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.

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).





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.

The Gemstone Granny Square

I finished putting the border on this giant granny square today. I was initially disappointed that I ran out of Grape colour yarn, as I wanted to do a larger border all in this colour. As it turns out I was very pleased with the row of Pale Rose to finish the blanket off.

If you would like to see further details of how I made this blanket, please see here.

Update on the granny squares

I wanted to update you on these granny squares. Well, the blanket is finished. I am planning on writing up this pattern, but to keep you going I have posted a little sneak preview below.

I have to say that it has not been easy to photograph this blanket – it seems to look different depending on the light. Anyway, I think the picture below show the richness of the colours.

Not sure what to make next, so I started another granny square. I love these colours and I think this one will be a continuous (big) granny square.

Have a great Wednesday!