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.
I have been so desperate to make a crochet blanket made up of different blocks of colour, but a design that does not involve individual squares or Granny Squares. I am so happy that I have finally worked this out, and have come up with this crochet patchwork squares design. Here is a little taster of what I have achieved so far. Remember you can get latest updates on my Facebook page and my Instagram.
I have had lots of requests for the details on how to make my new Modern Crochet Rectangle. You can now find the details here.
These are a wonderfully easy and modern version of the Rectangle Granny and an interesting variation of the traditional Granny Square.
I have finished my project using these Modern Crochet Rectangles and have nearly finished writing up the full pattern details, and so these are coming soon.
I originally made this scarf at the beginning of the year, but now I have finally got round to writing the details up on my blog. It is a wonderfully easy crochet scarf to make. The two row repeat creates a lovely stitch definition. The pattern can be easily adapted to make it longer or shorter and thinner or wider. This is suitable for beginners. I have called this my Champagne Scarf as this was the name of the yarn colour.
The full pattern details are here.
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.
This was a perfect little project for me to do whilst away on holiday. I wanted to come up with a way of tessellating my Granny Squares and Granny Rectangles.
You can find more details on this project here.
These are wonderfully simple hexagons, a perfect project to use up your yarn stash and leftovers from other projects. See pattern for the hexagons here.
When you have made a series of granny squares, you have to decide how to join your squares. You can do this by sewing or crocheting your squares together. My favourite method is the join-as-you-go method, which means a square is joined to adjacent squares whilst working the final round of the Granny Square.
My guide to how I do this can be found here.
This project was a bit of fun – it was good to try something different and I had some odds and ends of 4 ply cotton that I wanted to use up. This is also the first wall-hanging that I have ever made, and I really just winged it. It is not perfect, but thought I would share the process with you.
You can find how to make this wall hanging here