While making my first two corner to corner Minecraft blocks (TNT and Chest blocks) I was sat looking at all the side pieces laid out and that gave me another make idea (not that I really need any more WIPs on the go…), this idea was to make a Minecraft themed blanket to show the fronts of all the blocks I have made. All I need to do for this is make one extra front side of each of the blocks and then put them all together to get my finished blanket.
I might a border once I’m done but I will wait until I’ve got a few more joined together until I decide. To join the blocks I just placed them right sides together and sewed down the side, so far I’ve got 3 of the blocks joined and hopefully it won’t be too long until I have a few more to add to it.
Time for more texture with a few crochet circles: ’round in circles’ blanket
After finishing my textured ‘Going Wavy’ blanket and cushion I decided to continue on the textured stitch path and after a while of trying out some different stitches and effects they gave I came across one which I could make a circle with. I really liked the circle effect and started making a blanket with it, it took quite a few attempts (and looks of undoing!) before I got the first few rows to look how I wanted but I finally got the circles laying in an order and position I liked and could continue with the rest of the blanket.
I liked the colour combination of the Going Wavy blanket and decided to use the same colours but swap them around so the main blanket was grey rather than purple and the border purple rather than grey.
I’m really happy with how it’s turned out and I’m glad I’ve stuck on the textured effects path – I have a few more ideas which will gradually appear over the next few months!
The pattern for this is available over on my Etsyand Ravelryshops.
Time to go a bit wavy, with a textured crochet blanket
I’ve been working on a blanket for a while now, it’s taken me so long to get it finished because I couldn’t quite decide on the pattern and each time I started I wasn’t too sure whether it was going to be too wavy. After a number of restarts and pattern changes I decided to stop over thinking it and just go with the original pattern idea I had.
I was still worried about my decision until I got about a quarter of the way through the blanket and I saw the effect of all the waves together and I knew I had done the right thing.
With all the waves on this blanket it has a really textured feel and it is really warm and cosy. Blanket size is 98x98cm.
There was only one name I could call this blanket – introducing ‘going wavy’!. Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
Pattern for this blanket is now available on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
I really enjoy corner to corner crochet and thought it was about time I got a few more corner to corner projects completed. First on my list was a football themed blanket. I wanted to add a bit more texture on the blanket so decided to make the footballs textured so they really stand out. To finish it off I added a white border so it would look like the white lines around the edge of a football pitch.
Pattern now available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
Bit of a twist on a crochet granny square blanket – time for a log cabin for granny!
Earlier this year I took part in Zeens and Rogers granny cal 2019 and it took me a while to think of something I could do which would be a little different, then one day after spending a while messing with some graph paper and coloured pencils I thought about having a change of direction in the granny blanket. From that the granny log twist was born! I had to keep an eye on what row I was on when making the pattern as I had a habit of getting a bit carried away and forgetting I needed to add the twist in!
I have now made two of these blankets and have finally had a chance to get the pattern sorted.
Pattern for this is now available on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.