|Working on the squares…need 36 of them!|
Sorry I've been away for so long.
Lots of good stuff going on here that I will announce later.
But while away I have been crocheting this lovely lap throw, "Breezy Begonia".
I was inspired by a throw I saw on the Internet incorporating two shades of a color...one dark and one light.
Unfortunately I don't remember where I saw my inspiration to give credit where it is due.
I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in two colors...blue mint (turquoise), the "dark"shade, and soft blue, the "light"shade.
The square design is #38, "Begonia" from Jan Eaton's book "200 Crochet Blocks".
I tried a new continuous method of joining…"Three-Chain Flat Braid" in off-white yarn.
It took a few starts for me and some frogging until I figured out how to work the continuous method around the squares in the correct order.
I love how the corner join doesn't have open spaces.
The edging is from Edie Eckman's "Crochet Borders" #38.
It has three rounds but I only crocheted the first two.
What do you think!
And, of course, I "had to" embroider a label for the lap throw.
|Starting on "Berry Begonia"!|
I love this throw so much I decided to crochet another one for my sister-in-law in two shades of purple.
I know the stitches by heart now.