Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Ta-Dah Tuesday

Afternoon

Just a quick post today - am linking up with Lakota's Ta-Dah! Tuesdays for a quick crochet blanket reveal;

Started last June (here) and worked on as when ever since - last night it was finally finished and it way dry enough outside just now for a quick photo!

90 squares and 6 rounds of double crochet edging later :)

Just the thought of all those ends I've sewn in makes me shudder!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx

32 comments:

❤Coco Rose❤ said...

Beautiful! Completely beautiful!

xxxxxxx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Wow Vicki it's absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours and the striped edging. Could I ask how much yarn you needed? Because I am desperate to make something similar (maybe a bit smaller, to be realistic!) and want to buy the wool first so I know I have enough, but have no clue about quantities. What kind of yarn did you use?

Also, please can you add the post to the linky by clicking 'add your link'. I think people will miss it in the comments and it deserves to be seen!

Crafty Helen said...

Beautiful - reminds me of my Grandma who used to crochet for hours on end. XX

missielizzie said...

That is just stunning, something to treasure forever x

Madison said...

Wowser! A lot of love and work has gone into that. I'd have given up in July.

Your patience amazes me.

Madison xxx

Deborah said...

Great job, it looks so beautiful, well done you for finishing it :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Penelope said...

That is just gorgeous Vicki, the colours and the border, oh I love it all xox

Rowantree Design said...

I am in love with your colour choice, the red really pops. I have been crocheting hexagons for a year or two and cant waitvto sew them together. I don't know how so i keep on making more hexagons. Love the caravan! So excited to see how you give it your touch! Also love your blog. I hope you popbon over to mine and say hi. I have been busy doing a makeover on a fibro beach shack. Roberta

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Just gorgeous!
Victoria xx

thriftwood said...

That's really lovely, a new family heirloom ... have a lovely week, Claire xxx

Alice said...

Wow such a fab achievement, it looks very lovely indeed and I bet you are pleased with the finished result! xxx

thriftwood said...

Thank you for following me! xxx

topchelseagirl said...

It is lovely! Wonderful cheery colours.

buttons and beeswax said...

Wowzer, well done! This is beautiful, you must be so pleased with it - I hope you're keeping this and not giving it away! :0)

Liz said...

It is lovely - well done!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

andamento said...

It looks fab, great job. Those ends are a bit of a pain aren't they, but they're done now. Phew!

lavender attic said...

Hi Vicki
OOh that blanket is gorgeous - can I put an order in for 3 please ;) I have an old one my Nana crocheted in the 1950s but its joined in black and not sure it looks right in the caravan (Chateau H) Can't wait to see what you do to the interior of your caravan!! I can't decide whether to make loose covers for the seating or embrace the kitsch! Happy cleaning and pottering, love Sally x

Lisa said...

It looks fabulous. I predict may picnics and snuggle times.
Lisa x

Lisa said...

It looks fabulous. I predict may picnics and snuggle times.
Lisa x

Vix said...

It's gorgeous, the colours are so vibrant and summery! x

delia hornbook said...

Wow that is gorgeous you must be so proud ;-)) Its stunning colours and i love the border. dee x

Jenevieve said...

Love the blanket - great colours! :) x

Goldie said...

A heirloom :) Great colours x

Kashi said...

Vicky, that blanket is really special. I love it. We are moving in a few weeks and our new house has a finished basement that we will be turning into a family room. I was thinking it will need some new blankets for snuggling. It gets COLD here. I love what you made and the colors you used. You have inspired me to make something very similar for our new home. Great job. Enjoy that new caravan.

Kandi said...

Oh my word it's a beauty! The hours it must have taken, but worth it :0)
Kandi x

Claire said...

love it!! very lovely i wish i could crochet.

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Gorgeous blanket Vicki :0) I feel your pain at sewing in all those ends xx

Floss said...

That is so adorable! And reading your thoughts about the work that has gone into it makes me really appreciate the vintage green and yellow one I picked up a few years ago. I feel bad haggling a low price for something that someone once laboured over! (But I still do it...)

Thanks a lot for your comment. The big bowl is truly vintage - made in China in the French style, and sold here in the 1950s. But the little, 'matching' bowl is last year's CK! I virtually booked an air ticket to the UK just to get the set. (OK, I had the ticket anyway...) Well, well worth it as I only have large vintage ones.

miss_b said...

Hello my lovely - I'm your Faith Hope and Charity Swapping blog partner!!!! Muchos excited!!! Please feel free to check out and follow my blog - I shall pimp yours out too. So looking forward to finding goodies for the swap box - whoop!!!!! http://retro-lovely.blogspot.co.uk/

Tea at Weasel's said...

I LOVE it.... totally & utterly!!!

Well done, it really does look great :)

Have a super weekend,
Louise xx

Amanda said...

Hello Vicki
I am your newest follower :-)
I have thoroughly enjoyed browsing through your blog looking at and reading your posts this Sunday evening.
You say you have only recently learnt to crochet well this blanket is impressive...great combination of colours. I find large projects hard as they are finished in my mind before my hands finish them! Oh yes and the ends .....I know they are so tedious but I'll never give up crochet.
Amanda :-)

Ellouise88 said...

Oh those ends drive me nuts as well! Love the blanket, it's gorgeous.