Update on the granny squares

I wanted to update you on these granny squares. Well, the blanket is finished. I am planning on writing up this pattern, but to keep you going I have posted a little sneak preview below.

I have to say that it has not been easy to photograph this blanket – it seems to look different depending on the light. Anyway, I think the picture below show the richness of the colours.

Not sure what to make next, so I started another granny square. I love these colours and I think this one will be a continuous (big) granny square.

Have a great Wednesday!

Granny Squares – reds and browns

This week has been about playing around with some different colours for a new granny squares project.

I wanted to have a look at some colours from the red/brown palette.

I really loved how the colours of Stylecraft Special DK Lemon, Vintage Peach, Raspberry and Plum were working together. What a fruity combo these are turning out to be! I love the way that the granny squares look quite different when combined in a different order.

I think I might keep on going – and perhaps this is going to be the next big project.

The Susie Baby Blanket

I am really excited to share this project with you!

I have named it ‘The Susie Baby Blanket’ for two reasons – firstly it is made up of the Suzette stitch, which is incredibly simple. Secondly my ‘baby’ sister Susie has just started crocheting, which is wonderful as now I have someone in the family who I can talk to who understands the wonders of crochet.  

The Suzette stitch is simple and suitable for beginners, and is made up of double crochet (DC) and treble crochet (TC) (UK terms).  I have added a simple border made up of double crochet (DC) and half treble crochet (HTC), but the border is optional as the Suzette stitch leaves lovely straight edges.

I have written up the pattern in full and this can be found here.

Corner-to-corner Granny Square – finished!

I was really impressed with how quick this blanket worked up.

Pattern

This pattern was the Corner-to-Corner Granny Square by Blossom Crochet. The YouTube video tutorial can be found on Blossom Crochet’s channel here. I did two rows of each colour in a repeating order of White, Lincoln, Grey, Pale Rose and Grape, until the end where there was one final row of White. I absolutely loved this pattern and the tutorial was super-easy to follow. I love the way that the blanket is lovely and square with perfect corners and straight lines.

Yarn

I used Stylecraft Special DK (100% Acrylic) in colours White, Grey, Lincoln, Pale Rose and Grape (1 skein each).

Border

I used a border that was outlined by The Patchwork Heart. I used the White yarn for the border. This was two rows of treble crochet followed by a row of double crochet, chain 3, double crochet in same stitch, skip stitch then repeat in next stitch (all UK terms).

Finished Size

The finished blanket is approximately 72cm x 72cm.

Full page version see here

Corner-to-Corner Granny Square

I have never attempted a corner-to-corner crochet project before, but I have been inspired to try a corner-to-corner granny square by seeing some lovely projects on Instagram.

The pattern is wonderfully simple and easy to follow and is a YouTube tutorial by Blossom Crochet. This can be found on Blossom Crochet’s channel

I am using Stylecraft Special DK 100% Acrylic yarn in the following colours: White, Grey, Lincoln, Grape and Pale Rose. I am using size 3.5mm hook.

So far I am really impressed with how the edges are lovely and straight, and how quickly it works up. I am a little restricted as to how big I can make this as it looks like I might not have enough of the Lincoln to make it too big, so I think I will aim for about 70cm x 70cm.

Rainbow Granny Squares – joining the squares

This weekend I finished my stacks of pastel rainbow granny squares. I made a total of 30 squares.

My intention was always to join with grey, but I did suddenly wonder whether I should go for white or cream. However I stuck to my original plan – and I am really happy with it.

I am using the ‘join-as-you-go’ joining method.

Hopefully, I will finish joining the squares today and then can get onto the border.