Finally I’m starting blogging again. I’m so sorry that you haven’t heard anything from me for months, but I was busy working and switching jobs, but now I’m back in business.
I’ve been crocheting – of course – but not designing my own patterns. I will soon start designing again and new patterns will come on my blog.
This summer and fall I’ve been working on a Sophie, and my lovely Sibiran cat Duchess, loves it when I crochet.
I’ve been working on my afghan made from HeidiBlossom all spring. Both the granny square and the blanket are my own design. I’ve made different patterns of the HeidiBlossom to fit different projects and yarns like the baby afghan, pillows and coasters.
It’s been so fun to make my own granny square, and even make three different patterns of the square: one for very bulky yarn, one for coasters and one for thinner yarn. For larger pictures, klick on them.
This is my first afghan, and I had no idea how the result would turn out, but it was fun, rewarding and I think it turned out quite well.
I tried to make one square each day, and it was fun to see how the piles grew.
I thought it would be a huge job, but it was remarkably quick to make. In the end I made it way to big. But it is nice that both the children and my Siberian cat loves the afghan.
The size is 11 x 6 squares. If you have a shorter son than I, its enough with 9 squares in the length.
My son loves the blanket and he is very grateful that we finally have an afghan than can cover him 🙂
Each square is 18 cm x 18 cm.
Yarn and hook
The yarn is Soft Interiør from Trysil.
Woolspun from Lion Brand Yarn maybe an alternative for you living in the USA and Canada. Note: I have not tested this for my self. This yarn is 80 percent acrylic and 20 percent wool. My yarn is 50 percent acrylic and 50 percent bamboo.
- My yarn is approximately 110 m = 100 g.
- Woolspun is approximately 116 m = 100 g, or 3,5 oz = 127 yd.
- The recommended hook for Woolspun is 6,5 mm, but you can choose to use a larger hook.
- The recommended hook for my yarn is 6 mm or 8 mm, I used 8 mm.
If you are going to make a big blanket like the one I made, you need:
- 9 skeins of beige, number 23
- 12 skeins of white, number 05
- 8 skeins with lilac, number 64
- 7 skeins with dark grey, number 08
I made three combinations of the granny square:
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- ch = chain stitches
- st = stitch
- r = round
- tr = treble crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
Round 1 og 2
- Crochet 6 sc in magic ring
- Pull together and fasten r with a sl st.
- You can crochet the tail inside the sc.
- Round 2: Crochet 2 sc in each stitch, totally 12 sc. Fasten r with sl st.
- Start in the last sc.
- 3 ch st = 1 dc
- Make one long dc in bottom of the second row.
- Make 1 dc in the same st as the first st, make sure you crochet it behind the long dc. Ch 1.
- *Skip 1 st, crochet 1 dc in next st, 1 long dc in bottom of second r, 1 dc in same st as the first dc (behind the long dc), ch 1. Repeat from * to * till end of r.
- Crochet your tails inside the dc.
- Fasten r with sl st in the first dc, you now have six groups of dc.
- This is how the back looks like when you crochet your tails inside the stitches.
- Sl st in each of the 3 first dc. 1 sc around the first ch-1 from roud 3, ch 5.
- 1 sc around next ch-1.
- *Ch 5, 1 sc around next ch-1 * Repeat from * to * until you have six bows, and fasten r with sl st in first sc.
In this round you are going to make the petals.
- Crochet 2 sc in the first ch-5 space, then continue with:
- 2 dc.
- 1 tr.
- 2 sc.
- Repeat from 1 to 5 until you get 6 petals, fasten round with sl st.
Switch color, crochet in the back loop of the stitches.
- Start in the second sc in any petal and fasten your yarn with a sl st in the back loop, ch 1 (= 1 sc).
- Crochet in the back loop and make a sc in each of the next 6 stitches, skip the last st and make a long sc in the sc in round 4.
- If you like, you can crochet your loose tails inside the sc.
- * Skip the first sc from r 5, sc in the next 7 st – remember to crochet in the back loop, skip the last sc of the petal and make a long sc in the sc from r 4* Repeat from * to * four more times. Fasten with sl st in the first sc.
- Change color.
- Start in one of the long sc, between the petals, fasten your yarn with a sl st.
- Ch 3 (=1 dc).
- Ch 5, 1 sc in the 4th sc on top of the first petal.
- Ch 5, crochet 1 dc in the long sc between the petals.
- * Ch 5, 1 sc in the 4th sc on top of the petal, ch 5, 1 dc in the long sc between the petals* Repeat from * to * four more times. Fasten r with sl st in the first dc (third ch).
In this round you start to turn your blossom into a square.
- Fasten your yarn with a sl st in the first ch-5 space, ch 2 (= 1 hdc).
- 2 hdc in the same ch-5 space, ch 1.
- Corner: Make the first corner in the first sc on top of the first petal: 3 dc and ch 2…
- …3 dc in the same sc as in picture 3, ch 1.
- 3 hdc in next ch-5 space, ch 1.
- 3 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 1
- 3 hdc in next ch-5 space, ch 1
- Corner: Make the second corner in a dc between the petals: 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1.
- 3 hdc in next ch-5 space, ch 1. 3 sc in next ch-5 space, ch1. 3 hdc in next ch-5 space, ch 1, corner in the 4th sc on top of the petal (corner: 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc,) ch 1. 3 hdc in next ch-5 space, ch 1. 3 sc in next ch-5 space, ch1. 3 hdc in next ch-5 space, ch 1. Make the corner in the next dc, between the petals (corner: 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc,) ch 1. 3 hdc in next ch-5 space, ch 1. 3 sc in next ch-5 space, ch1 and fasten r with a sl st in the first hdc (second ch).
In this las round you´ll make the sides even.
- Make 3 sl st to get to the first ch-1 from previous round. 1 sl st in the ch-1. Ch 3, this is your first dc, 2 dc in the same ch-.1
- Further make 3 dc in each ch-1. NB! Don´t make ch between your dc groups.
- Make your corners in the ch-2 spaces from previous round: 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc.
I assembled the granny squares with single crochet, just like I did it when I made my pillow. Follow the link for tutorial:
I like to make a nice finish to all my work and decided to make an edging with petals.
I decide to use white and mad to rounds with sc.
- Round 1 and 2: Crochet two rounds with 1 single crochet in each st, fasten rounds with sl st. Corner: 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc.
- Round 3: Ch 1 (= 1 sc), * ch 5, skip 4 st, 1sc in next st* Repeat from * to * all the way around the blanket.
- Corner: I made a sc in each corner, even when the side didn’t add up – see picture above.
I made petals in the ch-5 spaces.
Start in the first ch-5 after any corner and make your first petal:
- 2 sc
- 2 dc
- 1 tr
- 2 dc
- 2 sc. Remember to skip the sc between the ch-5 spaces.
Corner: I made 1 sc in the sc in the corner from previous round, see picture number 3. Fasten round with sl st.
In the final round i made a lilac edge in the back loop of the stitches from the previous round. This is the same technique as in round 6. Go to round 6 if you need large pictures.
- Start in the second sc at any petal, and fasten your yarn with a sl st. Ch1 (= 1 sc). Crochet in the back loop and make a sc in each of the next 6 stitches. Skip the last st and make a long sc in the sc that you made when you made the ch-5 spaces.
- * Skip the first sc from the previous round, sc in the next 7 st – remember to crochet in the back loop, skip the last sc, make a long sc between the petals, that is the sc that you made when you made the ch-5 spaces * Repeat from * to * all the way around the blanket. Fasten with sl st in the first sc and fasten your loose end.
Finally done! Now its time to relax in the sofa and start a new project – maybe a smaller one this time 🙂
- I wish to thank my boyfriend Arne Otto Myklebust, for lending me his beautiful living room for my photo shoots. He also took all the pictures of me.
This is a pattern of Heidi Sporstøl and Heklepiken. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to the pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use. You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do, I ask that you link back to my post: http://heklepiken.com