Welcome to Week 2 of the Stash Busting Challenge 2021! Below you will find a great collection of patterns that have been donated free, with the special coupon code, by some fantastic designers for this week only! How it works: Participating designers will be …
Welcome to the Ultimate Granny Square Roundup!
Ever heard of Granny Square Appreciation Day?
Did you know that August 15th 2020 is Granny Square Appreciation Day? It was new to me too! But I just knew that I had to do something to mark the day. So I got in touch with some designer friends and asked them if I could share their granny square patterns with you!
Granny squares were used a lot even a generation ago, but there wasn’t much different about them. When you think of a traditional granny square do you automatically think of this type?
They are great when you are learning to crochet. I used this type of square to inspire a traditional shawl for my daughter for Victorian Day at school back in September.
Times have Changed
But times have changed. These squares have seen a resurgence in recent years – and they are so pretty and modern looking! Lots of them are just simply stunning. And they are a great way to practice your stitches.
Shall we dive right in and check out some fantastic patterns?
So, the ‘not-so-granny’ squares are now very fashionable and trendy! Gone is the reputation of them being boring stuffy and all very much of a muchness!
I hope you enjoyed this little round-up. Happy Granny Square Appreciation Day!
It’s around this time of year that people start thinking about making their baby projects. Easter and it’s symbolism of new life tends to get people looking for those great baby and nursery patterns. The sun is starting to poke its head out for most of us at least occasionally and so we start looking for those lighter weight and smaller projects to keep us occupied.
I’ve teamed up with some fabulous designers to bring you this roundup of both free and paid patterns that would be perfect additions to any nursery, and great baby shower gifts!
($) indicates that the pattern is paid.
(f) indicates that the pattern is free.
Shall we dive straight in?
Baby blankets are an essential in any nursery …. and can you really have too many? As the baby grows these gifts make great car blankets to keep little legs warm on those chillier car journeys.
First up is our Paige baby blanket ($). This design looks so different depending on the colour scheme you choose. And its a quick make with a simple pattern! You can find this pattern is here.
Made by Gootie has the gorgeous Samma’s Blanket ($) which uses 4ply yarn and a 5.5mm (I) hook. You can find it here.
Jo’s Craft Hook has used dk weight yarn and 5mm (H) hook for this Jacob’s Ladder Kradle Blanket ($). I love how this looks in stripes! You can find the pattern here.
One Little Hook has this super sweet Modern Crochet Baby Blanket (f) on her blog. I love the textures in this one! This ones uses 5mm hook and a light worsted weight yarn such as Caron simply soft. You can find it here.
Crafting Each Day had the Snuggles and Waves Baby Blanket ($) with cute scalloped edging available and you can find their blog post with all of the information here. You could of course miss the edging if you don’t think its appropriate for a boy, but I think this would look equally cute with blues or greens as it is!
Ambassador Crochet also has the Dream Weaver baby blanket available free on her blog here.
The last offering from Ambassador Crochet is the Pemberley Heirloom Baby Blanket ($). You can find it here.
Simply Hooked by Janet have this Sandy Shores Baby Blanket free on their blog. The textures in this one are quite interesting! You can find this one here.
Lakeview Cottage Kids also have an elegantly textured baby blanket in the Ripple Stitch Baby Blanket. You can find it free on the blog here.
If you are making for a baby that isn’t your own have you thought about making these essentials or nursery decor to either complete a gift or as something a little different from the traditional? There are lots of patterns out there.
We have this nursery burp cloth ($). Currently there are two in the collection but that will be expanding very soon! As far as we are aware it is the only hourglass shaped burp cloth crochet pattern out there! This makes it practical and easier to keep on your shoulder to protect your clothes. You can find our blog post with all of the links on where to find the pattern here.
Why not make the perfect gift set and try teaming this up with one of our baby Paige scarifie pattern ($). You can find the pattern here.
And you can find our own Paige Drool Bib ($) here.
This Rabbit wall hanging ($) is available on a few platforms. Here is Thoresby Cottage’s blog post giving you all of the information and links to find the pattern 🙂
Wall hangings are definitely trending this year! The Port Aransas Wall hanging (f on blog) is another cute offering, this time from high Desert Yarn. You can find the blog post here.
For baby to wear
My Fingers Fly have this Baby Firefighter Sweater ($) crochet pattern is just so cute (and there is a police version too!). You can find the pattern here.
Diaper covers are sweet! and are quick projects. This one ($) from SmithJKHandmade looks super cute. It goes from sizes newborn to 6 months, has a ruffle option and uses an 8mm hook with super bulky weight yarn. You can check it out here.
These San’s baby high top slippers ($) from Sandra La Madeline are just so cute!. They use worsted weight yarn and a 5mm hook. Sizes are from 0-3 months – 6-12 months. You can grab your pattern here.
Jaded Crafts and Creations has this super sweet sweet-heart bonnet available ($). I loved my daughter in bonnets when she was little like this and they didn’t slide around her head when she was asleep in the pushchair! You can find this one here.
What about a mummy, big sis and me pattern? This headband is just cute! You can find it here. It comes in infant, toddler and adult size!
This romper pattern ($) by Woodland StitchCraft is just darling! It comes in sizes from 0-3 months up to 5T! You can find the pattern here.
And the Lil’ Sprout Shorts ($) are just so cute too! They come in the same sizes as the romper. You can find it here.
Lakeview Cottage Kids have a couple of sweet hats, both of which are free on the blog!
The first is the Acorn Beanie which you can find here.
The second is the ‘Sunflower Pixie’. Can you imagine these on boy/girl twins? Oh my goodness!!
You can find this pattern here.
That is all we are bringing you today. But rest assured we will have more round-ups for you soon!