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Ooo, this post has been a long time coming! Since 1 September in fact. Bad Natasja! But in my defence, I was entertaining my dear Dad on his visit to my neck of the woods, and enjoying it so much that I didn’t even have any time to blog. I’m sure you’ll understand.  (It’s a good sign when real life takes precedence over blog life don’t you think?)

Anyway, here’s what I want to show you. Blocks 1 to 9 of the 200 Crochet Blocks with Rachell Crochet Along. We’re making two to three blocks per week, starting on 1 September, so seeing as we’re in week four I should have at least eight blocks. I’ve got nine to show you and two more at home that I haven’t photographed yet. I’m back on track baby!

So here are my nine blocks. They are all done in Stylecraft Special DK with a 4 mm crochet hook.










These blocks have already been wet blocked, but not very successfully… That’s the thing with acrylic yarn – it doesn’t block as easily as natural fibres. At least the blocks are all 15cm x 15cm, just a bit wobbly around the edges. Hopefully they will straighten up nicely when sewed together. I hope…. if not, I’ll just wet block them again en masse.

My favourites are Popcorn Flower and the Corner Granny. I don’t like Twin Stripes and Triangle Stripes very much, but I’m glad I made them. This CAL is forcing me to make things that I wouldn’t normally be drawn to, which is a good thing.

If you’re taking part in the CAL, how far along are you? Do you have a favourite square?