Patchwork 1

20130329-182743.jpg

This is the first blanket of its kind – a prototype that I made based loosely on a crochet washcloth that I saw somewhere along my crochet timeline. I am in love with the white border around each granny square, as shown in the photo below. The white granny round with the solid DC round following really creates an opulent frame. The yarn I am using here is from my stash! I mixed Scheepjes Colour Crafter and my local craft store brand, Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn.”

20130329-182814.jpg

Since this is a nine-patch, it worked up quickly! Use my Perfect Granny Square free pattern for these squares for the beautiful look you see here. 

20130329-182838.jpg

I had trouble choosing a joining color. After some discussion with crafters via social media, I decided to join with white to match the square frames. I almost did a deep purple which would have made me take the final border in a different direction, but I think I’ll save the contrasting join for a different project.

I call this join a mini-twist. I did make it up, but I’m sure it’s out there already! – update – now referred to as PLT Join – find the free pattern on my Crafter site! 

20130329-182922.jpg

Fin!

20130329-182955.jpg

I have a total crush on this blanket. The first of many patchwork-style blankets to come!

20130329-183025.jpg

This blanket was for the older sister of twin babies! The Gumball 10 blankets are pictured below. This year, I converted Gumball to a free pattern! Yay! 

20130329-183119.jpg

This post features affiliate links. 

12 thoughts on “Patchwork 1

  1. Thank you for your wonderful collections and the generosity with which you share them.
    For crochet on your photos, charts are not needed. all very clearly.
    I fully share the view of the white border. I do the same.

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate the feedback. I am trying to keep everything as clear as possible, but sometimes I do make a mistake! 🙂

      Best wishes and happy crafting ❤️❤️❤️
      Rachele C.

      1. Mistakes – it’s not scary! Main thing is that you inspire people and help them. With pleasure watching your content and a very very want to knit something like that!

  2. Having a hard time trying to find a pattern for joining a granny with half doubles that go across it with half doubles any clues on how to work it

Question? Comment? Let's chat!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s