Category Archives: Willow by Jan Eaton

Willow Baby Boy Blanket

My last Willow blanket was for a baby girl and, loving the design, I wanted to see if I could put a little bit of a masculine twist on it and create a baby boy blanket. To this end I chose Baby Soft Steps by Red Heart Yarns in Aqua, Grass Green and Elephant. Then, instead of a […]
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Wip Wednesday – a List as Long as Yer Arm! 

So many wips, so little time! However, I remind myself that it’s not a race; it’s all good – just gotta prioritise sometimes. So, instead of digging into some Lincraft Cakes (because you can never ever ever have too many wips, not really!) today I returned to the Willow baby blanket I started at the end of […]
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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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