Crochet Keeps me Sane - Part 4

I became an Instagram follower last year and have found that there are some very talented crochet designers out there.

One such lady is Jen Tyler from Hooks n Tales.  She lives in South Africa and makes the most stunning crochet items I have ever seen.  She really is a talented lady.

After seeing her work pop up on my Instagram account day after day I just had to start one of her blankets.  The problem was, when I looked closely at the pattern I convinced myself that it was too difficult and that I wouldn't be able to do it.
If I had done what you are supposed to do, and read all the instructions first, I would have noticed that she had put a link to her YouTube videos further down the instructions!

I could not have been happier.  It is so much easier to follow when you can see someone else doing the same thing.  Jen also tells you bits about her life in Cape Town, about her cats and of course her noisy neighbour!!

I already had the Woodland Blanket pack by Attic 24 and thought it would be nice to keep the same colour scheme as the stripe blanket I had already made.  In October 2019 I started my new adventure.

I added a  few rows every day.

I just loved the 3D effect.

Steadily she got bigger.

Then I had to square her up.

And add more rows.

I crocheted every spare minute I had.

Luckily the Christmas holidays meant I could spend more time on her.

The whole process was a joy to do.

The different textures were amazing when added together.

I added the last row to the gorgeous border ........

Added some tassels and ........................

in January 2020 she was finished.

I know you shouldn't praise yourself but ...................... I am just so proud of myself for finishing this beautiful project.

Problem now?  What to do next.

To be continued .................................


  1. You are right to feel proud - what an accomplishment! I love the colours you used and the texture of it looks amazing. Well done!

  2. WOW WOW WOW - that was an amazing project. She is a piece of art, she is gorgeous.

  3. Thank you. I am really pleased with how she turned out. I'm not always sure about the colours so may have to do another one in different colours :)


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