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Sunday 24 February 2013

Picking Daisies

Daisies in my mums English garden

I have decided on a crochet project.  I posted a couple of weekends ago about my Pinterest inspiration to crochet a blanket.  I was really taken by the colours in the DAISY pattern

So I have got (some of) my supplies.  The yellow for the centre, the white for the petals and a blue for the first border around the daisy. I will have to source one more blue as another suitable one couldn't be found on my rounds of the shops.

tillie tulip has a tutorial for this quilt with photographs but for someone who doesn't even now what a dc is, it was going to be tricky. It doesn't matter as there are so many tutorials on YouTube and I am sure I can fudge my way through it.  I followed one YouTube tutorial and created this yellow centre just to get into the swing of it..

After more perseverence, I eventually finished up with a crocheted square. I hope this looks ok! I have been struggling with my tension.  Holding the yarn does not come naturally to me.  I feel like I have all thumbs. LOL.  This is my fourth (or fifth) attempt.

I just wish I didn't feel that I need to achieve perfection everytime I start something new.  I have to accept that perfection comes with practice.

Daisies in my Australian Garden



  1. This is going to be so lovely. Have fun.

  2. Loving the blue you have chosen... gorgeous aqua... and your square looks wonderful... don't you just love u-tube for all those tutes? xxx

  3. Your square looks just wonderful Cath! Good for you. It will be beautiful.

  4. Looks good to me. I used to crochet when I was younger but probably forget how to now :)

  5. Wow Cath, your crochet is amazing. I wish I could do it. Yours is so pretty.I love what you have done so far.

  6. I think it looks good from here!:) You should be proud that you are trying a new block and pat yourself on the back. I love to crochet and this blanket will be just beautiful when you are finished. And I am in love with the blue you have chosen.

  7. That is so beautiful. And good for you trying something new. I haven't crocheted in years but seeing this makes me want to, that's for sure. And I remember what it was like when I first started. Hang in there, you'll get the feel of it as you and honestly you're done a great job already!

  8. gorgeous squares i love the blanket.xx

  9. It's looking good to me, Cath!

  10. I love the "daisy" quilt and your squares look good to me too. and yes they will get "better" as you make a few more (few more hundred maybe??)

  11. Your daisy block looks great , the tension will come with practice so don't worry about that part just have fun with it :-)

  12. That is a gorgeous pattern, well done for trying something new! Your first square looks great.


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