Crocheted items, related (or unrelated) stories

Ocean Crochet blanket and more…

This last couple weeks I have been working on my ocean Blanket which is inspired from my last visit to Florida Keys.


It has colors of blues and greens together. I love how calming it was to crochet this blanket and some charity hat knitting while I prepared to defend my Ph.D. thesis.

A couple of days ago, I defended my thesis and now I am on the other side of graduate school. Such an incredible experience. Made so many new friends. A new family in Indianapolis.

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So as I move to a new beginning. I have to let go of my creations in the US (I don’t have any room to carry so much yarn and blankets). I am doing some charity knitting. I made this oceans moss stitch blanket for that.

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Pattern:Moss stitch bold stripes crochet blanket.

It is a free pattern and is such a great way to use up my scrap yarn.

Have a great crafty long weekend everyone.


related (or unrelated) stories

Instagram giveaway

Have you heard about this giveaway yet?

I am going a yarn giveaway which ends on 2nd April. All you have to do is:

  1. Follow me on instagram @anerdycrocheter and
  2. Share the giveaway picture with your friends using the #anerdycrocheter.


Do this in you are in for the grand prize of , wait-for-it,

SIX SKEINS OF YARN!!! in gorgeous spring colors.

This is real indeed!!! Hop on over to instagram and enter the giveaway now.

The yarn is caron simply soft yarn in the colors – persimmon, pistachio,berry blue, mango, grape, and black.

Have a yarnilicious weekend. Good luck!


Crocheted items

Crochet Bold stripes blanket No. 3

I am absolutely in love with this pattern. This pattern is free. and is available by the super talented CypressTextiles. This blanket is a custom order where the customer chose specific colors for each stripe. I love the way it has turned out and love the color combination.


For this blanket, I used a single crochet foundation chain for the first time ever and LOVED it!! Here is the YouTube video that helped me through the foundation chain.



Caron simply soft in the colors

Watermelon, Soft Pink, Lemonade, Off-white, Blue Mint, Grey Heather, and Charcoal Heather.

Finished Dimensions: 36 X 54”


This blanket is now off to a new mother.

Have a great weekend everyone. Stay Nerdy! ūüėČ



Crocheted items

Hexagon Crochet blanket No. 2

Last couple of weeks was spent working on this custom order for little baby ‘L’.¬†The customer requested two shades of yellow with personalized crocheted letter.


Pattern for this blanket: hexagon blanket pattern, for half hexagon.

Previous blankets: Fall colors.



Caron simply soft Lemonade and sunshine

Crochet hook US size G

Finished dimensions: 36X50”


This blanket is off to its recipient. If you like this blanket and would like one in different colors or size visit my etsy store for more details.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Crocheted items

Starburst Hexagon blanket no. 5

Hope you are having a great weekend. As I get ready for my first craft fair, and stock up my inventory, I finished which I think might be the last one before the fair next week. This is the same pattern as my usual starburst hexagon blanket except I actually followed the pattern (just kidding. For the most part. I used a different joining technique). Now that I think about this I have probably never really followed a pattern to the T.

Anyway, Here is the free pattern for the starburst hexagon blanket.


I used a random granny square generator to get the random color distribution for the four colors. I love this tool to create a random look.

Then used the join as you go technique I described in an earlier blog post to get the twisted look at the joining edge.



Caron simply soft yarn in the colors:

White, soft pink, watermelon, and limelight.


Finished dimensions: 21” X 29”


This blanket is now available on etsy.

Hope you have a great weekend.