A (long) while ago, I decided that I would crochet my cousin & her hubby-to-be a purple blanket as a little wedding keepsake present - not having finished a complete block/square blanket ever before, mind you. he he. Aim high!
Anyhoo - it ended up being one of the first blankets I made from beginning to end. Yay! I used this lovely Mixed Berry Tarts pattern from Debbie Stoller's Stitch Nation free pattern list (seriously - good stuff, there!). I used three shades of purple - two are darker & sometimes hard to distinguish, but in the sunlight they're lovely. I quite like how she turned out, the lap-sized lovely:
I seriously misjudged the time it would take to weave in all the strings (officially, having a few block blankets under my belt, now - my most unfavorite part of the blanket-making!) and put the blocks together - which I actually did using a flat double-crochet, so the front and back are seamless (I can't find the link I googled to learn how to do that, if I do I'll link it up!).
Needless to say, my family knows me & my sometimes last-minuteness - lol - so my cousin wasn't phased, and recieved the blankie for her September wedding just before Christmas this year - but I took it camping and everything just to get it done! lol. That's right, I crocheted by campfire on a cold trip - & beyond.
My favorite little detail: the cute lil picot edging, I've been using that everywhere I can, now! he he.
Any crafty hurdles you've crossed lately?
Or are wanting to cross in the new this year?
I crocheted a bunch of other goodies for Christmas presents over the holiday break, too - we're talking 3 great granny blankies (they're so quick & lovely!) & a larger block blankie from 200 Crochet Squares as a surprise for my mum. I don't think I have pictures of any - literally, I was finishing them on Christmas Eve, but if I do I'll share! They were super-fun to make!