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Crochet Inspired Vintage Patchwork

May 05, 2017

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Over the bank holiday weekend I put my sewing skills to the test, I took a beginners patchwork class. I have to say I really enjoyed it, there was a lot of ground to cover I haven’t realised just how many elements go into making a patchwork quilt and was totally blown away with just how beautiful handmade quilts are. I will most certainly be revisiting this at some point but if sewing isn't your thing how about creating a patchwork blanket with crochet.

 

English Paper Pieced Patchwork | Charm About You
English Paper Pieced Patchwork © Charm About You

 

Last year I got chatting to designer Sarah Hazell about the possibility of working on a crochet project together. Sarah is an avid quilter as well as being able to crochet so taking her inspiration from English paper pieced quilts Sarah has explored the idea of combining different stitch patterns using the icon hexagon shape. She came up with the most beautiful design using a multitude of different crochet stitches in each of the nine motifs that mirror the different printed fabrics that go into a quilt combined with the textured stitches of the top stitching. The blanket is then finished off with a simple border which is a nod to the binding technique found on many traditional quilts.

 

Vintage Patchwork Blanket | Sarah Hazell

 


We have used Erika Knight Vintage Wool in this design which comes in a stunning range of subtle vintage colours very reminiscent of vintage Liberty prints that you will see in many patchwork quilts. The blanket uses seven colours which have been carefully chosen to work together to create an overall classic look. Our sample is shown in Sarah’s chosen colours for her design, sadly two of the colours Steve and House Red have now been discontinued, so we have asked Erika Knight to come up with an alternative colourway.

 

 

Erika Knight Vintage Wool


To save you working out yarn quantities we have a limited and I mean LI-MIT-ED number of kits made up and ready to go. The kits include a PDF download of the crochet pattern. UK crochet terms are used throughout the pattern, and I would say that this project is suitable for an immediate crocheter; you need to be able to trebles and variations on this stitch. While gauge isn’t essential it will determine the finished size of your blanket which is a good lap size blanket, and it will affect the amount of yarn you use, so do check you gauge before you start as you don’t want to run out of yarn.

 

Vintage Patchwork Blanket

 

You can purchase a kit here. Alternatively, if you'd like just the pattern you can find that here, you can easily substitute another Aran weight yarn and quantities are provided.


I’m looking forward to seeing you all working on your motifs and eventually your finished blankets so do share them with us by using the hashtags #tangledyarnuk #crochetedmotifs 

 

Happy crocheting!

 

A huge thank you to Sarah Hazell for working on this crochet project.  And a special thank you to Lucy Brennan for all your patience in showing me the basics of patchwork, you can find Lucy's blog Charm About You which is a wealth of patchwork inspiration.





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