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Monday, 30 December 2013

Crochet Mood Blanket 2014

I have been inspired to start a new blanket in 2014, a mood blanket. For me it will be a blanket that is made of granny squares, made of colours that represent your mood in that particular moment. The idea is from a fellow instagramer mummy_stacey.
The project can be either made up of one square a week which would give you a small blanket of 52 squares, or one square a day which would give you a bigger blanket of 365 squares. I think I will choose the 52 squares challenge, as I have already got a lot of WIPs on the go already and this would make one square a day really overwhelming (as much as I would love to make a big mood blanket).

I have chosen some provisional colours for some moods, and I may have to add as I go through the year as I know I may feel more emotions than the ones I have currently got here. I also decided there is no point choosing colours I don't like to represent the more 'negative' moods and emotions, plus I think bold colours represent some of the emotions I have and same with having brighter colours for my more relaxed contented emotions.



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This is from mummy_stacey instagram, with 'THE RULES' since she is the one hosting it.


So, really the only rule is that you crochet/knit a square or stripe everyday (or once a week if that suits you better) in 2014 using a colour that you feel reflects your mood. The colour choices are totally up to you! I think it's important that you use colours that you like so that it doesn't get boring. Plus you'll want a blanket you'd like to keep after all that hard work!! The amount of rounds is up to you! I think I'm going to do 4 rounds as I think I'll find that manageable! Most people doing the 365 are doing 4/5, the 52 people are doing more rounds so they get a big blanket too
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I am going to post every Tuesday with my progress, I will have one square to show you every week and I will be joining as I go! I will be really interested in seeing the colours that will pop up on my blanket by the end of the year!

If you are on Instagram and you think this is a cool idea and want to join in, pop by mummy_stacey's Instagram! Since I don't think she is on blogger, I am going to see about posting a Mr. Linky on my weekly Tuesday posts. Does anyone think this is a good idea, would you participate....it will be a pretty big CAL/KAL!!

Last note, on Instagram Stacey has 312 people saying that they want to participate so far, isn't that insane?!!


That's all for now!

Take care,

Hazel x

26 comments:

  1. I think this is such a great idea! I definitely want to join the cal/kal. I think I would complete the once a week square. This sounds like so much fun! Good luck. Can wait to see the completed blanket.

    -Natasha

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  2. This sounds fab, might well give it a go - would have to be a one a week gig for me though.

    Helenxx

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    1. You should give it a go and I am only doing the 52 squares! I don't have time for one square a day

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  3. OMG! I see your post and now, I know I need to do this!

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    1. You totally should, it will be so much fun!

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  4. I really want to do this as well.... I'm just not sure if I want to do moods or the sky.... decisions... LOL

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    1. Well this is a moods blanket but the sky has its own moods, but does that mean your blanket would be different shades of blues, greys, pinks, reds and oranges?

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  5. What a great idea, I plan to make me first blanket next year, though with ME I don't think the mood blanket ones such a good idea as all my squares would be the tired colour ;0) I look forward to seeing what you make. Have a great 2014
    Clare x

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    1. Well you could still do it, since tiredness is a constant....you could focus on emotions that run along side that....or make tired your border colour or something? You should totally make a blanket of some sort though!

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  6. This is a great idea! I know that you will make a stunning blanket. Hope you had a lovely Christmas.
    Marianne xx

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    1. Thank you Marianne!! Cant wait to start it! :D

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  7. Oh boy that sounds creative. Tempting!

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    1. Oh I am beyond tempted! A lot of people are going for one square a week, you should too!

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  8. What a lovely blog post! Thank you lovely!!! so excited!!!
    Stacey Wentford-Hall
    (@mummy_stacey)
    xxx

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  9. I am really looking forward to starting this project. The hardest thing for me so far had been trying to decide on the colors.

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    1. Picking the colours was the hardest part for me, and I am still not sure I am completely satisfied with my choice :p

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  10. what a great idea! I'd love to say I'll join in but I know I'm not very good at sticking with things like this. I'll enjoy following your posts though :)

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  11. I just found this! So excited to start! :D

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  12. I'm coming out of lurk to join! I think this would be a great way to capture how I feel in 2014! I'm a few days behind but I'll go get my colours together before the day's over.

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  13. I've seen someone else post about this, don't think I'll do it myself but I'm really interested to see other people's results! Can't wait to see yours

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  14. Great idea! I cannot wait to nosey on how everybody else's blankets are coming on. :)

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  15. What a wonderful idea ,I might do this a square a day is feasible, but I am not sure I'd complete it. I will be watching out for your progress .
    I would like to thank you for your kind words on my blog about my feelings over the Christmas, thank you for your support the response has been over whelming and I feel so much better I did press the publish button.
    Good luck with the blanket

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  16. Hello,
    I am new to the crochet world and wanted to know what the pattern is for each square and then how to attach the squares to each other. Thank you for assistance you can offer.
    Julie

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