Welcome to the podcast notes for Episode 4 of the Crafternoon Treats crochet podcast. In this episode I’m very much focusing on crochet blankets… I’ll be showing you blankets that I’ve made, more that I’m currently working on, some in the pipeline and some great patterns and designs that I think you’ll enjoy.
Before we get started with the notes…
Important giveaway news
The winner of the giveaway in Episode 3 to win the Crochet Yeah! book by Joanne Scrace and Kat Goldin of The Crochet Project goes to: Jo-Ann Goldenberg, who is in California, USA. If you didn’t win you can buy it here.
A free digital copy of the Saunders sock pattern goes to: Elizabeth Shields – there is a message for you on YouTube to get in touch with your email address 🙂 If you didn’t win you can buy it here.
Congratulations and I hope you make good use of your goodies. Please do subscribe to the Crafternoon Treats YouTube channel as I’ve loads more giveways planned just for YouTube subscribers in April and May 2016.
Episode 4 Crochet Podcast notes
Social media links
- The new Crafternoon Treats Ravelry group for crochet chat and natter about the crochet podcast
- Crafternoon Treats on Instagram – wow, I topped 25,000 followers the other week! Fantastic, thanks to all who follow and like my ramblings!
- Crafternoon Treats on Facebook – the two FB groups are Bagalong with Crafternoon Treats and The Crafternooners
- Crafternoon Treats on YouTube – please do go along and subscribe to my channel as there are giveaways this week 🙂
- Crafternoon Treats (@crafterstreats) on Twitter
- @crafternoontreats on Ello
The Victoria Shawl pattern by Sandra Paul of the blog CherryHeart
- Buy the pattern here
- Visit Sandra’s blog here – she has a lovely knitting and crochet podcast and YouTube channel that has inspired me to give this a try.
- For the first shawl I’m using Deramores Studio DK in heather and mist and amethyst – a lovely squishy and affordable acrylic yarn that feels like merino…
- You can see more pictures of my finished Victoria Shawl here.
Find out more about my adventures in making handmade books over in Pateley Bridge in the Yorkshire Dales.
I talked a lot about blankets today and high on the list of my favourite blanket patterns are those by Lucy at Attic24.
Here are some of the links to blanket patterns that I love, but do go visit the blog and see all the lovely patterns and makes for yourself. Its an additive blog…
- The granny stripe blanket
- The Harmony blanket
- The Harmony square motif
- The neat ripple blanket pattern
- The Sunny Log Cabin blanket
Heather of the blog The Patchwork Heart is also a fabulous inspiration for blankets. Find Heather on Instagram and Facebook and check out her Etsy shop where she sells the most beautiful crochet blankets and other items.
More about my blankets
I make most of my blankets in Stylecraft Special DK, a lovely hard wearing 100% acrylic yarn that comes in 88 colours! I also favour Stylecraft Special Chunky – this is the yarn I used to make my hexagon blanket.
- Read about my autumn colours hexagon blanket
- Read about my seascape ripple, still in progress
- I also wrote a post about troubleshooting the ripple pattern
Crochet alongs for blankets
Just a few – there are thousands out there. The easiest way to find them is to google crochet blanket CAL 2016 or to search Facebook for crochet blanket CAL.
- The Frida’s flowers project bag CAL.
- The Frida’s flowers blanket CAL with Stylecraft Yarns and Jane Crowfoot.
- The round the bases CAL
- The Spice of Life CAL
- See what the lovely people in The Crafternooners Facebook group have been up to – loads of our members made the most fantastic blankets.
A very special blanket
- See more photos of the Spring Flower Blanket.
- The Just Giving page is still open for donations if you feel inspired to help these fabulous nurses at Marie Curie Cancer Care UK.The current total, including gift aid donations is £11,510.00.
- The flat brain join used by Heather to join the squares of the Spring Flower Blanket is by Baby Love Brand.
- I’ve written a post about common crochet sock problems – visit the sock clinic to find out more.
- Download the free pattern by Elin Stoodley (@pandagourgh on instagram) for the #survivalsocks.
- Check out another free pattern for basic crochet socks.
- Look up the paid pattern for the Saunders socks by Joanne Scrace on Ravelry.
- See my previous post about the crochet sockalong.
- Join The Crafternooners Facebook group to see the socks we’ve been making so far.
My new socks are in Sirdar Heart and Sole and the flavour of the yarn is pigeon toes – love that name! Its £7.99 not £7.50 as I said, but still good value for a pair of socks.
I think that’s it but if you want any more info, just drop me a line in the comments or connect on Facebook or Instagram… In the last couple of weeks I’ve passed two major milestones on social media and now have over 25,000 followers on instagram and over 15,000 followers on Facebook. Wow! Thank you so much for following and commenting and liking things – its such a great encouragement xxxxx
Remember to sign up to subscribe to the YouTube Channel – there will be another giveway next week and then more in the rest of April and in May xxx