Not Just for Grannies
Hello all! I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me – I can only beg your forgiveness. I am only able to blog when time allows, and time has been a bit short lately. I’ve had my hands quite full over here designing for clients, creating art and also lecturing Photography. All good though, I would rather be busy than bored!
One of my resolutions this year, was to get “things” finished. On my official Bucket List, has always been making a crochet blanket. I generally make a pile of squares until the novelty wears off, then when I finally go back to it I’ve gone right off the colours. So last September when I had the flu, I went out, bought some new wool and started again (again). This time I was DETERMINED to end up with a finished crochet blanket.
Crochet blankets are for grannies.
Is what you might be thinking. I’m here to prove you wrong. If you think of a traditional granny square blanket, what you’re working with of course – is squares. Just like pixel art. You could create a blanket using graphics from a favourite childhood computer game, or a sprite for example. Just because you’re taking on a traditional craft, doesn’t mean you can’t put your own modern spin to it. Because I LOVE horror and skulls in particular, I decided to make a Sugar Skull Crochet Blanket.
OK – Let’s Make a Crochet Blanket!
Follows the steps below and download my free pattern to create your very own Sugar Skull Crochet Blanket! Feel free to make your version as colourful or as simple as you like. You could even make the whole design in just basic Granny Squares if you prefer, though I do recommend at least giving the Puff Flower and African Flower Squares a go – they really are lovely!