Thanks for all your lovely reactions to my last blog post, glad you enjoyed the various projects I showed you!
As I hinted last time, there is another project that has kept me very busy indeed. Thankfully I finished it almost two weeks ago and now I will take the time to write about it.
Can you guess what it is? (the hint is in the header!)
My finished project is made of 70x rusticlacesquares, each about 10cm square.
|One small rusticlacesquare|
These had to be crocheted together , you can see some details here.
|Attaching the crochet squares to one another|
Here you can see my work laid out on the floor. My feet are there for scale. It was quite a job to lay out the squares so they would look interesting, i.e. different colour schemes next to one another.
I used lot of Katia Jaipur fine cotton yarn an a 2mm hook. I hunted down as many different colourways as possible, I think there were at least 10 different shades!!!
I really love this yarn, it's so nice to work with.
|Is it a blanket? No, it's a cardigan!!|
|Choosing some nice buttons to add|
Here is the cardigan before the buttons were added. The finished garment is still very lightweight, due to the fine yarn.
I think all in all, I worked on it for about 10 weeks. Before I started, I knew I wanted to make a garment. On instagram I saw plenty of blankets made from these squares. However, since my squares were only 10cm (compared to the 20-25cm) of some of my fellow crocheters, a blanket would have taken forever to make.
For a long time I had dreamed of a jacket or cardigan made from crochet squares.
Finally I made my own!!
I definitely put all my heart into this project and I feel it is the most challenging and accomplished thing that I crocheted so far. It really dominated my summer!
I'm thrilled that I tried lace crochet, and that I enjoyed I so much.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this post, you can find all previous posts about the rusticlacesquare by clicking on the tags in the sidebar.
(Also I seemed to have re-published my first post from June 2015 accidentally, so take no notice. Of course you are welcome to read it again, if you want to).
I look forward to reading you comments.... so please leave them after the beep! ;)
Oh, and this morning I finished something else, so there will be another post very soon!!!
Bye for now!!!