Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Monday 17 June 2019

Lucy's New Blanket

Apologies dear friends for my prolonged absence.  You know me, I have been busy, busy, busy knitting.  Unfortunately, just a little too busy to find the time to photograph the end products.

You may recall the lilac and white cot blanket I made at the beginning of the year for my eagerly anticipated great nephew.  I had so much trouble with this pattern that I swore at the time that I would never make it again.  But, you have got to agree, it does look good, so I agreed to make a blanket for my young niece and out came the knitting needles again......

My niece is a little older than the baby and sleeps in a bed so I had to make the blanket quite a bit larger and I decided to make this one more multi-coloured. - five pastel shades plus white.

The pattern is called 'Sweethearts Baby Blanket' and is by Anjel Govan.  Big surprize, this time I had no problems with the intricate pattern, well-l-l-l, virtually no problem.

I like to mix things up a bit so this version of the blanket has something called crocheted wave boarder, this was my first attempt at the wave boarder and was very pleased with the end result.

I do have a few more things to share with you and will try not to leave it two months next time.

I hope you have a good week.



  1. Absolutely beautiful Dionne the pattern is gorgeous well worth the effort (she says with the confidence of someone not actually making it lol)love the mix of delicate colours too.The crotchet wave border finishes it off perfectly
    Carol x

    1. Thank you Carol, I rather liked the patel shades too, mind you, it was a nightmare trying not to put two of the same colours next to each other.

      I have found another lovely blanket pattern but it is knitted all in one and you have to use circular needles to acommodate the stitches. I think that would make my arms ache. So, when I have time, I am going to try to break it down into panels and make it like this one.

      Dionne x

  2. This is spook pretty. Love the pastel colours and the pattern absolutely gorgeous. Happy to have your lovely work back on your blog x

    1. I don't know where spook came from?! It was obviously sooooo pretty!

    2. I am so pleased to have the clarification, I think I would have spent ages trying to work out what you meant by spook pretty. Ha ha ha!

      Thank you for the lovely comments, unfortunately I over exposed the photos a tad and I could not show the new boarder very clearly, it is very pretty when you see it.

      Dionne xx


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