2014/54 – Granny triangles

You may already have done something similar to this before, such as granny squares or bunting, but I thought that this one looked a little different so might be something you’d like to experiment with. You can alternate row colours quite easily by the looks of it too.

Home-made At My Place have already put this in UK terms, and looks relatively simple.

(Edit: I made a mistake and misread the pattern – it’s in US terms, not UK! Therefore:

US single crochet = UK double crochet

US half double crochet = UK half treble crochet

US double crochet = UK treble crochet)

Find the full instructions here:


– Leeloo the Tall

2014 number 10 – the Bobble Blanket

We think this is a work of art. It’ll keep you busy for the rest of the year, that’s for sure!

It’s from the hook of the Haekelmonster which means “crochet monster” in German, a description that probably covers all of us!

The pattern comes in German terms as well as US English.

sc = UK DC

dc = UK TR

Visit the Haekelmonster for the pattern.

And here’s how to crochet the Bobble stitch using the UK TR (called the US double crochet in the video).


Pattern translation – beautiful Afghan blanket

This pattern may seem daunting at first but it’s really worth a shot.  It’s in US terms so sc = UK DC, hdc = UK HTR, dc = UK TR, dtr = UK Triple Treble. It’s a project that’ll take you a while but as it grows it’ll keep your legs warm!

Click here for this beautiful blanket pattern from AllFreeCrochet.com and Lion Brand.

Try a new stitch!

This evening I’m not super-impressed with the choice of new Doctor Who (but then I wasn’t sure about Matt Smith either, until his first episode) so I’m going to console myself by making a blanket! It will need to be big enough to catch all the tears for my sadness that Rupert Grint or Chiwetel Ejifor weren’t cast. SOB!

I want a blanket that looks interesting but isn’t complicated, so that I can watch movies at the same time and also so that it will work up quickly. Plus, I don’t know about you but sometimes repetitive crochet motions really hit the spot. So calming, particularly when you’re devastated that the new Doctor isn’t ginger or that HOT evil guy from Firefly.

I’ve chosen to crochet the whole blanket with Shell Stitch. This is really pretty and REALLY easy, and anyone who knows how to chain, double crochet, and triple crochet can do it. That means YOU!

My favourite tutorial is here, at the Making Spot. This site is well worth a visit. It’s got plenty of bits and pieces for all crafters to try and learn from.

Daisy in my heart – pattern translation

Love this pattern! I’m always looking for new circle patterns.

It’s in US terms so when it asks for an sc, crochet a UK dc. When it asks for an hdc, crochet a htr, and finally crochet a tr instead of a dc.

Visit crochethome for the pattern!