Donating Blankets to Charity

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!

Amethyst Granny Square Border

Today I finished this giant granny square. I completed 50 rounds of the granny square, starting and finishing with Magenta. My colour order was Magenta, White, Aspen, Lavender, Graphite, Clematis and Wisteria. You can purchase the yarn here.

I chose a border from ‘Round the Corner – Crochet Borders’ by Edie Eckman. I selected border #130 and am really please with the result. I used White and Clematis for the border.

My finished blanket measured approximately 103cm x 103cm.

More details on this project can be found here.

Amethyst Granny Square

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This week I have been working on this giant granny square.

I love these colours so much – they are Stylecraft Special DK in White, Graphite, Aspen, Magenta, Clematis, Wisteria and Lavender. You can buy this yarn here.

The pattern is based on a traditional granny square and is a seven row repeat.

I wanted this to be a giant granny square, so I think this will be around 50 rounds (I am aiming for approximately 100-110cm wide).

A few more rounds to go then I will start the border. Not sure what border to do yet, I was thinking that I might go with an all white border (but we will see).





Pretty Silver Granny Square Blanket

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I have just finished this baby-sized blanket (70cm x 82cm). It is really simple that you can scale up to the size that you want. To see further details on how I made this please see here.

I used Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic) in 4 colours : Magenta (100g), White (100g), Blush (100g) and Silver (200g). You can purchase this yarn here. You will need to purchase more yarn if you plan to make a bigger blanket.



The Gemstone Granny Square

I finished putting the border on this giant granny square today. I was initially disappointed that I ran out of Grape colour yarn, as I wanted to do a larger border all in this colour. As it turns out I was very pleased with the row of Pale Rose to finish the blanket off.

If you would like to see further details of how I made this blanket, please see here.

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.

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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.