When I want to work on and try out a kind of square or stitch, turning it into a dishcloth means I get something I can use for my efforts. No written pattern for this one as I just made a chart for a record of how I did my African Flower. I used cotton yarn and a G hook.
If you would like a hanging loop, increase the number of chains in one of the corners.
My current work in progress. I have been thinking about a new mitered blanket for some time. I was inspired by some vintage ones I had seen where each motif abutted the others without a border around. I liked the look of that. I tried making them in single or double crochet rows same as the ones I had seen, but didn’t hit on anything that really satisfied me. Every now and then I would see another on the web somewhere and I would want to make one again.
I ended up with a variation of my mitered granny square. I did some tweaking of the pattern so it worked more neatly, which is needed since I won’t have the border around each square to hide any untidiness. I like the results!
I ♥ Granny Hearts! The small one is a nice applique, the large one makes a nice coaster. They are so cute together! The beginning is slightly different for each heart. Quick to make up for Valentine’s Day in one or more colors.
and a closer look, the pattern and diagrams are below…
I have admired crochet blankets made up of many small squares for as long as I can remember. I love the quilt-ness of them, and the thrifty using up of what is left over from other projects. The wonderful many colors they contain.
It also seems a bit overwhelming with so, so many little squares. So, so many weaving in of the ends (my least favorite part). But, I have decided to take the plunge just the same! I have quite a bit of leftover yarn I can use up, and perhaps I will buy a few additional colors to add into the mix. I want to keep it to earthy colors so the throw will match my brown furniture.