I loved designing and making this Rainforest Crochet Patchwork Blanket. Inspired by traditional patchwork quilts, I wanted to make my own modern crochet version. This is a wonderfully simple and relaxing pattern. Full free pattern is now available here.
I have been so desperate to make a crochet blanket made up of different blocks of colour, but a design that does not involve individual squares or Granny Squares. I am so happy that I have finally worked this out, and have come up with this crochet patchwork squares design. Here is a little taster of what I have achieved so far. Remember you can get latest updates on my Facebook page and my Instagram.
This modern take on the crochet Granny Square Blanket was a delight to design and make. This is a blanket based on rectangles, but a modern updated rectangle design with each rectangle using a single colour, creating a contemporary feel. You can find the full free pattern for the blanket here.
This is an easy pattern, suitable for beginners. You can have fun with your colour palette, creating all sorts of stunning combinations.
I have had lots of requests for the details on how to make my new Modern Crochet Rectangle. You can now find the details here.
These are a wonderfully easy and modern version of the Rectangle Granny and an interesting variation of the traditional Granny Square.
I have finished my project using these Modern Crochet Rectangles and have nearly finished writing up the full pattern details, and so these are coming soon.
This page outlines how to add tassels to your crochet blanket. Adding tassels to your knitted or crochet blankets can really finish it off nicely. I have done this on several of my blankets and throws. This is a quick and simple tutorial guiding you through the steps to make these.
Instructions for tassels
I originally made this scarf at the beginning of the year, but now I have finally got round to writing the details up on my blog. It is a wonderfully easy crochet scarf to make. The two row repeat creates a lovely stitch definition. The pattern can be easily adapted to make it longer or shorter and thinner or wider. This is suitable for beginners. I have called this my Champagne Scarf as this was the name of the yarn colour.
The full pattern details are here.
Over the last couple of weeks I have been working on another crochet rectangle design. I was inspired to create a modern crochet blanket and had a colour scheme in mind. I had some fun trying to modify my Rectangle Granny Design into something that looked contemporary. This is the result.
I was really pleased with how the rectangle design turned out, I will let you have the pattern free on this blog soon.
Once I have finished making all of the rectangles, then on to joining them. More updates soon (or check out my instagram page as some real-time updates are provided).
I have finally finished writing this project up – it is an easy project to make but was quite complicated to explain the different steps involved. Full details are now available free here.
I have had such fun with this project. I was inspired by a patchwork quilt design and wanted to see if I could replicate the rustic feel with crochet Granny Squares. I chose some wonderful Stylecraft Special DK colours and had such fun creating different colour Granny Squares.
I had a layout in my mind and wanted the Granny Squares to be ‘spun’ round 90 degrees. This also meant that I had to make done quarter and half Granny Squares too.
My one word of warning about this project is the number of ends to sew in – there were loads!
I hopefully will update on the finished throw soon – I am currently writing up details of the design. But if you can’t wait….then please visit my instagram profile, as I have posted a picture.
This was a perfect little project for me to do whilst away on holiday. I wanted to come up with a way of tessellating my Granny Squares and Granny Rectangles.
You can find more details on this project here.