5 crochet blankets to make over the winter months

Having decided to opt for an autumn/winter wedding next year, we’re now turning our thoughts to how to make our wedding feel cosy – lots of lights, colour and warmth is the aim of the game of us. My thinking hat is well and truly on and today I thought I’d share some crochet blanket patterns I’ve seen… ones I’m thinking about making for our wedding. There’s a sofa/chill out area at our venue and, if it’s a dry day, people might want to sit outside for evening food. We may well end up buying blankets for IKEA, but I do love the idea of making them in our chosen wedding colours.

So without further ado, let’s look at some crochet blankets…

5 crochet blankets to make over the winter months
1. C2C

I first came across C2C, or corner to corner, when Holly created Repeat Crafter Me’s crochet Christmas character afghan. It’s not necessarily a new technique, and I haven’t found the origin of it, but I know this to be a great stash buster if nothing else. Unlike most patterns, this one starts in the corner and works out. The photo below is from Holly’s Instagram feed and shows you how it looks in detail. To learn more about how to make it, do have a look at The Crochet Crowd‘s handy guide.

Crochet blankets to make over the winter months - c2c, or corner to corner.

2. V stitch

V stitch is one of those techniques that instantly catches my eye whenever I see it; I love the detailed stripes and depth of each stitch. Similar to the ripple blanket, I think this could be equally as addictive and, given the winter months, I feel like the depth of the stitch could make for a super snuggly blanket that I can make and show off our wedding colours with. There are lots of pattern options on Ravelry, and I liked The Patchwork Heart‘s write up too.

Crochet blankets to make over the winter months - v stitch.

3. As we go stripey

This blanket pattern is slightly different to the rest, as it’s a combination of various stitches. I came across this on Instagram and the blanket was created by Hannah at Not Your Average Crochet. Stitches include granny Stripe, Catharine wheel, star stitch, bobbles and ripple, so it’s the variety that really caught my eye here. Variety is so important when working on big projects, like blankets, so I don’t think you’d get bored making this!

Crochet blankets to make over the winter months - as we go sripey.

4. Waffle stitch

If we’re talking about winter blankets, having something thick and cosy has got to be top of the agenda. The waffle stitch totally fits the bill for that criteria, just look at how deep each stitch is. Team the stitch with a chunky wool and I’d imagine it wouldn’t take too long to work up something really cosy for the colder months. Plus a quick project, win win! Bella Coco has a great video tutorial up to help learn this technique.

Crochet blankets to make over the winter months - waffle stitch.

5. Harlequin

Last but by no means least, the Harlequin blanket. Another one I found from Holly’s Instagram feed, it was the colours that caught my attention. I love the block colours (whichever shades you use) and geometric feel to this make, plus I’m curious about how this stitch works. I found the pattern over on Ravelry and if you want something bold, that’s going to stand out, I feel like this pattern is the one to go for.

Crochet blankets to make over the winter months - harlequin.

Any favourites that jump out at you? I think the waffle stitch is my favourite and would certainly teach me a new technique, but then I’ve heard corner to corner is great for stash busting. But then again, the as we go stripey has some great techniques and variety to it. Decisions, decisions!

Thanks for reading and happy crocheting – let me know if you do make, or have made, any of these in the past.

Leanne x

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4 Comments on 5 crochet blankets to make over the winter months

  1. Holly
    27/10/2016 at 9:24 am (6 months ago)

    Lovely blog post! And thanks for including me 🙂 your wedding planning sounds fab! We had something similar, wedding on a farm in Kent and in the evening we had a bonfire, blankets and hot dogs made from the farms own pigs! Enjoy every second of wedding planning xxx

    • Leanne Beale
      27/10/2016 at 9:51 am (6 months ago)

      Ah you beat me to it, I was going to message you to say I’d featured a couple of your makes. 🙂 It might be biting off more than I can chew, but I love the idea of having some blankets in our colours! Your wedding sounds lovely. 🙂 xxx

  2. Website
    09/12/2016 at 1:53 pm (5 months ago)

    Wow! These are wonderfully made. Fantastic! Surely this is very needed this winter. I love the Harlequin blanket the most, it just caught my eye. I love it!

    • Leanne Beale
      12/12/2016 at 10:07 am (5 months ago)

      I agree – the colours make it really stand out! x


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