For the first time I fell behind doing my weekly squares, and I hadn’t done any for about three weeks by the time I came back from my holiday last week.

On Friday I gave myself a good talking to and thought I had better pull my finger out and catch up. Here is the result:

Nine

For this square I have used Spice Tones and the pattern is Sotchi. It represents an advancing and bold feeling, getting ready for new ventures.

Ten

Square number ten is the one representing a cheerful and open week away in the French Alps with friends. Using green tones and the Sunburst pattern it made me feel really happy.

Eleven

Coming back home after a weeks holiday in the fresh mountain air of the Alps, I feel very refreshed and tranquil. I chose blue and turquoise to represent this mood and a new pattern for this week – The African Flower Square.

The pattern for square eleven can now be found  under crochet-mood-blanket-2014, drop down menu – patterns.

Enjoy! x

Strip 1

Almost two month’s into our crochet along, so I thought it was about time I gave you an update on how it is progressing here at Made with Loops.

You recall, I am doing one square per week at 20 x 20 cm, and my goal is to make 60 squares. This should produce a decent sized blanket of about 120 x 200 cm at the end – above is the first strip of six squares assembled, and I am pretty pleased so far.

First three


from left: starflower – sunbursts – tricolore

Second three


from left: traditional – celtic rose – sochi

Initially I thought I would do four or five different patterns and then repeat those, but so far I have crochet a new pattern each week, and it now looks as if I will be doing at least twelve different designs.

I am sharing all the patterns with you for free! Just find Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 at the top menu bar which has two drop-down menus. One shows close up photos and a short mood story behind the design, the second drop-down is where you can find the patterns. I also have a dedicated album in the Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 group on Facebook, come and join if you haven’t already done so.

The second strip is now under way with the first square done…

Seven

I have gone back to basics with this square, using the traditional granny square pattern but jazzing it up by boxing the groups of treble’s in with rounds of double crochet. I chose Earth tones – warm and cosy!

This has been a dreadful week weather wise. We have had rain rain rain and 108 miles per hour storms were recorded. It was very scary!! The earth is totally soaked with water standing almost knee deep in the fields around us and there is only one thing one can do at times like this…keep indoors and stay warm and cosy.

I hope you enjoy making these squares…

It would be great to see some photo’s in the Facebook Group Album…

Happy weekend! x

a few colourful shots of the week just gone…

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monday – my donation to a raffle organised in aid of breast cancer awareness – to donate and be in with a chance to win this shawl or one of the other wonderful prizes visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/LouiseAlexandra78 – Thank you x

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tuesday – a little bit of spring from holland

Gwendolen Shawl gp still 2

wednesday – gwendolen shawl now available as single pattern

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friday – happy post arrived from silly old suitcase in holland and really cheered me up at the end of a rather gloomy week

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s…is for saturday and stripes

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sunday – square number six for my crochet mood blanket 2014

I designed this weeks square to represent ice and snow at the Winter Olympics. Using ice blue, neutral and grey, and incorporating some of my favourite stitches, Puff and Bullion Stitch, it stands for cool and receding.

I have named it Sochi, and you can now find the pattern under drop-down menu Crochet Mood Blanket at the top menu bar.

Wishing you all a wonderful week to come.

Enjoy! x

 

 

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