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Today’s block is the Lacy Cross

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Block #19 – Lacy Cross

from 200 Crochet Blocks for blankets, throws, and afghans by Jan Eaton

I did this one in solid Limelight!  I love the bright green!

Todays Block is the #89 Spinner.

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Block #89–Spinner

from 200 Crochet Blocks for blankets, throws, and afghans by Jan Eaton

Here is how I laid out Block 89

Round 1 Orange Round 5 Orange
Round 2 Peacock Round 6 Graybeard
Round 3 Peacock Round 7 Graybeard
Round 4 Limelight    

Today’s block is another Fretwork #197.

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Here’s how this one is laid out:

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Round 1 Purple Round 6 Peacock
Round 2 Limelight Round 7 Peacock
Round 3 Purple Round 8 Orange
Round 4 Purple Round 9 Orange
Round 5 Peacock Round 10 Grey

Todays block is also very simple – just triple stripes. I thought I needed a bit more of the solids for a more masculine feel. So I’ve changed up a little bit.

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Block #125 – Triple Stripes

from 200 Crochet Blocks for blankets, throws, and afghans by Jan Eaton

Yes, Yes I know my edges are not perfect.  Alright, Alright — I can’t stand it — I’m taking it out and counting it out right 🙂

Here’s how I laid out the stripes:

Base Color Graybeard
Stripe 1 Orange
Stripe 2 Peacock
Stripe 3 Orange

Today’s block is very simple — it’s just a solid block.

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Block #149 – Solid Square

from 200 Crochet Blocks for blankets, throws, and afghans by Jan Eaton

It looks very “rainbow-y” in this picture — but it’s really not. I can’t wait to see it with some of the others!

Here is how I laid out Block 149

Round 1 Graybeard Round 5 Orange
Round 2 Graybeard Round 6 Purple
Round 3 Peacock Round 7 Purple
Round 4 Limelight    

Today’s block is

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Block #113 – Wisteria

from 200 Crochet Blocks for blankets, throws, and afghans by Jan Eaton

I love the way my colors are turning out so far.  I think I’m creating a great mix.  I can’t way to see a whole row complete!

Here’s the way I laid out Block 113

Round 1 Orange Round 5 Purple
Round 2 Peacock Round 6 Purple
Round 3 Peacock Round 7 Purple
Round 4 Limelight    

Today’s Block is……..

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Block #17 – Alternate Bobbles

from 200 Crochet Blocks for blankets, throws, and afghans by Jan Eaton

There is only 1 block like this in the blanket, and it was my first attempt at bobbles.  They are not perfect, but I do think it came out pretty good and I like the way the colors look.

Here is how I laid out  Block 17

The Base Color = Greybeard

Row 1 Peacock Orange Limelight Purple
Row 2 Purple Peacock Orange  
Row 3 Orange Limelight Purple Peacock
Row 4 Peacock Limelight Orange  
Row 5 Limelight Purple Peacock Orange
Row 6 Orange Limelight Purple  
Row 7 Purple Peacock Orange Green

 

Welcome to Project Chocolate Cake – Day 1.

Here are the supplies needed for the project as I have it laid out:

Supplies

  • Yarn (Single Strand Bulky Weight)
    • Color A (Base) – I Love This Yarn – Graybeard
    • Color B – I Love This Yarn – Orange
    • Color C – I Love This Yarn – Peacock
    • Color D – I Love This Yarn –  Purple
    • Color E – I Love This Yarn – Limelight
  •  Hook  (5.00 MM/H)

Today’s Block is……..

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Block #197 – Fretwork

from 200 Crochet Blocks for blankets, throws, and afghans  by Jan Eaton

There are 13 of these in the project, I’m not yet sure if I am going to do them all the same or if I am going to mix the colors up a little.

This is how I laid out Block 197 # 1

Round 1 Orange Round 6 Purple
Round 2 Peacock Round 7 Purple
Round 3 Orange Round 8 Limelight
Round 4 Orange Round 9 Limelight
Round 5 Purple Round 10 Grey

I’m embarking on a large new project that will eventually become a gift for a couple of my closest friends.  I found this amazing inspiration on Pinterest and it just called to me –

http://chickenbetty.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/think-about-the-days-of-me-and-you/

So I went ahead and ordered the book suggested from Amazon using my Prime membership

200 Crochet Blocks for blankets, throws and afghans by Jan Eaton

I ended up picking different blocks then the ones suggested by Chicken Betty and I modified the color scheme to meet my intentions.  I drew out the blocks and set up a template for capturing my design.

I’m really psyched about this.  It will be the cornerstone of my NEW (to be announced) collection.  Now you’ve already seen my Independence collection AND my Perfect Pair collection – so this will a BRIGHT new addition.

My plan is to crochet and share a single block for the next 25 days and then soon after culminate in the finished product.

Right now the collection will include:

  • A Cuddle Cocoon with matching double pom hat
  • A Blanket
  • A stuffed lovie (right now I’m leaning towards Elephant)

The colors I’ve chosen are vibrant and really fit the personality of my friends!  I’m really excited about this project!

Stay tuned for PCC – Day #1.