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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.