I wanted to share my latest project with you – the working name is ‘Colourful Crosses’, and is a Granny Square Variation. Over the last few weeks I have been working on a bright and colourful project. I needed something relatively portable to be able to take the project on my summer holiday. The colours are a mix of reds, pinks, oranges and yellows and are wonderfully uplifting.
Granny Squares are so addictive, and this variation was so aesthetically pleasing. The squares are worked in 3 colours in 3 different stages.
The first stage produces some beautiful little sweetie-like squares.
The second stage:
The third stage adds a little twist – some crossed stitches:
The best thing about these squares is that they turn out wonderfully ‘square’ and they are completely reversible.
I have decided to join the squares by sewing them, and am so pleased with how it works up so neat and still completely reversible. Not quite finished doing yet, and then on to a border.
I loved designing and making this Rainforest Crochet Patchwork Blanket. Inspired by traditional patchwork quilts, I wanted to make my own modern crochet version. This is a wonderfully simple and relaxing pattern. Full free pattern is now available here.
I have been so desperate to make a crochet blanket made up of different blocks of colour, but a design that does not involve individual squares or Granny Squares. I am so happy that I have finally worked this out, and have come up with this crochet patchwork squares design. Here is a little taster of what I have achieved so far. Remember you can get latest updates on my Facebook page and my Instagram.
This modern take on the crochet Granny Square Blanket was a delight to design and make. This is a blanket based on rectangles, but a modern updated rectangle design with each rectangle using a single colour, creating a contemporary feel. You can find the full free pattern for the blanket here.
This is an easy pattern, suitable for beginners. You can have fun with your colour palette, creating all sorts of stunning combinations.
This page outlines how to add tassels to your crochet blanket. Adding tassels to your knitted or crochet blankets can really finish it off nicely. I have done this on several of my blankets and throws. This is a quick and simple tutorial guiding you through the steps to make these.
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.