Sometimes, the simplest things become classics.
This is the case with this simple square that can be used as a doily, as a blanket square, as a cushion cover, or whatever you want it to be.
14 years after the first publication of this free pattern, on the Crochet Me website in 2006, I have revised it lightly and decided to make it available here on the blog.
You can download the short pattern here:
I can’t wait to see what you make with it! #funkydoily
Cloud, one of the most popular colours in my mohair and silk yarn, is back in stock.
Over the clouds (yes!), crochet shawl by EclatDuSoleil.
Once upon a time, there was a lovely blanket, designed by EclatDuSoleil/Hélène Marcy to display the beauty of the Mini Mochi yarn: the Colourful Hug blanket.
After some time, the Mini Mochi yarn was discontinued, and Hélène’s lovely pattern was alone without a corresponding yarn.
Then one day, my customer Chantal told me about an idea she had: to crochet Colorful Hug as a summer blanket, in Whirl (replacing the Mini Mochi) and Whirlette (replacing the solid coloured fingering weight merino in the original version).
I checked the yardage and thought that it could work. I knew Chantal as a talented crocheter, and suggested that she’d try it out.
Chantal made a blanket in Whirl Key Lime Pi and Whirlette Kiwi, quickly adopted by a family with a new-born baby.
For her second blanket, Chantal chose Whirl Red Velvet Sunrise and Whirlette Grappa, and went down a hook size to a 3 mm hook. This blanket is now a source of joy and comfort for a baby boy and his parents.
Her family still growing, Chantal currently has a third blanket in the works. And she, Hélène and I have decided that its’ time to show this great idea to everyone!
To play with squares and colours, I offer 8 versions of the kit Colourful Hug in Whirl and Whirlette.
Hélène/EclatDuSoleil generously gifts you the pattern when you buy a kit – you only need to add the pattern to your cart, and the price will be deducted before payment.
Which colours will you choose for your summer blanket ?