Friday 22 March 2024

A Crocheted Throw/Blanket for my Niece

Today I am sharing a crocheted throw I have made for one of my nieces.

She found this design of a knitted blanket on the Dunelm website, and asked  
if I could crochet something similar.

I used the lovely textured Cluster stitch which you can find HERE on
the 'Blossom Crochet' YouTube channel.

Rebekah’s tutorials are very easy to follow. She has lots of different
crochet stitches, tips and techniques to share on her YouTube channel
and her Instagram account found HERE

I started by deciding how wide I wanted the throw to be and using a
4mm crochet hook I chained 146 stitches.

I then crocheted the two row repeat pattern until I reached the desired
length, (larger than my usual blankets) and I didn't add a border.

I purchased the yarn from Hobbycraft
using 11 x 100g balls of Women's Institute Premium Acrylic
in the colours Bright Lilac, Light Pink, Cream, Mustard, Honey, Soft Blue,
Denim, Vanilla, Aqua, Hot Pink and Magenta.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Tuesday 12 March 2024

Female Birthday Cards

 Today I am sharing the birthday cards I made recently for my sister
 and two of my friends.

The same style card, in different colourways.

I used this beautiful 3D Lisa Horton embossing folder to emboss a square
of white card. I just love how deeply embossed the peonies are!

I then matt and layered it onto the coloured card, and glued it onto the base card.
Next, I die cut the ribbon die, glued it onto the embossed square, and
added the sentiment.
 I finished the card by adding the pearlised and diamante gems.

The products I have used are:
Lisa Horton Crafts 3D embossing folder - Blooming Peony
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Ribbon die - brand unknown

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x