Rainbow Baby Blanket

This week I decided to work with some colour. I was travelling so I wanted something easy to do. I just love these colours. You can find out more about how to make this blanket here.

The patterns is a traditional granny square based on 6 rainbow colours.

My blanket finished 80cm x 80cm but you can adapt to how big or small you want it.

Aqua Chunky Cushion

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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.

Find the full pattern here.

This pattern is for a 50cm x 50cm cushion but can easily be adapted to whatever size cushion you desire. It is super simple to make. Suitable for a beginner.

I used my 6mm Clover Armour hook for the first time. I bought the set a couple of months ago and I have not looked back. You can purchase these here if you are interested.

Granny Star

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.

I hope that you find it useful.

Sea Urchin Granny Square Blanket

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.

Neapolitan Ice-Cream Moss Stitch

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This week I have been working on a ‘corner-to-corner’ moss stitch blanket……and I love it. I felt I needed a break from granny squares and this was perfect.

I found several tutorials online explaining how to to a ‘corner-to-corner’ moss stitch, but essentially it is really easy.

The rows are worked on the bias, starting in the corner.

The beautiful thing about this C2C moss stitch is that it gives the work lovely drape.

I used Stylecraft Special DK and I cannot believe how soft this yarn is when worked in this stitch.

You can purchase this yarn here.

I usually use a 3.5mm hook when I work with Stylecraft Special DK, so it was a treat for me to go up a size to 4.5mm for this project to ensure that the work is not too tight.

I have now finished the corner-to-corner part and now I have decide what border to do. I don’t think that much of a border is needed, so I think I might just add a small border, maybe in cream.

I will get back to you with the finished blanket and more details on how I made this.