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.

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.

A Journey Worth Embarking On: Embarking on a Midnight Garden crochet project is more than just a creative endeavor; it’s a journey into a realm of tranquility and imagination. 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 fulfillment 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

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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 hooks I use are available here.

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

Inspiration from Patchwork Quilt Designs

When I come to end of one project, there is always a sense of excitement that I can start a new one. Yes, I am one of those really annoying people who are very strict about having ONE project on the go at any time. I have to stick to my rules otherwise I would never finish anything! But sometimes when the time comes to start a new project my head is buzzing with all sorts of ideas, and it can take a while to really crack on and make a sample and see if works.

For this project I have used the technique that was used for my Rainforest Patchwork Squares and my Violet blanket.

The inspiration for this project came from modern quilt designs, particularly the disappearing 4-square designs. I decided to make 4 differently configured squares, which I will later come to join to form a larger square. My basic design was as follows:

My 4 square designs

I then joined the squares in groups of 4 and then edged the group in a darker colour.

More details on this pattern is coming soon.