Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012 – Crochet Competition – Part Three


Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012 – Crochet Competition – Part Three


How do I help with The Beautiful Blogger Blanket of 2012? I hear you ask...

All you need to do is CROCHET ONE SQUARE! 
(You may want to make more when you have read to the end of the instructions, the choice is yours!)

The rules of the square:

Rule 1:

It MUST be made in DOUBLE KNIT 100% COTTON. This is because some bloggers or their family members are allergic to wool...so to make the blanket suitable for all, it shall be cotton. This also means that it can be washed without worrying whether some bits will shrink and some stretch......

Rule 2:

It must be made using the APPROPRIATE HOOK for your yarn.

Rule 3:

The square can be ANY SIZE - but maybe we need to set a few limits, so let say smallest:  5 x 5 cm, and largest:  20 x 20cm.  It can also be any size in between.

Rule 4:

The square can be ANY COLOUR OR COLOURS.  I love jewel colours, but you might not... use whatever you like best to represent you.

Rule 5:

The square can be CROCHETED using ANY PATTERN. I have put links to a few lovely ones below, but you can use your own if you want.

The Beautiful Bloggers Blanket of 2012 will not mind if you are a beginner, or an advanced crocheter.. it will not mind if the square is simple or complicated, lacy or plain... it does not judge....

Rule 6:

Please sew all ends in!



So, 6 rules so far, more to follow tomorrow....... 



Pattern ideas for your square if you don’t have your own:




Easy to follow instructions for a basic Granny Square can be found here at Bunny Mummy’s blog.

Tiny Square example at: Sarahs Sweethearts Blog


Book examples:

200 Crochet blocks for Blankets, Throws & Afghans by Jan Eaton

Cute & Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench (contains 3 squares – the Springtime Throw square, The Patchwork Bag square and The Camellia Blanket Square.


Do you have any you would like to suggest? 

16 comments:

  1. Sounds good, I look forward to it.xxx

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  2. I've got a few saved in my favourites and would love to join in with you :)

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  3. Is this just for people who read your blog or can we tell people on our blogs too and put a back link to you. I just wanted to check.xxxx

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  4. Its for everyone Deb.. if we get too many I'll do 2 blankets! Please do put a link on your blog..... there is a bloggy button for it in the right hand column... Thanks! xxx

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  5. That's great will try and get that done on Friday.xxx

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  6. This sounds like such a great idea, yes please can I join in.
    I love your list of rules!!

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  7. I'll be sending you one but sadly it won't be started this side of Christmas but will make it my Holiday project to get a square done for you.

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  8. Hello Jill,
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog:)
    Please will you explain to me what DOUBLE KNIT 100% COTTON is? I don't know the expression so what is Double knit?
    Hope to hear from you!

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  9. AWESOME! I am for sure in!!!

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  10. The button does not seem to work when I tried to put it on my blog. Did you ever answer Elisabeth's question about "double knit"?

    Also, I wanted to share the link to my sampler squares on my blog: http://rememberingrowan.blogspot.com/p/crochet-along-2011-rowans-sampler.html

    Thanks for following me Jill!

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  11. can we use acrylic yarn too?

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  12. Hi Laurinda... did you insert the button into an 'HTML' gadget part of the design? I did answer Elisabeth's question... have a look at the chart on this site:
    http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/yarn-weight-thickness.html
    I think it explains the differences well. Thanks so much for the link to your sampler squares... I will reblog that too :)x

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  13. Hi Velma.. cotton only please :)x

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  14. Stocki, finally tried to put the button in again in the HTML gadget and it just shows up as your name, no button. No idea why. I've done other buttons in the past...

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  15. Aha! Finally just added the image as text & tagged it as a link back you. That seems to work. :)

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