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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm a single mum with a beautiful daughter and I started crocheting 4 years ago when I quit smoking, I'm a huge fan of the granny square and mostly spend my free time making blankets as well as occasionally trying to expand my crafty skills :-)

Sunday, 7 July 2013

'Sweet Memories' Blanket

Finally!

I've been working on this for a few months now-with work and some of the other projects, this has been sitting on the back burner and it's so nice to have it done :-)

Remember the 'Sweet Dreams' blanket?  And the smaller version I made for Myf?  Well, I wanted to make another one for SIBOL to send along with the 'Autumn Glory' blanket.  One of the squares on the original Sweet Dreams blanket came out looking a bit like a wrapped sweet-the square design is based on the amazing Debi Y and can be found here.  By changing the colours frequently, it came out looking like a sweet and I thought it would look good to make a blanket with alternating 'wrapped sweets' and loose sweets.

The 'wrapped sweets' squares are a bit fiddly which is why it took so long to complete. I finished the squares up yesterday and laid them out and then discovered a slight problem....


See the second row?  The square in the centre?  That's 'supposed' to be seaside rock.  I swear, it wasn't until I had this laid out that I saw it looks more like something else...


As you can probably guess, I removed it from the layout and made another wrapped sweet square to replace it.  I crocheted it together yesterday and finished off the border today and I think it looks lovely!  No inappropriate motifs to be found anywhere...


From the top left hand corner, the loose sweets are as follows:
Gobstoppers, Peardrops, Strawberry Bootlace, Toffee Blocks (with hammer), Barley Sugar, Lollipops, Licorice Allsorts, Everton Mints, Peppermint Creams, Parma Violets, Gingerbread Man, Licorice Sticks.

What do you think?

17 comments:

  1. Wow - what a great looking blanket!. I love what you did with the squircle squares - looks nice as a wrapped candy. :)

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    1. Hi Debi, would you mind if I posted how I made the candy squares? I will of course give you full credit for the pattern and link to your blog and the original post-I'm not passing this off as mine in any way at all, I would just like to show how I did the colour changes :-) x

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  2. Thankyou darling! I'm very fond of your Squircle squares, they make it into a lot of my blankets :-)

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  3. Such a fantastic blanket - great work Liz. Love the detail and thought that went into this and I'm certain that Sue is going to find this one hard to give away :-)

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  4. You always say the nicest things :-D Sue will find a lovely home for this one-the 'Sweetie' blankets are becoming a bit of a 'thing'! I'm tempted to make up a couple more to sell...

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  5. Lovely blanket!! I too love making squares:) found your blog on Debi's post.

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    1. Thanks! Making squares is my favourite kind of crochet :-) I use a lot of Debi's design's they're fabulous.

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  6. Found your blog via Debi Y. Love how colorful your blog is. And you crack me up with that "inappropriate" square! LOL Love what you did with Debi's squircle, too! :)

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    1. LOL thanks Gramma Rita! I think if I had put it into the blanket, some lovely old dear would have gotten a right good laugh out of it...but I was too embarrassed!

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  7. Wow! This is honestly the most beautiful crochet blanket I've seen in a looking time. It has such lovely character! I'm glad I found your blog! X

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  8. Aww thankyou! I love how many different things crochet can create :-) Sweetie blankets are becoming a favourite of mine x

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  9. Wow! I just cannot believe this. It's absolutely gorgeous. You surely put a lot of thought into this Blanket thanks ever so much! It really is a piece of art. I love it. I'm so pleased I followed the link. Things have been so...busy on the 'SIBOL' front. Never a free moment just how I like it.
    Marilyn's blanket is so pretty.. She was very kind to assemble some Squares for me. I love her joining. Amazing how we all make up Blankets so differently each to suit our own way.
    Thanks ever so much. I can't thank you enough!
    Love Sue/SIBOL. X

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  10. Thank you darling! It's a pleasure and an honour, it really is :-D I'll be sending it along either tomorrow or Monday, depending on work I know you'll find it a good home!
    Hope you are enjoying the sunshine :-)
    Liz x

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  11. I love how much thought and time went into this blanket. And it's so much fun to look at too! It's making me hungry for pick & mix sweets. x

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    1. Thank you darling! I tried to go for 'retro' sweets as it's for the SIBOL project and wouldn't it be nice if it triggered some happy memories? I enjoyed making it so much-even the square that went wrong! Especially as I believe in 'researching' my crochet ideas (so many sweets to try!) x

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  12. Thank you so much for the beautiful blankets received today.
    They really are superb a lot of thought has gone into these blankets.
    lOVE sUE X

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    1. Thank you darling, that's so kind of you. It's a pleasure to contribute to SIBOL! x

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