Inspired by Spring Colours

Over the last few weeks I have been busy working out the colour palette for a new crochet blanket design. I have the crochet pattern in my head, but need to decide on the colours which will work best with the pattern.

In the UK, the weather is still very cold for April – I am still using my winter coat. However, as I enjoy walking around London, as well as working on my allotment and in my garden; flowers and blossom are defiantly making an appearance.

As nature bursts into life with the arrival of spring, it’s the perfect time to infuse the vibrant colours and fresh energy of the season into a new crochet blanket design.

From the gentle and more vibrant pinks……

……to the purple shades of bluebells, wisteria, clematis and California lilac.

Inspired by the wisteria, clematis, tulips, bluebells and more, I think I have the start of a beautiful colour palette.

My plan is to mix these colours up with some complementary colours including some vibrant turquoise and blue colours.

I hope to share more on the final colour scheme and the crochet design soon, once it has been finalised.

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.

Threefold Blanket finished – a modern crochet blanket design

I loved making this modern crochet style blanket. It is made up of 35 separate crochet squares, joined together. Each square is worked over over 20 rows with a one row repeat.

Using Stylecraft Special DK yarn in Graphite, Aspen, Spearmint, Sherbet, Clematis, Wisteria, Storm Blue, and Silver, the colours in this project just sing out!

Full details are here. 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.

Introducing “Midnight Garden”: A Stunning Twist on the Classic Granny Square

Today, I am thrilled to unveil a breathtaking new design that will captivate your imagination and ignite your creative spirit. Introducing “Midnight Garden,” a mesmerizing variation of the traditional Granny Square that combines elegance, intricacy, and a touch of mystery.

Get ready to embark on a crochet journey that will transport you to a magical realm of blooming flowers, starlit skies, and moonlit nights.

The Inspiration Behind Midnight Garden: Inspired by the enchanting beauty of nocturnal gardens, Midnight Garden is a crochet masterpiece that captures the essence of moonlit serenity and the secret allure of hidden flora.

Imagine wandering through a lush garden bathed in soft moonlight, surrounded by flowers that bloom under the stars. This design aims to bring that sense of wonder and tranquility into your crochet projects.

Find the free pattern here.

As you crochet each intricate motif, you’ll find yourself immersed in the peaceful ambiance of a moonlit garden, losing track of time and discovering a profound sense of fulfilment in every stitch.

Midnight Garden is a crochet design that marries tradition and innovation, weaving a tale of moonlit enchantment through every stitch. Whether you’re an experienced crocheter or a novice seeking to embark on a new adventure, this design invites you to explore the hidden depths of creativity and indulge in the joy of bringing beauty to life with your own hands.

So, gather your yarn and hook, and let Midnight Garden guide you into a world where crochet meets magic. Happy crocheting!

Starting a new squares blanket design

I seem to have been working on this new project for ages, but I thought I would give you an update on where I have got to so far.

I started with these colours from the Stylecraft Special DK range – Pistachio, Meadow, Fuchsia Purple, Lemon, Blush, Pale Rose. I used hook size 4mm.

The pattern I used is a variation of the Granny Square, but the concept would just as easily work with the traditional Granny Square.

I have decided to use a contrast colour to make the bright colours ‘pop’.

Anyway, the update is that I am on the last few squares and will soon by looking to join the squares…..how do you think I should join these?

Stashbuster Squares – updated page

I have now completed my stashbuster squares project and I am really pleased with it. In total, I made 70 squares and arranged them in a 7 by 10 formation.

I sewed my squares together using a variation of the mattress stitch and I made a blanket/throw. The blanket could be left as it is, but I decided to add a simple white border.

The full details are available here. I have also included a video tutorial.

Cosy Rectangle Blanket Pattern

Over the past couple of weeks I have been working on the Cosy Rectangle Blanket. It is a wonderfully soft and squishy blanket, thanks to the stitch combination.

The pattern is easy to follow but it is worth noting that I adjusted the number of stitches in each round so that the blanket lay flat and the corners were beautifully square.

Essentially each round is one of two rounds (either a round 4 or a round 5 repeat). The stripes are made up of two rounds of each colour. The written pattern is available here.

I am currently working on a video tutorial for this Cosy Rectangle Blanket and I am hoping to release this soon