Thursday, 16 January 2014

Bloomin' Crochet-A-Long


To be honest, I haven't really been doing a lot of crochet this week! I have actually been doing more knitting than crochet, although I did finish the crochet scarf I was making for my friend and I will show that soon...

I am still working on my blanket and have made a couple more squares today. This is quite a good winter project really, it's easy to pick up in between other projects and I like to have something like that to work on, a sort of slow ongoing project. The colours I think are quite spring like so I am hoping to have it finished for the start of spring!



I received a lovely surprise parcel from Chrissie in the post yesterday! It is a ball of gorgeous Lily Sugar 'n' Cream yarn in the prettiest colour way from her recent trip to the USA. I am delighted with it, thank you so very much Chrissie and I am really looking forward to crocheting a pretty washcloth with it.


What have you been crocheting this week? If you would like me add a link to your post here, just leave a little note in the comments.


Some lovely crochet here...

Three Stories High

Love Made My Home

Chrissie Crafts

Hazel's Crochet



The Summerhouse by the Sea

Helena Haakt

UK City Crafter


Sweetpea Family

Toadstool Tales


G is away this weekend as he is taking part in the Strathpuffer event, crazy boy that he is. So, myself and Miss M are planning to go out for lunch after swimming on Saturday and then spend some time crafting and playing with Lego. Maybe a nice walk and a bit of baking too, we shall see.


Hope everyone has a great weekend, whatever your plans are.





  1. What a lovely gift from Chrissie! Your squares are looking good too, I like the colours, as you say, very springlike! xx

  2. Love,love the colours you have used so pretty already x

  3. Love the granny squares, its going to be stunning when its finished!

    Gill xx

  4. I think Sugar n' Cream is the best name for a brand of yarn I've ever heard! I would buy balls of the stuff if it was available here. Love the look of the granny squares. x

  5. I'm so glad you like your yarn! The colours reminded me of you, and of course it suits my kitchen, too! Great minds...good luck to your hubby, my guy does the same type of nutty adventures, like the KIM, the LAMM, etc. I'd rather stay warm and dry and crafting! ;-) I'm loving your squares, absolutely scrumptious colours! Cx

  6. Your granny squares are looking so fresh and Spring like Marianne. I bought some more style craft yarn today as I dance crocheting a big blanket again, other than that I am making a crochet bunny doll and playing with triangles. Have a lovely weekend ad good luck to your man x

  7. Your squares are delightful, and I love the colours. Ooooh you lucky girl to get such a treat from Chrissie :) I have heard a lot about Sugar n Cream, so curious to see what it is like!

  8. Love the colours of your grannies!

  9. Your squares are beautiful! Lovely and bright to warm up the winter weather! I'm in the middle of a block stitch crochet blanket.

    Hope you like it x

  10. I have been crocheting my African Flower Baby blanket, I am looking forward to it being done.

  11. I like the colours of your granny squares. Can't wait to see the finished blanket.
    Let us know what plans you have for your new yarn--it looks so soft and lovely!
    Have a happy weekend!
    Marion x

  12. Great colour combinations on your squares Marianne and what a lovely treat!

  13. Your squares are really coming along. What a nice surprise from Chrissie!

  14. What a gorgeous present and sweet little notecard. I'm looking forward to seeing the resulting washcloth. Lovely colours in your squares too.

  15. Hello Marianne. Hope you've had a lovely week. The squares are so lovely beautiful colour combos cant wait to see the scarf. Aw what a lovely gift great yarn sure it will make a smashing wash cloth xx

  16. Granny squares are always a joy to dip into aren't they. Jo x

  17. Marianne. Your crafting looks super and your weekend plans even better. Have fun. Love Linda

  18. Such pretty colours in your blanket squares have a lovely girls weekend
    Clare x

  19. Beautiful colours in your crochet squares and I love the yarn that Chrissie gave you, hope you show us the finished product! Julie x

  20. Gorgeous colours in your granny squares Marianne...your blanket's going to be so pretty and such a lovely surprise from Chrissie in the post!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
    Susan x

  21. I've been doing more knitting than crochet this week too. I'm knitting a jumper for my son but I also have a granny strip crocheted blanket on the go too. Xx

  22. Love your colourful squares Marianne and look forward to seeing the finished project. I find crochet very therapeutic (will probably disappear under a huge pile of it one day). Working on a ripple blanket at the mo and have been 'playing' with different granny squares. Have a lovely girlie weekend with Miss M.
    Jane xx

  23. Lovely granny squares. I've just popped over from Chrissie's blog, I'd love tyou to add a link to this crochet post...


  24. Your colours are lovely and Spring like, glad to hear you're knitting as well, I'm beginning to think I'm the only blogger who can't crochet.

  25. Love the colours in your granny squares ... an entire blanket made up of these squares will just infuse a room with a springtime feel :) What a lovely gift in the mail ... even more spring colours! Enjoy your special time with Miss M this weekend :) Wendy x

  26. A lovely post Marianne as always, do love your granny squares, for some reason they are my absolute favourite of all time and I do adore the colours you have used. What a lovely gift from Chrissie, I am sure you can't wait to get started on this. Have a special Sunday Marianne, big hugs to you

  27. Lovely colours in your block and the gorgeous yarn from Chrissie. Enjoying your choices on pinterest too - you have a very distinctive style. x

  28. Your crochet is looking very pretty Marianne and how lucky are we both to get some of that yummy cotton. Sending much love xoxo


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