‘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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Squares

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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Granny Triangle Crochet Cowl

Granny Triangle Crochet Cowl 

I took three projects with me to Dorset.

A commissioned blanket.

A pair of DK knit socks.

And a Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle.

Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle Selfie
Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle Selfie
Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle

My inspiration came from Zeens and rogers Really Easy Crochet Shawl

shawl mirror
Zeens and Rogers

and Mamainastitch’s Crochet Triangle Wrap

Mamainastitch

As well as a whole host of Pins on my Crochet : Scarves board.

I modified the Zeens and Rogers pattern to create my  Granny Triangle Crochet Cowl which has a handy pictorial.

Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle

Spec: 

Time – I worked my cowl up in an afternoon (5-6 hours)

Weight – My Crochet cowl Granny Triangle weighs around 290g

Measurements – L58in x H29in

Ingredients: 

4mm hook

Approx –

200g of Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in Slate Grey (105) for the body colour and trim

50g of Stylecraft Special DK in Raspberry 1023 for the contrast colour

50g of Stylecraft Special DK in Silver (1203) for the scallop edging

or equivalent

(50g is possibly overly generous as a fail safe because I didn’t weigh my silver or raspberry yarn whilst in a caravan, practicalities, sorry folks)

Pattern: 

I modified the Zeens and Rogers pattern to create my  Granny Triangle Crochet Cowl which has a handy pictorial. I followed the pattern by doing 40 body repeats in slate grey using up my 200g. I then repeated three rows of row 3 in my contrast colour, silver.  The body of my Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle is 45 rows in total. I then added the Zeens and Roger scallop edging in raspberry and then the trimming in the body colour and hey presto. FINITO.

Crochet Scallops

Please tag me in your own versions.

Thank you to Zeens and Rogers for the pattern inspiration.

Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle

Heather 

xxx

Crochet clllllll day
Too legit to knit

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