crochet Design

Crochet Joy

This weekend my mum asked me to put some things in to her loft and get down her summer clothes.  I love that she packs seasonal clothes away every six months but wrestling the cases through a small hatch is always tricky.

While I was up there I decided to have  a little rootle through a couple of boxes of yarn.  I have been feeling a strong urge to crochet a blanket and wanted to see if I had enough yarn to make it (I can hear you laughing – of course I do). As I looked through the boxes a colour palette seemed to jump out at me.  There were so many greys and creams and they looked so subtle all piled up.  I’m not usually a fan of orange but, when one ball fell out on top of the pile it just kind of worked.  What do you think?


I am not that brilliant at crochet but I could just imagine what a blanket in these colours could look like.  In the end I decided to just pull out a hook and try a few squares.  What I do love about crochet is the immediacy of working colours together –  squares have such a lovely rhythm and you can stop and start at will.  I have been doing so much knitting lately that making these four squares was a wonderful antidote to Fair Isle yet still giving me the thrill I get when working colours together.



I based my design on this lovely square from Cherry Heart

4 comments on “Crochet Joy

  1. Lovely Julz – I’m sure Buster, Boo and Purl will enjoy snuggling up on that! 🙄

  2. And rather lovely it’s looking, too. I love orange and rich grey together. Enjoy.

  3. I’m enjoying it so much I think I might just make a giant Prada-esque wrap for me to wear!

  4. josiekitten

    Love the colours you have picked. The orange adds just the right amount of ‘pop’ to the greys. I’m feeling inspired to start a crochet blanket after returning from a trip to my friend in Devon. I taught her to crochet a couple of years ago and her house is now full of lovely blankets!

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