Lemon Peel Stitch

My favourite thing to make is anything with granny squares in, but every now and then I need to do something different. I loved making this blanket in the Lemon Peel Stitch (sometimes called the Griddle Stitch). It has a lovely texture and is quick to work up. But best of all, it is super easy.

This stitch does not have big holes. It is versatile and can be used to make a variety of items (washcloths, scarves, animal blankets, baby blankets etc).

For written instructions on how to do the Lemon Peel Stitch please see here.

Hexagons and more…..

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I haven’t written a post for a while, apologies for this. I have been really busy working on some different projects, and also family life also was busy.

I thought I would give you little taster of what is coming on my blog shortly.

Granny Hexagons have been taking up a lot of my time lately. I basically wanted to make a Granny Square blanket but made up of Granny Hexagons. I have used Stylecraft Special DK, which can be purchased here.

I have had to work out how to make half a granny hexagon – and this is more complicated than it sounds because to have straight edges to this blanket there are two different types of half granny hexagons. Notice from the picture above that the half hexagons along the sides are going to be different from the ones at the top and bottom (which I have not done yet – you can see where these need to go by my stickers).

Anyway my plan is write this all up and have this on my blog shortly.

I have also worked on a simple granny square in between time, which requires a bit less thought. Again, I used Stylecraft Special DK, which can be purchased here.

Hope to update more on these projects soon.

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.