The Ralphie Herringbone Crochet Blanket

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.

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I’m so pleased with how it turned out.

patternpiper blue and white herringbone blanket

I joined with white double crochet on the back…

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…and I’m not sure whether I prefer the back or the front more. What do you think?
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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!

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What are your crochet inspirations? Have you ever translated patchwork in to crochet? Let me know.

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4 thoughts on “The Ralphie Herringbone Crochet Blanket

  1. Susan White says:

    Love this idea and have pinned it to my Pinterest board to keep it in my head! I’m sure your friend loved the baby blanket too, as it’s not just for a baby is it. Thanks for sharing, Susan

  2. Gayla Reinkens says:

    I have a pattern similar to this now. It all depends on how you put it together… at least I think it’s the same. This is quite beautiful! The one i did,, I made a big star in the middle… and small ones on the outer corners and star tips sort of like on the outside edges… grannies are SO versatile!

    • PatternPiper says:

      Gosh, sorry for the delay in responding. You’re right, the granny square is so versatile and you can create some beautiful patterns by putting these squares together in different ways.

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