Monthly Archives: September 2015

Granny Squares for Charity


I really enjoyed just doing some simple crochet for a change without all the intricate shaping and I thought it was about time I made another blanket for charity.


I searched at length at all the different “Granny Square” possibilities but settled for my favourite rib stitch.  I did a similar blanket for my friend earlier in the year but this time I wanted to make the squares larger and I started each square with a magic ring for a different look.


3 made, lots more to go.

Thanks for visiting.




Birthday Blanket for Nan


Its my OH’s Nan’s Birthday in October and I thought I would make her a lap blanket to keep her warm through the winter.


I had this gorgeous wool in my stash which I had hoped to make into a lacy garment for myself but as that had obviously not been forthcoming, I thought it would be perfect.

By coincidence my Mum had been making some baby blankets for charity and I just fell in love with one.  It’s such a simple stitch but gave a really lovely effect, as is the case with most crochet.

So with wool and pattern sorted, I started.

Except it went slightly wrong and somehow I managed to increase at the start of every row which made the shape expand, so there was only one thing for it, I had to unravel it and start again.  I realised my error and to avoid it happening again I swapped the 4 rows of half treble crochet in the middle of the patterned rows to simple treble stitch.

This worked much better and now I’m back to where I was.

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Upcycled Baby Clothes Quilt


Last summer I embarked on a project to use all the baby clothes I had gathering dust in the loft from my 2 boys.  I cut them all up (clothes that is) into squares and started joining them together.

I cut 2 different sizes of square to make a 4 square and a 9 square and worked it so finished squares would be the same size.

After I had made a load of these, before joining together, I thought they would look better if they were separated rather than joined directly together as it would look a little busy. So I cut all the white baby grows into strips to make a little border between each square.



Nearly there, just need to finish the odd strips at the sides.

I hope you like it.