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The Handmade Series // How To Crochet A Blanket....


Hi Everyone, 

This little series has become so enjoyable, thank you for joining us again. Or first time here? not to worry you can review past editions below...

The Handmade Series // A Morning With A Candle Maker
The Handmade Series // How To Knit A Blanket
The Handmade Series // Greta's Handcraft What's In The Basket

This months edition Vivienne from Greta's Handcraft is back to give you a brief run down on how to crochet a blanket. Hope you enjoy, if you have any questions please leave a comment below. xxBec



Winter Is Coming, so exciting!!!! This is my time of the year, to be able to make a beautiful piece of Winter Warmth to wrap yourself or loved ones in, brilliant!! I am so pleased to join you again, & many thanks for you kind words & enthusiasm over my last edition How To Knit A Blanket.

In this post, I am going to share with you How To Crochet a Blanket! This great blanket I made for Miss Alba (precious Girl) a couple of seasons ago. My plan was for a healthy dose of "keeping it random" not so regimented.......


Let's get started :

I chose from a fabulous book "200 Crochet Blocks" by Jan Eaton (which is available in store),  7 motif designs, no more, too many gets too confusing!! 

Wool colours - I used 10 gorgeous 8ply colours, probably too many but this blanket is for a Single bed size. You can use as many colours as you like, 3,5 more! Go through your stash, use it up!

Size - Squares are approx 17cms x 17cms
Single bed : 9 sqs x 10 sqs, Throw : 7 sqs x 7 sqs, Cot : 4 sqs x 5sqs

I did work out a rough floorplan with the colours but the placement of the motifs was random, don't try & control it, just go with it!!


Each finished motif was joined by holding wrong sides together & using a Double Crochet stitch in White - join horizontally first, then do the vertical strips continuously, this covers the corner joins nicely!


This is a crochet project to learn or extend your Crochet knowledge & to have some serious colour fun!

Remember at Greta's Handcraft Centre we run 4 Blanket Groups each month, a mixture of Friday's & Saturday's, all contact details can be found on Greta's Facebook page or contact me at the shop. 

Enjoy xxVivienne 



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    1. It's gorgeous! so soft too. This blanket design suits all ages don't you think?!

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  2. I love this series! The blanket is absolutely stunning. I really, really, really need to learn how to crochet x

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    1. I'm so glad you're loving it. Come do a lesson at the shop :) x

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  3. That's a gorgeous blanket - I love that it's not matchy-matchy. Filled with character and love x

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    1. Thanks Kristy. It's so pretty and bright x

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  4. Saw the blanket on Instagram and started drooling. Love it. I am getting close to finishing my stack of granny squares on my own throw and then I have to face joining for the first time. Terrified lol.

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    1. hehe it has that effect on everyone I think :P Love to see when your done with your throw. If you need any help just ask hun, happy to help. x

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  5. I love the colours in that blanket - what a beautiful keepsake for the very cute Miss Alba!

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    1. Thanks Tash. Definitely, one blanket I think she still will be using when she's a teenager and beyond. x

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  6. I too am absolutely loving this series hun and as for that blanket... I so want to make one now. I think I need to practice my crochet skills a little though xx

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    1. Thanks Sonia. So nice to know others are enjoying the series. This blanket would be a perfect one to start practicing with :) xx

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  7. Oh its beautiful! I love everything about this blanket. I will be in touch with you soon about The Handmade Series, I havent forgotten - life has just been a little hectic the last few weeks!!! x

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    1. No worries Hun, I understand talk to you soon :) xx

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  8. That's a glorious blanket! I think I'd better start with just one square!!! x

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  9. I've been eyeing this for a while now, and I am finally going to give it a shot! I cannot wait to make it for my baby girl due in November. I'm going through the book now and trying to decide which squares to use. What were the names of the squares you picked? I would ask for the number, but I might have gotten the other edition of the book - it looks like there are two different ones, but only one was available on Amazon.

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