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Summer Crochet

by greenrabbitdesigns

Well it does feel like a summer day here today, thankfully, so this is definitely summer crochet! 🙂
I’ve decided to make myself a new little crochet throw, one I can use in the garden, you know the type, draped over a chair looking like a photoshoot from Country Homes & Interiors magazine!! The reality is it will probably rain non-stop just as I finish it!

I’m using this book, ‘Crocheted Throws & Wraps’ by Melody Griffiths.

And I’m using this pattern.

As it’s for my own personal use I can use colours to suit myself, so there’ll be no reds or pinks used. It’s going to be blues and green and browns, my favourites.

I was just thinking about colours and how we all have our own personal choices, how some colours appeal to some people yet others dislike them. As I have mentioned I personally really do not like red and pinks, yet I know many of my bloggy friends love them! I do use red and pink in my knitting but always for others. I love greens and blues including all the lovely colours between the two especially duck egg blue and teal! I also love shades of brown and cream but I know some people absolutely detest brown.

I was just wondering, out of interest, what are your favourite colours and which ones do you not like at all?

Happy Wednesday everyone! 🙂

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Margaret July 6, 2011 - 4:24 pm

Your little crochet hexagons are so pretty!
I love the colours you’ve chosen and can’t wait to see the finished throw.
I’m someone who does love pinks and reds but equally I love calming ocean colours such as the ones you’ve used here.
I think the only colours that do not appeal much to me are orange and purple.
I have not seen that book before so I had to check it out on Amazon.
I shouldn’t have looked as I’m sure it will be jumping into my basket very soon:)
Happy crocheting and enjoy the sunshine!


Jane July 6, 2011 - 4:50 pm

That looks like a fun project there Vivienne. As you well know I am not a pink girl at all but I will occasionally use it in jewellery but I don’t wear pink clothing.I love blue, green, purple and yellow but I’m not all that keen on brown in clothing etc but again I do use it in my jewellery.
If I had to say 1 favourite colour it would be blue and 1 least favourite is pink (unless I am looking at my dear Billy’s sweet nose of course). It’s been very sunny again here today but very windy and I can see some rain clouds on the horizon so I may get my garden watered. Enjoy your sunshine.
Happy Wednesday,
Jane x

marigold jam July 6, 2011 - 4:52 pm

I have that book on loan from the library and am thinking of trying the crazy patchwork throw or maybe the one with the roses and daisies on white background one – watch this space! I think our tastes in colours change and at one time I hated anyhing red but now I quite like bright colours and am a little more adventurous though my favourites have to be soft mutd colours such as duck egg blue which is a real favourit nowadays. Your colour scheme looks great and if it’s what you like then it really doesn’t matter what anyone else likes does it?!

Amanda Ackermann July 6, 2011 - 6:46 pm

Love the pattern choice for your garden throw! I too like the combination of brown and blue together. Lately I have found that my color choices have leaned more towards the blues like Robins egg blue and turquoise. I also love jadite green and creamy whites. There are not many colors I dislike but I’m not a huge fan of burnt reds or maroons. It really depends on the season for me though.

jill July 6, 2011 - 7:12 pm

What a lovely pattern book :0)
I love lots of colour. My personal favourite is Red, and I used to wear a lot of it when I was younger. These days my kitchen is full of Red plates, saucepans, toaster etc. Orange is also a favourite – though it’s a colour I definitely can’t wear.
Violet’s favourite is Yellow, which is a lovely change from the usual pink a little girl would normally choose.
I think I’d have to choose beige as my least favourite – it’s not very flattering to wear and isn’t that exciting.
Have lots of fun crocheting away Vivienne. xx

PS – I’ll tell you a secret, I logged onto Youtube this morning, took up my hook and learnt how to do a few crochet stitcheroonies. Go me!!! Goodness only knows when I’ll be able to stitch that fab lampshade, or even one of those gorgeous Japanese scarves.

Liz in Missouri, USA July 6, 2011 - 8:01 pm

I think most of us like most colors if we see them in the right time and place – but I had to smile at your post this afternoon. I have some of my favorite yarns in a bowl and I was just thinking today how my color range seems to stay the same all the time. Actually, I was thinking how I should try to branch out a little bit but never do. Greens. Lots of greens. Then throw in autumn colors – rust (not ORANGE), browns, tans and taupes. Now and then a VERY subdued maroon.
But no blues. No reds. No purples or yellows. Interesting. What does that say about us. I’m sure someone has a theory.

Jenny July 6, 2011 - 8:48 pm

Your summer crochet is looking lovely, I like the shape of them! As for colour, I am definitely a red and pink girl – but I also like blues and greens. In fact just bought some paint you would approve of – duck egg for the kitchen and a turquoise for my studio 😉 The only colours I really don’t like that much are peach and I have to say I’m not too keen on orange or really bright yellow either but pretty much anything else goes! xxx

Penny Peberdy July 6, 2011 - 10:12 pm

I guess I go for any soft colour – probably would not knit or crochet in black, beige or brown!

lily July 6, 2011 - 10:24 pm

Vivienne, your crochet is beautiful, the colours you’ve chosen are so restful and soothing…………………I’m a bit of a rainbow girl really, I can’t say there’s any particular colour I hate………………I do tend to use colours with gay abandon.

lily x

rebekka July 7, 2011 - 1:04 am

I love almost every color, especially in certain combinations. I only like certain blues (stormy, deep teal and robin’s egg are my favorites), and I especially like them when they are warmed up with red or a golden yellow. I don’t particularly like purple or orange. A pinky lavender can have it’s moments for me. So funny how color is such a personal thing. I LOVE the colors in your first photo!

Pam July 7, 2011 - 7:33 am

For me, it always depends which colour is next to it! What I have noticed is that I’m much more in favour of stronger colours in the garden, than in clothes etc.
Beautiful crochet, as ever!
P xx

Susan July 7, 2011 - 9:32 am

Your crochet looks so pretty Vivienne and I love your colour choices….I have to say that I like just about any colours on the planet in certain combinations but at the moment it is duck egg with pinks/reds if I have to choose…
Hope you have a great weekend and the sun shines brightly so that you can sit in the garden with your all lovely yarn!

Louise July 7, 2011 - 11:04 am

Hello, I’m not a big fan of brown, but I have to say I’m liking it in the blanket. But I do love white, green, duck egg blue, and red.
I must get on with my blanket….

Lou xxx

Mia July 7, 2011 - 10:24 pm

Hi Viv!

What a great-looking book, if only could I crochet…

Color-wise I definitely love pink and red, and also lighter blues and denim-blue. I am a fan of teal (turquoise) but hardly buy/make anything of it myself, it just looks so pretty, like your blanket-start, I love it!

Have a wonderful weekend soon – happy crocheting!


Kristyne July 8, 2011 - 4:25 am

Oh so pretty! The only thing that keeps a flame burning in me to learn how to crochet is the idea of making a hexie afghan. Can’t wait to see this one finished.

melanie July 8, 2011 - 11:06 am

This throw will look wonderful when it is done. My fave colours are the blue and the green, which are 2 of my fave colours anyway 🙂 I do not have a least fave though, I do like them all 🙂 xxx

Patty July 8, 2011 - 11:31 am

Hi Vivienne,
I think you’ve chosen a calm and relaxing choice of colours for the blanket. I was doing a crochet blanket and supposed to be doing a square a night but that lapsed weeks ago! I’m sure you’ll have yours finished and enjoying it before summer is out.
It’s interesting how colours affect us. I have always had purple as my favourite colour. I used to hate brown with a venom as a teenager thinking boring people wore it but I don’t know what happened because I now own quite a lot of brown clothing and somehow it doesn’t seem boring anymore! I love brights too, not keen on pastels and sickly pinks. I love duck egg also. I think it’s a mood thing with me.
Happy weekend x

Pomona x July 8, 2011 - 11:56 am

I love teals, blues and greens, and red, blue and green together – but it depends what the purpose is. I can’t wear yellow or grey – I look dreadful, and I like pale colours for sewing and knitting, but if I wear them near my face I just look sallow! But I love your blanket – a lovely mix.

Pomona x

jooles July 8, 2011 - 6:08 pm

that is a lovely looking book. my favourite colours are pink and green, but i do love collections of colours too.
it’s fun to experiment, your colour choice is lovely, can’t wait to see it coming together
j x

summerfete July 8, 2011 - 6:37 pm

Aah crochet my old friend! I’m with you on colour, I think when you first learn to crochet you want to try all the colours.
I think if I ever do another project it will be similar colours.

Have a super weekend!

harmony and rosie July 8, 2011 - 8:01 pm

Red, red, red for me, although not red flowers. Can’t explain that one! I also like duck egg blue, greys, never used to like green but I’m really getting into it now. I don’t like orange at all.

Happy weekend.

alisonb2 July 8, 2011 - 11:37 pm

That looks very fresh with the sun shining on it. I love purples, but lots of other combinations like browns, blues, sea greens and teal and bright turquoise and ………

Limar July 11, 2011 - 5:35 pm

Your hexagons are beautiful! I love almost every colour, except salmon pink… 🙂

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