A finished WIP and a wooleater

Hello Friends

It’s a week since I was last able to blog but here I am today thanks to a horrible cold and a lovely hubby who has taken Benny to his gym class today 🙂 I’ve somehow managed to get lots of crochet done this week.  First I think I’ll show you the finished bed scarf I shared with you previously.  Here’s the finished blanket.

 

I’ve made this for my lovely Mum and Dad to keep their toes warm in bed and brighten up their bedroom a bit.  I know they are going to love it because they’re my mum and dad but I have to say I’m really pleased with how its turned out.  I just love big projects like this 🙂

I told you before that I planned to join in the the Wooleater CAL with Sarah London.  Well, I got so excited that I made this cushion for my friend but forgot to take photos of it as a WIP!  It was a lovely stitch to crochet and grew really quickly. I made the front in the wooleater stitch using three colours that will coordinate with the wallpaper in her bedroom.

 

I made the back as one large crochet square using a treble stitch just slightly smaller than the front as I wanted the fan stitch of the front to stand out a little.

 

I then stitched front and back together with wrong sides together.

   

Finally, I created a button band in the same way I do for all my crochet cushions by picking up 60 stitches evenly across the inside of the front piece and working 6 dc rows.  I picked out 4 coordinating buttons, stitched then evenly along the button band and then poked them through the back between the treble stitched (no need to make a button hole for this, in fact I find it holds the button better if you don’t).

 

Et voila!  A finished cushion 🙂

 

I have already made a start on my next project, a blanket for Benny.  The yarn is ready and waiting and I just have to decide on the exact design.  But more on that when the plans are in place. Finally, I couldn’t leave you today without showing you the seeds the boys planted last week.  The sunflowers are huge!  They need potting on and that will be a job for the boys in the morning.  Thankfully, a strawberry seed has come up for each of them.  Just one though which I’m a bit disappointed about.  Still, we have lots more things to plant tomorow.  Here’s hoping for a drier day.

 

With love until next time x

Tracey

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