Monday, 5 December 2011

A Beautiful Blanket Competition & Crochet Along

The lovely, Jill from "Stocki" is hosting a most wonderful Crochet Along and Give Away for all you Crochet Lovers out there. The idea is for each of us to send in one or more granny squares to contribute towards making a "Beautiful Blogger Blanket for 2012".

Once she has received all the squares, she will join them all up and then everyones names will go into a draw and One Lucky Contributer will WIN the Beautiful Blanket!!!!! If you win, you can either keep the blanket for yourself or give it to someone else as a gift. What a wonderful idea!

Initially I jumped at the chance just to join in. I thought, how lovely for all of us to make something beautiful together. And then when I realised the blanket was a prize at the end of it, I knew straight away just WHO would be receiving it if I was lucky enough to win.

There is a certain little girl, who lives all the way on the other side of the planet. I have never met this little girl but stumbled across her mama's blog years ago when I first started our homeschooling journey. I found support, inspiration and a great sense of love that helped me remember certain things that I personally believed in, and had maybe forgotten over time due to living in this modern world of ours.

I won't go into more detail than this for now, but this little girl got very sick. And she is still fighting for survival every day. She is so brave and like many children who get sick, taking it all in her stride. She is one amazing little girl!

So with her in mind, I began looking for ideas for my contribution to this blanket. I wanted to make something that represented nature and her favourite colour. Yesterday I whipped up these two patterns....

This one is no good. I don't quite get the logic of the pattern. It does not actually square off on the corners and as the white cotton was a bit thinner, I doubled it. Now it is a little too bulky to join up. So no, I won't be using that one. Although, I do very much like the flower. Maybe I will use it for something else.

This one, I quite like. What do you think? I need to tweak the pattern a bit in the border row.  The start and finish did not tee up. I re-read the pattern and I had not read it wrong. I think they must have printed it wrong though. So I will fix it on the next one.

I plan to try out a few more ideas before making a decision. December is not the best time to post things overseas so I will wait till January to send mine off. This gives me a couple of weeks to play around with patterns too!

SO, do you know someone you would love to present with A Beautiful  Blanket? Can you see yourself wrapped up in its loveliness? If so, pop on over to Stocki's blog and sign up! Go on! You know you want to! And Good Luck! I can't wait to see all the lovely contributions and of course the finished blanket!

Thank You Jill for thinking of such a wonderful idea!

Hugs and Smoochies xoxoxoxo


  1. Hi Karisma...Aww what a lovely nearly made me cry happy tears... it would be wonderful to think that the blanket would go to such a lovely home wouldn't it. I like both squares but I LOVE the purple square and this is the first one that will come to the blanket I have seen ... how exciting! I CAN'T WAIT for them to start plopping through my letter box! Have a lovely week :)x

  2. You have a lovely week too! And Gingerbread girl has posted a sneak peak as well! Go check it out. Gorgeous Gorgeous colours she has chosen. This blanket really is going to be beautiful! xoxoxox

  3. So tempting but I have so much on my plate right now. I'll have fun following your journey in this.