200 Blocks Crochet Along with Rachell: the THEME!

The final votes for the theme for my CAL have been coming in all weekend. Yesterday one theme (Sea & Sand) began to gather more and more votes, but it didn’t quite make it.

Just to refresh your memory the possible themes were:

Moonlight & Stars
Sea & Sand
Autumn Leaves
Summer Fruits
Cottage Garden

Are you yelling at the screen yet? “Just stop waffling and tell us what it is!!*>!*”

Ok, ok here’s a little clue to the winner…

For people who like stats here are the final votes in percentages:

Cottage Garden: 33%
Autumn Leaves: 22%
Sea & Sand: 19%
Summer Fruits: 15%
Moonlight & Stars: 11%

Yes! The winning theme is Cottage Garden.

And it’s not too late to join us, everyone welcome.

Originally I was going to link to everyone’s blog. I thought there would be around a dozen people doing this CAL with me, but there are currently 71 people in the Ravelry  group I started alone, and more here, so it’s hard to tell exactly how many.  Judging by the number of messages/votes I’ve had it’s LOTS!

Fantastic! :-D

Just to clarify these are the first blocks we’ll be doing from 1st September when we’ve got our yarn sorted and fingers flexed:

I’ll be adding a linky image thing for you in a post soon, so if you want to add it to your blog etc you can paste the code in. If there’s anyone who wants to volunteer to try it for me please let me know. :-)

Come and add your Cottage Garden inspired blocks as we go week by week to the group I’ve set up on Flickr  It’ll be fun to see everyone’s yarn choices. We start on 1st September with blocks #1 & #2 and pics can be added from then.

If you get stuck there are some super experienced and friendly crocheters on the Ravelry 200 Blocks Crochet Along with Rachell group who will help. I’ll definitely be there asking for help!


I’m off now to buy some wool/yarn. I’m still debating how extravagant I want to be, but I am a little fed up with Stylecraft and fancy trying something posh for the first time, but posh don’t come cheap…


International Crochet Blog?!


United Kingdom 305

United States 62

New Zealand 45

Netherlands 18

Turkey 15

South Africa 12

Australia 12

France 7

Italy 4

Denmark 3

Hong Kong 3

Canada 3

Belgium 2

Egypt 2

Slovenia 2

Macedonia 1

Argentina 1

Greece 1

Norway 1

Lebanon 1

Sweden 1

Poland 1

Bulgaria 1

Ooooh!!! WordPress has a new stats thingy and I love it!

It’s called Top Views by Country. How fascinating!

I’ve travelled lots, and really find it a fun thing to find out where crochet might be an interest.

I notice there’s nothing from India, Japan or China… are they not so into crochet blogs? Or maybe the search engines aren’t available or don’t link to our crochet blogs?

I think I might know the viewer who has visited three times from Hong Kong; and he’s due home in a several hours. Woo hoo! :-)

Here’s my first attempt at crocheting a hat (before the pink hat, which became the pink beanie.) This photo was taken last November and wasn’t set up, it just wibbled it’s way down, but when it’s cold you need to keep a warm face, huh?!

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!!!!!! (…Saturday to my New Zealand  & Australian lovlies! ;-p)