Saturday * August 23rd 2014

Something new on my hook ;)

Hello lovelies,

How are you? Woooow we are July1 already…time flies… 2014 is half gone and I am half done with my Crochet Mood Blanket 2014.

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Here it is from January1 (up-left light purple) till June30 (down-right blue turquoise) :D Wooow! I am really happy to be up to date with it :) It makes me proud, happy and makes my heart sing with joy.

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See? Not so many dark and grey days! Hope that the second half will be as happy as this first :)

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I am pleased with it even though it will be BIG very BIG . The first half is 120 x 145 cm. So the final blanket will be 145 x 240 cm :D

And I started also something new…

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 Well, I am unravelling an wip and crocheting a new one… Remember my Vintage Stripy Blanket? Well, I decided to unravel it because I was not pleased with its sides …they were not straight and it was bothering me … A LOT… So, I decided to unravel it and with every row unravelled crochet a row in a new Vintage-V-blanket :)

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I love the colors. That’s why I am keeping them as they are…unravelling from here…crocheting there :)

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And I am falling madly deeply in love with this V-stitch blanket :) It is addictive…and once you start you can not leave your hook anymore ;)

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I drew a small chart to show you how I am working on it. You can find online if you google: Crochet V stitch many patterns, charts and videos too…but here is my own “version” with less “holes” :) and I am really pleased with it.

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I am working this blanket with a 4.5mm hook and a yarn similar to the Stylecraft special DK but a little thicker. It is called Nako Vizon. A 100% acrylic yarn :)

If you have time and are wondering what to crochet, I really advise you to try the V-stitch. It is totally addictive easy and fast to crochet :) You’ll be totally hooked :)

Have a super day!

Sucrette

24 Comments »Crochet mood blanket 2014, Crocheted blankets, free patterns, Patchwork crocheted squares, V stitch, Vintage V blanket, wips

Last week…

I feel like I’m neglecting a little bit this blog of mine and I apologize for that….

I feel like I’m running out of time and with the children at home for their summer holidays it is quite impossible to concentrate on something for more than 5 minutes :) I think you understand what I’m talking about ;)

And there is INSTAGRAM. It is so easy and so quick to post a picture with a few words and share it that …well… you end up neglecting your blog and your posts… and it is annoying me I must confess… I love this little blog of mine…I feel like it is my own home, my secret place where I can hide from all the daily “routine” stuff… A kind of escape :)

Well… I know I talk too much :D I want to show you today some pics of my past week and my actual wips … Most of these pics I’ve posted them already on Instagram (Sorry my IG friends ;) )

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* My Vintage stripy blanket: This blanket is my stress-away wip. It is very soothing to work on and I am in love with how the colors melt together…

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* That’s why I’m sharing here its chart. Many of you asked me about this pattern. It is a little bit tricky to begin and end each row…so before beginning your blanket try the pattern on a small scale to make sure it works with you ;) Very easy once you’ve made your first rows…

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I started it with 150ch. Working it with a 4.5mm hook. I think the more chunky the yarn is the more beautiful is the effect ;) That’s my opinion ;)

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* This is the second wip I’m working on. A winter bedspread for our room. I’ve already made some squares and I love how they’re looking :)

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Traditional granny squares are my favorite. You know that eh? and the more I crochet them the more I have projects in my head with them… I think that my brain is full of granny squares ideas… they are everywhere in my home and I just can’t have enough of them…

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They are beautiful…don’t you think? Little sweets for the soul :)

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*Some pics of my planner. I am in love with this little filofax of mine. Its color, its shape, everything inside it makes my heart sing with joy… And I feel that I am more organised now that I am using it. Everythink is planned, my week is decorated and I feel calm just looking at it :) Nurdy lady ;)

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*and this last wip of mine. My crochet mood blanket 2014. I am up to date with it and find again a lot of joy crocheting each morning a square depending on my mood of the moment :) There is not a lot of grey and dark colors… don’t you think? ;)

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* My new comfy birkenstock. I love their color and painted my nails to match them :)

* And finally: My reason to live…My love… My life… My time consumers… My sun… My rainbow… My everything… My children…

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I’ll leave you today with their picture. I just LOVE them so much and I am thankful every day and blessed for having them in my life…

Have a wonderful day my friends!

Kisses!

Sucrette

 

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It’s all about crochet…

When people ask me what do I do in my spare time and I answer crochet… they look at me in a strange way… Here in my country crochet is something “old fashioned”…

Well if crochet is an old fashion activity then I am “old fashioned” and proud to be :D

Good morning lovely people around the globe… I am very happy to be with you today and to share my latest wips ;) You are the only one to understand me and my crazy addiction :)

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I am back to my Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 and I was so behind with my squares but today I crocheted June11′s square and that made me very happy :D

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This blanket is very special and I love it… Looking at it brings back memories and I really put my heart into crocheting each square of it :)

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I felt in love with this idea to make each day of 2014 a square depending on your mood and even though I did not 100% stick to it I still choose the color of my square depending on how I feel :)

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I am back also to my Vintage Stripy Blanket. Crocheting these colorful stripes calm me in the evening after a rough day… they take my stress away and I love adding one row each evening to this beauty :)

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Call me crazy but I started also another granny square bedspread for our room :) Yes I am crazy but granny squares with a black border was on my to-do list from long ago and I simply love them. They have a vintage sweet look that I adore :) I am crocheting this new blanket with a thicker yarn (100% acrylic Nako Vizon yarn) than my granny with white bedspread…so a 4 rounds -square is big as a 6 rounds-square on the white one… This new bedspread will be for winter ;)

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I’ll crochet it with these 35 colors and the black for the last round :)

Thank you dear friend for visiting today,

it is always a pleasure having you here!

Kisses and love

Sucrette

31 Comments »Crochet mood blanket 2014, Crocheted blankets, granny squares, Patchwork crocheted squares, Stripes, vintage stripes, wips

Grannies tadaaaaaaaaa

Morning beautiful people!

I’ve finished my granny squares blanket and I am very proud to show it to you today :)

Enjoyyyyyyyyyyyy ;)

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Here are some technical infos for you between the pics:

* Yarn: Mirage (a 100% acrylic yarn). I don’t know exactly how much yarn I used because I used mostly scraps and 3 balls of 100g of white. I think it is a total of 10 balls of 100g each or maybe a little bit less…

* Hook: 3.5mm

* Square: A 6 rounds (the last one in white) traditional granny square. You can find its graphic HERE!

* Joining: I joined my squares with the last white round as-I-go. You can find more about this joining method in Lucy’s wonderful blog HERE!

* Dimensions: Appr. 240×100 cm with a total of 128 squares

* Edging: Clusters of 3dc (as for the square) but with a picot between the clusters instead of 1 chain. (To make the picots, I crochet 3chain and then 1 sc in the first chain). I love this simple edging and keep using it :)

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This blanket is making me very happy. It transformed our room making it fresher and warmer at the same time :) I love that every time I enter our room I have a smile on my face :)

Crochet, my dear friend, is magical :)

I hope that you enjoyed these 10 pics of my latest blanket …

Sending you all my love through this post!

Take care

Sucrette

40 Comments »"done", Corners of my home, Crocheted blankets, granny squares

Colors make me happy

Good morning dear friends,

How are you? Hope that everything is OK and that you are surrounded by rainbows and colors everyday :)

Lat week was a colorful one in my small part of the world…

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I’ve added more colorful washi tape and my collection is slowly growing ;)

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I’ve played with my clover pompom making and enjoyed a lot these little colorful balls of yarn. Let me tell you something this clover thingy is totally addictive… so easy to make pompom that you feel like you want to add pompom everywhere around your house :)

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I’ve made a garland to hide a little bit my hubby’s stereo (which I don’t like but he does ;) )…

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In this pic you can see it more clearly :) Now, with the pompoms I don’t have a problem looking at it anymore :D hahaha…Crossing my fingers that hubby doesn’t read my posts :D

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Some new colorful flowers bought from the local market made me very happy too :) I love fresh flowers…

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I’m still not done with my granny blanket… joining a square every time I have a spare moment…

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Still have 7 squares to add and then the edging…

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Talking about edgings this book is great… I’m trying some of its borders but I have a feeling, a deep inside feeling, that finally I will make a very simple one … We’ll see :)

Have to go now my friend,

Some homely chores are waiting for me …

Wishing you love, sunshine and colors :)

Sucrette

 

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