Threefold Blanket finished – a modern crochet blanket design

I loved making this modern crochet style blanket. It is made up of 35 separate crochet squares, joined together. Each square is worked over over 20 rows with a one row repeat.

Using Stylecraft Special DK yarn in Graphite, Aspen, Spearmint, Sherbet, Clematis, Wisteria, Storm Blue, and Silver, the colours in this project just sing out!

Full details are here. Enjoy!

Pastel Tiles Blanket – a Granny Squares and Granny Rectangles Project

I loved making this Pastel Tiles Blanket. It incorporates both Granny Squares and Granny Rectangles made in pastel colours. These are then joined using a contrasting colour and the effect is fantastic. The design incorporates my new and improved Granny Rectangle pattern (the ‘Even Better’ Granny Rectangle).

The free pattern and details can be found here.

Stashbuster Squares – updated page

I have now completed my stashbuster squares project and I am really pleased with it. In total, I made 70 squares and arranged them in a 7 by 10 formation.

I sewed my squares together using a variation of the mattress stitch and I made a blanket/throw. The blanket could be left as it is, but I decided to add a simple white border.

The full details are available here. I have also included a video tutorial.

Cosy Rectangle Blanket Pattern

Over the past couple of weeks I have been working on the Cosy Rectangle Blanket. It is a wonderfully soft and squishy blanket, thanks to the stitch combination.

The pattern is easy to follow but it is worth noting that I adjusted the number of stitches in each round so that the blanket lay flat and the corners were beautifully square.

Essentially each round is one of two rounds (either a round 4 or a round 5 repeat). The stripes are made up of two rounds of each colour. The written pattern is available here.

I am currently working on a video tutorial for this Cosy Rectangle Blanket and I am hoping to release this soon

Inspiration from Patchwork Quilt Designs

When I come to end of one project, there is always a sense of excitement that I can start a new one. Yes, I am one of those really annoying people who are very strict about having ONE project on the go at any time. I have to stick to my rules otherwise I would never finish anything!

But sometimes when the time comes to start a new project my head is buzzing with all sorts of ideas, and it can take a while to really crack on and make a sample and see if works.

For this project I have used the technique that was used for my Rainforest Patchwork Squares and my Violet blanket.

The inspiration for this project came from modern quilt designs, particularly the disappearing 4-square designs. I decided to make 4 differently configured squares, which I will later come to join to form a larger square. My basic design was as follows:

My 4 square designs

I then joined the squares in groups of 4 and then edged the group in a darker colour.

More details on this pattern is coming soon.

The Crossed Stitch Granny Square Blanket – full pattern and video now available

I am pleased to finally publish the pattern for my Crossed Stitch Granny Square Blanket. The full free written pattern can be found here.

In addition to the free written pattern, there is also a video tutorial to help you with making the Crossed Stitch Granny Square. A video for joining and the border is on its way soon.

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.