I started this beautiful roses and daisies throw nearly a year ago… quite stupidly just after my daughter was born! It’s a slightly belated 40th wedding anniversary gift for my parents and I simply love it! Infact, when the time comes, I just may want to keep it…
One of my favourite roses…
Its from a beautiful book – Crocheted Throws and Wraps: 25 Throws, Wraps and Blankets to Crochet, which has quite a few amazing blankets I am dying to make.
I’ve been using a variety of wools – mainly DK left overs that I have from other projects, and its been a great way to have a lovely mix of colours and textures. For the base colour, I’ve used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Ecru as its lovely, soft and fairly chunky.
The biggest delay in my making this – other than stopping to make a few more lovely baby things, was the size. The pattern was for a very small blanket – 83 x 101 cm, made up with 99 squares. Blame the babybrain but I honestly never thought about the end size and the fact that it’d not make a dent at the end of a double bed!! Now, having decided to work up 242 squares, I’m making serious progress and I hope to be finished in the next few weeks. I’ve discovered the fastest and easiest way is to make a whole stack of centres, then add all the second rounds, then the third, and finally the trim. It’s been a lot faster and also much easier to make sure I’ve a really good variety of colours used on each round.
By working my first, second and third rounds in order I’ve made a serious stack of roses!!
So, all the daisies are done, I’ve about 40 roses to finish and trim and then its time to pull this together. And, in theory at least, hand it over … with a smile!