A Completed Christmas Gift

Last weekend I completed the Christmas gift that I have been working on for my son. I had joined the squares a few weeks ago and then started crocheting the border.

When I finished the task I had set for myself, the blanket looked huge. Looking at the border, I liked that I had made it wide and that I had completed the edging in yellow.

I lay the blanket on my bed to see the full effect:

I am very pleased with the way this bedspread has turned  out. I look forward to seeing my son’s reaction when he opens his gift on Christmas day.

Have you made any gifts yet for this Christmas?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

A Completed Crochet Project

As you know, during the summer school vacation I worked on a crocheted bedspread for our queen size bed. I soon had the required number of granny squares which I joined to form rows.

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Squares waiting to be joined. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

These rows were soon joined to one another. The blanket quickly became big and heavy. To avoid getting hot, I placed the work next to me so that I would not get too uncomfortable.

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Joining rows. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

My last decision was to decide on how to work the border. Deciding to continue with the granny square motif, I alternated the colours of my choice.

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The crocheted border. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

For the last row, I tried a curved edge. I liked the look of it, and decided to stay with my first choice.

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Working on the border. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Once the last stitch had been made and the final piece of thread worked away, I carried the work to my bedroom and laid it on my bed.

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The completed project. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

My family and I admired the result – my daughters called the blanket cosy. The room has a different look to it now. Now when the cooler days arrive, my husband and I will have something warm with which to cover ourselvest.

Have you completed a project during the summer/winter? What was it?

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(This post is linked to Paula’s Thursday’s Special Challenge)

Picking Up The Hook

I decided to pick up the hook again after eight years – that is, the crochet hook. My hands had been itching to do a little something creative so I decided to begin a project with the wool I had on hand.

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Beginning to crochet. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I decided to make granny squares using two colours: lilac and white. I decided on eight rows per square which I felt would suit the size of my project.

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Granny squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I began to crochet a little in the morning when I was ready and had a few moments before I went to work. I took a little time after supper as well to get in a few rows.

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Crocheting granny squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Slowly the pile of granny squares grew. I procrastinated in joining them as I was trying to remember how I had done this before.

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A stack of granny squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I did not worry, though, as I knew it would be a long while before I needed to begin joining. My intention was to make a bedspread for our queen size bed – and I would need plenty of squares for that!

Thursday SpecialDo you crochet?

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