Crochet a warm, colourful blanket
If you find yourself with time on your hands, fill those moments by crafting colourful squares to make a cosy blanket.
The blanket shown here took two years to make, with each square or two being a moment in time. The colourful blanket features dozens of colours and the use of a pattern that turns squares into circles. The size of your blanket will be determined by the number of squares you want to use, with the one shown here being 9 squares wide x 12 squares long - 108 squares in total).
We have included basic instructions below, but pop onto PurlSoho for the full instructions. Apart for the yarn for this project, you will also need a size D crochet hook.
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
sc - single crochet
sl-st - slip stitch
tr - treble crochet
Gauge - 6 1/4 double crochets = 25mm
Each square - 114mm.
Round 1: Use inside colour - chain  into adjustable loop and make  dc into the loop. Join to third stitch of chain beginning with a sl-st. [16 stitches]
Round 2: Chain  with 2 dc into next stitch x 15 to beginning of chain with 1 dc into base of chain. Join to 3rd stitch of chain with a sl-st. [32 stitches]
Round 3: Chain  - *2 dc into next stitch and then repeat from * to last stitch with 2 dc in last stitch. sl-st into 3rd chain. [48 stitches]
Round 4: Chain  - 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, 1 tr (treble crochet) into base of chain.
*Skip  stitches, 1 hdc into next  stitches, 1 sc into next  stitches, 1 hdc into next  stitches. Skip  stitches (1 tr, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, 1 tr) into next stitch. Repeat twice from *, skip 2 stitches, 1 hdc into next  stitches, 1 sc into next 3 stitches, 1 hdc into next 2 stitches. sl-st into 4th chain.
Round 5: Chain , 1 dc into next 2 stitches, *(1 dc, 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr, 1 dc) and then repeat from * 2 more times into corner. 1 dc into each string to beginning of chain (10 dc) then sl-st into 3rd chain.
Cut the yarn and pull through the last stitch.
To make the outside border:
Round 1: Chain , 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc into corner space. *1 dc into each stitch to following corner space (19 dc). 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc and then repeat from * for 2 more times. 1 dc into each stitch to beginning corner (19 dc) and sl-st into 3rd chain.
Round 2: Chain , 1 dc into next stitch, *5 dc into corner space, 1 dc into each stitch to next corner space (23 dc). Repeat from * 2 more times. 5 dc into corner space, 1 dc into each stitch to beginning chain (21 dc), sl-st into 3rd chain.
Cut the yarn and pull it through the last stitch.
Join the squares together:
If you don't have your own method of joining the squares together, the easiest is to sew them together with yarn and needle using a blanket stitch.