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!

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.

Violet Blanket Pattern

My Violet Blanket is finished! Pattern and further details now available free here. Perfect for a stash-buster or to have fun with different colour combinations.

This pattern uses the same stitch and principles as my Rainforest Blanket. It is work practising the join-as-you-go slip stitch join, but once you get the hang of this it is super easy and relaxing

Modern Crochet Rectangle

Over the last couple of weeks I have been working on another crochet rectangle design. I was inspired to create a modern crochet blanket and had a colour scheme in mind. I had some fun trying to modify my Rectangle Granny Design into something that looked contemporary. This is the result.

Modern crochet rectangle project

I was really pleased with how the rectangle design turned out, I will let you have the pattern free on this blog soon.

Once I have finished making all of the rectangles, then on to joining them. More updates soon (or check out my instagram page as some real-time updates are provided).