Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Zigzag Blanket

This blanket is made of many square panels sewn together to form the zigzag pattern.  Easy!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Shapes - Star

Blankets for kids can be made in fun shapes, like this star.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Crochet Each Day

Happy New Year Everyone!

This year I plan to exercise more and to set aside some time each day or so to crochet.  Crochet is very relaxing and helps me get my mind off problems.  It requires a lot of concentration, and uses different parts of the brain: memory, fine muscle skills and creativity.  In fact, I think I will make crochet my reward for exercising!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday Stripes

Holiday Stripes Blanket

This is a fun blanket to make and give as a Christmas Gift.  Doesn't it remind you of Ribbon Candy?  This year I made this blanket to give to my cousin.

You can make this blanket.  Free pattern instructions are at Coats & Clark at

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Joining Squares

Making granny squares is quick work, but joining them can be time consuming. 
Correct placement of different color squares is very important to the larger color scheme of the blanket.  Often squares are joined with ''right sides facing."  So the work is done looking at the wrong sides, which is not so pretty.  But once all the work is done, and a finishing edging is added, the blanket looks quite nice, and the project was worth all the time and effort.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hip to Be Square

Granny Squares

These are four basic granny squares.  Ahh, the lowly granny square.  But NO!  The squares are very versatile!  There are soooo many possible color combinations and, yes, even pattern variations.

The basic granny square is actually worked in "rounds," and not rows.  It is very easy to make.  The "how-to" links at the top of the page will direct you to instructions on how to make one.  The basic square uses double crochet and chain stitches, with a couple of slip stitches to join the rounds.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Nature is my main source of inspiration.  I love seeing the different colors as the seasons change.  Spring and Fall have such vibrant colors.  Flowers are especially beautiful.