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.
I’ve been working on a few makes recently all of which have a dog theme to them – I decided to group them all together and have a dog themed month of makes a few months ago whilst working on some blankets so be prepared for a couple more over the next few weeks!
First up is a new dachshund themed cushion, this one is keeping extra warm in the chilly weather and has gone and got themselves a little jumper to wear!
I went for a wrap around design on this cushion so the rest of the body and kegs go around to the back of the cushion, this also means you could do have two of these cuties together side by side, one with the front section and one with the back section on show.
Following on from my previousChristmas gnome I decided I needed to make a few more gnome themed Christmas items. The first idea which came to mind was for a cushion with a gnome detail, its also been a while since I had a chance to do some corner to corner crochet so I thought why not combine both together and do a corner to corner Christmas gnome cushion!. I wanted to add a bit of texture with the beard and nose so added in a different stitch to give that extra texture.
I love how this had turned out and am going to make a few more for Christmas gifts all with different colours for the gnome body and pompom. Hopefully I have enough time to make one for myself in time for Christmas too!.
The pattern to make this is now available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
While experimenting with the top ruffle section on my original Santa storage basketsan idea came into mind that I should try doing a bearded version of these baskets. This idea appeared after a particularly disastrous ruffle attempt where I had way to many ruffles within a stitch – some positives do sometimes appear out from a disaster it seems!
I love how the beard detail has come out on these baskets and can’t wait for their recipients to see them at Christmas.
Pattern for these along with the original baskets is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops:
I’m in full Christmas makes mode at the moment and am slowly starting to make to some progress. This makes combines Christmas and one of my favourite types of makes – storage baskets, since making myElf storage baskets last year I have been wanting to do a Santa version and I ran out of time last year so finally I have got them finished.
I actually had another idea half way through making these for a slightly different Santa version too – keep your eyes open for this different design over the next few days!.
The pattern to make these is now available over on my Etsyand Ravelry Shops: