Whilst scrolling through Pinterest for colour inspiration, I came across the below image and instantly fell for it.
I love anything retro and this just sang to me.
I knew I had to make a blanket as close to it as possible.
Which I purchased at, Love Crochet and set about finding the perfect granny square.
There of course are so many wonderful patterns out there, making it almost impossible to choose.
I finally decided on the, “Cascading Daisy Square” by “The Lavender Chair.”
The Cascading Daisy Square, was part of, Dorianna Rivelli, The Lavender Chair, “Mandala Blanket Cal” back in 2016, which has been on my to-do list, since I first saw it. It’s gorgeous and her colours are breathtaking.
You can read all about the crochet along, here.
I will admit I have not until now made any of The Lavender Chair patterns, but that is definitely set to change after making this square. It’s was a dream to make.
My plan for this lapghan, was to follow the colour placement in the above Pinterest picture but at the last-minute I chickened out of using too much blue and decided to add 201 Pure Black into the mix.
My colour placements were as follows,
|1-2||210 Coffee Bean|
|3-4||233 Marine Blue|
|5-6||218 Seville Orange|
|7-8||212 Tomato Red|
|9-11||201 Pure Black|
|12||233 Marine Blue|
I followed the pattern up until round 10, then made two more rounds.
For round 11, I made US, Half Treble Crochet (htc) making 2 htc, chain 2, 2 htc‘s in the corner spaces.
For the final round, round 12, I made, Back Post Half Double Crochet’s (Bphdc) across, making 2 hdc, chain 2, 2 hdc’s in the corners.
Once the 12 squares were joined, I edged the blanket with a round of Half Double Crochet (hdc), making 5 hdc, in the corner spaces, before I started the border.
I wasn’t really sure, what I wanted to do for the border, especially as I was running low on the 212 Tomato Red, which has now been discontinued. 😫
I finally decided on a nice chunky border.
I made 4 double crochet rounds, using 3 dc’s in the corner space or stitch. The first round of dc’s I made in the 3rd loop.
I then made, 1 rounds of Back Post Hdc in each of the colours, Tomato Red, Coffee Bean and Sevilla Orange.
Then I made a round of, backloop Double Crochet, in Marine Blue.
I finished off the edging, in what my hubby calls, “my signature edging,” which is made up of the following stitch sequence.
Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet, Triple Crochet, picot-3, Triple Crochet, Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet in corner space,
Skip the hidden stitch,
slip stitch in next stitch,
skip 1 stitch,
5 Double Crochets in next stitch,
skip 2 stitches,
continue with Single crochets in every stitch across, stopping 6 stitches before every corner,
skip 2 stitches ,
5 Double Crochets in next stitch,
skip 1 stitch ,
slip stitch in next stitch ,
skip 1 stitch
and repeat until you have crocheted all the way around. Join with an invisible join to finish.
My Cascading Daisy Lapghan, ended up being roughly 38″ x 48″ unblocked. I’m waiting on my new blocking wires, which hopefully will arrive this week, fingers crossed.
I used the following amounts of yarn (Rounded Up)
|210 Coffee Bean||1|
|218 Seville Orange||2 (only just over I)|
|212 Tomato Red||3|
|233 Marine Blue||4|
|201 Pure Black||6|
Even though it doesn’t look anything like the inspection photo, I’m pretty chuffed with the overall blanket.
What do you think?
Should I have stopped being a wimp and used the blue instead of the black?
Either way it’s too late now but maybe one day soon, I’ll be brave and go with my original colour ideas.
Now on to my next project. I’m pretty excited about it.
What could it be?
Pop back soon to find out.
Too-da-loo for now.