Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Sublime Crochet Afghan Blanket Daisy Granny Squares Throw

Sale 20% Off Sublime Crochet Afghan Blanket Daisy Granny Squares Throw

On Sale 20% Off in My Etsy store here.

The blanket is constructed from 7 rows of 7 squares across and 7 rows of 7 squares down. A total of 49 squares. Each square has a pink central daisy flower and is then surrounded by 7 different colors. The whole blanket is then bordered in the 7 colors. 


This blanket is truly unique as it was originally made and designed to illustrate the pattern, so you will own a really unique handmade blanket. I think the colour work in this blanket/afghan is so gorgeous and so very pretty and cheerful.  The finished blanket measures 54“ x 54 “

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Diagonal Corner to Corner Crochet–How To

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How To Do Corner Start Diagonal Crochet

This method of crocheting is done diagonally, corner to corner.

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: 20 minutes to learn technique

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Here's How:
  1. Row 1: Chain 5, turn, 3 double crochet in the 5th chain from the hook (beginning block made).
  2. Row 2: Chain 5, turn, 3 double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook (block made), slip stitch around post of beginning chain of previous block, chain 3, 3 double crochet in the same space where slip stitch was made (around post of chain). This row now has 2 blocks.
  3. Row 3: Chain 5, turn, 3 double crochet in 4th chain from hook (block made), slip stitch around chain-3 post of first block, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same space * slip stitch around chain-3 post of next block, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same space *.
  4. Remaining Rows: Work as in row 3, repeating between stars (*) as many times as needed across row. There will be one additional block at the end of each row. When desired width is reached, see step 5 (Decrease Row).
  5. Decrease Row: When desired width is reached, begin decreasing, as follows: Slip stitch in each of first 3 double crochet and in first chain-3 space, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same space, * slip stitch around chain-3 post of next block, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same space * , repeat between stars (*) across row, end with slip stitch around chain-3 post of last block.
  6. Repeat Decrease Row until only one block remains.
Tips:
  1. You can make an afghan in diagonal crochet by making one large square of the size desired or, for take-along work, you can make smaller squares (perhaps in varied colors) to join together when finished.
  2. Where above directions say "slip stitch around chain-3 post", an alternate way of giving these directions would be "slip stitch in chain-3 space".

Source - About.com

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Friday, 19 December 2014

Last Minute Crochet Blanket Gifts

Here are a few of my blankets that are still available and ready to dispatch. These blankets can still reach you in time if your in the UK. If not then why not order a blanket for gifting, then the recipient gets to choose the colours etc. My Etsy store also accepts Esty Gift cards.

Crochet Afghan Blanket Cath Kidston Colours In Stock Ready To Ship Granny Square

Cath Kidston Colours Blanket - In Stock Click Here.

Crochet Afghan Blanket White Sunburst Granny Squares 50" x 50" In Stock Ready to Ship

Large Ivory Granny Square Blanket - In Stock Click Here.

Crochet Afghan Green Granny Square Sofa Throw In Stock Ready to Dispatch

Green & Purples Crochet Blanket - In Stock Click Here.

Crochet Baby Blanket Afghan Pink Fizz Lime Green Granny Squares In Stock

Pink Fizz & Lime Granny Square Blanket - In Stock Click Here.

Give the Gift Crochet Granny Square Blanket Sublime Rainbow Colors Afghan

Give the Gift Blanket - Click Here.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Kaleidoscope Throw Free Crochet Pattern

 

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Source – Redheart.com

This beautiful crochet throw reminds us of the patterns that you see in a kaleidoscope! We’ve used three skeins for the background and one skein each of the bright colors used in the motifs. Follow our colors or improvise for your own unique throw.

Throw measures 47” x 56” (119.5 x142 cm)

Click here to download the printable pattern.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Picasso Inspired Crochet Granny Square Blanket

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Picasso's Blue Period

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pablo Picasso, The Old Guitarist, 1903, Art Institute of Chicago

The Blue Period (Spanish: PerĂ­odo Azul) is a term used to define the works produced by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso between 1901 and 1904 when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. These somber works, inspired by Spain and painted in Barcelona and Paris, are now some of his most popular works, although he had difficulty selling them at the time.

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Give the Gift Crochet Granny Square Blanket Sublime Rainbow Colors Afghan

Give the Gift Crochet Granny Square Blanket Sublime Rainbow Colors Afghan

Give the gift of a granny square blanket this Christmas.

The recipient of the gift can personalise and choose the color scheme or it can be made exactly as the photo shows. Click here to gift a blanket.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Lazy Daisy Crochet Blanket Vintage Pattern

Lazy Daisy Afghan Blanket Vintage Crochet Pattern

Source: Free Vintage Crochet Com

CHADWICK'S RED HEART KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply, Art. E: 232: 20 skeins (1 oz. "Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins) of No. 230 Yellow, 19 skeins of No. 491 Pearl Grey, 7 skeins of No. 848 Skipper Blue and 10 skeins of No. 676 Emerald.

Clark's O.N.T. Plastic Crochet Hook No. 6.

GAUGE: Each motif measures 5 1/2 inches from point to point.

Afghan measures 48 x 60 inches.

MOTIF (Make 149) . . . Starting at center with Yellow, ch 2.

1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join and break off.

2nd rnd: Attach Skipper Blue to same place as sl st, ch 3, insert hook in same place and draw up a loop to height of chain, (yarn over, insert hook in same place, draw up a loop) twice; yarn over and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 to fasten (puff st made); * make 2 puff sts in next sc, 1 puff st in next sc. Repeat from * around (12 puff sts). Join and break off.

3rd rnd: Attach Pearl Grey to any sp between puff sts, 2 sc in same place, 2 sc in next sp, * ch 3, 2 sc in next 2 sps. Repeat from * around. Join.

4th rnd: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sc, * holding back on hook the last loop of next dc, make dc in next sp, drop Grey, draw a loop of Emerald through loops on hook, thus changing color--always change color in this manner. Working over unused color make dc, ch 1 and dc in same sp; drop Emerald, pick up Grey and, continuing to work over unused color, make dc in same sp, dc in next 4 sc. Repeat from * around, ending with Grey dc in same sp. Join and break off Grey.

5th rnd: Attach Yellow to sp between Emerald dc's, ch 4, dc in same sp, * change to Emerald and make dc in next dc, change to Yellow and make dc in next 6 dc, change to Emerald, make dc in next dc, change to Yellow and in next sp make dc, ch 1 and dc. Repeat from * around, ending with Emerald dc. Join and break off both colors.

Make 6 rows of 14 motifs and 5 rows of 13 motifs, sewing adjacent sides neatly together as shown in diagram. Block to measurements.

FRINGE . . . Cut 6 strands of Grey, each 7 inches long. Double these strands to form a loop. Insert hook at inner edge (between scallops) and draw loop through; draw loose ends through loop and pull up tightly. Make 7 fringes between each scallop across short ends. Trim ends evenly.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Jazzy Colourful GrannySquare Blanket

Here is my most recent creation and it reminds me of Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss. The blanket is much brighter and vivid than the photographs reflect, but I love it. My Etsy Store

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Mosaic Tiny Tile Diagonal Stripe Crochet Blanket

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Here are some work in progress photographs of a blanket I’m just completing for a customer. As you can see a million ends to sew in and the border to be added.

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Check it out in my etsy store here.

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