Crochet ‘Nanny’ Square Blankets

Last weekend we celebrated my Nanny’s 80th birthday. I wanted to make her something special for her birthday and as she is the reason I crochet, it had to be one of my crochet cushions. This one is extra special because it’s the first time I’ve used The Popcorn Flower motif, a stitch Nanny didn’t know, so hopefully one day I’ll be able to teach it to her.

Crochet Nanny Popcorn Flower Cushion
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Behind The Name

Why PatternPiper?

I’ll explain it in two steps. Step 2 first – just because that’s the easy bit – my surname is Piper – a little obvious really – I bet you already guessed!

So, Step 1 – why “Pattern”?
When you think of crochet what is the first thing you think of? For me it’s brightly coloured Granny Square blankets, the type you see across the back of sofas in TV shows.

Granny Blanket


But Crochet isn’t just about Granny Squares (although they are probably my most favourite thing to stitch), in my mind it is all about pattern.


Whether you are following a pattern or working freeform the end result is a gorgeous PATTERN, either bright and bold or simple and understated.


So, there you have it, the reasoning behind the name – simple!