Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cuddly blanket

I've finished my baby blanket for the Cwtch of comfort project that my wonderful sister Liz is collecting squares and blankets for.

My blanket is made using the lovely 'Circle of friends' square designed by Patrica Hewitt and because of the bobbles it is lovely and cuddly.

For the boarders I worked even more bobbles to match the squares and I'm so pleased with them.

My blanket is 4x4 6" squares boarded in white and then joined together with an extra board round the edge to bring the size up to 30".

Sam is here to help you see how large it actually is.

Good luck with collecting squares and making up blankets Liz - I hope you receive lots and have enough time (and wrist strength!) to make plenty of blankets :-)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cwtch of comfort

After a couple of weeks of elbow trouble I am back to crocheting like my life depends on it. My sister Liz has started a drive for granny squares to make blankets for the 'Cwtch of comfort' project. The blankets made up will be used in bereavement boxes for the parents of babies/young children who have passed away.

For a parent to lose a child must be impossibly hard and trying to offer comfort at this time is what this project is about. My sister has done a wonderful blog post about it so go and find out more here askthespider.blogspot.co.uk.

Liz is asking for 6" crochet or knitted squares in white/cream or gender nonspecific pastel shades like lilac/mint green. Her deadline for receiving these is the end of May so if you also want to contribute a square or two then best get started!

I'm hoping to finish up my stack of lilac grannys (shown in the photo) and turn them into a completed blanket to send as well as working up some more squares as well. The pattern I've used for my squares is called 'Circle of Friends' designed by Priscilla Hewitt and you can find it here Circle of Friends square.