Due to me being unable to focus on just one project at a time a Minecraft Creeper blanket appears to have appeared on my crochet hook.
I can not seem to focus on just one project when it comes to crochet. I tend to have several on the go, all at different stages and all for different purposes. This year seems to be the year of the blanket.
I have made blankets for both Mr C and over the last year. I have asked Snaffles if he wants to choose a blanket but he is never too keen. However, most days I manage to catch him snuggled up under one of the crochet blankets. I am convinced that if he had his own he would love it. It was just a matter of working out what to make for him.
I learnt my lesson with Munchies blanket and have decided not to tell Snaffles about his. That way I don’t have him nagging at me non stop to me if it is finished.
I am planning a Minecraft blanket. I saw Kelly from A Place of My Own make a beautiful Minecraft patchwork cushion some time ago. I remember thinking how much Snaffles would love it. Several months later and I am now ready to begin working on something for him. I thought how similar patchwork squares and crochet grannie squares were and wondered if I could achieve the same result with crochet?
So, the Minecraft Patchwork Blanket has been born. I intend to work on the squares in the day and hopefully Snaffles won’t bat an eye lid, he is so used to seeing me crochet. If I save the joining of them until the evenings then maybe I can get the squares joined when he is tucked up in bed and he won’t twig what they are becoming. If things go to plan he should have a Minecraft blanket for Christmas.
The Topaz colour is more blue than it looked on-line. It is a beautiful colour, not quite what I wanted but its bought now so it can go in!
Grannie squares are a great starter project. Small, portable and can be made into something small like a cushion or a more on-going project such as a blanket. I have written before how portable grannie squares are.
You can crochet them anywhere and them take them home for an evening of joining. There is a great photo tutorial of how to make grannie squares over at Little Tin Birds. You can make them all in one colour so you have less ends to sew in or use different colours for a brighter look.
I shall be sticking to single colour squares to make my Minecraft blocks. I use the join as you go method which can be found over on attic 24 blog here.
This is the sort of thing I am aiming for but with more of a mix of greens (I only had two different coloured green pens).
My squares are made up of 5 rounds and the blanket will be 10 squares wide. I will decide on the length once I have the main part of the blanket made up. If it needs a few more rows to add to the height then I will add these on above and below the creepers face.
The wool I am using is; (from left to right as per the balls nt he photograph above)
Deramores Studio DK in; Mist (70025), Peridot (70011), Fir (70012), Topaz (70039), Malachite (70014), Stylecraft Special DK: Meadow (1065) and the black is Deramores Studio DK Ebony (70027)