Monday, 4 January 2016

New Year Crochet Plans

I have almost finished my Autumn colours sofa throw, well that is apart from the dreaded ends (why don't I learn and do them as I go along) and the edging. I must admit in all this mild weather we have been experiencing I have been cooking underneath this throw as I have been crocheting as it is quite heavy.

Colour scheme from ThePatchworkHeart's Autumn colour recipe with the addition of Tomato (all Stylecraft Special DK).

Hopefully I can deal with the ends later today and the edging shouldn't take too long - I just have to decide which colour to use for it.

Anyway, on to my plans for 2016 ...

I love making blankets but don't really need anymore so I have been mulling an idea around in my mind over the Christmas period. I also have far too much wool taking up valuable space so I thought I would make some sunshine blankets for the elderly and donate them to a local care home. I would like to think I can manage 12 this year but will have to see how it goes (I always think I can achieve more than I actually can in practise)! My friend's Mum is a resident in one of the care homes close by so I thought it would be good to see if they would like to accept them. 

Sue from the SIBOL blog actually started this project but is now happy for us to donate blankets locally rather than spending on postage to send them to her so I am looking forward to being able to help in this way and at the same time trying out some new blanket ideas that I have been longing to try. 

Watch this space to see what I come up with ...


  1. Hi Jan, your blanket is lovely as the colors are so pretty. I have been making a rolled edging for my blankets as there's no need to weave in the ends;
    I hope you have a great week, Pat

    1. Wow, what a brilliant idea Pat. I will definitely be trying this on future blankets. Thank you, xx

  2. What a thoughtful idea - good luck with that.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  3. Such a great idea and so thoughtful.

  4. Your blanket is beautiful! Like you, I never learn about the ends, I think that there are a lot of us like that! Your plan to make and donate blankets is a wonderful and very kind one. I am sure that they will be loved and appreciated no matter how many you make! xx

  5. What a kind idea - I'm sure your wonderful blankets will be greatly appreciated. Your autumn blanket is looking gorgeous, and full of rich colour - it suits your sofa. Happy new Year, Jan!
    Cathy x

  6. Lovely blanket Jan, goes really nicely with your sofa. I was trying to help you decide which colour to use for the edge but I just can't decide! I don't always do my ends as I go either, I get too excited in getting it done
    That's a great idea to donate blankets, and I guess using Stylecraft wouldn't make them too expensive xx

  7. I love the diagonal stripe on your beautiful blanket. I am sure blankets will be very well received at the care home :) Barbara

  8. Great idea about the blankets and your autumn throw is looking fantastic -I really love those colours. Good luck with all those ends - I have a similar problem with my current ripple! xx

  9. What a beautiful blanket I made one very similar for my daughter last year, similar colours too. I think making blankets is my favourite thing to make I haven't quite decided what to make in 2016. I have made blankets and shawls for Sue it's a great cause. :) x