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Hooked on Crochet …aka… Medallion Throw

🙂  Sorry about the title…I just had to do it lol  I had a busy year in 2015 for crocheting, something I’ve said that I don’t often do. Well 2015 proved me wrong .. I was asked to make 6 Medallion throws as Christmas gifts ( I work for cost for family of course) last year and working off and on and with the packing and moving last year. I surprised myself that I got them finished in time (my apologies for posting late about christmas projects) but as I got these 6 finished up another request came in and well, here I am crocheting again…By now I should be quite proficient at this particular design…wouldn’t you think ?? ha ha The really name for the pattern is Sunny Spread and I recently discovered that the pattern for this throw is free on Ravelry  Although I have had this pattern since 2008, its from the Jan/Feb issue of Crochet Today. A really nice pattern and it works up fast and for me that’s a bonus 🙂

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I have pics of 3 of the finished throws from  last year ( Eggplant, Cream and Chocolate) but like I said with moving and all I didn’t get pics of the blue, burgundy and harvest coloured throws so I’m afraid what’s left of the balls of yarn will have to do as a visual lol  I used  Knit Picks Yarn Brava, a nice worsted weight for all except the brown throw. I couldn’t get a rich brown in Brava so I went with a Red Heart Yarn which was a little heavier weight but still a worsted.

I started the new Medallion throw in Early January and as of a few days ago it is complete 🙂 This one is made with Patons Canadiana Worsted weight, another very nice yarn and one of my favs for throws and children’s mitts and hats. The colour here is Dark Green Tea. Its a woodsy green like evergreen trees, I think that would best describe the colour.

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The work moved along quickly as I could concentrate on crocheting a little more this year !!  lol

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The original pattern calls for 64 medallions but for the size I’ve been making I have used 10 balls of yarn for each which makes 48 medallions, a very nice lap size throw at 42″ (106cm) square.

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And I love the border too. I think it really sets it off. Well that’s my crocheting adventures for now, the wrist and hands need a bit of a break….. from crocheting anyway.

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Thanks for dropping by…have a great week at crafting

Izz:)

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February 4, 2016 · 7:06 PM

Granny Squares

Good day all. Hope everyone has had a crafty winter. Spring is here, well it’s supposed to be, although it doesn’t look like it with all the mounds of slushy snow and cold temperatures here in Alberta.   No wonder I had the urge to crochet a couple of throws, one right after the other :). This one is made up of 2 sizes of granny squares.

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Using a medium weight yarn, I worked 3 rounds on the small squares and 7 rounds on the large squares. Knowing now I would have worked 6 rounds on the large ones. Patterns are just a guide line when it comes to granny squares for me. sometimes my work is tight and somedays I crochet a little loose. All in all I am happy in the results. I had plenty of yarn to work 4 rows around the edge of the throw.

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Thanks for dropping in and have a great day.

Izz

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March 17, 2013 · 9:15 PM

Medallion in Crochet

Hi there everyone.. its been brought to my attention that it’s been 2 years now since I started my blog here on WordPress.  Yeah me!   I haven’t always been diligent about posting and have gone through a couple of learning curves but I have enjoyed posting my work and sharing with other like minded crafters as yourselves.

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My latest accomplishment is this crocheted throw made with medallions. It originally started out as a knitted throw about 3 years or more ago. I had unravelled it a couple of times and started over due to mistakes too large to ignore or say it added character. The pattern allowed for very little improvised character and having trouble with my hands caused me to put it away all this time. During a clean up of the sewing room I decided it would get unravelled one more time. This decision did not come lightly, the pattern was 4 “trees of life” across 150 plus stitches. Once I started pulling and rewinding the yarn it made the process much easier and I started thinking about what I was going to do with all this yarn. I’m sure most of you may know the feeling of sitting down with a pile of books and magazines and page after page looking for that just right project. There it was in a crochet magazine that had been given to me as a gift a few years ago. I had used this pattern before and was very happy to rediscover it 🙂

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With fingers crossed that I had enough yarn. (quite often my dilemma) The yarn called for in the pattern was of slightly different weight and yardage then what I had on hand. Mine had more yardage per ball of yarn so I was in hopes that I could squeak by once again. 🙂  It took me about 3 weeks to crochet the 64 medallions then stitch them together. Roughly one and quarter balls of yarn left to make the edging ..Yikes!  Can I do it ?….

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As my luck would have it, I did come up short. Thank goodness for improvisation ! I had on hand a Sea Blue for another throw ( coming soon) and liked the contrast between the two colours. It took an entire ball of that yard plus 4 feet from another to finish the edging on this throw. Being a glass half full kind of gal I’m going to say I was lucky.

I’m actually more happy with the results having added another colour to the edge. Somethings you just can’t question 🙂

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Thanks for dropping by, have a wonderful day and happy crafting

Izz

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February 25, 2013 · 1:34 PM