I originally made this scarf at the beginning of the year, but now I have finally got round to writing the details up on my blog.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.
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.
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.
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.
This week I have been using up some of my cotton 4ply yarn. The yarn that I used is Scheepjes Catona. The balls are 25g, but had been partly used for other projects. I cannot remember the colour names as the yarn labels have all fallen off. It is a good opportunity to have some colourful fun.
I used a 2.5mm hook to make these tiny squares. They are based on the Granny Square but have been adapted. This is the first round, before I tied the ends in. Each square is about 1.5cm wide.
This is after the second round.
I am planning to make something which requires the squares to be tight and quite rigid, hence the 2.5mm hook and the changes that I made to patterns so that the stitches are close together and the holes are small. Not quite sure how many rounds to add, but have the finished project all planned.
I love this blanket and it definitely one for me to keep. I love the wonderful bright and cheerful colours. Best of all, it matches my new sofa perfectly. The blanket is based on the traditional Granny Square, which is a firm favourite of mine. A total of 81 squares are joined using the wonderful red joining colour. You can easily make the blanket bigger or smaller by adjusting the number of squares you make. I added some tassels in each corner to give it boho vibe, but this is optional. You can find more details and the free pattern here.