25 friday finds :: crochet blankets

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25 'not your nanna's' crochet blankets

With my granny stripe near completion, it’s never too early to think about the next project is it?

Continuing the crochet theme of late, here are links to 25 fabulous crochet blankets – and no offense intended to any nannas reading, perhaps one day crochet won’t be considered by the masses as just a hobby for more mature ladies!

1. First up is the vibrant Granny Stripe by Lucy of Attic 24 – the bloggy crochet queen

2. Pip from Meet me at Mikes has a super tutorial for crochet hexagons – you’ll have a blanket whipped up in no time!

3. Solid Hexagons look fabulous too, I love the Circus Patchwork Blanket from Coco Rose Diaries

4. This Mixed Stripey Blanket is amazing and a fun way to try different stitches – from Little Woolie

5. Maaike from Crejjtion has some beautiful fresh patterns, her Miami Beach Baby Blanket pattern is my favourite

6. Granny squares don’t have to be dull – check out this colourful blanket over at According to Matt

7. Michelle from Poppy and Bliss has an eye for colour, I love her vibrant & modern half square triangle pattern

8. If softer hues are your thing, you might like this Clamshell Blanket by Sandra of Cherry Heart

9. Dottie Angel has a tutorial for a beautifully simple but effective crochet blanket – beginner friendly!

10. If you’re up for more of a challenge the Wool Eater by Sarah London might be just the ticket!

11. Sarah also has another textured blanket pattern called Apache Tears, worked in double crochet (UK) resulting in a super dense fabric!

12. A popular choice for ‘Crochet Alongs’ is the Groovyghan by Tracey St John which you can download for free from Ravelry

13. This roundup wouldn’t be complete without a crochet ripple. The Neat Ripple Pattern by Lucy is tried and tested!

14. If you prefer your chevrons to have sharper points, Pip has great tutorial for her Zali Zig Zag Chevron Blanket

15. Prefer flowers? You can’t beat this beautiful African Flower Crochet pattern from Yvestown – who also has the prettiest blog in all of blogland (in my opinion!). Easily adapted from a cushion to a blanket.

16. The Starburst Granny Square is another popular choice for blankets, there are many variations but this one at Nittybits has a great accompanying tutorial

17. The colour sequence of the Diamond Stitch Blanket by Happy in Red is sure to cheer anybody up

18. Wondering if it’s possible to crochet a ‘manly’ blanket? I love this Starburst Baby Blanket from Creative Jewish Mum

19. Circles are another great option for boys, this Retro Circles Blanket from Three Beans in a Pod fits the bill perfectly

20. The Purl Bee never fails to think outside the square, their super modern Granny Stripe Blanket is super simple – and also very ‘manly’!

21. And The Purl Bee did it again with their Giant Granny Square Blanket – a perfect pattern for beginners

22. Blankets don’t have to be square or rectangular, this Little Star Afghan would be perfect for a new baby

23. This pretty Vintage Crocheted Blanket has been on my to-do list for a while, via Ravelry

24. If you’re after something a little more whimsical, the Owl Obsession crochet blanket is just so cute

25. And last, but not least, if you would like to learn new stitches and techniques, crocheting a sampler blanket is a great idea. Shelley from Spincushions ran a crochet along during 2013, you can find all of her square patterns here.

Now to decide which pattern to pick for my next project :-)

Do you have a favourite crochet blanket pattern I may have missed? Let me know if you do!

 

12 Comments on 25 friday finds :: crochet blankets

  1. tash
    February 28, 2014 at 8:35 am (4 years ago)

    been looking at doing a star afghan with all that yellow cotton I have… thanks for the link.
    Looking like you’re loving Canva ?? :) xx

    • Bec
      February 28, 2014 at 11:34 am (4 years ago)

      I love the star stitch – I wish I could’ve made a list of 50, but that would’ve taken a while :-) Yes, and I’m loving Canva!

  2. Karen
    February 28, 2014 at 10:02 am (4 years ago)

    These look gorgeous (and I don’t even crochet!). Some great photos and your blog looks lovely!

    • Bec
      February 28, 2014 at 11:34 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you Karen!

  3. The Bowerbird Girl
    March 1, 2014 at 5:52 pm (4 years ago)

    What a brilliant post. I’m SO bookmarking this for later.

    • Bec
      March 2, 2014 at 10:03 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Rachael, I figured it was also a handy way to keep my favourites in one place for future reference!

  4. Jenny Jones
    March 1, 2014 at 7:06 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow! There are some serious crochet goodness here-just gorgeous. Thanks for sourcing and sharing them

    • Bec
      March 2, 2014 at 10:02 am (4 years ago)

      It was hard to stop at 25, Jenny!

  5. Michelle
    March 4, 2014 at 7:21 am (4 years ago)

    Thank you so much for including my pattern in your list Bec. Such a great list! xx

    • Bec
      March 4, 2014 at 10:08 am (4 years ago)

      Love your work Michelle!

  6. Shelley
    March 26, 2014 at 3:40 am (4 years ago)

    Thanks so much for including my project in this fabulous list. :)

    • Bec
      March 26, 2014 at 10:11 am (4 years ago)

      You’re very welcome Shelley, love your work!