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Monday, 8 June 2015

Daisies galore ♥


Of all the flowers I think Daisies are probably my absolute favourite.
I love their simplicity. 
Nothing grand or pretentious, just straight forward and perfect.


Needless to say there are a few of them about our house.



They just make me smile.

And of all the blankets I have made so far my green daisy 
one is up there with my favourites.


We used it in our caravan for those chillier nights
 and it just looked right at home in there.


So when Merion at Lovecrochet asked me if I would put a Daisy blanket tutorial
 together for them I absolutely jumped at the chance.

I decided to go with a different colourway this time and as it was going to be made
 to fit a cot there was nothing for it but to go for all out girly pink.


In no time at all a pile of little white daisies grew


and with pink squares added and a bright pink french knot worked
 in to the centre of the flower the blanket was well underway.



I had forgotten how much I had enjoyed making these little squares.
The surrounding stitch is HTR's and they just seem to work up so quickly.


I was also using Drops Merino, extra fine, a yarn I hadn't ever tried before
 - and oh, what an absolute dream it was to crochet with !


A little ruffle around the edge finished it off
and then it was time to put the tutorial together and take lots of photo's.


If you fancy giving it a go the full write up and pattern
 is over on the Lovecrochet.com blog or you can just click on this link
http://blog.lovecrochet.com/crochet-with-kate-darling-daisy-blanket/

And as for this last Saturdays Crochet with Kate ......


..... bunting to match of course !
http://blog.lovecrochet.com/crochet-with-kate-pompom-bunting-bath-pompom/



18 comments:

  1. Dear Kate, this is such a cute baby blanket! I wish I knew someone having a baby soon, I would immediately start with this pattern. Thank you for sharing it! I do love Drops Merino yarn, as well. It is absolutely lovely to work with and the feel of it is gorgeous. Have a fine week, Viola

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    1. Thank you Viola, that's so kind. I completely fell in love with this yarn, it was so lovely to work with. Have a great week too, K xx

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  2. Your daisy garland is beautiful, and the baby blanket is just adorable. If you like daisies, you might like to look at Orkney Jeweller Sheila Fleet's website.,she has some fabulous daisy jewellery. I have seen it in reality,and it is even prettier than it looks in the photographs. X

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    1. Thank you Penny - I shall head there straight away ! K xx

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  3. So many beautiful daisies which of course made me think of "daisy, daisy, give me your answer do, I'm half crazy all of the love of you" They are all so pretty, and your new blanket is especially so! xx

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  4. Hi Kate, I am in love with your blog...and your blankets. They are just so sweet...I adore the daisy ones...I have yet to make one and hopefully will this year. Thank you so much for sharing all your ideas...

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    1. Thank you Pamela - you're very kind. K xx

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  5. It's a very pretty blanket. I will have to check out your tutorial soon.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, hope you get to give it a try, K xx

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  6. I think that might just be the thing to make for my lovely grandaughter. I love the edging Kate. L Anne x

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    1. Ooh, that sounds perfect - Don't forget to blog the photo's ! K xx

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  7. The pink baby blanket is lovely and I've always loved the earlier green one which was the inspiration for a blanket I made for my daughter. Superb crochet as always. Have a lovely week. Jane xx

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    1. I remember the one you made - it was gorgeous ! K xx

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  8. Ooh, I love it. We need one in blue here for our adorable new grandson :)

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    1. It would look gorgeous in blue, K xx

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  9. A daisy is always beautiful, no matter what it stands next to it will bloom! ok so I have mis- quoted there but I love daisies too so much so I have some tattooed on my back!!. I am really enjoying you Saturday posts.

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    1. Me too Sara ! I have a little daisy, with the mole from Percy the Park Keeper sitting on it, tattooed on my back :) So glad you're enjoying the Saturday posts, K xx

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