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Thursday, April 30, 2015

April Showers Brought....Lots of Crochet Flowers

The last day of April is here and so it's time once again to share how my projects are shaping up.  First of all my April blocks from the 2015 Block-a-month Crochet-along group on
The main block for this month is a brand new pattern by Joyce Lewis called Romantique.  This was an interesting block to make as it starts out in sort of an x shape that transforms into a square.  It's such a lovely pattern and so many beautiful interpretations of this square were also worked up by other Cal members.  It brings to mind a fluttering butterfly in a spring garden.
Joyce has several gorgeous block patterns and is best known for her ever popular Crocodile Flower Pattern which I made earlier this year:

The filler block for April which won the most votes by the Bam Cal members is called Sun Catcher Afghan Square  and was designed by Julie Yeager.  Here is how I worked it up for my "Flowers and Lace" blanket:
Julie is one of the queens of afghan blocks.  She has designed so many lovely squares and this is truly one of them!  This pattern will be available for download free until the end of the year.  I also made this block up in a more traditional "sun catcher" style for another blanket project I am working on which I am calling "No Flowers Allowed!" which is sort of a "guyghan" that will be a masculine blanket....
...hey I'm surrounded by guys in my home!  I have a husband and three handsome sons, but no daughters.  Consequently, the blocks I have made for this blanket get rave reviews in this house!    Here are a few more blocks I have made up for my No Flowers Allowed!...

This one is called Crochet Fan Club by Justina Schneeweis
I really love the granite look of the dark grey yarn that I am using in this colorway. It's Vanna's Choice "Dark Grey Heather".  I am also using Vanna's Choice Cranberry, Brick, Honey and Linen. 

This one is See How They Run by Margaret MacInnis.

This one is called Larksfoot Inspired Granny Square by From Home Crochet.
And finally this one is called Wishful Thinking also by Justina Schneeweis who's patterns are very clever and fun to make!
For this blanket project, I am using a 5.0(H)  hook and my finished squares measure 11 inches. 

Now...back to my Flowers and Lace Blanket project...I have a few more additional "non CAL" squares that I made this month.  Here they are:
This is yet another fun pattern by Justina Schneeweis called Fan Dance

This is a new pattern #4033 Crochet Square by Mypicot.

I just love this simple block designed by Melinda Miller called Blooming Granny!

and finally, I finished this brand new block pattern called Spring Burst Square by Maria Bittner.

Here is a look at all the blocks I have made so far for my Flowers and Lace blanket:
You can find links to the patterns for the other blocks featured in this pic on my previous posts.

If you are a Crocheter or Knitter, and have not joined, I hope you will soon!  There are literately thousands of free patterns and millions of project ideas.  It is also a great way to keep track of all your Knit and Crochet Projects and share them with other people!  There a hundreds of Groups you can join and loads of people to help you out when you need it.

I will sign off today with an update on my Sophie's Universe CAL progress.  Here she is blocked and done through Part 15.  
BTW, there is a group on Ravelry called Look What I Made where loads of people share their progress on the Sophie's Universe Cal.  Information on my Sophie can be found on my Ravelry Sophie Project page and on previous posts.  Sophie's Universe Cal info can be found at Look what I Made.

 Have a wonderful day and Happy Crocheting my friends!


  1. Всё очень красиво!

  2. Wow you have been busy making squares. They are all gorgeous. I'll have to make a note of some of the patterns and make them up myself.

  3. So many fabulous things, your finished blanket is the very best of them all though!! xx

  4. Wow I love all the flower granny's ;)
    I'm crocheting Sophie's Universe now.
    Greetings, Wendy

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