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CAL – Last dance on the beach #11


This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs. As I’m struggling to find time to do any cross stitch, plus keep up with all the crochet that I’m doing, I’m going to use these posts for the Last Dance on the beach blankets. That’ll make sure that I finish them, and then I can get back to some stitching.

I have another three sets of squares done, which I’m quite pleased with. Just twelve more squares to go.

This is week ten for the Rain blanket. I mentioned before that I really didn’t like the pattern for this. I could do it, but it was fiddly and time-consuming. If it had looked spectacular, that would have been fine, but it was just a rib so I felt it wasn’t worth that much effort. I found a shell stitch pattern that some others on the FaceBook group had used so tried that instead. It’s ok, but nothing special, although it was a lot faster to hook.

Rain - week ten

Rain – week ten

Next is the square for the Stars blanket, week ten. I found the pattern for this in one of my books and fiddled with it until I got it the right size. I rather like this one and it was a nice one to hook.

Stars week ten

Stars week ten

Finally, I’ve just finished the last of the week eleven squares for the Rain blanket. This one has bobbles and was very easy to do. It’s not one of my favourite squares, but it’s ok and I’m hoping to get a crack on with the Stars squares next.


Rain – week eleven

I’ll be missing the next update in November, as I’ll be on holiday, but I’ll be back for the one after that, and will hopefully have found the time to make some progress on these blankets.

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:

Avis at Sewing beside the sea
Claire at Claire93
Kate at Tall tales from Chiconia
Gun at Rutigt
Wendy at The crafter’s apprentice
Lucy at Lucyannluna
Sue at The Magpie’s nest
Constanze at Textile Dreamer
Jess at Ever the crafter
DebbieRose at Sew Rosey
Christina at Petals and Pins
Susan at SusanPblog
Kathy at Sewing etc
Margaret at The Crafty Creek

Not everyone does an update each time, but their blogs are always worth a visit.


Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

16 thoughts on “CAL – Last dance on the beach #11

  1. I like the theme for this blanket!


  2. I’ll always be in awe of those who can knit and crochet, since I can do neither competently. Lovely work, and I hope you’ll show the finished blanket in the SAL too?


  3. Your crochet is as neat as your cross stitch. It’s so beautiful 🙂


  4. It’s no fun slogging through parts you don’t especially love. You’re making good progress from what I can tell. Hang in there, it will be worth it in the end!


  5. I’ve only just started crochetting so I am in awe of all these patterns, love the purple one especially


  6. Carol, you do beautiful work, and you must have excellent hand strength too to keep up with all of this. The CAL s you’ve posted are all beautiful.


  7. you’ve been very industrious ^^


  8. Your crochet is very even, well done


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