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Feather’s Crafts: Squarely Crochet

Hello Everyone!

Today I’ll be giving you a crochet pattern you can try, instead of a story post! Finally! Ok, so this pattern isn’t mine, but I absolutely love it, and I’ll be working on it for the next few months, because I want to make a huge blanket out of it! Well…maybe not a huge blanket, but one that’s big enough to wrap around me, like twice. It’s purely going to be for the winter, or if I want to have a picnic on my roof, or if I just feel like I need a hug.

I found it online (as you do), and I’ve been making the motif for the last month now. It’s slow goings as I’ve been really distracted lately, and I’ve been at work most of the time, but I will eventually get there.

So, the pattern is called…

Autumn Log Cabin Throw

I didn’t name it, but hey, it works, if the throw were in autumn colours. I would have just said it was a Log Cabin Throw…well, we can’t have what we want all the time, right? Anyway, I found the pattern on  Redheart, so you can check it out on the link below.

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/autumn-log-cabin-throw

Well, now it’s time for me to shine. Let’s start this review!


The Pattern

I was drawn to the pattern because of its simplicity, well, as simple as you can get it without it being too monotonous. Granted, this pattern uses seven colours, but I think you could easily get away with less, just alternate the colours, and remember the order you use. In my version, I’ve used three: grey, dark blue and light blue. It still looks good, and I can’t wait to get them to join up to see what chaotic beauty I’ve made!

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Now, the pattern says it’s easy, but it’s not so easy for complete beginners. This pattern is best suited for those who have had a few small projects under their belt, and when I say small projects, I mean things like coasters, sachets,  shawls, scarves, projects like that. Projects that take at least a week to complete, because they help with gaining the patience for large projects like this.

So, if you’re a beginner to the crochet and knitting world, look away! This post isn’t for you!

Unless, of course, you’re the adventurous type, and you’re not afraid to be patient, then keep going!

Anyway, what I liked about this pattern is that it was pretty simple to follow, and once you get the hang of the pattern, you don’t have to look at the instructions over and over again. You simply need to rinse and repeat until you get the right amount of squares (or if you’re not following the pattern to a tee, until you get the amount you want). So, it’s easy to make the pattern your own. That’s what I’m doing.

My Result

I haven’t finished the pattern myself, and I have a feeling I’ll be using more colours than the three I initially said I’d use, because I want to get rid of the old yarn that’s just sitting under my bed, but I think, in the end I’ll be left with a fairly large, multi-coloured monstrosity I don’t know what I’ll do with it. Needless to say, I found it fun, and relaxing, in fact I would highly recommend anyone who reads this post to try crochet and knitting for themselves, it’s not just for old women!

As for the final product, I will sell it eventually, but it will be the only one of its kind, for a while at least. Once I build up a mountain of yarn again, I won’t be using the pattern, until then, so if you wanted the blanket, it’ll be “first come first serve”.


Well, that’s it from me, it’s your turn now. What do you think of the pattern? Have you attempted it before? What would you do to improve it, or alter it? Leave all your tips in the jar below, and we’ll see you soon!

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