Scheepjes CAL 2014 week 3 and 4
So, by the time I eventually completed week 3 it was already halfway into week 4 and I decided to just combine the two into one post.
I’ve finally caught up with all my squares, weaving in ends and blocking.
I completed week 4 on Wednesday and took the photos yesterday. I had planned on posting yesterday but I just ran out of time.
I know I’ve said this before but I am in love with this CAL!
Every square is more interesting and more beautiful than the last.
Marinke has done a superb job and I cannot wait until all the squares are completed so that I can start joining them together!
I know the finished blanket will be spectacular!
Anyway, I did promise you a few proper photos from week 2 as well, so lets begin there.
For those of you who have been following me for a while, you will know that I tend to save the yarn ends from big projects. They just look far to pretty to throw out.
Here are the ends from week 1 and 2.
Week 2 contributed quite a bit to the stack.
I just love this square, and I think I said on Instagram that I would LOVE to make a blanket using only these square. I think I’d use a DK yarn though, and in only one colour.
I must say that I crocheted these squares a bit too tightly. It took quite a bit of convincing to get them to be the correct size!
Here’s a lovely stack of squares from week 1 to 3.
The week 3 squares weren’t blocked at this point, so they are a bit wonky.
I do love the colours I chose though and am really glad that I decided to make each square a different colour, or combination of colours.
You’ll see what I mean at the end of the post.
My unblocked squares for week 3.
For week three I decided to use three colours per square. I chose three tones of grey, pink and blue/violet and initially wanted to simply change the order of the three colours per square but then decided to take it a bit further by making squares 4 to 6 in a combination of grey, pink and blue/violet.
Here’s the result.
And a few more ends to weave in 😉
Now on to week 4.
This square was wonderful!
I love everything about it: the gorgeous flower in the centre, the three rounds of filet crochet and the stunning detail in the corners, which is really subtle but adds a beautiful finish to the square.
You can see that Marinke put a lot of time and effort into the design of each square!
Oh, and don’t you love my new heart pins? <3
Here are some photos of all the squares os far.
I love the randomness of the colours, and yet even with the randomness the repetition of the patterns pulls it al together.
I can’t wait to add the rest of the squares!
And a final photo of my square storage box 😉