The Crochet meets Patchwork Blanket is an ongoing project that I started on my old blog in July 2014. It is inspired by scrappy, patchwork quilts and provides a great opportunity to play with colours, try different motifs and learn new crochet stitches.
All the patterns for the squares used in this blanket are free - some are mine, some are by other designers (always credited; if you spot one I've credited to the wrong person please get in touch). You can find details of the project, including step-by-step tutorials to my own patterns, on the Project Page. A complete ebook guide will be available in due course.
Crochet meets Patchwork Blanket
- green square pattern round-up Pt. I -
The green palette is the one I started off with, and I still adore it. It's so soothing to look at, don't you think? Wherever possible, I’ve linked to the original patterns and their designers. As you’ll see, however, there's one that I can’t track beyond Pinterest. If you know who owns the copyright, I’d be very grateful if you could get in touch.
2.5 mm (C) and 3.5 mm (E/4) hooks
DMC Natura Just Cotton 4-ply
Colours: Jade (A), Ivory (B), Gris Argent (C), Aswan (D)
Individual square size: 10 cm x 10 cm (ca. 4" x 4")
Total square size: 40 cm x 40 cm (ca. 15" x 15")
- "Square Target" by Jan Eaton - I found this as part of a set of four diagrams on Pinterest
- “Sunburst” Granny Square by Priscilla Hewitt. I used this photo tutorial by Jenny at Nittybits to learn how to make the square.
- “Ribbed Cross” Granny Square by Eline Alcocer at Emmy + LIEN
- “Triple Puff” Granny Square by Eline at Emmy + LIEN
- Standard Granny Square - goodness knows who came up with this pattern first (!) but I used this step-by-step photo tutorial by Allison at Dream a Little Bigger to learn how to make granny squares.
- “Paeonia” Granny Square by Djaya - this pattern is in Russian but there are very clear photographs for every step as well as a diagram at the bottom of the post.
- Standard Granny Square - see no. 5
- Unnamed - this is an extension of a pattern for a tiny granny square, which appears as part of a tutorial on how to read crochet charts by The Best Knitter’s Guide. Instead of doing the picots in round 3, I simply kept repeating rounds 1 and 2.
- “Snowflake on the Square” by Laura at Baking Outside the Box.
Joining the squares
Before joining the squares together I made sure they were all the same size by adding an extra round of DCs (SCs in US terms) using the smaller hook here are there, and blocked them individually. I then used this joining tutorial by Carina at Carina's Craft Blog to crochet them together.
- Details coming soon -