Daisy Throw

Last year I made a beautiful daisy throw in blues and grey and initially my customer wanted the same colour scheme as that one however after seeing the mint green field of daisies blanket I made recently she decided she'd like the same style as the blue one but in more greener shades. For allergy reasons it was really important for me to use 100% acrylic yarn for this one so I was unable to use the same mint green as before due to its wool content. After a little experimenting we settled on the following colours (all Stylecraft Special dk)....sage, teal, saffron, parchment and white.

Those of you who have followed me for a while will know that I am very fond of this daisy square pattern but for those who haven't come across it before you can find the original daisy granny square for FREE on Tillie Tulip's Blog here

Daisy granny square

After I made the daisies I did two rounds with sage and one of teal. I then joined with parchment during the final round using continuous join as you go method. You can find a video tutorial for this method on my You Tube channel here

Continuous join as you go

This blanket measures approx 120cm x 100cm, it is 6 x 8 squares but I'm afraid I don't know how much yarn I used because I'm never organised enough to keep track! For the edging I did 3 rounds of UK htrs in parchment and then did Attic24's bobble shell edging in white

I often get asked if I block my work and the answer is hardly ever! If your tension is even, you are using the right hook for your natural tension and you are following a pattern correctly then your squares are unlikely to need blocking. The great thing about squares is that the process itself of joining them naturally stretches and blocks them anyway and I always find a wash helps to relax the stitches too. Life is too short for unnecessary blocking! The only thing I would block is something with a lacy/holey stitch like a shawl perhaps, that needs blocking in order to accentuate the pretty stitches. 

I always love working from this daisy square - if you decide to use it too don't forget to reference the designer Laura at Tillie Tulip for the pattern