Neon Spin Granny Square Blanket

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This week I have been working on my Neon Spin blanket. This was my first ‘spin-your-granny-square- blanket and I really enjoyed it. I made it up as I went along but you can see more details about made this here.

I loved working with these bright colours. You can purchase the yarn that I used here.

Graphite Granny Square

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A few days ago I starting making the granny square above. I used Stylecraft Special DK in graphite, white, lincoln and paler rose. You can purchase this yarn here.

When I finished these 10 rows I really did not know what to do next. I was torn between making lots of these smaller granny squares or whether the grow this one into a giant granny square.

I decided to opt for the latter. I added duck egg and lavender. I completed 50 rounds in total, before I added the border

I have written up the pattern free here.

You can purchase the yarn for this project here.

I am really please with the finished blanket. It measured 106cm x 106cm.

I still might make a blanket with lots of the smaller squares!

Mandalas

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I thought I would try something new to me, and with this project I did two new things. Firstly, it was my first attempt at making mandalas and, secondly, it was my first time working with cotton.

The yarn that I used was Scheepjes Catona. As you can see from my picture the small balls of cotton are really sweet. You can purchase this yarn here.

I used hook size 2.5mm.

The mandala patterns that I used were from the wonderful Crochet Millan, and I recommend that you check out her patterns.

Blocking the mandalas

I gently blocked the mandalas on my blocking mats.

Amethyst Granny Square Border

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.

More details on this project can be found here.

Cath Kidston-Inspired colours in giant granny squares

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I think may of us love the Cath Kidston colours. I certainly have many Cath Kidston items brightening up my home. I wanted to create something using the lovely bright colours.

For this project I used Stylecraft Special DK (100% Acrylic) in the following colours:

Cream

Lemon

Pistachio

Meadow

Cloud Blue

Pomegranate

Lipstick

Fondant

You can purchase this yarn here.

This project uses the basic granny square. Each square will have a total of 15 rounds. Colours are pretty random, but tried to be balanced and mindful of running out of a particular colour.

Now for the joining, I am joining on the 15th round of each square using the ‘join-as-you-go’ method.

I will update you when I have joined the squares.

Pretty Silver Granny Square Blanket

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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.



Corner-to-corner moss stitch

Over the last few days I have been trying to do a few new things. I thought I would try the ‘corner-to-corner moss stitch’. I found there are a few tutorials on YouTube, and followed one. Here are a couple of my efforts.

Overall I really enjoyed this stitch and found that it worked up quite quickly. II liked the way that the stitch did not have big holes, but I did notice that I felt that the blanket felt a little stiff and rigid.

Also this week I started making more granny squares. I used Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic) in magenta, blush and white.

Now to decide on the joining colour (I have an idea, but I want to test it first!).

Hopefully, next time I will show you progress on this.

Summer Fruits Throw

Welcome to the Summer Fruits Throw.  I have named it ‘The Summer Fruits Throw’ as the colours that I used are Stylecraft Special DK in Plum, Raspberry, Vintage Peach, and Lemon. However, you could use any four colours that you choose. I love the richness and warmth of the colours in this blanket, but I have found these colours impossible to photograph and they appear to change with each second that the light changes. It is a simple design which involves traditional granny squares in four colours, and the finished throw/blanket is reversible. 

As promised I have finally finished trying to write up the pattern for this project. I have only just started to try and write some patterns up, but hopefully it is of some use. Please find the pattern here.

Update on the granny squares

I wanted to update you on these granny squares. Well, the blanket is finished. I am planning on writing up this pattern, but to keep you going I have posted a little sneak preview below.

I have to say that it has not been easy to photograph this blanket – it seems to look different depending on the light. Anyway, I think the picture below show the richness of the colours.

Not sure what to make next, so I started another granny square. I love these colours and I think this one will be a continuous (big) granny square.

Have a great Wednesday!