Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Bullion Stitch Blocks, week 3

(This post is part of my Year of ProjectsCrochet Master Class series. You can read the other posts in this series here.)

The subtitle of this post should be: Unraveled.

Yesterday, I learned that squares for Heartmade Blessings, the intended charity recipient of my bullion stitch blocks, cannot contain any black yarn.  So last night, this:

became this.

I know I didn’t have to pull back the entire block, but I really wanted to use the same group of colors throughout all the blocks.  I also pulled back three other partial blocks that I had started in the same color scheme.

The rainbow yarn is a must.  I received it in a swap and while I love the funkiness of it, I don’t really know how else to use it.  So this morning, I dug into my stash and came up with these yarns.

Much brighter color palette, for better or worse. I’ll be pulling back a scrap pet blanket and granny square if needed for this project.

Since this block, the Poppy Bullion Block by Donna Kay Lacey, is so fun to make, I really don’t mind starting over.  I do hope to have at least eight 12″ bullion squares to donate at the end of the month, but we’ll see.  I still haven’t decided if I will unravel my other bullion block, Hybrid Peas by Margaret MacInnis.

I hadn’t added any black to this block yet, but I might want to use the same yarns as the other blocks.

If you are interested in doing some bullion crochet yourself, I discovered that Donna Kay Lacey has a great photo tutorial available as a free Ravelry download.  I haven’t tried her technique yet, but I have to believe it works since her bullions are just gorgeous.

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