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Rippling…

Rippling…

Ripples of happiness πŸ™‚

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Hello!

This post is about the Kaleidoscope border…a simple border to go with the ZiG ZaG joining…

A ZiG ZaGy kind of edging πŸ˜‰ … Here is the graphic chart…( I make the graphics with a software called Corel Draw)

Hope this was clear πŸ™‚

Thank you so much for visiting today!

and thank you for all these lovely messages …I appreciate with all my heart every word you’re leaving here πŸ˜€

Have a very nice Sunday eve!

Sucrette

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Well well well, it was such a pleasure reading all your sweet messages on my Kaleidoscope blanket! Thank you thank you ThAnK YoU πŸ™‚

This is as promised, the ZIG ZaG Joining method…

Hope that my explanations will be as clear as possible for you to understand… I apologize for those of you who do not understand graphic patterns…this is my only way to explain crochet 😦 sorryyyyyyyyy 😦

So, let’s have a try, shall we?

To begin this is the graphic pattern of the small square:

and then lets take a look to the ZiG ZaG joining graphic:

The red graphic is for the joining …You have every time to make a double crochet in your first square, 2 chain and another double crochet in the second square in EXACTLY THE SAME PLACE YOU DID THE FIRST ONE IN YOUR FIRST SQUARE !

Once this simple thing is clear all will become very easy to follow… Always always make a dc in the first square, 2 chain followed by another dc in the second square in exactly the same place…

I suggest for you, as a trial,Β  to begin joining 9 squares to make a small blanket of 3×3 squares as in this pic:

You have always to work as follow : Join all the squares of your blanket horizontally (A then B) and after you’ve made all your horizontal joining, you join all your squares vertically (C then D)

This method (joining horizontally everything then vertically) will make the joining very fast…I took some pics to make it clearer for you…

Pic 1: Arrange the colors of your squares as you want them to be in your blanket … I made here 3 rows of 10 squares each (because I have a total of 30 colors )

Pic2: Begin the horizontal joining of row1 with row 2 and then row2 with row3…etc

Pic3: Continue joining row by row horizontally…until all rows are joined horizontally like in Pic4 below

Pic4: After all the rows are joined together horizontally, begin the vertical joining (here in this pic above, one vertical joining is done)

Pic5: All the rows have been joined horizontally and vertically…time to begin the edging πŸ™‚ (which will be explained in my next post πŸ˜‰ )

Hope it was easy to understand…when you just read this post you’ll feel a little bit confused maybe, the best thing to do is to take a hook and some yarn, make 9 small squares and try joining them …

Thank you for visiting today!

Sending you lots of love through this post πŸ™‚

Sucrette

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Goooooooooooood moooooorning !

Kaleidoscope is done….after all the joining and the edging stuff I am proud to show it to you in all its glory πŸ˜€

Enjoy …

160 little colorful squares joined with a very easy and beautiful method don’t you think? and it is a very very very fast method….pfffffff…so fast I joined all the squares in two days πŸ™‚

If you’re interested I’ll be very happy to explain it step by step with a graphic πŸ˜‰

and make also a graphic pattern for the two edging rounds …

The blanket measures 130x85cm…It is crocheted with Nako Vizon a 100% acrylic yarn with a 4.5mm crochet hook…

Sarah, my daughter, is in love…. She slept with it yesterday even if it is 36 Celsius degree here (still in a very very hot summer days)

Hope you liked it too πŸ˜‰

Have a colorful day!

Sucrette

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Decorate…

Hello Lovelies!

Today I want to share with you a book that holds a special place in my heart…it is on my shelves for quite some time now and I keep checking it day after day … It is the most beautiful decoration book I’ve ever seen (and I am not taking any money for saying that πŸ™‚ hehe )

It is called : “Decorate” and I am sure some of you have heard about it…

It has the most beautiful pics and brilliant decoratingΒ  ideas (don’t know if you love decoration books but they are my favorite πŸ™‚ )

It is the only decorating book that I adore from cover to cover…I’m crazy in love with every single page of it…

I bought it from a local book seller here but you can find it trough amazon here… (I think that the cover has been changed…I just noticed that when I searched for it on amazon to give you the link)

and the author have a lovely blog too… go take a peek (it really really worth a visit)

That’s everything for today…(It’s been quite some times that I wanted to share with you this lovely book , if I could I would shown you all the pages πŸ™‚ )

See you next time for the big tadaaaaa day of my daughter Sarah’s Kaleidoscope blanket…Yes it is almost done (I’m crocheting right now the final border round) and it is, I have to admit, B E A U T I F U L :)) really really…

So, stay tuned πŸ˜‰

Kisses to all!

Sucrette

P.S: For those who are asking about the GIANT Granny Challenge…Yes it is still going on and you can, of course, still join! There is no date limit for participating or for finishing the blanket! It is just a fun experience that we are all sharing together and you can post your pics here or here ! ciao ciaoooo

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Good morning!

Hope you’re having a good time today…

I, myself, am enjoying a lot a lot “the making of ” Sarah’s blanket …

Crocheting small squares and throwing them here:


This is the kind of project I love to make…

without any thinking and any planification…

just using all (most of all) colors of my stash of Nako yarn: 30 colors πŸ™‚

I’ve made so far 150 little squares (here on these pics you can only see 120 )…still have to do 10 more… and I’ll reach the total of 160 πŸ˜€

and then I can begin the lovely job of joining :)….yaaayyyy I have a very very small idea here in my head about how to join these little squares…

but I’ll keep it secret because I don’t know yet the result …

So, my lovelies, my next Kaleidoscope post will be a tadaaaaaaaaaa one…because showing you the joining steps will take out all the surprise look of the finished blanket πŸ™‚

But I promise that if the blanket turns out beautiful I’ll make a detailed pattern explaining this “how to join” special method step by step… πŸ˜‰

Have to go now…

Thank you for visiting today πŸ™‚

Have a lovely day!

Sucrette

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One year of blogging…

Posts: 131 posts

Comments: 2,422 (THANK YOU πŸ™‚ )

Site subscriptions: 214 active subscribers (THANK YOU πŸ™‚ )

189,314 views all-time πŸ™‚

One year of crocheting…

One year of sharing…

One year of having fun…

One year with you my friend…

One giveaway…

and one winner….tadadadaaaaaaaaaaaa…..

tadaaaaaaaaaaaaadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…

and the winner is:

Comment number 107: Linda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is what Linda wrote:

Linda Ball

WOW! Congrats on your anniversary!!! Your blog is so inspirational and colorful.

I’m crossing my fingers and toes with the hope that my # is picked b/c I want so much to try that Nako yarn!

Dear Linda,

Congratulations for the giveaway!

Please give me your full address (you can send me an e-mail to this address: sucrette@lemondedesucrette.com) so I can send you as soon as possible the package!

The package will fly from Beirut-Lebanon right to your home πŸ™‚

Thanks to all those who participated in this first giveaway πŸ™‚ I wish you good luck for next time πŸ˜‰ …

P.S: Sorry I could not put the small widget directly in my post due to some technical problems 😦 (this is why I took a pic of it and post it) but you can read all about it here !

and before I go I want to wish a happy blog anniversary to my friend Teje who wrote her first post the same day as myself! Happy blog anniversary to you Teje and to Nero πŸ™‚ To many years to come!

Have a super excellent day!

Sucrette

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