Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do.
I'm half crazy all for the love of you.
It won't be a stylish marriage,
I can't afford a carriage.
But you'll look sweet,
Upon the seat,
Of a bicycle made for two.
This post has nothing to do with marriage or tandems but rather another crocheted blanket. I didn't get a chance to show you its beginnings and now it's finito.
The blanket is made up of seventy two daisies and these are arranged in six rows of twelve.
All the daisies are made first and then joined using the green to make a leaf at each corner. Most of the daisies were made in the car and some of the joining was also done in the car.
Each strip of daisies has a round of raspberry pink done before joining the six strips of daisies into a blanket, also using the pink.
When all the strips have been joined an outer edging is worked right round the blanket using the raspberry pink yarn. So here's the finished daisy blanket. It isn't very big, measuring approximately 44" wide by 57" long, but it's big enough for the bottom of a bed or the back of a settee. I think this will make a nice present for someone special; I have someone in mind!
Here it is folded in my green work basket.
I love the way the sun is shining on the daisies in this picture.
Spread out over the back of a small settee.
There are too many shadows in this picture but one of the shadows is of the chair I'm standing on so I've put it in anyway.
This is the daisy blanket! The daisy blanket is finito!!
The pattern for the blanket is from a book called Crocheting Easy Blankets, Throws and Wraps. It was £2.99 in The Works so I had to buy it just because it was so cheap. Unfortunately the pattern has quite a few mistakes but I managed to get them sorted out.
The green yarn is Robin Aran, 75% acrylic and 25% wool, taken from my stash. The yellow is Stylecraft Baby Aran which is 100% acrylic. The white and pink are both Stylecraft Special Aran which is also 100% acrylic. The Stylecraft Special yarn is very soft and makes lovely blankets. Normally I would steer away from acrylic, preferring to use natural yarns such as wool, cotton, silk, alpaca, linen and so on.
Anyway, the blanket is crocheted using a 5mm hook. I used 1 x 200g ball yellow (used less than half the ball), 5 x 100g balls white, the equivalent of 3 x 100g balls of green (this yarn comes in 400g balls) and 4 x 100g balls of raspberry pink.
This blanket will be really warm as the daisies are very plush and deep. All in all it's a very squishy, chunky beauty!
I hope you like this garden of daisies. Let me know what you think of it please!
Bye for now.