Colourful Crosses – Granny Square Variation

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.

Full pattern is to follow shortly.

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I have had such fun with this project. I was inspired by a patchwork quilt design and wanted to see if I could replicate the rustic feel with crochet Granny Squares. I chose some wonderful Stylecraft Special DK colours and had such fun creating different colour Granny Squares.

I had a layout in my mind and wanted the Granny Squares to be ‘spun’ round 90 degrees. This also meant that I had to make done quarter and half Granny Squares too.

My one word of warning about this project is the number of ends to sew in – there were loads!

I hopefully will update on the finished throw soon – I am currently writing up details of the design. But if you can’t wait….then please visit my instagram profile, as I have posted a picture.

Cotton Mini Squares

This week I have been using up some of my cotton 4ply yarn. The yarn that I used is Scheepjes Catona. The balls are 25g, but had been partly used for other projects. I cannot remember the colour names as the yarn labels have all fallen off. It is a good opportunity to have some colourful fun.

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I used a 2.5mm hook to make these tiny squares. They are based on the Granny Square but have been adapted. This is the first round, before I tied the ends in. Each square is about 1.5cm wide.

This is after the second round.

I am planning to make something which requires the squares to be tight and quite rigid, hence the 2.5mm hook and the changes that I made to patterns so that the stitches are close together and the holes are small. Not quite sure how many rounds to add, but have the finished project all planned.

Full pattern coming shortly.

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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.