This is a lovely beginner blanket. Full pattern can be found here.
This project was a bit of fun – it was good to try something different and I had some odds and ends of 4 ply cotton that I wanted to use up. This is also the first wall-hanging that I have ever made, and I really just winged it. It is not perfect, but thought I would share the process with you.
You can find how to make this wall hanging here
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.
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This week I thought I would try to use up some of the greens and blues in my yarn stash. All were part-balls and left-overs from other projects. I am not a fan of mixing yarn brands, so I chose all Stylecraft Special DK.
See more details on how I made this blanket here.
This week I have been finishing my rectangle granny square blanket. I have had so many requests to write up the pattern for the start of the rectangle. Please find my tutorial here.
I was really impressed with how quick this blanket worked up.
This pattern was the Corner-to-Corner Granny Square by Blossom Crochet. The YouTube video tutorial can be found on Blossom Crochet’s channel here. I did two rows of each colour in a repeating order of White, Lincoln, Grey, Pale Rose and Grape, until the end where there was one final row of White. I absolutely loved this pattern and the tutorial was super-easy to follow. I love the way that the blanket is lovely and square with perfect corners and straight lines.
I used Stylecraft Special DK (100% Acrylic) in colours White, Grey, Lincoln, Pale Rose and Grape (1 skein each).
I used a border that was outlined by The Patchwork Heart. I used the White yarn for the border. This was two rows of treble crochet followed by a row of double crochet, chain 3, double crochet in same stitch, skip stitch then repeat in next stitch (all UK terms).
The finished blanket is approximately 72cm x 72cm.
Full page version see here
I have never attempted a corner-to-corner crochet project before, but I have been inspired to try a corner-to-corner granny square by seeing some lovely projects on Instagram.
The pattern is wonderfully simple and easy to follow and is a YouTube tutorial by Blossom Crochet. This can be found on Blossom Crochet’s channel
I am using Stylecraft Special DK 100% Acrylic yarn in the following colours: White, Grey, Lincoln, Grape and Pale Rose. I am using size 3.5mm hook.
So far I am really impressed with how the edges are lovely and straight, and how quickly it works up. I am a little restricted as to how big I can make this as it looks like I might not have enough of the Lincoln to make it too big, so I think I will aim for about 70cm x 70cm.