Not your average crochet blanket, this sweet crochet pattern from Jodi Squires uses fabric squares as the main patchwork, but instead of sewing them together, she has joined them with crochet stitches and decorated it with crocheted flowers in the corners for an extra-sweet touch.
Full materials list included in instructions
A great pattern for using up precut fabrics such as charm squares
It can be made fully reversible, so have fun with selecting your fabrics – you might want to make one side in one colour way, and the other side in another colourway
Choose your yarn to suit your chosen fabric colours
Uses only simple crochet stitches for the joining and flowers
Detailed step-by-step instructions and colour photographs take you through the process from preparing your fabric squares for crochet, through to creating and attaching the crocheted flowers
Includes Jodi’s tips for crafters, including tips on design and expanding your skills
Would make a sweet gift for friends or family, or even as a sweet cot blanket for a baby, simply adjust the number of squares you make to make it cot sized
A great project for intermediate-level crocheters looking for something a bit different to make than the typical crocheted blanket
What crafts do you do? Sewing, Patchwork, Quilting, Machine Embroidery, Hand Embroidery, Crochet
How long have you been crafting? Since I was old enough to hold a needle & thread or crochet hook. I have photos of me sitting on my Aunty’s lap when I was 4 years old, learning how to knit.
Who taught you your skills? I was very lucky to be surrounded by highly skilled ladies as I grew up. My Mum, Aunty and Nanna gave me an incredibly strong foundation and I taught myself the rest.
Is crafting your hobby or your profession? My Passion! It is both my hobby and my profession. I work at Handcrafters House in Midland, WA plus I have my own small hobby business at home making quilt labels and binding quilts called Labelled & Bound.
Do you teach/publish your skills and projects? If so where and please tell us more. I have only ever been published in Homespun Magazine before but I do teach a variety of projects and techniques at Handcrafters House in Midland, WA.
What do you love most about crafting?I thoroughly enjoy the creative freedom I have and the ability to share the joy with other people. I find it so therapeutic and get quite fidgety if I don’t have some form of craft with me at all times. I always carry an extra bag besides my handbag that is toting my latest travelling project.
What is your proudest crafting moment/achievement? I think the proudest moment was when my humble little crocheted baby throw was published in Homespun Magazine. I was trembling with shock when they contacted me. Following that moment, many doors of opportunity have opened and my teaching has taken off into many other facets.
5 words that best describe your craft style? Simple, Shabby chic, Pretty & Girly.