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.

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.