Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Work in Progress - Crochet Lap Blanket

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Hi friends, I hope you all had a nice weekend.  Our area was dumped with 26 inches of SNOW!!  Way too snow much for me.  We spent most of Sunday shoveling all of the snow.  Unfortunately, I don't think this snow will be melting anytime soon.  It was a great time for me to catch up on a little bit of crocheting.  

Well, back in October I started working on this new crochet blanket and then I stopped.  I didn't really have time or the ambition to continue working on it, as I was so busy during the holidays.  My plan is to have this blanket made and finished for our annual Fall/Christmas Sale that we will have at my church for this fall.  




I worked a little more on this blanket back in November but not too much progress had been made.  What I have promised myself is that I will work on the blanket a little bit each day or night throughout the winter.  Each colored section is 5 rows and I did about 15 rows the other day.

I love crocheting during the evening when the weather gets cold and I'm watching TV.  It's an easy way for me to be creative, keep busy, and it's a great stress reliever.

The yarn I'm using was given to me to use by the person that runs our crochet group at my church.  I just love the colors of the yarn, purple, green, and multi color, and I think this color combo will create a nice looking blanket.

Crochet Hook - US size H
Green yarn is by Red Heart - Frosty Green 
Purple yarn is by Loops & Threads - Lavender 
Multi yarn is by Loops & Threads - Fresh Lilac

For the pattern, I found it on Pinterest HERE.  I made my chain of 90, and then I followed the rest of the directions for the pattern.

Do you have any winter projects that you are working on right now? 

Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie







45 comments:

  1. That is so pretty already! This is the perfect weather to stay in and work on it a bit!

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  2. I love the colors too and the pattern looks beautiful!

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  4. I love those colors Julie!! I recently added a blog to my blog roll called Small Things. Ginny is a homeschooling mama who dyes her own yarns!! And her knitted pieces are just gorgeous. It is making me want to learn to knit.

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  5. That is going to be a very pretty blanket. Those colours go well together.

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  6. Lovely, Julie and the colors are perfect...makes me think of spring amid the mounds of snow!

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  7. We got a little dusting of snow. I don't think I could handle that much snow. Being snowed in is the perfect time to catch up on crochet. I think your blanket will grow quite a bit.
    xx Beca

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  8. Pretty sure that's going to be a favorite for me. I love it!

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  9. It's going to be beautiful Julie, I love the colours. I don't envy you all that snow lets hope you have a couple of days of heavy rain to wash it all away. Keep warm :) xx

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  10. It's coming along lovely. Beautiful colors!

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  11. love love love the colors! This will be so beautiful when finished!

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  12. I love the colors, Julie! Thanks for the link to the pattern. I will check it out. My group makes blankets for the Samaritan Inn, and I need a project.

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  13. Julie,
    The blanket is beautiful and I love the colors!! Thanks so much for visiting!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  14. I love the colors you are using. How lucky that someone gave you such pretty yarns.

    I made a granny stripe afghan a while ago and love it. I'm sure it will be a big hit at your church sale.

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  15. That's really pretty Julie! I need to find a crochet project. Very inspired :-)

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  16. The colors are so beautiful! I hope you got some melting today. We did! The piles of snow are crazy high though!!

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  17. Beautiful colors, will be wonderful blanket!
    Hugs.:*

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  18. Really pretty, Julie. I've always loved purple and green together. It's amazing to me that you got so much more snow than we did, and I'm only 20 miles north! Wishing for warm days to melt it all!

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  19. I'm glad you weathered the storm okay, and had time to work on your beautiful purple lap blanket! All our snow is melting here... so spring should soon be on its way. :)

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  20. Hi Julie, the colors are lovely - especially the purple. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I have a few projects on the go right now. I'm working on a blanket for one of my daughters and two more blankets for two of my granddaughters. Plus a couple of smaller projects I hope to finish this week and share on my blog.

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  21. Hi Julie, Your design is gorgeous. Love this and the beautiful color combo. Love purple and green together. Have fun and show us when complete. Have a great day! xo

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  22. This looks awesome! off to check out the pattern. I also have a WIP to be posted soon.

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  23. Such a pretty design julie, and you're right, crocheting is a great project for the cold winter months. I will try to send some good weather your way, although at the moment it's raining lol.

    XXX

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  24. That s so pretty. I love the colors and the pattern. I like to crocheting at night also. I am thinking of joining the Crocheting group at the Senior Center. Just know the basic steps.
    Stat warm and so glad that you and your family are safe and warm.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  25. Hi Julie! Lovely blanket. I love the colors combination, I love purple.
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  26. It's going to be beautiful Julie! The colors are gorgeous.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  27. It's going to be beautiful Julie! I love the color choices! Wow on the snow! That's a lot! Stay warm my friend.

    Hugs, Vicky

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  28. Purple and green are a great combination, and this is already looking wonderful Julie! I guess I've been away for a bit (catching up these last few days), and see you have a fresh new look to your blog ... looks great, and so does your new profile pic!
    I hope you were able to clear your snow without too much difficulty. We still have had very little this winter, but I honestly miss it. I'd take yours in a flash ;)
    Wendy

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  29. I have a project I should be working on but haven't started! I feel inspired now! What beautiful colors!

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  30. I'm a bit like your - I start something and then put it off.

    I'm working on sewing baby quilts out of scraps of fabric.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

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  31. This is really lovely, I like the colours you are using. Thanks for the link, might just have a look :-)

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  32. I love the colour combination, the resulting pattern reminds me of flowers in the garden. Currently I don't have any winter project on my needles and this might serve as inspiration for a new blanket, why not? :-)
    Regards from Spain ♥

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  33. Pretty! Love the colors, you have made me want to start again on my crochet blanket (I started last winter). Now to just remember where I stored it :)

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  34. Pretty blanket, Julie. I love the colors. Right now I am working on a knit sweater with various red yarns I had left from other projects and I am mixing in some white - hoping to get it done before Valentines Day so I can wear it - also hoping it won't be too warm since we have been having temps in the 70's the past couple days - we'll see.

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  35. My grandmother used to crochet and knit...as did my Mimi. Both grandmothers tried teaching me but I never quite had a hand for it. I do love big fluffy crocheted blankets. I usually find them second hand.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

    Olivia- Co-hostess
    Reinvented Collection

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  36. this is lovely.Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Pinned xo

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  37. I love the pattern and the colors! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party! Pinned!

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  38. What a pretty blanket you will have when you're finished. Alas, I never learned to crochet. Always wanted to but never did. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  39. How pretty! I love the colors. It must be very relaxing to work on. I will have to look up that pattern. I have two crochet UFOs that I would love to finish this year -- a throw in a pretty pattern and sort of a frosted aqua color, and a scrap afghan made with many colors and several different motifs. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. Still can't believe just how much snow you guys got! The blanket is gorgeous so far! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Have a lovely week and stay warm!
    ~Laurie

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  41. Your blanket is going to be wonderful. I love the colors. I finished a CAL before Christmas and my fingers are itching to start something, I just haven't decided what!

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  42. So pretty and I love your choice of colour.Thanks for sharing on #overthemoon

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  43. I can't wait to see the finished blanket -- love the colors!

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  44. Dear Julie, I just LOVE the pattern and color choices for this project! Thank you for sharing it on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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