How to make a Heart Granny Square

In 2019 I made my Green Heart Granny Square Blanket. I have had lots of requests for the Heart pattern. I am please to report that you will find a step-by-step tutorial for how to make a Heart Granny Square.

I have two versions to share with you – a narrow heart and wide heart – you can choose which one you prefer.

Heart Granny Square
Heart Granny Square

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.

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.

Starting a new squares blanket design

I seem to have been working on this new project for ages, but I thought I would give you an update on where I have got to so far.

I started with these colours from the Stylecraft Special DK range – Pistachio, Meadow, Fuchsia Purple, Lemon, Blush, Pale Rose. I used hook size 4mm.

The pattern I used is a variation of the Granny Square, but the concept would just as easily work with the traditional Granny Square.

I have decided to use a contrast colour to make the bright colours ‘pop’.

Anyway, the update is that I am on the last few squares and will soon by looking to join the squares…..how do you think I should join these?

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.