Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Tuesday Tallies - Joining the blocks

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I missed last weeks tallies. I have gotten completely sidetracked with making a christening gown for my son. The christening is next Sunday and the gown is no where near completion. I have been having numberous incidents of blind panic over will I or won't I get the gown finished. The jury is still out with that verdict. I will post next week on all christening gown related news.

Back to Tuesdays Tallies. Progress on One a Day has been slow again this week due to the aforementioned project. I have been re doing the join and work the rows from the top down. I know my explaination of this left everyone(including myself) confused in my last post so here are some pictures. I hope it helps explain.

I have 5 blocks across and 9 blocks lengthways. I have them numbered 1A - 1E on the top row and the bottom row is row 9 and numbered 9A - 9E. So I have joined 1A to 2A, 2A to 3A... down to 9A. Then I have done the same for 1B - 9B and so on. Once I have all the rows joined lengthways then I will crochet one long row down between row 1 and 2 and so on. I know my photos aren't the best so I hope this makes sense. I have used a variation of lemondesucrettes zig zag join. The edges are a little uneven at the minute but once all rows are complete it should in theory be ok, fingers crossed.

I hope everyone elses progress is going well. Thank you for all your lovely comments and words of encouragement. For everyones elses progress check out Gingerbread Girls blog, thats where i'm heading now.

Till next time,

Happy Crocheting, x


  1. Wow that joining method looks great, Ive never seen it done like that - Ill have to keep it in mind next time I'm joining squares because I really like it. Cant wait to see how it looks when you have them all joined up!!!

  2. I really love how your joining is looking. The wavy pattern of the joins, mirrors the squares wonderfully.
    Good luck with the Christening gown, look forward to seeing it when you've finished.

  3. It looks really good, the joining is workin really well, so pretty!

    Hope you get your gown done, I'm sure you will a little bit of pressure normally gets things done. Good luck!

  4. I love the join you picked and I am really looking forward to seeing it finished - it's going to be stunning!

  5. I love the joining method you have used and may have to make note for my future projects. I can't wait to see it finished.

    I will be looking out for the christening gown update, how clever you are its a big job making a christening gown.


  6. I love your blanket and it'll look fabulous when all joined up! I look forward to seeing your son's christening gown as well :)

  7. I love your One-a-day project. It is going to be gorgeous. Christmas is coming and we have all had to slow down on our one-a-days. We have to get through the holidays after all. You will get the gown done. There is nothing like a crushing deadline to get something very important finished. Good luck.

  8. Can't wait to see your blanket all finished. Have never seen the zig zag joining stitch before and look forward to seeing the finished project

  9. Niamh, I love that zig zag join - thanks for the link, although it made me feel bit giddy!
    I'm really looking forward to seeing your son's christening gown. Hope all goes wonderfully well, love Judy x

  10. I haven't seen the ziz zag join before. I like it. The blankets going to look great once joined up. Am curious to see what type of border you will use!