Crochet bedspreads and blankets with squares and granny squares
Crocheting is completely hip again. The most beautiful accessories are made with crocheted squares and granny squares, such as a bedspread, blanket or shawl. When you open a living magazine like vt-wonen or 101 living ideas, you will certainly come across a beautiful crocheted bedspread. You can buy these ready-made, but also make it yourself. Find a nice crochet pattern for crocheting squares or granny squares and matching wool and together with a crochet hook you can quickly get started.
Crochet a bedspread or blanket yourself
In 2012 you will find the most beautiful crocheted blankets and bedspreads on the internet and in home magazines, making the home fashion of the seventies seem completely back. Of course we can buy a ready-made blanket in especially the more luxurious home furnishings stores, but you can also make it yourself. The nice thing about it is that this is probably much cheaper and you also get a blanket that is completely to your own taste. Blankets can be crocheted in various patterns. Consider crocheting different types of squares and stripes. However, the Granny Square or grandmother’s square is the most popular motif for crocheting a bedspread or blanket.
Choice of material
Crocheting can be done in various materials and yarn. Most crocheted with cotton, acrylic and wool, but also zpagetti, threads made from recycled garments. In addition to these materials, you can also crochet with strips of plastic or raffia.
To crochet a blanket or bedspread you can choose from acrylic, wool or cotton.
Acrylic is a great material to work with. It is nice and soft and supple and it is also very cheap compared to cotton and wool. The quality of acrylic strongly depends on the m
what you choose.
Cotton is often used for crocheting amigurumi. In addition, it can also be used for crocheting a bedspread or blanket. Cotton has the advantage, among other things, that it catches fire much less quickly than acrylic or wool. For this, it is sometimes decided to opt for cotton when it comes to blankets for young children or babies
Wool is a real natural product and is therefore preferred by certain people to cotton or acrylic. However, wool has the disadvantage that not everyone can handle it. Wool can cause itching and other skin irritations.
Crochet pattern bedspread
As already mentioned, you can use squares crocheted according to the scheme of the traditional granny square to crochet a bedspread. Chain and double crochets are used to crochet this pattern. You can make a granny square as big as you want by crocheting around according to the scheme. The blanket can eventually consist of a very large granny square or several, you can even choose to use different sizes. In addition to the traditional granny square, there are many variations that you can use for your home-made bedspread.
If you want to make your own bedspread, it is wise to first get a lot of inspiration in books and sites. Crocheting a blanket or bedspread is a lot of work. It is often difficult to think in advance exactly what the end result will look like. Visual material can be of good service to you and help you make choices regarding color and pattern. After all, it would be a shame if you found out after weeks of crocheting that the result is not entirely to your liking.
- Granny Squares Hooks (ISBN: ISBN13 9789058779243)