Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday's Tallies - Celebrate!

It is time to celebrate for this Tuesday's tallies. You see I finished my African flower blanket. 58 flowers all put together to come into this blanket...


Yes...I have been working very hard on this during the past week. I am so happy to have a finish that is also part of my UFO challenge for 2012. This has been one of the first projects I listed that I wanted to get finished. WooHoo! I love the jewel tones of the Drops Paris cotton yarn that I used for this blanket. They look really nice against our cocoa powder brown couch.


When I found out I was running out of some of the colors, I had to make a decision about how I wanted to finish off the blanket. I worked with the hexagon shape and created a shape that we can use as a throw on a chilly day but also looks really nice just laid over the back of the couch. To edge the blanket, I crocheted two rows of double crochet in the brown then a third row of double crochet in beige finally creating a scallop by doing a single crochet in the previous row of double crochet followed by 3 chains. Skip one dc and sc in the next dc followed again by 3 ch. Simple but really effective.

I love the fact that after crocheting for two years, I finally feel I can really play with stitches and create a look I like. I have developed some crochet courage. *grins*


Stop by Carole's blog for more One A Day projects!

Heidi

23 comments:

  1. heel erg mooi geworden! je zou bijna zin in de herfst en winter krijgen...

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  2. Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous Heidi! This type of blanket is next on my list. Well done you!
    Victoria xx

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  3. That really came out nice and dresses up your couch very well.
    I was talking to you as you were putting the edge on and love the way it came out. Great job and so colorful.
    love Mom

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  4. I love your colour choice! I quite like the vintage colours combined with the african flowers. It's awesome.

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  5. Well done! It looks perfect on the back of the sofa.

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  6. Oh Heidi, it's soo lovely. You ever wanted the blanket for this sofa, didn't you? :-) It looks perfect, I love it.
    Have a great week!
    Greetings from Germany Sabine.

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  7. Wow, that's beautiful, well done. I love the final shape too, perfect for on the back of a settee.

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  8. The colors are lovely on your new blanket and it looks beautiful on the back of your couch. It looks like you will be all ready to wrap up all cozy like when Fall comes! Congratulations. Hugs!

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  9. I'm so glad you've got your crochet courage, I suspect it was there the whole time and you just didn't know it :) I'm so glad we finished our projects, feels great doesn't it! Mine was also a New Years resolution so we can both tick something off of our list of things to do

    Drops Paris is fab isn't it? I made a small blanket with some but it's now used as a little rug because the yarns so strong and durable. Congratulations - it's a beautiful throw and blanket, what a great idea that it can be both!

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  10. Well done Heidi! The colours are amazing, wonderfull and just drop dead courgeous at your couch! What's your next one-a-day challenge?

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  11. Oh Heidi, it is just gorgeous, love the colours and it looks fab on your sofa. My Springtime Throw is a large blanket and does use a lot of yarn, I'm doing the outer edges in ivory, same as the centre. Deb x

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  12. Your blanket is beautiful!! Congratulations on your finish and also on your new found comfort level with crochet stitches.

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  13. You have only been crocheting for two years? Wow! Well done!

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  14. Beautiful throw. It looks great on the couch.

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  15. Heidi, that is really beautiful! Our couch is the same color and the throw would look lovely on it!

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  16. Oh! Your throw is lovely! Before I even read your comment about how well it goes with your couch, I thought the same thing. I love all the different colors, just like a real flower garden. Can you come and work with me on my crocheting?

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  17. WOW!! stunning, so pretty and it looks so splendid on your sofa. Well done on such a super finish.

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  18. Gosh Heidi, that is just gorgeous!

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  19. Congratulations Heidi! Your blanket is beautiful.

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  20. Good for you, you finished it. It's so bright and cheerful. I haven't touched any of my projects pretty much all summer, so it's time. You inspire me. Thankyou.

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  21. Beautiful!! And yay on the crochet courage!!!

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