‘Just Because’ – Crochet blanket inspiration and planning

Hey Tribe

Today’s little post is all about the inspiration and planning behind my new blanket which i’ve dubbed ‘Just Because’.

Anybody who has watched Episode 4 of the HGDC Podcast will have seen the finished LeeLee Blanket which I finished late December 2017 in a bid to the finish up the blanket stack. Most of the blanket stack blankets are my long time languishing WIPs. So, LeeLee blanket finished. Check. On to the next? Detour!

Whilst working on the LeeLee I had images of a girly version pop into my mind. Rather then solid granny squares of ‘manly’ colours I was day dreaming of a full on pink affair joined in light grey as opposed to the darker grey. I stash dived and then tweaked the design.

JUST BECAUSE recipe: minimalism, all the sparkles, pink everything, stash busting, creating, making and enjoying, unobligated creativity, indulgence, creativity, satisfaction, guilt free, mindful, mindless, for my bedroom, colour scheme, identify, waste not want not, frugality, gratitude.

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There are five granny squares designs which I am going to use throughout the blanket. Each square has 12 rounds.

I am using the Stylecraft Special DK in candy floss pink in each square for consistency/cohesion.

Square1: centre – rounds 1-3, rounds 4-6 in stash misc,rounds 7-9 another star misc and rounds 10-12 another stash  misc.

Square2: border – rounds 1-3 in stash stash misc, rounds 4-9 in Style craft pink, rounds 10-12 in another stash misc.

Square3: dot – Rounds 1-3 stash misc, rounds 4-10 in Stylecraft pinkRounds 11-12 in stash misc

Square4: chunk – rounds 1-7 in stash misc and rounds 8-12 in Stylecraft pink.

Square5: frame – rounds 1-6 in Sylecraft pink rounds 7-9 in stash misc and rounds 10-12  in Stylecraft Pink


So far the plan is a 5×7 square layout with each square border alternating between Stylecraft pink  and stash misc.

What have you made recently just because?

Heather xxx





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