How to make a Heart Granny Square

In 2019 I made my Green Heart Granny Square Blanket. I have had lots of requests for the Heart pattern. I am please to report that you will find a step-by-step tutorial for how to make a Heart Granny Square. I have two versions to share with you – a narrow heart and wide heart – you can choose which one you prefer.

Heart Granny Square
Heart Granny Square

Finishing the Mini Crochet Squares Blanket

A few weeks ago I posted details on how to make the Mini Crochet Squares and a tutorial on how to join them using the join-as-you-go method. As this design was created to be used as a perfect stash-buster – have now finished a blanket using these squares and have managed to use up a bit of my yarn stash.

I am really pleased with the result – 196 squares in a 14 by 14 formation. I have also added a really nice Half-Treble V-Stitch Border onto it too.

Full details on the Mini Crochet Squares Blanket.

Full details on the Half-Treble V-Stitch Border.

Mini Crochet Squares – a perfect stash-buster project

I am having a bit of a stash-bust, trying to reduce my number of yarn scraps, part-balls and spares. These are little squares, perfect for using up small yarn scraps and using as a stash buster project. Each of the Mini Crochet Squares requires approximately 3-4g of double knit weight yarn (all my scraps were from my stash of Stylecraft Special DK yarn) spares and scraps.

Mini Crochet Squares

The Mini Crochet Squares have a simple 3-round design and each square is made with one colour. The free pattern is here, and includes on how to join the squares using the join-as-you-go joining method,

Mini Crochet Squares

I am hoping to make blanket out of the Mini Crochet Squares, so far I have about 50 squares joined. I will provide more updates on how this is progressing.

Cosy Caramel Crochet Scarf – a beautifully simple crochet project

This beautiful crochet scarf has a wonderfully simple one row repeat. This means that it is incredibly beginner-friendly, eliminating the need to memorise complex patterns or make frequent changes. Yet, it offers enough versatility to intrigue experienced crafters. The repetitive nature of the pattern not only makes for a relaxing crochet experience but also allows for easy customisation in terms of length, width, and colour.

crochet scarf

Made with Aran weight yarn this scarf has a wonderfully squishy feel.

You can find the free pattern here.

Granny Heart – a perfect valentine motif

As we approach Valentine’s Day – suddenly social media is awash with crochet hearts. Well…….here is a a quick and simple Granny Heart version. Full details can be found here. A written pattern is provided as well as a link to a YouTube video tutorial.

I made my Granny Hearts with cotton DK yarn, but you can use whatever yarn you choose.

Hope you enjoy!

Pastel Tiles Blanket – a Granny Squares and Granny Rectangles Project

I loved making this Pastel Tiles Blanket. It incorporates both Granny Squares and Granny Rectangles made in pastel colours. These are then joined using a contrasting colour and the effect is fantastic. The design incorporates my new and improved Granny Rectangle pattern (the ‘Even Better’ Granny Rectangle).

The free pattern and details can be found here.

Summer Bucket Hat – a crochet bucket hat design

I have had some fun making something completely different. I made a crochet summer bucket hat for my daughter. Bucket hats seem to be very popular at the moment and there are some lovely crochet versions around too. This is quite quick to make and suitable for intermediate crocheters. The free written pattern and accompanying video tutorial can be found here.