroughly recommend. http://www.etsy.com/listing/82863690/motif-book-vol-4-japanese-crochet-book



40 comments:

Carol said...

You have been busy. I'm sure your friend's Aunt will love her blanket, great colour scheme. The flowers and baby blanket are lovely too.
Carol xx

Kay said...

I love the japenese flowers, so delicate.

lesli said...

Your crocheting is so lovely! The blanket for your friend's aunt is gorgeous! I've got to figure out how to change out the colors like that....I've never quite got the hang of how to tie them on and off! :(

Love your Japanese flowers..where did you get the pattern?

Jennifer M. said...

All of your crochets blankets look fabulous Hazel. Very pretty colors you are using for each of them. :)

Jen

Delphyne said...

Gorgeous blankets! They look fantastic. I'm really loving the crochet hook right now, too.

Maggie said...

That flower blanket is going to be just lovely! I'm sure Tracey will love her throw, what's not to love, and your baby blanket is just lovely too, i'm sure your neighbour will be thrilled with it :-)

Giovanna said...

This is all lovely, well done!

Carol said...

Your blankets are all so pretty, Hazel...I know Tracy's aunt will be thrilled :)

Shirlee said...

I love all your projects ... especially the large afghan for your friend's aunt! Once again I am fighting off the urge to learn crochet : )

anneke said...

all your projects look great! I love the baby blanket especially, it must be great to have one in the crib.

Jeanne said...

Wow those hooks are flying Hazel. All of your blankets look great. I like that Japanese Flower pattern, very pretty with the ruffley flowers. I'm happy to see people crocheting again, it was out of fashion for so many years.

Melissa said...

Hazel, your blankets are looking great! Lovely start on those flowers! That's what I want to try - are they hard? Here I ask and I have never even tried crochet!

Vickie said...

Oh my Hazel! You are so talented! Beautiful. :)

Annemarie said...

Ooh, Hazel, you sound fantastic! And your hooking, well, what can I say... Gorgeous, as always. LOVE the Japanese Flowers. The colours are delicious together!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

All wonderful projects, Hazel but I really love those Japanese flowers!

valerie said...

Love the blankets Hazel! It looks like you've certainly been busy! Great start on all those flowers. Can't wait to see how it all turns out!

laydilyke said...

Wow Hazel. Such beautiful work. Love the blue waves in the ripple. I LOVE the japanese flowers. I've made these myself. And the giant granny is gorgeous.
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laydilyke said...

Wow Hazel. Such beautiful work. Love the blue waves in the ripple. I LOVE the japanese flowers. I've made these myself. And the giant granny is gorgeous.
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Lesleyanne said...

Your blankets are all gorgeous. I love pastels as well.

Sally said...

Your crocheting is gorgeous Hazel. Love those flowers.

Jackie said...

Fantastic! You've been busy with your hook! I really love the flowers. You always find unique crochet patterns.

milly said...

Beautiful crochet especially the Japanese flowers.

Chris said...

Wow Hazel!!
Lovely!

Just-Do said...

Wow, you certainly are hooked! Love the blankets; all of them. I just hope you and your daughter are not going to fight over the japanese flowers! It is gorgeous.

Deb said...

Wonderful projects. Your blanket is wonderful - just love the colors. And love the Japanese flowers too.

barbara said...

Wow, Hazel! Those are gorgeous. The flower pattern just totally knocks me out!

Elisa said...

Wow some lovely crochet Hazel, I am totally hooked (excuse the pun) on it too, it's so addictive, I'm just a beginner but enjoying learning...

Barb said...

Oh Hazel you are just soooo clever, those Japanese flowers are absolutely divine and I could just see a shawl ,so you crochet to order ?
So good to see your hooking, even if I cannot seem to do it.

Julie said...

Beautiful hooking Hazel,I love the Japanese flower one,it looks so different single coloured flowers.
Happy hooking!

demeter83 said...

Oh wow, I'm quite insanely jealous! I'm trying to learn to crochet at the moment, and I'm terrible!

Catherine said...

Wow! Everything looks great! Isn't it fun to pick and play with the colors and designs?

Devon said...

Those are beautiful..I love the flowers..you have been busy..

Louise said...

Hazel,

Your crochet is just beautiful! I hope to be able to make flowers like that one day. I hope! They are so delicate looking. I want to try them perhaps when I get settled in my new home.
Thinking of you my sweet friend. Sorry I have not kept in touch lately..so much going on, as you know!
Love to you! Louise xx

Heidi said...

Beautiful all! Love the blanket and I am sure she will too. The ripple baby blanket is adorable. But I especially love the flower scarf. I made one about a year ago in grey. I loved wearing it all winter long. Somehow it made winter that much more enjoyable to wrap up in it. Have fun with your flowers!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

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Mangogirl said...

wow gorgeous crochet! such lovely colours!

my4lilgirls said...

Busy lady.... the blankets are so gorgeous, love the flowers, bet your friend is very happy
Lots of love Karen x

Karoline said...

The blanket is gorgeous, congratulations.

Valentina said...

Crochet blankets and Japanese Flowers!!!! I love them all! My favourite is the giant granny square blanket!

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