Knitting & Crochet

Crocheting For A Cosy Autumn Evening

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We’re experiencing a cold snap in the UK at the moment and the evenings have been really quite chilly, brrr! I’m in the process of making a colourful granny square blanket, which is the perfect make for this time of year. However, as Halloween draws closer I really wanted to crochet some pumpkins. Luckily I was able to tuck into my yarn stash from the blanket, which will mean both makes will match beautifully once completed. Don’t you think the colours are just beautiful for this time of year?

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These granny squares will eventually all be crocheted together to make the blanket you see above. I’ve been slowly working on them during the fortnightly crochet group in Bath, which I’ve been running for the past four years. They’re the perfect project to take along to a crochet group as they’re not too technically demanding (and can of course be paused for the odd bite of cake and sip of warm hot chocolate!)

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The date of our last crochet group happened to mark its fourth birthday, so we decided it was the perfect opportunity to make pumpkins together. I was so happy about the prospect of crocheting pumpkins, but even more so with friends in a cosy coffee shop. I found the pumpkin pattern really enjoyable and just couldn’t stop making them. I challenge you to just make one….  I was able to stop at four pumpkins, which are now sitting very pretty on our fireplace.

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It’s now my plan to resume work on the beautiful sunburst granny square blanket, which you’ll find the pattern for here. Do you have any seasonal makes on your hook or needles? If so, I’d absolutely love to see them, please feel free to leave a link to your recent projects below. For all of you celebrating Halloween, have a spooktacular time and I’ll see you again soon.