Monday, September 9, 2013

Gypsy blanket crochet pattern and a Give Away!

Gypsy blanket crochet pattern available here.


She sat for hours writing it down, putting it all together in the layout, pictures and text, her eyes watering and hurting at the end of the day. Her hands and fingers aching from the keyboard and mouse clicking. But she was not going to stop. She wouldn't give up until her mission was done this time. It is here. Finally. Drums please...


♥♥♥♥♥ My Gypsy blanket crochet pattern

Well, enough of the drama... This is my first PDF pattern. I am so proud. It is 5 pages long as I have the beginner in my mind for this one. It doesn't just include a written pattern (Page 3) but also advice on mixing colors and yarn information (Page 2), Step by step picture instructions on how to Join-New-Yarn (Page 4) and the Join-As-You-Go method (Page 5). I am hoping this will inspire many of you to start on your own Gypsy blanket. The pattern is available in my Etsy shop on instant down load.

♥♥♥♥♥ Give Away! ♥♥♥♥♥
This Give Away is closed!

To celebrate this I am Giving Away 3 patterns today. Only leave a comment below telling me what you would like to read more about on my blog. MAke sure you leave an email address for me to trace you back. I will announce the winners and mail your PDF files on Wednesday morning European Swiss time.

Before I go I would like to remind you that I am guest blogging over at A Creative Being today (see yesterdays post about it here.). Pop over there to have a look, you won't regret it. It is all about the Gypsy blanket today. :D

Thanks for popping in today everyone. I hope you have enjoyed it.And welcome to any new visitor. I am delighted to have you here! :D

Happy crafty Monday!

PS Pattern will be available in UK and US terms. Just to let you know. :D

Kärlek
Annette

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102 comments :

  1. I just love the colourful look of your crochet work.

    I am also a keen quilter and to crochet when time allows.

    Yor blog looks very inspirational.

    Ilse Geldenhuis from South Africa.
    Email: geldenhs@global.co.za

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  2. I enjoy looking at your blog. What is your inspiration for your designs?

    ameliad98ATyahoo.com

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  3. That is great! Congratulations!Love that blanket & your blog, very inspiring. What I like to read about.... well, the reason I follow blogs in the first place is I love crafts, with needle and thread that is... anything with a needle and a thread, so... that is what I like to see on any blog I read or follow. (pamdejw@live.nl)

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  4. Just love Your blog!!!

    Greetings from Estonia!

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  5. more beautiful, colorful afghan patterns... these are awesome!!! Would love to win (in US terms, please)... I can "translate from UK to US, but might get mixed up & cause something else to come out).
    ~Tess

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  6. A month or two months ago a friend said to me that crochet was ... old-fashioned. Now I am looking at your blanket and know for sure: She doesn't get it! :-) Your blanket is beAuTifUl. I also like the hanger. ;-)

    Congratulation to the pattern!

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  7. Annette ~ I would like to see more of your home and ALL it's beautiful decor and furnishings!! You are so "put together" I am sure your house is a warm and inviting "haven" that "summons" you all "back home" at the end of each.day.! My email is: foolishme03@yahoo.com should you need to "contact" me!!! Your Gypsy blanket is EpIc!!!

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  8. I would love to make this blanket. So glad there is a pattern now! I also hope you make a pattern of the lovely shawl you have been working on. I am so in love with the colours of it. Keep up the lovely crochet. Would love to see lots more of it.

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  9. I love when you post your projects! They're so colorful!

    stephiebellahandmade [at] gmail [dot] com

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  11. oh wie schön...♥..da ich schon lange eine Anleitung suche für eine bunte Decke und die mir Deine sowas von gefällt, möcht ich mein Glück herausfordern und hier mitmachen. Mein Traum ist seit längerem, im Winter eine Decke zu häkeln.. uiii, nun drück ich mir ganz doll die Daumen.. herzliche Grüsse Barbara

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  13. Your blog is very colourful. I'd like to read about sewing-things like cushions for example. But crochet is the main reason I follow your blog :)

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  14. Hello Annette

    I just discovered your blog last night and love your work. Please count me in for the giveaway. Many thanks

    Liz

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  16. I would sure like to see, how you do the join-as-you-go on the gipsy blanket. I have med crocheting for many years, but haven't tried that yet, and I would sure like to learn.
    I have just recently found your blog, and I love it!
    Love - Lotte from Denmark (www.lottesroom.blogspot.dk)

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  17. Good Morning Annette,
    i love your blog and hopefully i have a place like you someday. I want to read more about growing vegetables and flowers but i like the posts about crocheting too.
    Have a nice day.
    LG Claudi

    ein.kleiner.drops@gmail.com

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  18. Lovely blanket and yay - your first pattern!! I only recently had a friend sit down with me and show me some basic crochet stitches and she mentioned how the US and UK terminology was different - eeek! How awesome that you know both!!!

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  19. Love your blog. I think you have the balance right. Beautiful work - keep it up!

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  20. I've really enjoyed your tutorials for how to make some of the flowers/afghans/stitches and would love to see more of these types of posts.

    piratepurl1@gmail.com

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  22. My congratulations!
    You did well job with the pattern!
    I love to read your blog,...about nice hand crafted things, kids, daily life and a coffe breaks :-)
    Good luck!!!

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  23. Congratulations on your first pattern and your gypsy blanket is beautiful. I think my mum would love to have one of those. Maybe a lap one for Christmas :)
    Good luck for today on your guest blogging with Wink. Will go and have a look later.

    Sally xxx

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  24. Hi Annette! Wow!-I exclaimed when I saw your Gypsy Blanket! It's very very pretty! Well done! It's a great job - small squares and a lot of yarn tails to hide. Also Congratulations on your first PDF pattern!
    Have a wonderful start of the week!
    Olga ♡

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  25. Love ur blog u create such beautiful crochet looking forward to learning more from you.
    Seema

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  26. hi annette,
    oh, what would i like to read more about on your blog... ???
    hmmm, i would like to read more about crocheting shawls & hats :-)
    bis bald, pami

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  27. What a beautiful gypsy blanket! I love it!

    I would like to see more unique and special crochet patterns on your blog, some things you don't see everywhere. :-)

    Kind regards,

    Ingrid
    ingrid@sunflowerjewels.eu

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  28. great !
    Greetings from Poland :)
    Katarzyna


    www.sajuki.blogspot.com

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  29. I always am thrilled to see new free patterns and what inspired you! Thank u for the lovely give away!

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  30. Dear Annette,
    First about your gipsy blanket; wow, it looks great - I can imagine you are proud, you can be!
    Second about your blog: what I would like to read more about your blog are your lovely stories about normal live. I love the way you write about things which I recognize so much, like organizing a household with three children and still trying to find the time to do handcraft.
    I hope you will write more about Sweden, I have never been there, but it is definitely on our wish-list.
    x
    Nathaly

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  31. Lovely blanket. I just found your blog, and I've already spotted so many nice things here that I've started following.

    And I would love to have the blanket pattern.. (bentesimone@gmail.com)

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  32. I like your blog as it is :)

    Lluisa xx

    lluisa.love@gmail.com

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  33. Good morning Annette, I'm from Portugal and I just loooove your blog!! Loving everything is not very easy to ask you to tell us about something in particular, but I woul like you to share some more about your shawl's because I'm trying to make my first one. Hope you have a wonderful week!!!

    Titá Negrão - henriquetanegrao@gmail.com

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  34. I always enjoy reading about crochet tips on your blog and have enjoyed your free tutorials very much too for which I thank you for the time and effort you put into that!
    Good luck with the selling of your PDF pattern on Etsy!
    Have a wonderful week! Sandra from http//:reflectionsandnature.blogspot.com

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  35. Congratulation from Denmark with your new pattern..:-)
    I would enjoy to read more about your choice of colours..It makes me happu just to look at them...:-)

    piaeriksen64@gmail.com

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  36. My goodness, I love your blanket and have tons of respect for the time en effort you put in making the pattern.
    I follow your blog already a while and can't say what I would like to read more of you. I like your blog as it is!!!

    groetjes

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  37. I love your blog, so I have no idea what to tell you about improving it! I did like your chair re-do, so maybe more re-dos? Your blanket is lovely and I do hope I win the pattern!
    Have a good day!
    Deb P.

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  38. Well done for getting this pattern into words, it must have been a mammoth project, how very exciting! I love your blog just the way it is and the only thing I would love to see a little more of is your garden, veg patch and also the area you live in. Thanks for doing a fab giveaway xoxo

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  39. Den var ju inte lätt, älskar din blogg, kanske mer virkat, är det möjligt :)
    Kram Anette
    crossie4@hotmail.com

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  40. I love your blog, so I don't know what to tell you! The chair re-do was good,loved how different it looked with a splash of paint and a new fabric! Maybe more re-do ideas then. Hope I win that pattern, as I love the blanket! Have a great day!
    Deb P

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  41. Hi Annette! I think your gypsy blanket is GORGEOUS!!!! And congrats on writing your first pdf pattern too - I think I might just treat myself.... I've been stuck in knitting mode for the last year or so, making an afghan which I've nearly finished -yay- and have been wondering how to get back into crochet again (I taught myself a couple of years ago & can't quite remember anything!!) Thank you for being so inspiring :-)

    As for suggestions, well I think it would be interesting to see where you get your inspiration from & I guess for me just tips & techniques x

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  42. Well done on so many counts. The beautiful blanket is such a treasure. Writing the pattern. I hope it sells really well. You deserve such success after spending such a long time and sharing your wonderful tips and techniques.
    I love your blog so just keep posting is fine with me.
    Have you ever looked at Design Seed for colour palettes?

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  43. What a great giveaway! Nothing I love more than a colorful granny blanket. So great you gave the pattern for it too. Like winning anyways :)
    Good luck to all!
    almaluzpacheco@gmail.com

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  44. Hi Annette!

    If I really have to give a 'comment' about what I like to read (more) off on your blog then it is maybe more info about croching/crochet. Some simple tips and tricks about how to make crochet easier when your just starting, where you can buy good quality materials etc. ;-).

    For the rest: keep on going! Like your blog!!

    Marloes

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  45. Hi Annette!

    I'd love to see more about your techniques. I am an intermediate crocheter but love to learn new stitches from such creative people such as yourself.

    I LOVE this blanket. Its been on my inspiration list since you first posted it on instagram

    XLaura

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  46. I just found your blog from your guest post today on a creative being. I'd love to read anything on your blog! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    dsb448@att.net

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  47. I love your blog and your pictures. So lovely. Your gypsy afghan is beautiful! And I love the clothes hanger in the photo also! I would love to see any homemade Christmas ornaments since Christmas is fast approaching. I love to see Christmas ornaments from other countries, especially if they are crocheted! Sherrill - sama1959ca@yahoo.ca

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  48. Hello Annette...I read your blog for the sheer comfort it gives me...it reminds me of family in Denmark when I was a child. I enjoy seeing the pictures of your surroundings, what you and your family do and the projects you come up with...would like to see more holiday projects. I think you are doing a great job!
    Eva

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  49. Hello,
    I'm a follower of Winkie, and so I read your guest blog by her. I must say, I'm very surprised. Tips and trics (tutorials) always catch my attention, it doest'n matter if its about crochet, knitting or sewing.
    So count me in for your give-away!
    Have a nice day, Viviane

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  50. I'd like to hear more about the crafting community n Switzerland.

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  51. Hi, I just found your blog via A creative being and I'm enjoying all of it. First I have to take a look around to suggest what I like most but I love to knit and to crochet, I just love your color matching!
    I'm also a new follower ;)

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  52. Hej Annette,

    I'd like to take part in your giveaway..but anyway..I love blankets and would like more blankets and also wouldn't mind writing more about how you create your patterns. Also, how life is compared to Sverige. I am a Norwegian expat in Uk..and I find such things interesting. Just getting back to blogging these days, and it was great to read your blog. Will check that other blog out later tonight.
    Linn

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  53. murphyann24@yahoo.com
    I found your blog from your guest blog at A Creative Being. I'm absolutely in love with the colors of your Gypsy Blanket!

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  54. I like patterns that are written for beginners. I have a hard time following written instructions of any kind, so I appreciate the extra effort on a detailed pattern.

    I really like your tutorials and I'd love to see more of those on your blog.

    busybee2@comcast.net

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  55. Congratulations on the completed pattern!
    I love reading about your home and life in Switzerland, how your crochet fits in.

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  56. Hi, I just found you today through Wink's {creative being's site.} I crochet and would love to win one of your patterns. I think the blanket is very beautiful. love Carol

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  57. Hi, I am a new follower that came over from your guest post at A Creative Being. I love your work and it looks like you already have a very nice mix of what you blog about, so keep up the good work!

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  58. Hej Annette!
    I like your blog a lot and think it´s just perfect, lots of nice things to look at - thank you very much :-)
    Venligst hilsen fra Vestmannaeyjar, Island :-)

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  59. Hi, I just found you through creative being and I love your site. The blanket is beautiful and I would love to make one. love Carol

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  60. Please enter me in your giveaway!
    What I would like to read more about on your blog? As with all crocheters we've had our "moments". Can you talk about mistakes you made....mistakes you discovered on patterns you either bought or got for free....humorous stuff like that.

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  61. Love your color choices and your projects! More please. Loved your post over at a creative being. Really you started crocheting in 2009?! You are very talented. Beautiful blanket
    Thank you

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  63. I think your blog is wonderful already but I would love to see any other tutorials you might like to make. :) You can email me through my Blogger profile if I win.

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  64. Your blanket is beautiful and inspiring! Love reading your blog and being inspired by all you do. Thanks and congrats on making your first PDF!
    Sharon
    sharongkelley@gmail.com

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  65. I like so much yor blog. Love all about crochet and when you write a tutorials!

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  66. I enjoy all your posts... Your pictures are always so pretty :)

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  67. I love reading about your home and other places you visit and seeing the photos. I don't get out much, so I really enjoy "armchair travel". Your crafts are also luscious and I would love to crochet this blanket! Thank you!

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  68. The blanket is beautiful - another thing added to my crochet to-do list!

    Your posts are always so colourful and cheerful, so I think your blog is already great as it is! I've only recently started to crochet though so any tips for beginners would be good!
    nightingaleanddolittle@gmail.com

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  69. I love your tutorials. I just finished a blanket using your Daisy Square tutorial. I made sure to reference your blog on my own when showing the finished product yesterday.
    Cathie @ cathiescraftworks.gmail.com

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  70. Congratulations! Your afghan is gorgeous. I love to see your crochet projects and your tutorials. I'd love to win the pattern. Thank you for the chance.

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  71. Your blanket is beautiful!
    My e-mail is kristine.hayhow@gmail.com

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  72. I enjoy everything on your blog..and now a pattern!!!! Congrats-Yippee!! Tutorials are always my favorite, and seeing/reading about the blogger (you) are always interesting. Thank you for the chance to win you new pattern.
    xx's

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  73. Found your blog through Wink, and its great to find another wonderful blog!

    I would just like to read lots and lots of crochet, granny squares and colourful yarn!

    Thank you for the Giveaway!

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  74. I love this blanket. I am already dreaming of all the wonderful colors and the yarn that I would use.

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  76. I am pretty new to your blog but have enjoyed reading so far. I am new to crochet so lots of tips and easy pattern would be helpful. thanks for the giveaway.

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  77. I would love to win a pattern to add to my collection! I hope to pass them on to a fellow crocheter when I'm gone! ♥

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  78. Good Morning. I love your blanket and the other items you have made. I would like to see more crocheted projects for purses and jewelry in fine thread.

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  80. I love to see all of your crochet work. It is inspiring for me. Your yarn combinations are beautiful. Your Maybelle flower and square caught my eye, and I hope to try them soon. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  81. I love your Gypsy Blanket, the border you have used pulls everything together - very clever! I've just recently found your blog - I am enjoying it very much - thank you for sharing.

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  82. Hi Annette,

    I'm new to your blog.
    Found you through your gast blog for Twink.

    I'd love to be one of the 3 lucky ones for the pattern as one day i really want to start making a blanket.
    Oh, your colours used, really surprisingly!

    It's hard asking you what to write about.
    I'm just curious what you will bemaking next.
    Inspiration is the reason why i'm following Twinks and now also your blog!

    Love,
    José

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  83. This blanket is GORGEOUS! I'm here for the first time, read your guest post on Wink's blog today. Congrats on your first pattern! I'll be book marking your blog now, don't want to miss out on more colorful therapy! :o)

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  84. I love all your crochet and would love to see as many patterns as possible!!

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  85. Adoro tu blog,tus trabajos preciosos,tus tutoriales y todas las cosas que cuentas de ti y tu vida.Eres muy inspiradora.begoprado70@gmail.com

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  86. Lovely patterns!! The colors in the blanket are so beautiful!
    P.S. I got my yarns, it's lovely and really like the texture. Thank you very much!

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  87. I read your guest post earlier and love the Gypsy blanket. I'd like to see crochet related blog posts; that's my main interest. I have several of your patterns in my to make pile. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!
    Blessings :-)

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  88. Beautiful blanket! I most love the gray edging. Also the crochet cover on the hanger is so pretty. You do lovely work and you are one of my favorite blogs to follow.
    Cris G. in Southern California, gorria@verizon.net

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  89. I just found your blog from A Creative Being, so I am enjoying looking at everything! Your Gypsey Blanket is beautiful!

    Christy
    Cjmartivet@gmail.com

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  90. Hi Annette, not sure if I am still in time for the giveaway but anyway, I just wanted to say that your crochet blanket is gorgeous and congratulate you on your first pattern!

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  91. I would like to see patterns for fillet crochet and thread doilies. I have been hoping to find tie pattern for your Maybelle flowers to use for an appliquéd wall hanging and today it was there. Thank you.
    Sherry
    rjohnston7@cox.net

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  92. I love your colorful choices, and really need to get some of your yarn. Gorgeous! I say, just keep doing what your doing! I'm loving it! Gina

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  93. Just found your blog! The blanket is just beautiful!! Very colorful!
    Easy patterns for bags would be helpful to me.
    Anne♥

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  94. Hej Anette. Underbar blogg du har. Du inspirerar med färg o form. Underbara bilder också. Jag undrar om du skulle kunna tänka dig använda gråskalor, svart vitt. O gärna fler plagg skulle vara roligt. Best reagards Esin. esin19832009@hotmail.com

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  95. Anette, your work is so gorgeous and I love your Gypsy blanket. Everything you make is beautiful I am nearly drooling when I see your work.
    I also crochet,knit and quilt but my greatest love is crochet. Am still learning a lot of new things. Hope you do a tutorial how you put the squires together.
    I am a real gypsy at heart and love all the gorgeous colors you used.It sure makes me happy just looking at it.
    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work.

    Yoka

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  96. As a newbie, I am inspired by the color and variety of your projects. Just keep following your heart and I'll keep visiting. Thanks so much!

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  97. I am so delighted that I found your Ig feed which has led me to your blog. Your work is glorious and inspires me.
    Thankyou,
    Melissa046

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  98. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous blanket Annette!

    xxx

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  99. I love your site. The pictures are great, I live in Minnesota and it is so interesting to see other regions of our great country. I also garden and love flowers. I am a beginner crocheter but really enjoy it. I am making colorful hats and flowers. I love color. You are so talented!

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Thank you so much for visiting my world. I love reading your comments and I do my utterly best to respond to questions and sweet messages. Thank you again for popping by.

Kärlek
Annette

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