A little spring round-up…

Gosh, I can’t believe that the end of March is upon us already and tomorrow we welcome another month! I do so love this time of year…

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…the daffodils have been spectacular and although they are beginning to wilt we can still enjoy them for just a little longer. We’ve been enjoying some wonderful spring weather too over the last week or so which really does lift my spirits.

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As for crochet- well I’ve started a new project using ‘Stylecraft Life dk’. I got a huge free bundle of this yarn for subscribing to Crochet Now magazine…

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It was a pretty fantastic parcel to receive in the post!

I’m following a Stylecraft pattern for the blanket and it’s so nice to be following someone else’s design. It’s an easy repetitive pattern which is gradually introducing colours in a rainbow effect… a real joy to crochet!

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And progress is quicker than I expected. We’re off on our first camping trip of the year soon and this will be the perfect project to take with me. Crochet at its simplest that I don’t have to think too much about…

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For mother’s day (which was last Sunday here in the UK) I visited my mother and she showed me these three cactuses that she has just finished crocheting…

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Aren’t they fabulous!? I’m so glad she has picked up her crochet hook again. She saw these crocheted cactuses in a yarn shop in The Netherlands at Christmas that I showed in a blog post here and was totally inspired to try and make them herself! I managed to find the free pattern online from ‘Yarn Plaza’ http://www.yarnplaza.com/patterns/crochet-pattern-cactus

and now there’s no stopping her… 🙂 🙂

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And finally, I wanted to show you this fabulous stone which I found on the beach this morning…

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The name I go by in the crochet world as you all know is ‘Coastal Crochet’ and it was born from the idea of ‘all things crochet inspired by coastal living…’ Well as I picked up this stone this morning I was inspired to do something crochet with it… I hope it will work and that I can share it with you in time for Easter! 😉

Thanks so much for reading and Happy Crocheting… 🙂 🙂

23 thoughts on “A little spring round-up…

  1. I sure love all the photo’s and your Mom’s crochet cacti are fabulous! I love the blanket pattern, the way the colors are popping on the ridges and the neutral beneath! Free yarn….how Fantastic 🙂 Te coastal treasure you found is so unique too! xx

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