I am please to announce that the full pattern and details for this Mocha Sundae blanket are available here. This is completely free. I have tried something different with this project and have put together a YouTube step-by-step slide show tutorial here. I hope that this helps a few people at least. Written pattern is also available free too.
I have to admit that I am a bit obsessed with colour blocks and single colour squares. I think this is because I just want to make something with as few ends as possible to sew in. I also had some beautiful Paintbox Simply DK yarn in my stash that I have been saving for that perfect project. You can buy Paintbox Simply DK yarn here (affiliate link – if you buy anything via this link, at no extra cost to you, I may get a small commission which helps me to run my website).
My first task was to work out what stitch combination I wanted to use. In the end I went with a combination of two different stitches – a combination that I used in a previous project or two, see if you can work out which ones.
Initially I was not happy with how the edges looked, so my second task was to work out how to create a perfectly straight edge. This took loads of attempts, but I was really happy with the outcome – more on this coming soon.
My third task was to work out how to do the join. In the end I went with a join similar to that I used on my Rainforest Patchwork Blanket, but with some little differences.
Now my task is getting the bulk of the blanket finished………and when the weather is fine I can sit in the garden and get in the crocheting zone!
I have had lots of comments on social media calling this the ‘ice-cream’ or ‘Neapolitan’ blanket – not sure what I will call it but it does remind me of ice-cream!
I have been wanting a project to use up my yarn stash, and this Granny Square variation is perfect. Each Spring Square requires approximately 7g of DK yarn. These 4 different squares are all based on the same pattern, just with different colour schemes.
You can find the free pattern here.
The squares can be used for a many different projects – here I have made 4 coasters. But I also have been working on a larger project using these squares…..more about this soon.
This has truly been a wonderful blanket to make – one of my favourite projects to date. The colours are wonderful. Retro or Autumn – you decide! Free pattern is available here.
This has been my focus for the past couple of weeks. This project is worked in stripes – it took me while to work out which stitch to use. The end result is very pleasing with not too many gaps in. The colour scheme reminds me of the 1970s retro colours, but also a bit of an autumn feel too.
This pattern has a very simple one row repeat, so hopefully will be simple for me to write up and should be coming very soon.
My Violet Blanket is finished! Pattern and further details now available free here. Perfect for a stash-buster or to have fun with different colour combinations.
This pattern uses the same stitch and principles as my Rainforest Blanket. It is work practising the join-as-you-go slip stitch join, but once you get the hang of this it is super easy and relaxing
I have spent the last few weeks working on this Violet Rectangles project. It is based on the same principles and techniques that I used with my Rainforest Crochet Patchwork Squares Blanket.
Hopefully more details on how I made this will be coming soon.
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.