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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Crochet Days in Dorset - GAD 272 & 273 & 274

Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September 2012 sees the first of

Crochet Days in Dorset

The "Crochet Days" started on Friday at noon with tea and a light lunch, then the three ladies that attended

took a "Crochet Personality Quiz" to complete for a bit of fun.

I was lucky to have LW & JB from my old Surrey classes and CF who's one of my new ladies on the course who lives locally

JB brought along all these lovely squares

Here she is altering one or two of them to the correct size

And LW decided to concentrate on baby items

Whilst CF was busy mastering the art of a "Ripples Blanket"

As the afternoon drew in, we turned on the lights and got all snug with tea & an open fire

The day finished at 5pm.  We had time to freshen up and then meet at the local pub for a very nice meal and a couple of drinks together with lots of crochet chats, amongst other topics, before we all met up again on the Saturday.

Here is JB's first attempt at the Ripples Blanket - didn't she do well?

And LW moved on from a baby hat to baby booties

Whilst CF got busy joining all her Granny Squares together

JB chose a nice border to compliment her squares

once they were joined together.  The border she was practicing used DC with a Back Bump pick up

Here is the base of LW's baby bootie - she learnt to work both the top of the Foundation Chain and the bottom of it too using this pattern, something she had never done before

And this is CF joining her Granny Squares with the Join as you Go method which she liked as she rightly noticed that her blanket will grow more quickly as she was adding more rows each time she joined another square!!

After spending ALL morning crocheting away, which was absolute BLISS, we broke for lunch which was followed by a lovely local walk

And once we were back I got all 3 ladies following a simple symbols pattern.

Following a symbols chart was not something that all of them had done before, so after going through the symbols / stitches, they took it in turns to take us all through a row

 And this is what we ended up with!

I asked the ladies to let me keep there work, so that I could make it into one of my Granny A Day squares to commemorate the event.

We used wool holders throughout the days, which came in very handy to keep our balls of wool  on the table, and in turn, self un ravel too!!

So this is JB's Ripples Blanket practice piece

And this is her DC joining squares together

And her edging

LW started on this baby hat which will have ear flaps added 

And she also conquered a complicated bootie pattern which she will finish at home

CF made great progress on joining her Granny Squares together

She even managed to get her head around joining squares which didn't have the Granny Shell edge finish to them, so another fantastic achievement!

Plus she followed the Bright Flower pattern, pretty much all by herself, and is going to complete the square once back home

So here is GAD 272 made by JB for GAD Friday 28th September 2012

And here is GAD 273 made by CF for GAD Saturday 29th September 2012

And finally LW made GAD 274 for Sunday 30th September 2012

All the ladies want to know when the next Crochet Days in Dorset will be!!

I have suggested March 2013 for another Intermediate Crochet Course, with a maximum of 4 pupils, so if you are  interested then get in touch

I will also be holding a Beginners Crochet Days - Date to be decided


Thank you Ali, for a very enjoyable two days.  It was great - definately worth repeating, if possible - JB

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