Sunday, 29 November 2015

Emerald Flower Granny Square Blanket

Hot off the hook. I’ve just finished this blanket although it needs one final row of border to complete, I thought I would share some photos.

This blanket is available to order in my etsy store here. I’m also offering a 15% discount on all blankets this weekend use code: crochetblankets2015 at checkout.

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Friday, 27 November 2015

Black Friday Cyber Monday Crochet Blankets Sale

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*** BlAcK fRiDaY/CyBeR mOnDaY Coupon Code Crochetblankets2015 = 15% OFF until 1st December, 2015. On all purchases In stock or Made to Order over £50. ***

Hop on over to my Etsy store click here.

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Monday, 16 November 2015

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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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Diagonal Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket–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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