Category Archives: Willow by Jan Eaton

Granny Squares are the New Black!

This past week it’s been all about squares around here. Maybe my crochet subconscious is getting excited about International Granny Square Day next month? 😁 First up, I returned to the 2014 Look at What I Made Block a Week CAL, which I started way back in 2015. After seven blocks I lost momentum and as […]
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Wip Wednesday – Sophie, Willow & a Beanie

It’s the first week of the school hols and so far we have a good mix of home days and excursions going on – and there has been crochet, hurrah! First up, a Sophie’s Universe update. I’m into part five now and still loving her soooooooo much! I’m really glad I bought the book (from Wool Warehouse – for […]
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Wip Wednesday – (Another) Willow Baby Blanket

I’ve decided to make another baby blanket, this time as a new baby gift. It was a tough choice as I browsed through 200 Crochet Blocks, but I finally settled on the Willow square again. It’s just such a great pattern! My other Willow blanket was for a girl and this one is for a boy – I thought it would […]
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Corner to Corner Crochet

It’s Friday, and I finished a project! Woot! So glad I left my colour zone and got all impulsive in the yarn section of the dollar store. It doesn’t match anything in the house, but as I said to my husband, we can always redecorate… Anyways it’s looking all bright and buzzy on our bed […]
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Wip Wednesday – Willow Cushion Cover

My love affair with Jan Eaton’s Willow block continues, this time in experimental (for me) colours. I recently bought these neons on impulse in a dollar store, just for fun. So chuffed I did! As I hooked, they became evocative of something I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Eventually I realised that the colours were reminding […]
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Willow Baby Blanket

My Willow baby blanket is finished and ready to travel to its new home in Europe this week 🙂 This block is from Jan Eaton’s gorgeous book, 200 Crochet Blocks. I’ve crocheted thirty of these beautiful, unique patterns so far, and Willow is my favourite; it’s just so pretty!  After much deliberation I chose a small scallop […]
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More Crochet Happy Mail!

Friday is coming to an end here Down Under and I would usually be sharing a finished project. I’m not quite there yet with the Willow baby blanket custom order, which has been a priority hook, but here’s a progress pic. I’m really chuffed with how it’s come together, wasn’t quite sure of it until […]
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Wip Wednesday – Weaving in Willows

Why oh, why! Did I not weave in my ends as I went?! But, I’m getting there 🙂 Twenty-five blocks completed, now working on the last round of sc (US) in white, and weaving in. Then I plan to use a continuous flat braid join, new to me and I’ll share in more detail once […]
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Wip Wednesday – Willow Baby Blanket

I was asked to make a baby blanket last week, and I instantly knew wanted to use the Willow block from Jan Eaton’s 200 Crochet Blocks. It was my favourite block when I made my daughter’s preschool blanket. It’s so pretty! The only remit is that it be made with animal or plant fibre, no synthetics. I’m […]
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