Sunday, 10 January 2016

Alexia's Meadow Instagram Blanket - crochet fundraiser

This week I was one of 101 people to sign up to a crochet fundraiser.
The fundraiser is for Help Alexia Walk and was organised through Instagram by Sue Lipscombe (@_suelip).

Each person has been asked to crochet a 10x10cm square using the Stylecraft Special DK in 'Meadow' and then personalise it with something you may find in a meadow (again using selected colours of the Stylecraft yarn).

All squares will then be made into a blanket by Sue and the blanket will be raffled.

I chose to add a wild pansy to my square and I used this pansy pattern
My colour selection was Saffron, Bluebell and Violet.
I can't wait to see how the blanket turns out!

If you'd like to see others' squares and follow the progress of the blanket, it has it's very own Facebook page. You can also follow along on Instagram ... just search for the tag #alexiasmeadowigblanket

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

'The Pronto Poncho' free crochet pattern

I'm calling my latest project the Pronto Poncho, simply because it was so quick to make.
I originally bought the yarn for another project, but didn't get round to it, So, I thought it would make a really warm and comfy poncho.
As it's Winter here, I used a super chunky yarn, but you could always use a lighter yarn and create the perfect cover-up for Spring/Summer.

Download the free pattern here