Crochet Cravings – Attic 24 and Lulu Loves

Despite recently harping on about all things sewing related, I would just like to reassure my lovely readers that crochet and knitting is not forgotten. In fact, there is nothing better than being able to grab my yarn and hook in the evening and carry on with this snuggly baby blanket I have been making. It’s a bit of a combination of Lucy’s Attic 24 Granny Stripe and a Granny Square and I love how it will be able to grow and get bigger along with its cute owner. I’ve promised my friend that when it’s “finished” to Moses basket / crib / pram size I’ll give it to her to use (the baby isn’t due until September) but then every couple of months she will need to give it back to me so I can add-on some more rounds. The idea is that the Moses basket blanket can become a cot and then eventually full size bed blanket. A bit of an heirloom make!

Granny Square Blanket

Whilst on the topic of Attic 24, have you seen Lucy’s call to make Granny Triangles for Bunting for Yarndale? Lucy has one of her fabulous photo tutorials all typed up and is asking us all to get making and posting by the end of July 2013. I’ve joined the team and have made my first two. Continue reading

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Attic 24 Granny Stripe Blanket and Edging – tried and tested

Way back in March, I was introduced to Lucy’s Attic 24 blog and her Granny Stripe Blanket. The gorgeous Granny Stripe blanket is an amazing array of colour and at around £1.85 per 100g ball of yarn (Stylecraft Special Double Knit) I had to have a go!

My Attic 24 Granny Stripe Blanket

Lucy’s Attic 24 Granny Stripe blanket uses 17 balls of yarn in the following shades: Pomegranate, Plum, Meadow, Fondant, Wisteria, Aspen, Saffron, Aster, Shrimp, Lipstick, Lavender, Spring Green, Magenta, Sherbert, Clematis, Turquoise, Cloud Blue. Continue reading