crochet wrist warmers in teal

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Teal Bobble Wrist Warmers, Crochet. 100% wool.

You see I had to make another pair. Not long after I finished these lovely crochet wrist warmers, I got myself a new mustard hoody for my winter walks. And not long after I got my mustard hoody I realised that my soft pastel wrist warmers just would not do… pastels and brights together? For some maybe, but not for me… Obviously, I’d just have to make some more… right?

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You see I’m up to weaving the ends in, and washing and blocking the last two blankets I’ve made. And I just love a diversion… not to mention starting another project before I finish the last! It’s a bit of a specialty of mine actually.

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I love the teal and mustard colour combo… I understand I may well be a year or two behind trend… but I love it… now.

I made these wrist warmers up. Using one of my favourite crochet stitches, the blanket stitch. They were quick and easy, and became quite the chunky little warmers. So I finished them off with a chunky little bobble edge to match the chunky bobble-ish stitch. Perfect chunky goodness for a blustery cold day.

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I felt bright and cheery on my winter walk this morning. Everything was quite bleak and grey and overcast… except me, I was a burst of sunshiney colour and I loved it… even my homemade fimo bead necklace matches… Pretty fancypants for a winter walk!

Are you managing to get out for a walk when winter shows you her best? Or are you enjoying some summer sunshine on your walks? Or maybe you don’t walk much? Maybe you need some colourful warm crochet wrist warmers to get you out the door? Would you like a pattern for them? It would be a very short pattern I promise… the only kind I like really!

Hope you get some cheery pops of sunshine in your day.

peach blossom and sea breeze

Just a quick little post to show you a couple of finished projects…

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Peach Blossom Blanket.
100% Cotton, Crochet.

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Who knew it would take me 14 crocheted flowers before I found one I liked? I won’t tell you how long it took me to decide on the arrangement of them either! But I’m pleased that I fluffed about with them so long as I think the finished blanket looks quite sweet… and it could have easily gone the other way. There’s just the one bunch of flowers on this blanket in the corner. The body of the blanket is blanket stitch and I took the edge out with a couple of rows of a lacey type chain stitch then a few rows of single crochet, finished with a delicate little picot.

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Sea Breeze Blanket.
100% Cotton, Crochet.

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I’m totally in love with this colour combination. The grey acts like a neutral colour against a pop of blue green colours. It looks so fresh and colourful, yet not too bright and in your face. If a refreshing sea breeze had colours, I reckon they’d be like these. Of course you can’t go wrong with the classic granny stitch either. I love a basic stitch like this to show off the colours and stripes in this blanket. There’s a border at the top and the bottom of colours, plus at the top there’s a row of single crochet in each colour to finish it.

Wow… 2 projects down, it’s been a busy week in the crochet department! These blankets are both for an order that I’m super excited about. Now I can start some new projects I’ve been itching to get to, and I just love that feeling. Time to go ponder over some potential yarn colours and ideas…

Hope your days are filled with refreshing sea breezes, pretty peach blossoms and plenty of time to ponder your next crafty project.

autumn crochet

It’s been a while… but I’ve been busy… more crazy busy than usual… or maybe just more crazy? Who knows!
I do have lots of pretty pictures for you though…
I’ll start with some pretty flowers from my garden…
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The flowers are slowing down as winter nears, but there are still so many pretties in the garden to pop into a posy… I love the autumn silver birch branches and rose hips… And I love that the roses seem to become more intense in their colour as Autumn passes…

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This is in amongst the Cherry Tree Grove at my favourite gardens… Spec.tac.u.lar no?!
I must say walking between two rows of cherry trees… in full blown autumn glory… with the breeze gently blowing… autumn leaves raining down… tumbling along the ground as the wind gently moves them along… is quite the magical experience… twas sublime!

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A panoramic of the Cherry Tree Grove.

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Another sweet Cherry Tree path in the gardens… This one is a bit special… It leads to Serenity Point… and it was my wedding aisle… many moons ago… in an Autumn from another decade!

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It’s not all orangey shades in the gardens though… there are many green and golden paths to enjoy also… like under this big old Tulip Tree.

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Where one can find the most enormous Tulip Tree leaves… This one was as big as my face!

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And the pretty little Ginkgo Biloba trees are fast becoming a strong Autumn favourite. The gorgeous leaf shape and it’s delicious lime green turning golden yellow is quite the sight to behold.

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Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me and blow me away with her stunning colours…

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and pretty leaves looking totally divine in the late afternoon sunlight…

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is there a better sunlight than late afternoon?

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on pretty Autumn leaves?
I don’t think so.

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Apart from taking a gazillion photos on my Autumn walks, I have managed to finish a few crocheted projects too.

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This “Pink Sprinkles” blanket is for an order and I do love a little random unexpectedness in my blankies… as you can see!

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I also crocheted a pure silk scarf using a simple ladder stitch…

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It’s not a warmth scarf, more of a decorative pop of the most gorgeous Duck Egg Blue colour… Feather light and silky… twas perfect for my sweet mum on Mothers Day…

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My current project is for an order and is coming up a treat! Blanket stitch is, not surprisingly, perfect for a blanket as it’s the same both sides… It’s also a fairly solid stitch with no real gaps to speak of and super easy to remember…

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It has the cutest bubbly like texture too making it very snuggle-worthy!

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I shall leave you with one last Autumn picture… The peace I draw from these gardens every time I walk there is wonderful… I heard something on the radio the other day about how important it is to connect, walk, be in, be around – nature. Even just looking at a picture of a tree does something to your brain… in a positive way… in a relaxing and calming way… don’t quote me on this, I’m not great at recalling the details, just remembered how they said how good it is for you… Which I already knew just because of how much I get out of my walks… but it was interesting to hear that ‘they’ have done some sort of scientific tests on this to prove it’s a fact… not just in my imagination!

Well, I hope you enjoy a little bit of a peaceful calming vibe from looking at my pictures of nature… at the least I hope I haven’t bored you to tears! Maybe it’s inspired you to go look at a tree? Or take a walk in your local gardens? Or even down the street? Where in the world are you? Are you enjoying an Autumn or a Spring? Either way, I wish you peaceful moments and lovely vistas of whatever it is that brings you bliss… May the bliss be with you! Teeheehee…

What’s up buttercup?


Cotton buttercup blankie
Cream 100% cotton, lemon 99.6% cotton and .4% lycra. Crochet babies blanket. (with organic dove cottage golden delicious apples – to highlight stitch size & detail of course!)


blanket stitch detail, love the bumpy ripple texture of this stitch.


Edge detail, from blanket stitch, to granny stitch, to half double crochet stitch, to single crochet stitch.