Mini Crochet Squares – a perfect stash-buster project

I am having a bit of a stash-bust, trying to reduce my number of yarn scraps, part-balls and spares. These are little squares, perfect for using up small yarn scraps and using as a stash buster project. Each of the Mini Crochet Squares requires approximately 3-4g of double knit weight yarn (all my scraps were from my stash of Stylecraft Special DK yarn) spares and scraps.

Mini Crochet Squares

The Mini Crochet Squares have a simple 3-round design and each square is made with one colour. The free pattern is here, and includes on how to join the squares using the join-as-you-go joining method,

Mini Crochet Squares

I am hoping to make blanket out of the Mini Crochet Squares, so far I have about 50 squares joined. I will provide more updates on how this is progressing.

Cotton Breeze Squares – a project using cotton yarn

These are beautiful little squares made with Sirdar Happy Cotton – I used the 20g balls from a set of 50 different colours.

Crocheting with cotton yarn in pastel colors is a delightful experience. The softness of the cotton combined with the gentle hues creates a sensation akin to a cool breeze on a warm day. It’s a soothing and therapeutic process that allows you to immerse yourself in creativity and mindfulness. The end result is a collection of beautiful crochet squares that radiate peace and tranquility.

One of the joys of working with crochet squares is the ability to mix and match colors and patterns. With pastel hues, you have a wide palette to choose from, allowing you to create captivating combinations. Consider creating a patchwork blanket with squares in different pastel shades, or experiment with color gradients to achieve a stunning ombre effect. The possibilities for creativity are truly limitless.

Full written pattern can be found here.

A video tutorial 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.

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.

Crochet Patchwork Squares

I have been so desperate to make a crochet blanket made up of different blocks of colour, but a design that does not involve individual squares or Granny Squares. I am so happy that I have finally worked this out, and have come up with this crochet patchwork squares design. Here is a little taster of what I have achieved so far. Remember you can get latest updates on my Facebook page and my Instagram.

The free pattern is now available here.

Berries

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.

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.