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Crochet Charity Blanket


I have finished the sewing together and the dreaded darning which seems to go on forever but here is the finished blanket.


This is a variant on a blanket I did recently.  I love the rib detailing you can achieve by anchoring the treble crochet around the body of the stitch instead of through the chain at the top.


So simple but so effective.


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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.

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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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Pink Blanket of Granny Squares


“A change is as good as a rest” they say, so I was thrilled when my friend asked if I could make her another blanket for her baby but this time bigger to fit her cot.  Her babies cot and room is very subtle and neutral but there was a sparkle in her eye when she suggested something pink.  Now pink is always out of bounds as I am a purple girl, so I promptly went to select a few shades of pink to commence a blanket. I made my selection; bright pink, pale pink and oops a purple one but it did have a pink fleck in.



With my recent project for my boys involving larger time consuming squares I opted for smaller squares, plus I thought this would work better for a smaller blanket anyway.


I chose to do a granny square I did many years ago when I bought my first house and filled it with afghans.  A very simple granny square but very effective as it creates a “rib” effect by anchoring the treble around the post instead of using the chain at the top.  It is also very dense and warm.


I managed to get the blanket finished over Christmas and needless to say, she was thrilled to bits with it. It’s always a pleasure to make things when they are appreciated and always a pleasure to go and have cuddles with her little baby who is now crawling.

I hope you like it.

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Crochet Squares update


It has been a while since I last updated you on my blanket progress and now the cold weather is really starting to set in I thought I would check on my own progress. So here are the squares all sorted so far and I am thrilled that the end is in sight and I do not have many more to do to complete both blankets.


I have used a collection of colours which I had left over from projects and bought for projects never started, but I am really pleased with the colours and think they will work well together.

Just a few more to get done. Yippee!


Crochet squares update


I thought it was time for another update on my crochet squares since my last post on 9th June; here it is if you missed it http://wp.me/p385yc-mv and the original post http://wp.me/p385yc-l0 for how it all began.



Currently stands at 37 squares in 3 months which I am really happy with, so it may get done before the winter after all.  Having laid them out on the floor I think  6 x 9 might be a good single bed size.

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Crochet squares update


I would like to share my progress with my crochet squares project for my boys. Here is the link to the original post http://wp.me/p385yc-l0 if you missed it.

This is where I am now:-


I have now completed 10 squares and each is taking approximately 2 hours.


The original idea was from a Sirdar pattern which I adapted to reduce the number of ends to darn in.  I also joined each corner to create more of a box effect than a wave.


I have also managed to finally use a colour that photographs better.


I have gone around the outside adding a round of stitches which lie flat, hopefully to aid the joining together process.


I hope you like it.



Crochet Square Not Yet A Blanket


I recently shared a baby blanket I had made for a friend which my 2 boys took a liking to. Here is the link to the original post if you missed it: http://wp.me/p385yc-k7

It was the first time I had used this pattern and whilst it was nice to do, it left me a huge number of ends to darn in, of which I am not a fan. So, I have been playing with the pattern and adapted it to make squares in one continuous motion.


The original pattern used wiggly lines starting at one edge and finishing on the opposite side.  I wondered what would happen if you start in the corner and do the same wiggly line working diagonally and this is what I ended up with.  I also attached each section to the previous line to form boxes.


I’m quite pleased with it. However the square measures 7.5″ and took approximately 2.5 hours to make.  So a few more squares needed to make a single blanket.  It might be done by winter!

I hope you like it.

Have a great weekend.