Modern Crochet Rectangle Blanket – free pattern now live

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.

Modern Crochet Rectangle Blanket

This is an easy pattern, suitable for beginners. You can have fun with your colour palette, creating all sorts of stunning combinations.

Modern Crochet Rectangle

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.

Modern crochet rectangle project

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).

Berries

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.

Hexagons and more…..

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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 blanket made from different motifs and wanted to try something other than squares – so I went for Granny Hexagons.

I wanted the edges of the the blanket/throw to be straight (and not hexagon-shaped) so I had to work out how to make two different types of half hexagons as well as quarter hexagons. 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.

Hope to update more on these projects soon.