Granny Squares Wall Hanging.

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

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Strawberry Candy Squares

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.

Corner-to-corner Granny Square – finished!

I was really impressed with how quick this blanket worked up.

Pattern

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.

Yarn

I used Stylecraft Special DK (100% Acrylic) in colours White, Grey, Lincoln, Pale Rose and Grape (1 skein each).

Border

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).

Finished Size

The finished blanket is approximately 72cm x 72cm.

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Corner-to-Corner Granny Square

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.