All posts tagged: granny square

Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern: Modern Patchwork

Hello, everyone! Welcome new blog subscribers – I have chosen a VVCAL Blog Giveaway winner at random, and am preparing the blog post to reveal tomorrow. Yesss! For now, I wanted to share with you all that I have recently updated my best selling crochet pattern of all time. Modern Patchwork Blanket! Advertisements

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Free Crochet Blanket Pattern: Unbothered Blanket

Yay! It’s all done! The first of 6 free blankets in my Relaxghan series. Look forward to a new free blanket pattern on the last day of the month, every month through July. Related links Pattern PDF on Ravelry Relaxghans series intro post FO reveal of Unbothered (yummy pics and al the deets) Scheepjes Cahlista Yarn (affiliate) Hope y’all enjoy this one! See all the individual square motifs below 🙂 Info First in a series of six “Relaxghans”, Unbothered (named for the completely haphazard color choices and square orientation) is a stash buster and a remnant eater made of five different square patterns, all joined as you go. A super simple, no-waste border edges the piece, and when it’s all finished, you’ll have a soft and cozy reminder of the peaceful vibes you felt in the making process. Divine. I follow hashtags: #UnbotheredBlanket #CypressTextiles Yarn Scheepjes “Cahlista” (100% Natural Cotton; 50g/85m) 700-750g Cahlista. I used random colors that I had on-hand leftover from several projects. Each square will take a maximum of 15-17g of yarn, …

Free Pattern: Sunshine Blanket

Free pattern now available! Whoop-whoop! Pattern is in a lovely PDF for you on the websites below. Ravelry || Craftsy || LoveKnitting Links: Yarn – Scheepjes | Cotton 8 Shop yarn – WoolWarehouse, LoveCrochet, other Scheepjes Retailers Color picking – Pastel Pick-me-up WIP post FO Post My FO Gallery (everything I’ve ever crocheted!) Pattern info: Yarn – Scheepjes “Cotton 8” (100% Cotton; 50g/170m) Colors (1 ball each): 719 Pink 718 Light Pink 529 Violet 726 Moors 721 Heath 563 Bright Blue 723 Sea Green 665 Light Blue Green 664 Pastel Green 508 Soft Yellow 669 Olive The Sunshine Blanket is designed with your happiness in mind. The color palette exudes Spring, and flowers, and cotton candy, and all the playful, fun things. Plus, there is no border but there are pompoms. A ray of sunshine, indeed. #SunshineBlanket US Size 3.25mm hook, Tapestry needle for weaving ends (NOT! lol – see note in pattern) Gauge Motif measures about 4in at widest point Measurements Finished piece measures about 26x34in, and is easily resized by using larger gauge …

Flat Braid Join with only a ch-1 (“Tiny Cable Join”)

Hi, y’all! As you may already know, I made a Vibrant Vintage Blanket recently in shades of green with a cream color background and Border. It took me several tries to figure out what join to use, but I settled on a little experiment I did with a riff on flat braid join. YouTube Video Tutorial: (Shaky hand at the beginning – I apologize!!) So the normal flat Braid join has 3- or 5-ch spaces or something like that, but the one I used has only 1 chain for the spaces. So on sides that are joined, the only chain is the joining chain. You can see this dainty little textured join is just a little something extra to set off the squares without taking anything away. There’s the tiny cable effect which is just perfect. It also absorbs any slight variance in the square size, where a rigid, plain join might pucker or pull. Anyway, I’m happy with this little join, and fellow FaceBook Crafter, Liz Cooper has shared her lovely work using the …

Amazon Blanket gets a chic pastel palette

When I was asked to make another Amazon Blanket in a new color palette, I agreed on the spot.  When I found out the colors would come to be an airy pastel array, anchored to the ground with a seriously cobalt blue, I started to get giddy.  And when I cut into the first granny square of fifty-five, my heart melted and I fell in love instantly. [Related: Amazon Blanket blog post] Just look at this Scheepjes | Softfun* and Softfun Denim* chic pastel palette…  How did this color spread come about? Well the recipient wanted a blanket for her daughter that would provoke happiness instantly just by looking at it. (Yes, this is a custom order! No I don’t do custom orders anymore! Slowly backing away now..) So after three palette proposals, and a few color swaps, we came up with the above spread. Actually when I look at it, it reminds me of a top secret project that I worked on with my good friend Carol Janik – The Hoosier Crocheter – Tester …