Carole's Crochet

Carole's Crochet

by Carole » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:11 am

I've been doing a lot of crochet over the past couple of years. Sometimes I don't want to get out all the bits and pieces that I need for stitching and crochet is so easy to just pick up and do.

My latest project is the Last dance on the beach CAL, using some rather yummy Scheepjes yarn. There are 48 squares in 12 different designs making up an afghan. I'm making two of them in different colour schemes.

This is the Dance in the rain colour scheme, squares one to four. Five and six are currently blocking and seven is waiting to be blocked.

Popcorn stitch
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Star stitch
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Cables & bobbles
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Waves
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And just to show you the Dance under the stars colours:

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As there's a new square released each Wednesday, you can see why I'm not doing quite as much cross stitch as usual :lol:
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Re: Carole's Crochet

by lavenderbee » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:30 am

:applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: These are beautiful Carole. They are very nicely worked & I look forward to seeing them when put together. Love the colours :D
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Re: Carole's Crochet

by rcperryls » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:54 pm

Crocheting was my passion before I discovered cross stitching. I made more scarves and afghans than I can imagine. And a few ponchos as well. The squares you have made are fantastic. :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: Keep posting these please. Don't think I will start that again, but I have learned to never say never!

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Re: Carole's Crochet

by karen4bells » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:26 pm

Absolutely beautiful!!! What a fantastic idea and great way to learn new crocheting techniques!!
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Re: Carole's Crochet

by Carole » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:33 pm

Two more lots just came off the blocking boards.

Week five has seagull footprints going up it.

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Week six was done corner to corner which is a technique that I hadn't tried before. I really enjoyed that one.

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Re: Carole's Crochet

by karen4bells » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:26 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: I really am in love with this---would love to find out more information!! So very pretty!!! :wub:
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Re: Carole's Crochet

by fccs » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:05 pm

Beautiful work! This makes me want to pick up my crochet again. I usually crochet in the winter, but for some reason (Tinkerbell, perhaps?) I didn't do any this past winter. Hmmm....now where are my hooks? :-)
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Re: Carole's Crochet

by Carole » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:53 pm

karen4bells wrote::applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: I really am in love with this---would love to find out more information!! So very pretty!!! :wub:


The story behind it is very touching, which is what attracted me to it even before I saw the sneak peeks of the finished afghans.

http://www.scheepjeswol.com/en/cal2016/scheepjes-cal2016---last-dance-on-the-beach/
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Re: Carole's Crochet

by Squirrel » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:14 pm

What a lovely way to remember someone so gifted . Your work is amazing Carole, such even tension and so many unusual stitches too.
I enjoy crochet too and often do it in the very early morning so as not to disturbed the family too early. It is so handy just to pick it up and away you go.
Looking forward to the next update. :D :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Carole's Crochet

by rcperryls » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:04 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: Beautiful!!!!!!!

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Re: Carole's Crochet

by AngieR » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:49 pm

Nice work. I have put down my crochet for the summer.
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Re: Carole's Crochet

by karen4bells » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:01 pm

Thanks for the link, Carole---definitely very inspirational!! I've bookmarked it for future reference!!
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Re: Carole's Crochet

by Lulu22 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:12 pm

They are really lovely :applesauce: I so wish I could crochet I've tried a few times I just can't get the hang of it.
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Re: Carole's Crochet

by fccs » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:56 pm

karen4bells wrote:Thanks for the link, Carole---definitely very inspirational!! I've bookmarked it for future reference!!


I did the same.
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Re: Carole's Crochet

by mysterystitcher » Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:27 pm

Absolutely stunning work!
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Re: Carole's Crochet

by Carole » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:19 pm

I've got well behind with the CAL. It's finished now and I'm still working my way through the squares. I didn't think I'd keep up with eight squares every week though so I'm not bothered by that. I'll get there in the end.
The arthritis in my thumb was getting a bit painful so I had to ease off a little with the crochet but it seems to be a bit better now so I may be able to get some more done soon.

The lastest squares.

Week five and six in the Stars colourway:

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I really liked doing the corner to corner stitch. I can see myself using that one again for something.

Week seven and eight in Rain:

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The bobbles were easy and fun to do but I loved, loved, loved that waffle stitch.
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Re: Carole's Crochet

by kandifloss » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:51 pm

So many beautiful squares. Did not know there were all those variations of crochet stitches. Very well done, excellent work :applesauce: :applesauce: :whoop:

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Re: Carole's Crochet

by Squirrel » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:55 pm

I am like Carole I did not know there were so many different stitches and it has been very interesting seeing all your squares. That waffle stitch looks really interesting. Well Done :whoop: :whoop: :whoop:
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Re: Carole's Crochet

by rcperryls » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:46 am

:applesauce: :applesauce: love them! love them! love them! I still have bags of yarn left from my crocheting days which stopped when I discovered cross stitching! I love those stitches. The waffles are lovely and the hearts are adorable!

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Re: Carole's Crochet

by mysterystitcher » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:53 pm

Those hearts! I can't but admire them! They'd look lovely if you'd join them and make a blanket for some baby boy.
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