Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Crochet Hexagon baby blanket - Ta......da.....

Hi friends

Hope all r doing well.  From my side I am busy crocheting for a sale in my church in September.  I have completed some projects and one is a hexagon crochet blanket.  Whenever I see a hexagon in crochet it tempts me to start something on it.  This time I started with a plan of doing a blanket for a single bed.  But I ended up doing a baby blanket. I like to crochet hexagons.  But I didn't like the joining part.  So much to join and so many odd ends. So I finished it into a baby blanket.  On the whole it is a relaxing process.  This is my finished blanket.

I made 5 hexagon flowers with 7 hexagons.  Each hexagon is a of 5 rounds of solid granny hexagon .  Around that I added 12 hexagons to make another round.  Then made half hexagon flower to bring the blanket to rectangle shape.

For joining I place two hexagons with the right sides together and sew then thru the corresponding back loops. 

Yarn used : 4 ply acrylic yarn from pradhan.
Hook used : 4 mm
Pattern: Solid granny hexagon.  

I am happy that I have completed this blanket within a short period  concentrating only on this.  One more crochet bag is completed.  Waiting for a zipper to get attached.  It will take only an hour to do it.  But it is getting postponed.  I don't know why this happens with most of my projects.  Final touch takes a long time.  Now a days I am addicted to see the videos of creative grandma in you tube.  She teaches crochet stitches that creates a nice texture and have done some swatches watching her videos.  As my next crochet project I am planning to make another bag with one of those stitches.

On my embroidery hoop now

Will come up about this in my next post.  Till then, Happy crocheting and embroidering.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Smalls SAL fairy, WIPs

Hello my dear readers

For the past two months I was not able to stitch my fairies for smalls SAL.  And I managed to stitch the April fairy with a small quote.  I stitched the words using backstitch.   I am happy with the finish. The weather was not good to take a photograph.  Since I want to check in to the smalls SAL on time I managed to take one and that's why my fairy is here today.

Also I whipped some solid granny hexagons and made it into grandmas flower garden hexagon flowers.  I am going to join those flowers to make a baby blanket.  

In my embroidery hoop, a kasuti saree WIP.  I am working on this for 10 to 15 mins in a day.  Last year I didn't do anything on my sarees.  Two plain sarees are waiting for their turn and this green cotton saree got into my hoop.  Now I am working on the border.  Below is the progress of 2 days work.  I will be updating the progress on this saree in every 15 days.  The same pattern gets repeated for 9 metres. And I will be adding some big motifs for the pallu and small motifs in between. 

My mega cross stitch project is also growing steadily.  I am happy that I am doing 100 stitches a day which makes a fairly good progress..  That's all from my side.   Will see u with another finish.  Till then, Have a happy time with needle and thread. 

I am linking this post to smalls SAL June check in.