Friday, November 13, 2015

Rainy Day Chair-and-a-Half Part II


This will be the second of many updates on the 
Rainy Day Chair-and-a-Half.
The updates will likely span over a long time since this
is the biggest crochet project ever. ;-)

What am I doing you wonder?

Well, get a load of this...
I hope to recover the entire Rainy Day Chair-and-a Half in

Here's the "BEFORE" of the free rainy-day chair:
So far, just the back pillow will take 48 squares!

Crochet Details and Yarn:

The first five rows are all different combinations of color,
the sixth row and joining row is white.

In other words...
after the first two rows that form a circle, there are
four granny rows with the last one in white on all squares,
then they are joined with the join-as-you-go procedure in white, as well.
I'm using a "G" (4.25 mm) hook
and Stylecraft Special DK yarn,
purchased via www.Deramores.com.

This is pretty much a stash-buster with more white yarn on it's way.
I think the colors that I used are:

Cloud Blue
Aster
Denim
Duck Egg
Storm Blue
Royal
Lipstick
Matador
Meadow
Khaki
Bottle
Sunshine
Citron
Turquoise
Aspen
Sherbet
Petrol

"Storm Blue" and "Duck Egg" arrived after I finished the 48 squares for the back cushion,
they are new colors to the Stylecraft Special DK line,
and I will incorporate them into the next set of squares.

Also, "Bottle" was not added until after these 48 squares.

I thought about using more "Denim" and/or "Duck Egg" colored yarn, 
since the chair is pretty close to those colors,
and I'm still thinking about it...maybe on the seat cushion?
I don't know what to do, I'm liking the lightness of the white. 
Decisions, decisions!

What do you think?


12 comments:

  1. Awesome, sounds intriguing. I think it will look stunning.
    xx Beca

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  2. That free chair is getting a huge pampering. I'm looking forward to seeing the end result with those colourful squares set in white!

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  3. Beautiful assortment of colours and really look forward to the results at the end xoxo

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    1. You are so awesome to check-in Wendy. Thank you!

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  4. You have set yourself quite a task there Astri but it's going to be lovely when it's done, when you say using more of the denim and duck egg how do you mean, are you thinking perhaps of making the seat cushions in just those colours? xx

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    1. Hi Linda - Oh my goodness is it ever a task. LOL! I might need to put it away between other projects. ;-) I was thinking of maybe using the denim and duck egg instead of the white. What do you think?

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  5. Beautiful colors cant wait to see it all done . Happy weekend with love Janice

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    1. Hi Janice - that will be a while, haha, but it should be a fun journey. :-) Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. This is going to be amazing once finished. A real colour lift to this fabulous chair. Can't wait to see the finished result. Take care. xx

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    1. Oh, I like that : "a color lift". Thanks Chel!

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