Each year it seems I pick up a new hobby. 2016 was the year of spinning. 2017…the year of botanical illustration.
2018 is special.
This year I decided to start quilting. Now, I must be honest and let you know that I actually started quilting back in November but I loved it so much I just needed to extend it to 2018. I mean…it was needed.
I love crochet. I love quilting. So…today I thought I would share with you afghans that are crochet but are inspired by quilting. Get the quilt look but using your crochet stash!
This Quilt Inspired Throw is constructed in the log cabin style. Essentially that means you’ll begin in the center and work your way out. This method of construction has been around since the early 1800s and since then – it never went out of style!
This is knit but could absolutely be translated to crochet easily. Simply squares are sewn together in a pleasing pattern. This look exactly like a quilt that sits in my Nana’s house. Of course, that one is made with all purples!
Half square triangles are used in just about every quilt. They are easy to make and really fun. They also manage to create some fun patterns. This Graphic ‘Ghan by Joyce Nordstrom is a fun take on a half square triangle pattern. Bold stripes of neutral colors really give it a modern look and feel.
Bold colors and meticulous construction are some of my favorite things about modern quilts. This Throw of Squares makes a pretty pattern and easy to stitch…just keep your wits about you. There are a lot of moving pieces but, as I say, take it row by row and you’ll be good to go!
The Card Trick Block is a classic block that takes a while to construct. I’ve not even attempted one at this point. With that said, I would crochet this Tiles Granny Afghan in a heartbeat! Isn’t this fun and inventive?
Quilts are all about the blocks. Simple blocks that make bold patterns are the name of the game. Crochet this quilt during the summer and you’ll be warm and cozy for winters to come!