Thursday, April 4, 2013

SOMETHING PRETTY CROCHET BLOCKS: THE BEGINNING STASH BUSTER CHALLLENGE



HELLO EVERYONE,

I am pretty excited because I made my very first "Something Pretty" blocks yesterday.   Yes I did.

  I am pretty new at crocheting so to create these first blocks gives me a "Big Happy Smile"!! 

So I hope all My Blogging Friend will follow along with me in My Journey of creating "My First Crocheted Throw"... 

"The Beginning"!

What do you all think so far??


 But I did not accomplish this by myself.  I had some help from my crocheting blogging friend Jen.... from
 "Lavender and Wild Rose" who also created this wonderful "Something Pretty" Blanket... 

Jen was very kind to take the time from her busy day to help me... I was having a difficult time to figuring out how to finish the flower cluster petal. So Jen did a wee tutorial for me on how to do this petal cluster..on her blog.

 Please  click "Here" to see Jen's "Something Pretty  Blanket"... which is truly gorgeous and was my inspiration.. to try and make mine....



The original pattern was created and can be found at "Millie Makes"...

When I finished this "Something Pretty" Blanket it will be put on the back of My Sofa to bring lots of color to the Living Room....



I decided to make My "Something Pretty" Blanket with 7 different very pretty pastel colors using "Encore Plymouth Yarn" Knitted Worsted weight.. I have never used this yarn before and it is so lovely and soft to the touch..

  The light beige color will surround the lovely flowers.  The pastel Green Color will connect all the blocks together..

Doesn't all the colors look so glorious together???


I bought all the yarn for "Something Pretty" blanket from the "Grand Emporium Knitting Studio" in Saginaw, Mi..


 The first photo is the display of all the Encore Yarn with almost every color.. More found around the shop...

The middle photo is of the lovely Rose Mural in another area of this Very Grand Shop..

Then there is Marcia who kindly help me pick out the selection of yarns for My Something Pretty Blanket.  

More of this Shop photos to come in the following weeks... 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit My Blog.  Greatly appreciated.

Have a Happy Spring Week Everyone....



Click "Here" to read about the challenge.
Much appreciation to Linda and Ana for this Wonderful Challenge.  

Also Linking to Sunny Simple Sunday..


Happy Spring!

Hugs Judy

29 comments:

Solstitches said...

Well done Judy! Who would ever know these are your first crochet squares?
I love the design and the gorgeous colour yarns you chose.
I'm looking forward to watching your Something Pretty afghan grow.
Hugs,
Margaret

Jen said...

Judy, your Something Pretty squares look gorgeous! I can't wait to see your finished blanket, it will be lovely! No problem with taking time to help you with it, it's nice to be able to help a fellow crafter!

Jen

Sue said...

I am new to crochet too and am taking a great class at Annie's online.

Your squares look great! It will be a wonderful throw when you're finished :)

Betsy Adams said...

HI Judy, That's neat that you are learning something new (crochet) --and that you have other blog friends who are helping.. Blogging is AWESOME..

Love your little squares --and the colors are beautiful.. Can't wait to see the finished product...

The little Crocuses are so pretty.
Hugs,
Betsy

Magnolia Tea said...

Oh my, I love those pretty pastels you're using for your blocks! Plymouth Encore is so nice to work with. (I have some lilac that is just gorgeous.) Your afghan will be beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Mosaic Magpie said...

I so love that yarn! I have used it before and it is so nice to work with. The pattern and colors you have chosen go so nice together. Will be pretty when it is finished!
Deb

Handmade and off-centered said...

Hello Judy and thanks for stopping by my space and for your nice comments :)
I LOVE this pattern! Its very sweet and I look forward to seeing the finished project.

Have a great weekend,
Birgitta

umintsuru said...

Your 'something pretty blanket' is going to be pretty with all the pastel colours. Your crocuses look amazing.

Jane Galley said...

There is something lovely about a crocheted blanket on the settee. I've seen two of these made up, and they look stunning, I shall look forward to seeing yours when it's done

margaret said...

this is going to be lovely, beautiful colours, I made a large one years ago still in a cupboard somewheer and also a small one for one of my girls which their cat now sleeps on, maybe it is time for me to do some more squares.

Anonymous said...

Oh Judy so very very pretty, what a lovely thing ti keep you warm. Clever crafter. Hugs Lyn in Oz

Suztats said...

Congrats Judy! You've learned to crochet (that's on my to-do list, still) and your something pretty blanket is going to be very much so with the colours and pattern you've chosen. Way to go!

Dagmar said...

They look great, love the pattern and the colors you chose are lovely..looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
OX
Dagmar

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really have chosen some pretty colors and a nice design. I love the way soft yarn feels in your hands when you crochet. I should try again! heehee! Enjoy your weekend my friend!

Hilde said...

Such beautiful colours, and the something pretty squares are lovely! Have fun stash busting and crocheting, I'm sure your blanket will turn out wonderful :)

jill klase said...

Wow Judy, I am impressed. I have been crocheting for years, and that block had me frazzled!!! I finally did get it figured out, but will wait to make one. I will happily watch you make your pretty blanket.
blessings, jill

Barbara said...

Hi Judy, Judy visiting your blog for the first time! Good luck with your throw, it will look lovely once its finished!

Babajeza said...

Isn't it nice to have friends who help with projects? Your squares are beautiful. Have fun making them! Regula

TACIStudio said...

Hi Judy, wonderful blanket! The colors are just lively and reminds me of Spring. Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm now one of your newest followers :) have a great Sunday :)

Ana BC said...

Truly something BEAUTIFUL!!! And with all those colors, it will look amazing. Welcome to the Stash-buster challenge ;-)
Ana BC

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks to me like you are already a pro! The blanket is going to be amazing! Best wishes, Tammy

Edda Soffía said...

Hi, these colors are gorges, I like pastel colors in these squares. I think I misunderstood you in your comment, the border on my pillow is just double crochet, two rows and one row - 1 sc, skip two st 5 dc in same space, skip two st 1 sc.........
I hope that helped you. ;) I am not good at that.
Best regards from your new follower
Edda Soffia

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your crocheted squares look terrific especially since you are new to crocheting! The pattern looks lovely and so do the colours you chose.

Down by the sea said...

Hi Judy,
Congratulations at your first attempt at crochet it looks grwat.
Sarah x

priscilla said...

Gorgeous ! Love the pastel colors you are using !

Astri said...

The crochet squares are so pretty. What wonderful cuddly colors. Can't wait to see how this all comes together, Judy.

Carola Bartz said...

Judy, your crochet blocks are lovely! I can't crochet, so I am admiring your work, and to think that you will do an entire blanket this way - wow!!! How long do you think it will take you? I am sure that it will look very pretty with all these lovely colors you chose. That shop looks awesome!

Linda said...

Dear Judy, thank you for visiting and following my blog. I'm inspired by you creativity and want to start crocheting again after many years of not doing so.
You have motivated me to get some wool and start making blocks and a blanket.
Love from your UK newest follower.

Dianne said...

Hi Judy, It sure is something pretty! Beautiful work. I love how the centre piece seems to pop out. Have gone straight to Millie Makes to bookmark the pattern. Yours is going to look fabulous with the lovely mint green connecter. Look forward to seeing it grow xxx Di.

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