Monday, 30 March 2015

Weekender Blanket Along with Cherry Heart

Happy weekend folks,

Hope you are all fine and dandy this Sunday.  It is a wet and windy afternoon in my part of the world - a day for hunkering down - perfect for cosy crafting.  I thought that I would share progress on my Target Square blanket which I've been crocheting this month.  I thought it would be fun to join in the 'Weekender Blanket along' that Sandra was hosting on her lovely blog and had great plans for progress over the month.

I've enjoyed the simple rhythm of making these squares - they don't require a great deal of thought or concentration and you can feel quite productive working away in a quiet fashion.  I've now crocheted 78 squares (although no ends are sewn in).  The colours are reminiscent of the sea and contain some of my favourite hues and of course many of you will recognise them from Lucy's lovely Coastal blanket pack.  

While I was playing around with placing the squares I decided to omit a couple of the colours - just for my personal taste.  I'm really happy with how these colours work together and hope to complete the blanket by the end of April.

I had made a start on this blanket before Sandra announced the "Blanket Along" but had only completed 21 squares and so have made progress in those interim weeks - which was all that was required to join in!!!  I had set myself the target of 8 squares each week of March.

Excellent.  I've managed to achieve one of my many goals on the crafting front this month!

There are some gorgeous blanket creations being shared at the blanket along on Cherry Hearts Ravelry group so if you haven't looked yet I'm sure you'll see some inspirational crochet when you have a spare moment.  There is also a voting system as Sandra is so kindly giving a prize to one lucky winner!  I feel lucky to have been involved, even in a small way with such an inspirational, creative community.  A big thank you to Sandra for providing the motivation!

I will need to order another pack of coastal colours to complete my blanket - it's going to be a big one and can't wait to share more progress with you over the coming weeks.

J9 x


  1. Can't wait to see it all finished. You look like you're on a roll xx

  2. very nice! It's going to be wonderful and I really like the colors. Your weather does sound like a perfect cozy day for projects. :) Here in Arizona, the weather is warming up and my herbs are starting to grow. Have a wonderful week.

    Tamara <3

  3. It's lovely, I really like the coastal theme, I'm always drawn to blues - so calming. I shall look forward to following your progress. CJ xx

  4. Your squares look so pretty together!! Lovely choice of colours too. xx

  5. You've chosen some really lovely colours and I think you're blanket is going to look fabulous when it's done. Look forward to the progress pictures! xx

  6. So many great colored squares! 💛 i really like the colors, they remind of days at the sea!

    Take care
    Crochet Between Worlds

  7. What a nice way to honour your promises to indulge in some cosy crochet and and refocus on simple things. I hope the meditative quality of simple squares is helping your recovery from your time at the hospital. Hugs, Jodie xx

  8. You are going to have a fantastic blanket with those pretty colored squares! I just finished a neat ripple lap blanket which I'm happy with. Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog post today. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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