Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sophie's garden - Ta.. da.., Needlepoint - Gobelin Stitch

Yey - I have completed the sophie's garden blanket which I started in February.  Made slow and steady progress and finally completed.  I don't want to write too much about it.  Just want to show it.  That's all.  Here we go.

(This is the part which I have crocheted to get the rectangle shape.  3 rows of dc, 3 rows of granny stripe, again 3 rows of dc, a row of bobble st, a row of dc again,.. Made  a long piece of solid grany squares and attached it to the blanket using zipper join.   Then two rows of dc, 3 rows of v stitch and dc's, again 3 rows of dc).

Then for the border I have done three rounds of dc's, then a round of v stiches, then done sc, dc, sc in each v stitch.

( This is the closeup)

One last snap.

My biggest project of this is over and this is my first blanket.  Used so many colors with different shades in this project.  Happy to see the outcome.  It is now happily smiling in my bedroom.  Just for showcasing  on my bed.

Project details:
Pattern by Dedri of lookatwhatimade.  You can find the information and pattern regarding the blanket here.
Yarn used            :Acrylic yarn 4 ply.
Hook size            : 3 mm
Total no of balls: 47 balls of yarn each 25 gms.

Also I have worked one more block on my needlepoint sampler.  The stitch is Gobelin stitch done vertically and diagonally.  Worked over 3 and 4 canvas threads.  You can learn the stitch from here.
Block 2 - Gobelin Stitch

On my craft side, I am concentration more on embroidery on the saree which I have started at months back.  Pallu part is almost over.  Embellishing has to be done.  And some motifs has to be stitched on the body part.  Half of the border is over and have to do the remaining.  Hopefully I will completed the whole embroidery whithin this month and within that I should not start any new projects.  

Also I have made the quilled photo frame.  Some finishing touches has to be done. Will come with that frame and my doodles in my next post.  Till then happy crocheting and crafting.  Have a joyful sunday.

I am linking this post to stitchery link party.


  1. wow... that is a very patient yet beautiful work.... still i'm afraid to touch such big projects... and ur stitch sampler is nice...

  2. Congrats on your first blanket, Shami!! It's very beautiful and colorful :) it was a very big project.
    You are doing great learning new stitches.Keep it up!!

  3. Wow that blanket is gorgeous. congratulations on finishing it.

  4. Your blanket is beautiful and you finished it so fast!

  5. Your Sophie's garden blanket turned out beautiful! I love all the lovely colors you chose to make it with.

    I love the texture and look of your goblin square that you obtained on your sampler square by changing the yarn color and the direction of the stitch.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing the saree that you're working on.

    Thanks for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back. Aloha hugs!

  6. oh this is soooo huge and beautiful. and compared to the work you did i think u finished quite fast. keep up good work!

  7. The blanket looks so gorgeous!! All the different stitches combined to give a lovely effect. Love it:)

  8. such a beautiful cheery blanket! Congratulations Shami!


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