I love crocheting with Granny squares – there are so many different types around and they all look amazing. Its been a little while since I had a chance to work on something granny themed so I decided it was time to try something. I have previously created a blanket with a bit of a twist on a traditional granny square with my Granny’s Log Cabin Blanket pattern and I decided to continue with this different trend.
For the twist on a granny square this time instead of a traditional square shape I have opted for a triangle shaped blanket, and if using the triangle shape wasn’t enough I have also thrown in a few different stitches into the mix to give some extra texture.
I love how this blanket has turned out – about half way through I hit a bit of a problem where it wasn’t laying correctly and I realised it was due to a stitch i has tried to use, I realised this wasn’t going to work and had to unravel most of it – it was then left in a project bag for a long time before I could face starting it again! however, eventually I got started on it again and altered the stitch that had caused the initial problems – I am really pleased I didn’t give up completely as I think it would have been such a shame for it not to be finished.
The pattern to make your own Granny’s Triangle Blanket it now available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
You can choose to use the different colours every 2 rows like I have, but also you could use different colours on each row (perfect for using up leftover wool) or do the whole blanket in one single colour.
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.