I do like a granny square. So here’s another granny square blanket for you. This time, a patchwork inspired one made for my best friend’s new baby boy. Who incidentally is now nearly 9 months old – that’s how slack I am at blogging!
I wanted to make him something completely different to anything I’ve made before so turned to Pinterest for inspiration. It didn’t take long to be drawn in and soon I’d forgotten why I’d even logged into Pinterest in the first place. Does anyone else have this problem? Anyway, my eye was eventually caught by some fab patchwork quilting patterns and before I knew it I’d started a whole new “Quilting” board.
Now, I’ve no intention of actually ever making a quilt. I tried my hand at that a couple of years ago, and although the finished result was lovely, it wasn’t exactly an example of fine stitching and craftsmanship on my part. But, I am totally inspired by the pattern and geometry of patchwork design and when I see it my first thought it “Hmm, I wonder if I could turn that into a crochet pattern.”
And so that’s what I did.
I’m so pleased with how it turned out.
I joined with white double crochet on the back…
Now, I won’t go making promises about writing up the pattern because we all know that I’m rubbish at actually getting things like that done, but maybe one day it might happen. We will have to wait and see!
What are your crochet inspirations? Have you ever translated patchwork in to crochet? Let me know.