Create a 3D crochet blanket with crochet flowers and a rainbow granny square crochet design using Sue Pinner’s pattern. This crocheted blanket looks stunning in a rainbow colourway with black yarn used for separating the coloured yarns.
Materials list included with Sue’s recommendations on yarns, but you can always create your version in your favourite colours and yarns
Australian/UK crochet terminology
You can easily increase or decrease the size of this blanket by adding or subtracting rows of squares
Abbreviations list and Sue’s tips on your yarn tension and which crochet hook to use
Detailed step-by-step instructions and colour photographs to take you through crocheting your blanket, from your first round to finishing off the crochet border
Instructions for making the six different crochet flowers of different sizes and designs to embellish your granny square crocheted blanket
A good project for more intermediate-level crocheters
Where do you live and work? I ‘live’ and work in a large dent in my cosy sofa, in my large, light-filled conservatory in my home of six years in the medieval town of Shrewsbury in the county of Shropshire, close to the Welsh Border.
What’s your family structure? Wonderful partner of 11 years, a son who moved in a couple of years ago, son’s girlfriend, who's here half of the week, too, and four fur babies.
How and when did you start crocheting? First serious crochet sessions in the early '60s, big gaps with a dabble here and there over the years then really seriously in 2009, and I haven't stopped since.
What would you do without this craft? Just can’t possibly think about doing without this craft. I am a total addict.
Do you have a regular daily routine for your designing and crafting? First thing I do in the morning - hook and scissors around my neck, cuppa and dive into the yarns.
Do you cherish the time you spend in your workroom/studio? Love my cosy sofa overlooking the garden. I have everything I need around me on the shelves and the coffee table in front of me.
What would you like to change about your workspace? I have a large conservatory workspace. The light is fabulous but I’d love to double the height of the room - make it into a two-storey area with a mezzanine floor for more storage and table space. Oh, and with a huge sample wall space, so I could see all the current ideas at the same time and with a wood-burner stove so it’s usable in the three winter months.
What is it that you love most about crocheting? All the textures and colours, and that I can take it with me anywhere.
How many different crafts do you do? Now, mostly crochet, some paper and fabric flower-making, especially at Christmas time, a little embroidery, and occasionally I’ll make a cushion or two.
What’s your favourite – and why? Crochet by far, because there are so many creative variations - modern or vintage, textured or plain, colourful or natural and combinations of some or all of them. And it’s portable - it goes everywhere with me.