When I first started to crochet I came across this wonderful blog called Crochet with Raymond. Alice has the most magical eye for colour, and a pretty gorgeous siamese cat named Raymond too
Then I saw this Gypsy Caravan Blanket.
I just had to have one of my own.
I assembled my leftover stash collection, focussing on purples, pinks, greens, blues… those sort of shades. A few other colours crept in too.
I had some difficulty with the first row of these circles, so mine are slightly different – just treble crochet.
Choosing a background colour caused Considerable Consternation.
I was thinking black, but decided that was too harsh, and of course white wouldn’t work with a black Moo, so I went for something similar to Alice.
I used Cleckheaton Country Naturals 8 ply in colour 1825. I’m pretty happy with it. I like the way it’s not a solid colour. I think it gives it depth.
I joined four squares together, and then did different coloured borders. I think I like it. What do you think?
Once they’re all joined together, I thought a largish multi-colour striped border. There are only going to be 12 blocks, so it’s going to be quite small.
I’m aiming for Part 2 by the end of the weekend. I have lots of Law & Orders recorded to keep me company!!!