Sunday, August 31, 2014

Braided/Woven Crochet Block

After posting this Crochet Stool Cover Tutorial, a lot of people said they wanted to make a whole blanket like that. Honestly I dont think it will hold up very well, it will probably get to heavy and pull gaps open.
Now I tried out something for you. I think like this, divided in smaller squares, it will hold up as a blanket a lot better! I'm not sure if I will ever make a blanket like this, because my mind is already busy with other idea's. But I sure do think it looks nice!


So use the tutorial for the stool cover to make the stripes, just make them a bit smaller and make squares.






13 comments:

  1. I love this idea also. But I would not go any further then making a baby blanket or throw. You're right. It would be too heavy. Great colors. Sherry K

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  2. Hi! I also think you are right about the blanket! But it would work in small doses, such as a doily the way you did it above, it would look so pretty on a windowsill and I could imagine my cats would love to lie on it!!! :) You could also make a 3D shape, such as a mini basket to hold your wool! Plus potholders! plus small cushion covers, etc etc (I have more ideas than time, hahah!) I'd be interested what other people come up with!!!

    I really like your blog, loving the cheerful colour palette and your wonderful ideas!
    Keep it up!
    Have a great week ahead!
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  3. I am a bit obsessed with woven stuff and weaving lately. LOVE this! :)
    Kanina

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  4. I work at a residential deaf school in Mexico, and this week one of my coworkers and I are starting up a weekly crochet class with our eight girls! We were going to start with just a potholder (super boring, but a good way to practice the stitches), then I came across this on Pinterest. So glad I did! I designed a sort of pattern for a slightly large potholder made in this style; ten strips, made with the traditional chain beginning (to make it more beginner friendly), three of which I'm going to have them sc, three hdc, and four dc. Thank you so much for the idea! I showed them a sample I made, and they're super excited to start! This is a great way to practice stitches with quick and easy results. Love it!!!

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    1. I would love to see pictures! Please share them with me on my FB page!
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Attys/285033854868633

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    2. Will do! It might be a couple weeks, but I'll definitely post pics when we've finished! :)

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  5. This is astonishingly brilliant. I have lots of WIPs at the moment but this is now added to my list. Thank you for sharing. Brilliant. Totally brilliant.

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  6. Ciao ho visto questa tua fantasia di colori e mi piacerebbe fare delle copri sedia con queste mattonelle intrecciate,mi potresti spiegare come fai l'interno della mattonella a passare le strisce colorate sotto e poi sopra e come le cuci?
    Grazie mille per un'eventuale risposta.Verde Smeraldo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxOKRdgf4sOirrKlQcuzjeQ

    Hello I saw this your fantasy of colors and I'd like to cover the chair with these tiles intertwined, how do you explain to me the inside of the tile to pass the colored stripes above and below, and then as the sew?
    Thanks a lot for any risposta.Verde Smeraldo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxOKRdgf4sOirrKlQcuzjeQ

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    1. Use this tutorial http://atty-s.blogspot.nl/2014/08/crochet-stool-cover-photo-tutorial_4.html

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  7. I love this idea, and I think I will make it into pot holders.

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  8. I've had this on my Ravelry list for so long, just started making the strips. I've got 53 so far in two days! Not too bad! Hoping to see if the blanket idea can work, if not I'll have some pretty cushion covers! Watch out for the finished project, am updating Ravelry daily!

    Thanks for your wonderful tutorials! I've got most of your patterns saved on Ravelry.

    Jenny x

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