Crochet.Community Collaboration #1- Mandala 2015 #58: ... colour choice discussions ...

“we interrupt this regularly scheduled programming” to talk colours!

  • what colour combinations are you using?
  • any plans for the next (52 weeks – 20 weeks=) 32 weeks?
  • what colour(s) would you use if making a second one?

Debbie (life & crocheting have a lot in common: it's all about one stitch at a time.)

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Debbie Pribele ...

I’m currently using leftover yarn from 2014 creations. … some of the yarns have been used up so I’m including alternatives in the same colour range (ex. my original “grey” is gone so I’m using a different shade now)

Mary S ...

I must admit I am saving the row directions every week because I want to start and keep going, although I may go on and start soon as I think there are enough rows now to keep busy for a short time. I will probably just go with what ever looks good at the time for that row. Am going to start using up scraps and see how far that goes. I have enough scraps to get a lot of it done, just been putting them aside for quite a while. I did make a similar type afghan last fall used ,navy,.purple, lavender, pink, light blue, yellow, white, dark pink. and orchird. When finished it was about 5 1/2 foot in diameter.

flamingfountain1 ...

I am strictly using scraps that I had left over, not enough to do a project, but enough for 1 or more rows. Trying to stick with blues, reds, yellows purples, and pinks. I like the randomness of the colors. Sometimes I just reach into my basket, grab and use whatever comes out. Sometimes I plan. Just depends on my mood at the time. I have done this quite often in the past and find they make some of the prettiest afghans.

BarbS ...

I’m concerning myself more with ‘hue’ than ‘color.’ I started with yellow, green and brown, so shades of those in similar hues are what I’ll add, maybe with a highlight color (orange.) If I’d started with sharp, deeper hues of color I think I could change colors more frequently, but since they are muted hues, I try to match that. Color Theory is a study to itself!

SandyG ...

I, also, am using remnant balls of yarn… I have some varigated colors and use those to determine the following rows. For example, one varigation contained reds, blues and yellows so I followed with a row of yellow, a row of blue and a row of yellow; between changing varigations I am using a nuetral color like white, cream, brown or black.

meanjaws ...

I , try to use remnant balls of yarn . I try to start with a dark colour and then a light colour. I use varigated yarn to make Yoyo squares ( 16 Yoyo ‘s plus 2 rows around each ) for lap robe for wheelchair seniors and wounded solders . Some thing I have been doing is making a sample blanket. I always make a sample of the squares I’m working on then in the winter I join them together with white or black

SandyG ...

This blog started me looking at my project a little differently (thus the fire vision).

Subconsciously, I’ve been following the seasonal change where I live, in my color sceme. I started with white… January snows, followed by a festive varigation (the promise/wish for Spring) nestled in black (as those Spring flowers were still sleeping), then came Valentines Day with brown and red (roses and chocolate, of course), followed by some blue skies and purple sunrises, a little more snow, budding trees and shrubs (a varigation with greens, rust and brown), some bright sunsets of yellow and orange, green leaves and grasses following, and finally, the flames in the fire pit (shades of blue… teal to sky blue…, followed by shades of yellow… cream to butter…, ending in shades of orange… Pumpkin to rust). I don’t know what will follow, but it will be fun to find out.

meanjaws ...

Love that idea Sandy
Have to try that on the next one

Debbie Pribele ...

how lovely, Sandy!!

flamingfountain1 ...

Sandy, that’s very creative. Love it.