Donating Blankets to Charity

I have just started selling some of my newer crochet blankets in my Etsy shop and so far this is going well. I must say it has been lovely to have some fantastic feedback from happy customers and I am thrilled that my blankets are finding new homes.

I also donate some of my work to charity and this week I sent off 2 large batches of blankets to charities.

All the blankets are 100% Acrylic and washable, so they should be perfect to use in their new homes.

I love to crochet, but sadly I cannot keep all my work. So I am really happy that I can make these items with lots of care and dedication and then see them go off to their new owners. Best of all – I can keep making and designing!

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.

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!

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. You can purchase this book from Amazon here.

My finished blanket measured approximately 103cm x 103cm.

More details on this project can be found here.

Amethyst Granny Square

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This week I have been working on this giant granny square.

I love these colours so much – they are Stylecraft Special DK in White, Graphite, Aspen, Magenta, Clematis, Wisteria and Lavender. You can buy this yarn here.

The pattern is based on a traditional granny square and is a seven row repeat.

I wanted this to be a giant granny square, so I think this will be around 50 rounds (I am aiming for approximately 100-110cm wide).

A few more rounds to go then I will start the border. Not sure what border to do yet, I was thinking that I might go with an all white border (but we will see).