Friday, 18 October 2013

Come with me on a long journey

I bought this rather splendid crochet book from The book people this week for £5!!! Dare I say it, but I am getting a bit bored with my own crochet and that would never do. I want to try some new stitches...

I am starting to work my way through the stitch directory.
This is quite time consuming because I want to get started on making a large blanket for a wedding present next year.... Hang on....wait a minute.... I have an idea....
A sampler blanket wedding present.

Crunch stitch

Leaf stitch
That way I can learn new things, chip away at a huge project and finally I have a project to join in with the crochet-a-long with Chrissie crafts and Ladybird diaries. I hope you approve of my idea ladies. My blanket may be slightly more industrial than your beautiful flowers but I would love to have the motivation from everyone.
So... 2 squares done. How many more?
Jo xx


  1. That is an excellent idea! What a brilliant way to re-inspire yourself and make a keepsake at the same time! Oh yes please, link this one to our CAL, I will oooo and aaaaah over it and learn something too! Chrissie x

  2. That looks a great book and a fab idea for a blanket too. I will be watching with interest...
    Marianne x

  3. What a great idea, and I am sure that the bride and groom will love it, and you can practice all of your new stitches - sounds ideal to me!

  4. What a great bargain and a fab idea for a blanket too! xoxo

  5. Gorgeous squares!!! And that book looks fantastic! I have been teaching myself how to knit and I am excited to learn more! That is going to be one outstanding wedding gift!! Have a great weekend friend!

  6. What a wonderful idea, I'm sure it going to be gorgeous and will be treasured for years to come.
    Clare x

  7. I'll look forward to following your progress. I thought about doing something similar with various knitting squares.

  8. Hi Jo these squares look lovey and your book is a real find, well done. I seem to neglect my crochet which is probably why I am not that good at it - just finished knitting a scarf so time to get on with the crochet hook - I agree with you it is about starting small and building up to something major - my problem is that I have no patience and want results! Not a good attitude - really looking forward to seeing your finished project. Have a wonderful weekend Jo - big hugs

  9. Wonderful idea Jo - kill two (or three in this case) birds with one stone! This will make a beautiful blanket - brilliant idea, love the book!
    Warm hugs, Joy xo

  10. I am joining the chorus of approval in the comments above, Jo :) Brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Gracie xx

  11. Great idea, your blanket will be stunning!!!! Enjoy the weekend. Deb x

  12. That looks like such a nice book. Your blanket is going to be very special and beautiful!

  13. I think it is a great idea to make a sampler blanket. You get to learn new stitches, work on small projects (squares) to give you satisfaction of a job done and sew them all together in a big wedding present. Brilliant!

  14. Hello Jo
    Thanks for popping in and saying hi on my blog, lovely to meet you. Gosh, £5 for that book is amazing, it looks lovely and I think your idea of a sampler blanket as a wedding gift is just perfect, a real win win situation xox Penny I'm off to browse through your previous posts x