Ideas for Creative Crochet blankets
When you want to get cosy, nothing beats snuggling up underneath a big, comfy blanket that you’ve made yourself. If that sounds great but you’re not sure where to start, check out these ideas for making creative crochet blankets.
If you’re new to crafting, crochet blanket kits such as the ones seen here www.woolcouturecompany.com/collections/blanket-and-cushions-crochet-kits are a great way to get started.
Baby blankets: Baby blankets are perfect for newborns. They use a half double crochet stitch, which is quick and easy to use to create blankets in no time. It’s also easy to learn if you’re new to crocheting, as it has one less step than a double crochet stitch.
Granny squares: Crocheting is not just a relaxing hobby, it’s also a great way to express creativity. It even hit the headlines recently, when a new Guinness World Record was set for the most people simultaneously crocheting – 960, in Derby. Granny square blankets might be one of the best known designs, but they’re classic for a reason. They can be made with any wool and any size of crochet hook, so they are very versatile. It’s best to choose a crochet hook that’s the right size for your thread, but changing this up can be a great way to make tighter or looser squares. You can also vary the hook size and yarn thickness.
Once you have completed a number of granny squares, they can be sewn together to create a unique blanket that’s perfect to top beds, sofas, and chairs. Once you’ve got the basics of granny squares down, there are a seemingly endless supply of colours and pattern variations to choose from. Try mixing things up with different shapes, such as hexagons, for a new take on the granny ‘square’. You can also use up all of your old scraps of odd colours and they’ll look great mixed together.
Freeform crochet blanket: For a unique look, try free forming your own crochet blanket. Choose random shapes and colours and mix them all up together. The great thing about crochet is that it will always come together in the end!
Filet crochet: For those looking for a more complex pattern, a filet blanket is a good option. This delicate technique can be used for blankets of all sizes and creates a delicate lacy effect that lets you add shapes and patterns into the design.