Tag Archives: Blanket

Crochet Charity Blanket

Hi

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

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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.

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So simple but so effective.

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Thanks for visiting.  Enjoy your day.

Mary

Granny Squares for Charity

Hello

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.

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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.

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3 made, lots more to go.

Thanks for visiting.

TTFN.

M.

Birthday Blanket for Nan

Hello

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.

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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.

Thanks for visiting.

M.

Pink Blanket of Granny Squares

Hello

“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Please visit again soon.

Mezzy.

Crochet Squares update

Hello

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.

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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!

M.

Crochet squares update

Hello

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.

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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.

Thanks for visiting.

M.

Crochet squares update

Hello

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:-

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

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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.

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

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

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I hope you like it.

TTFN.

M.

Crochet Square Not Yet A Blanket

Hello

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.

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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.

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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.

M.