Good morning!

This is as promised the “how to” for “summer time” ripple blanket.

To begin, you have to make a chain : multiple of 11 + 4… I suggest, just to try out the pattern, to make as in the graphic here a chain of 37 ! ((3×11) +4 = 37) and when you try out and you’re ready to start you’ll make a much bigger chain as big as you want your blanket to be…


For Christina’s blanket I started with a chain of 114 (that is (10×11) +4 = 114) which is large enough for a six years girl blanket πŸ™‚

This is a close-up for the valley πŸ˜‰ (leaving 2 stitches of the previous row and crochet in the 3d one)

and this is a close-up of the mountain πŸ˜‰ (working 3 treble in the same stitch of the previous row)

It is very very easy to follow…you’ll see when you’ll try…

You have only to begin with the correct number of chain (always a multiple of 11 + 4) and follow the graphic chart…

Happy crocheting πŸ™‚




It feels always sooo good to start a new project…and it feels even better when you start two πŸ™‚ Two projects started together and hope to finish together …

I’m making two blankets for my little girls (yes, blankets, again, blankets and cushions are my favorite things to crochet and I just can not resist when somebody asks for a blanket πŸ™‚ ) 2 blankets to snuggle under while watching T.V…

For my eldest Christina, it will be a ripple…She chose a wavy blanket and she told me that it will reminds her the beach, the sun and summer time during the cold and grey days of winter ( mature thinking for a 6 years old girl don’t you think? πŸ™‚ )

I took this special pattern from an old french crochet magazine and I just love it … love the small holes that break up the waves …

If you’re interested in having this special pattern I’ll be more than happy to make for you a graphic one…It is very very easy to follow and sooo relaxing to crochet….a dreamy-dream-kind-of-pattern…

“Summer time” will be Christina’s blanket πŸ™‚


For my youngest Sarah (4 years old) she said she wants a blanket full of colors, all kind of colors … “Mummy I want you to use all the colors that you have in your craft room I want them AAALLLLLΒ  in my blanket” πŸ™‚ Well, this is my girl πŸ™‚ She did not choose a design she just wants colors…

so I decided to make for her a patchwork of tiny squares (2 rounds) with all the colors that I have in my stash (more than 30 actually)…

Don’t know yet how I’ll join the squares, I’m not thinking about this right now… just making squares and enjoying… and it is really going fast πŸ™‚

“Kaleidoscope” will be Sarah’s blanket πŸ™‚


I’m crocheting these two blankets simultaneously (is that a word?)…Picking up one color…crocheting 4 small squares for “kaleidoscope”… then crocheting 2 rows for “summer time”…etc etc…and this is really a LOT OF FUN !! Playing with two different projects …

Time to go now…

But before I leave you today I want to thank you for all the sweet messages you are leaving day after day at Le monde de SucretteΒ  πŸ™‚ I really appreciate them all from the bottom of my heart…THANK YOU ! It is really really like a warm and sunshiny good morning every single day for me πŸ™‚

To Wendy: There is no due date for the GIANT Granny Challenge…you can work at your own rhythm without stress and just enjoyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!

To Carmen who is our number 84 participant in the GIANT Granny Challenge: A warm WELCOME from all of us πŸ™‚

Have to go now…

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!




Good mooooorniiiiiiiiiing πŸ™‚

How are you?

Feels great to be with you today!

Wanna jump with me in the land of colors to brighten up your monday? Yallaaaa! Let’s make it! Let’s jump in some granny loveliness…

Yes! It is done and I’m crazy in love with it πŸ™‚

My Giant is 48 rounds + the border… It measures 135x135cm…

The yarn is “Nako Vizon” a 100% acrylic yarn crocheted with a 4.5mm hook…

I enjoyed sooo much crocheting this blanket …

Specially the yellow border! (OOH how I love making borders πŸ™‚ )

I used this border as it reminds me of the granny’s small squares… You can find its graphic pattern here! It is very simple to make and it looks great with a granny square πŸ˜‰

No more words just more pics… πŸ˜‰

Hope you enjoyed πŸ˜€

Before I go today I want you to welcome some new participants to the Challenge (Yes it is still going on πŸ˜‰ )

80- Kara.anne

81- Jennifer Crutchfield

82- LuAnn

83- Ana Clara Moreno

Welcome ladies! We’re very happy that you joined πŸ™‚

Please do not hesitate to tell me if I forget to mention somebody!

and do not forget to post your pics here and here ! Wonderful places to visit …

Have to go now! Monday is always a very busy day πŸ™‚



Thank you soooooo much for all your wonderful comments on my stripy blanket… I was so happy reading every single wordΒ  πŸ™‚Β  T H A N K Β  Y O U !

Here is the graphic of the stripy’s edging:

For the symbols meanings click here!

Hope it’s easy to follow πŸ˜‰

It is a very simple to crochet border… simple things are always the best πŸ™‚

Many of you keep asking me about the software I use to draw my graphics, it is called “Corel Draw” it’s a graphic design software I used to work with at school πŸ™‚

Can’t wait for next time to show you my giant granny and my new wip(s)

Stay tuned πŸ˜‰


YES YES Yes it is done πŸ™‚ and it is beautiful specially when you imagine a small cute baby snuggled under ….

The stripy blanket is over and I love how it turned out finally…

specially when I made the border (thank you mum for suggesting the red color…it was an excellent choice I think:) )

If someone is interested in the graphic pattern of the stripy’s border let me know so I’ll post it here …

The blanket measures 70x90cm which is a good size for a baby…

It is crocheted with a 3.5mm crochet hook and the yarn is: nako baby 50%acrylic 50%polyamid … a very soft and soooo good to hook with yarn… If you can not find this yarn in your country I suggest that you choose a yarn with this particular mixture: acrylic+polyamid…it is sooo soft you can not work with something else after you tried it…I swear πŸ˜€

I’m so in love that I suggested to my hubby yesterday that we have a third baby to go with the blanket :):) hehe

So? what do you think?Β  Hope you liked as much as myself πŸ™‚

The giant granny is done too…yesterday I finished its border…I’m off to take some pics that I can show you later…

and now I’m sooooooooooo thrilled to begin something new….yaaaaaaayyyy!

Big big kisses to you all!


Good morning sweet people,

The GIANT Granny Challenge is still going on and it will continue until the last participant will decide to stop crocheting … so no hurries my friend… take your time and enjoy…

You can begin whenever you want and decide to stop when you feel that it is already enough… After all it is just a fun experience that we are all sharing together πŸ˜‰ yeaaaaaaaaaaaah!

So, time to welcome some new participants πŸ™‚

72- Christelle Pretorius Botha

73- Suz

74- Tintochtap

75- Amy Riley

76- Priscilla

77- Katrin W.

78- Elly

79- Marcela

79 !Β Β Β  S E V E N T YΒ Β  N I N EΒ Β  so far!Β Β Β  WOOOW !Β Β Β Β Β  Welcome ladies πŸ™‚Β  We are very happy that you joined!

Don’t forget to share your pics here and(or)Β  here...

These are some pics of mine… 45 rounds so far …

I love the feeling of it wrapped around my legs enjoying the sunset from our sitting room when there is some fresh wind after a very hot summer day…

Love love love this blanket πŸ™‚

Before I go today ladies I want you to take a look at my mantel…do you see something new?

Let’s have a closer look…

They wish you a very happy happy day!


P.S: I’m working now on the border of the stripy blanket…Yes yes yes it is almost done and it is just lovely πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to show it to you πŸ˜‰

Good morning my friend…

Today a post about some progress I made on the stripy blanket…

27 rows so far…

I think my next stripy post will be a tadaaaa one πŸ˜‰

2 more pics of the flowers on my table today…

Have a wonderful end of week πŸ™‚