Thursday, 24 April 2008

Big Round

With my sewing projects mostly on hold these days, having some crotchet to do in the evenings has been great. I bought some lovely silk/merino wool from The Knittery and am making a block rug for Keira.

It features her favourite colour - aqua. Although she has long grown out of the pink phase, I've added a few touches of pink to break up all the blue.

The block, the Big Round, is from Jan Eaton's Book 200 Crotchet Blocks. It took me quite a few goes to get the clusters working right. Then joining the second colour also took a while to be sure I was doing it correctly, but I'm pleased with the way they're turning out.

Baby Blue & Aqua

Peony & Aqua

Mountain Berry & Aqua

The only thing is, I've just estimated that it'll take 64 blocks to make a decent size rug. 64! So far I have 22 finished and 12 inner circles done. So quite a bit to go!! I think that will be enough crotchet for me for a while. Of course in my usual way I'm already thinking about the next rug I'd like to make . . . this time with knitted blocks.


bluemountainsmary said...

So so fantastic - look at you go!!

Jennifer said...

Delighted that you are back online, and I love this crochet work you're doing! I'm especially impressed given that my own attempts to learn to read crochet patterns has so far yielded... nothing! Lovely color choices, too.

M said...

I love the look of this The colours are lovely. Keira is a lucky girl.