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  • Hello! Thank you so much for visiting me in the Attic, it's lovely to see you. My name is Lucy and I'm a happily married Mum with three children. We live in a cosy terraced house on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in England which we are slowly renovating and making home. I have a passion for crochet and colour and love to share my creative journey. I hope you enjoy your peek into my colourful little world x

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Claire

Hi Lucy or anyone else who can help,

I am beginning your beautiful hydrangea blanket and am at the first row of shells, having done the 182 chains and the double crochet. At this point, it appears that my blanket is going to be much narrower than 120cm and I wondered whether I needed more chains or whether as I complete the shells,not will grow. Can you let me know whether I need to begin again or itnwillnsort itself out. I'm using 8ply 100% wool from Australia and a 4.5mm Clover hook. I used a 5.5 for the foundation chain and double crochets. Looking forward to some advice from anyone who can help. Many thanks and happy hooking,
Claire 😊

Debbie Friedenberg

Hi Lucy,
I love your blankets! So far, I have completed two (cosy and moorlands) and am about half-way done with this new pattern. The blanket is coming on very nicely -- the stitch pattern is SO easy and it looks SO good, but I am noticing that the length of the blanket is much shorter than I would have expected.

Any hints on this? If I am correct about the length, I am going to need to add another 15 rows or so to make this an appropriate size. I don't mind, but my guess is that I will not have enough yarn.

Yours,
Debbie

alessandra durand

Hello there, I have started the blanket, but with the colours of the last one, the beach one that should have been done in a different pattern , as I am not terribly fond of zig-zag shapes, I decided to follow the Hydrangea instructions instead and I am loving it....so relazing, thank you, colours are amazing.Left to my own devises I would have repeated the same coulours in sequence... how boring! Recently I bought the above one too, but will think about a new stitch , I think, suggestions welcome!......

Elizabeth Stuart

Alpaca has arrived, sitting in front of the general election and used your tip of a bigger hook for the chain and foundation row - unbridled success! No 'rainbowing' and five rows of shells have been hooked, mine is 72 shells wide..... taking the time to slowly do the chain (290) and counting meticulously, as well as the practice from my tension squares have paid dividends! Just beautiful and wonderful to do in front of fairly dull TV!

Elizabeth Stuart

Dear Lucy, you are amazing! I have done several tension squares of this and I love it! I am using a pure alpaca yarn, a certain yarn company from Oslo make some beautiful natural fibres at very competitive prices! I love stylecraft for it's easy care, but do like to use natural fibres for a touch of luxury! This one is for me! The yarn I am using is slightly finer than the stylecraft, hence the tension pieces. Just itching for the yarn to arrive from Wool Warehouse - hopefully tomorrow! Will be doing a double size (thank goodness we no longer have a king size bed!) in neutral tones, husband is a designer and I have to work hard to sneak femininity into the house! Have to say, got him into some fabulous home knits, now hooking my way around the house!

Nadine Nowe-Andrews

Hi Lucy.. loving this I decided to use cupcake colour pack for hydrangea and ww wouldnt send ne tge pattern ptinted for hydrangea so a little bit complicated having yo get ghe pattern.up.on the computer every time to see pictures. I am.having difficulty too.. I did 182 then first how of dc.. but going the shell sequence I keep only getting 44 shells. I can email a photo of that helps..frustrated
Not knowing where I have gone wrong 😣 please can you help ?

Karen

I'm loving this project! So happy to be starting my second Attic 24 project. Finished the Moorland blanket and love love love it.

Having a tiny bit of that "rainbow" effect and wondered how worried I should be before I get too far along....any words of reassurance or advice? I'm on the first row of Meadow, started with the 5mm hook for the foundation and have been using the 4mm hook since the first row of shells.

Thanks!

Lucy

I learnt to crochet two months ago and have been really looking forward to making some of your lovely blankets. Maybe I'm running before I can walk but I'm starting a new job in July and this is something I have time to tackle now. I've started with the hydrangea stripe and have had three goes with the first three rows and for some reason I always end up with 44 shells in row 3. Has anyone else had this issue?

Shirley

Hi Lucy, I bought the pack and the first 2 rows seem to work well, but I've ended up with 44 shells instead of 45. It measures the right size, does it matter? My last stick worked out as the double crochet at the end of the row (last shell), so could I carry on, or do I need to start again? Thank you

Miss Carla-Jane Miller

Hi Lucy. I love this pattern, thank you for it. 😊 I started it today but the having real trouble getting the first 3 rows to lay flat. They seem to be ruffling up, not terribly but enough for me.to wonder if something has gone wrong.I did the first two with a 5mm and swapped to a 4mm after that and it measures up fine. Any advice would be greatly appreciated? Xx

Alison Griffiths

Hi Lucy, Have started on this and loving the easy stitch! I am playing fast and loose with the stripes though, as I wanted to do some thick stripes and some thin ones, so I worked out a plan sellotaping strands of the coloured yarn - 1 strand = 2 rows. Fingers crossed that it will turn out OK. Will post a pick to FB when I have finished. I really love these hydrangea colours!!!!
Alison in NZ

Katy

I am a relatively new crocheter and love this pattern and woolpack so much I have ordered myself one. A quick question- I couldn't wait to get started today so made a quick 'dummy run' with some old yarn. I did 2 rows but ended up with 40 shells, as opposed to 45. Can't for the life of me work out where I went wrong. Besides from this everything is very straight and 'un-rainbow like'. Have I missed too many stitches?

Ger

I want to weave in ends as I go along but can't figure out the front or back of work. I'm a leftie but crochet right handed so things can get confusing at times for me. Thanks!

Barb

This is the first time I've been to your site. I just have to say that the way you do things is awesome. This is the first time I've seen anyone use a needle to show exactly what stitch you are talking about and can't tell you how much that helps over an arrow. Others pictures aren't as close either. Also, I am just having my first experiences with the UK version of crochet terms and you are very mindful of that throughout your tutorials. I think I will adapt much quicker with your instructions and it will soon become second hand. I will be exploring your site often! Thanks so much, you are awesome.

Sarah Jones

The colours for this blanket are lovely. Think I will make a blanket using these colours over the summer.

Helen Havell

My pack arrived today. Straight after dinner I set to.... such beautiful colours. I'm having trouble with tension. Did a tension piece using 4mm for foundation and 1st row. Went down a size to 3.5mm. Have now completed 2rd row and it measures 15cm. It's recommended it should be 12.5 - 13cm. HELP! PLEASE!

Helen

Can't wait to try out your happy hydrangea blanket. The colours are fantastic and I love the texture. I expect I'll start it before finish all the other projects I have on the go!

Charleen

Very beautiful...just love the colours and the pattern. Hydrangeas are also my favourites in the garden. Just in time for our cooler evenings in South Africa. Thank you so much and well done.

Susan Oliver

Thank you Luck for this lovely blanket I will download the pattern and hope to order the pack in a few months
when I have finished my second cosey stripe for our bed and a Ripple for my son in laws cousin.Once again you have given us all another beautiful blanket you are an amazing lady sending you a big hug.Susan

Joy

I've been struggling with crochet for two or so years now. I find the stitches easy enough its just knowing where to put them ! This has to be one of the best ( and Ive looked at loads ) visual description of where the hook is placed that Ive came across.
I think i could maybe manage this .
Thanks so much .

Jackie

I can't wait for my order to be delivered to Australia! My Nan grew hydrangeas and they remind me of her so much. And this was released on what would have been her 103rd birthday so I'm sure you all understand that I NEEDED to buy it for myself. It is more beautiful than I anticipated. Thank you Lucy for continuing to create beautiful pieces to share with us. By the way, do you have a pattern for the gorgeous little sample flowers? They are so cute and would look lovely as embellishments. Xx

Leah

Love your work so much Lucy. I was looking for a new project I could do while watching tele and not needing to concentrate as much as some of my other projects. This seems like the perfect choice and my pack is on the way :) Thanks again for your beautiful patterns and colour choices.

Annie Brodrick

Lucy, I have really been looking forward to seeing your newest pattern and I must say, your timing is perfect. Spring has had somewhat of a slow start. After having a false start in the beginning of February followed by a heavy snow, it felt like it wasn't ever going to return! By the end of March the Daffodils began popping up and now even the Forsythia is blooming. The colors of this Hydrangea blanket are gorgeous and so welcome. Thank you Lucy, I believe spring has truly arrived : )

susan Strickland

Hi Lucy
This stitch looks easy even I can do it. At the moment I am doing the cosy stripe blanket cupcake and I have the pack ready to do the coastal blanket as it was a present for my 64th birthday. I will carry on with speed to get the cupcake and coastal blanket done so this new one can be done. I am now a blanket junkie. Love your site and can't wait for your next wonderful idea.

Gloria Garmon

Lucy, your patterns are all wonderful. I've enjoyed hooking four of your blankets thus far and like both your color choices (as well as working with the Stylecraft yarn) and the soothing rhythm of your stitch choices. Hydrangea seems like another winner.

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