Thursday, 17 May 2012

Diagonal Crochet

I've been looking forward to showing you my new blanket and here it is. Quite a few months ago I saw a crochet blanket which had diagonal stripes and I was intrigued about how it was constructed. I made a mental note to look into it for future reference and then pushed it to the back of my mind. Up until I was wondering what to do with my Stylecraft stash. I was originally thinking of doing a ripple like this. Which I would still like to do. But I remembered the nagging thought of this diagonal pattern and learning a new crochet technique/pattern is always a nice challenge. So I searched around for the pattern and came across this blog which has an English tutorial. It took a little bit of working out but I got there in the end and was quick to get going on this blanket.

Action shot of me just starting out with this project. Each row is crocheted in alternate directions so you can see in the above photo that the olive green row has vertical crochet stitches and the orange row has horizontal stitches. By the time I completed the third row, I'd got the hang of the pattern and haven't looked back.

The sun's out - quick get some outdoor shots!

Another action shot - it's grown quite a bit over the past few days and I had so many Stylecraft colours in my stash to choose from.

Yep, haven't sewn one end in yet. Such a crochet rebel!

I took this photo yesterday and have added another three rows since then. I can't decide how big this blanket is going to be though. I have a tendency to make lap sized blankets rather than bed sized blankets but I get the feeling this is going to be a large lap blanket/single bed sized blanket. If that's the case, I may need to replenish the Stylecraft stash - shock horror.

I still want to make a ripple blanket though. Must finish this one and the hexagon blanket before I even contemplate a new project... x


  1. Looking good so far but clearly not one to have a glass of wine over .. if it was me I'd end up going in the wrong direction!
    it'll be fab when you've finished :)

  2. It's fun to learn something new isn't it? This blanket is beautiful out of the Stylecraft, I bet it's nice and soft too! It would be a shame to have to buy more yarn (haha). What a great pattern!

  3. What a beautiful blanket that will be, i have never seen diagonal crochet before, it looks really interesting, ooooh i fancy having a go at that too :o)
    happy weekend
    love jooles x

  4. What an unusual blanket - thank you for the link to the pattern. I'll hop over there now.
    Love from Mum

  5. Your new blanket is soooo beautiful!!!

  6. Love your blanket it will be lovely when it's finished, I don't envy you sewing in all those ends though but I'm sure it will be worth it in the end, I love your blog by the way, you have a new follower :)

  7. Just a little comment on your blanket, it would be sooo cute if you could use the pattern to make some little triangle bunting.Kind regards Pam