I haven’t written a post for a while, apologies for this. I have been really busy working on some different projects, and also family life also was busy.
I thought I would give you little taster of what is coming on my blog shortly.
Granny Hexagons have been taking up a lot of my time lately. I basically wanted to make a Granny Square blanket but made up of Granny Hexagons. I have used Stylecraft Special DK, which can be purchased here.
I have had to work out how to make half a granny hexagon – and this is more complicated than it sounds because to have straight edges to this blanket there are two different types of half granny hexagons. Notice from the picture above that the half hexagons along the sides are going to be different from the ones at the top and bottom (which I have not done yet – you can see where these need to go by my stickers).
Anyway my plan is write this all up and have this on my blog shortly.
I have also worked on a simple granny square in between time, which requires a bit less thought. Again, I used Stylecraft Special DK, which can be purchased here.
I have just started selling some of my newer crochet blankets in my Etsy shop and so far this is going well. I must say it has been lovely to have some fantastic feedback from happy customers and I am thrilled that my blankets are finding new homes.
I also donate some of my work to charity and this week I sent off 2 large batches of blankets to charities.
All the blankets are 100% Acrylic and washable, so they should be perfect to use in their new homes.
I love to crochet, but sadly I cannot keep all my work. So I am really happy that I can make these items with lots of care and dedication and then see them go off to their new owners. Best of all – I can keep making and designing!
This week I thought I would try to use up some of the greens and blues in my yarn stash. All were part-balls and left-overs from other projects. I am not a fan of mixing yarn brands, so I chose all Stylecraft Special DK.
I love these Stylecraft Chunky yarn colours together and they work up well in cushion cover. The chunky yarn seems to give a beautiful stitch definition and seems to work perfectly with the herringbone half treble stitch.
I have been playing around with a few different granny squares, motifs and blocks this week. I have been looking to make a granny star for a while as I love the visual effect. You will be able to find many different patterns and tutorials on the internet for granny squares. Like granny squares, everyone has their own favourite and different ways to make these.
If you are interested in how I have made my granny square please find the written pattern here.
This week I have been working on this Sea Urchin Granny Square Blanket. Ice Yarns sent me some of their yarn from their Saver range and this is what I came up with. The yarn is lovely to work with – it is soft and there was no splitting or joins. I loved the colours – and the yarn was thicker than I usually work with (it was Aran weight) – it was such a joy to work with that it felt strange going back to my usual double knit.
The written pattern for this blanket is available on the Ice Yarn Designer website here.
I have just finished this beautiful granny square blanket. I have to admit that this has turned out to be one of my favourite blankets that I have made. The colours are not my usual palette – but have turned out to work so well together that I have now been converted.