After seeing Emma's beautful chrocheted blanket I decided to have a go myself! See it here................ http://emshappyhandiworks.blogspot.com/
To be honest, when I was about 19 I started chrocheting a purple and white (the 'in' colours in the 70's!) blanket - it was made up of loads of squares that had to be sewn together. I was going to have it as a bed throw for when I married in 1973. It never really got past the size of a cot blanket though!
I don't know why I didn't finish it, it's too long ago to remember now - maybe I run out of wool and by then we'd moved to another county.
Anyway, I had to be shown how to start up again and my friend Sue sat down and showed me and I was off! I decided on lovely colours of Heather, Bluebell, Purple and White and this was done in one continuous square, so much easier to do, I think.
Halfway through doing it - I saw a pattern that Sue had done for cushion covers and thought they were really lovely. Sue had actually done one so I copied the pattern and decided to do some for Emma and Bob for their upcoming 10th Anniversary!
I chose a Chocolate Brown and a Turquoise which I thought would go with her recently decorated living room and beavered away at them, even on our week away on holiday and managed to get them done the night before I was due to see Emma to give her their card and other present!!!
This is the tops of the cushions to which I partly sewed up either side of the top and added a button from my button box. Interestingly, the brown button belonged to a cardigan that belonged to Emma's late Dad!
It was a quite time consuming pattern that had to be counted out alot - so I was quite pleased that I'd actually been able to do them! Emma was genuinely pleased that I had made these for her, so that made all my efforts worthwhile!
I then went back to my original blanket I was doing - I thought it would be nice to have one for my lap for when I use my wheelchair. So this is the end result, which I am very proud of!
It seemed much easier to just keep going around in a square than doing individual squares!