Knitting projects

Basketweave Blanket

This is a huge throw that I’ve been knitting as my brothers’s housewarming gift.

This is a super easy knit and is a free pattern. I used bigger needles (US9 while I usually use US7) to get the flow for a throw. I was also requested backing for this (which was a first). Since my mother is visiting she helped me out with choosing a backing and sewing it in.


5 skeins of Pumpkin (caron simply soft yarn)

knitting circular needles (US size9)

Finished dimensions: 36X60”

Backing from Jo Ann in soft and comfy fabric and hand-sewed onto the blanket. This is so soft I cant explain.

Hope you are having a great weekend. Dont forget to join my instagram giveaway which is only till 1159am tomorrow


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Staggered Chevron Knitted Blanket No. 3

I couldn’t resist making another blanket in these cherry blossom colors. Design seeds is a great site for me for finding really good color combinations. Here is what the cherry blossom colors looked like. Check out this site. I follow it on instagram and it is such a wonderful color inspiration.These look so beautiful together and I thought I’ll really blend well when used in this pattern.


I used this Free pattern available on ravelry for this blanket which I have made twice before in various colors (here and here) just because it is so fast and really uses the colors well.



Caron simply soft yarn in the colors,

Off-white, soft blue, soft pink, strawberry, and watermelon.


Edging: It is a simply crochet edging with one round of double crochet and one round of reverse single crochet.


Hope you enjoyed this post.

This blanket is now available on etsy.


Have a great weekend.

Knitting projects

Staggered Chevron knitted blanket No. 2


Tomorrow is hump day but not here at ANC HQ. Everyday is fun-filled. I usually post my completed beauties on the weekends but I could not wait till the end of the week to share this with you. If you follow me on instagram (@anerdycrocheter, wink wink), I have been sharing progress shots of this blanket. I love this pattern which is available for free on ravelry.  It is super fast to make. I have made this before in shades of blue and wanted to make it in baby girl colors this time. I think this pattern looks best when there is one contrast and gradient of a color (at least three shades of one color). It really blends well and the contrast pops out nicely.



Caron simply soft,

off-white, limelight, soft pink, watermelon and fuchsia.


Finished dimensions: 27X30”

Edging: one round of double crochet in ivory.

Have a great rest of the week!!!

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Staggered Chevron Baby Blanket

Hello fellow crafters,

Here is my latest staggered chevron blanket. I absolutely love this free pattern I found on Ravelry. This is a new pattern and this is the first time I’m trying it and I already love it and I can see this being made like a billion times in the future.


This time I used a blue gradient and a contrast of yellow but you can easily just make it using a bunch of different combinations and stagger the chevrons as you want.



Caron simply soft in the colors. White, Lemonade, Robin’s Egg, Blue Mint, Ocean.


Finished dimensions: 27”X 30”

Edging: Since these are baby boy colors the edging need to be less frilly so I did a simple double crochet and one round of reverse single crochet.


This blanket is now available on etsy. Check it out.

Thanks a lot for stopping by. Another big crochet project just got done so it is coming soon right here.

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Knitted chevron blanket no. 5 – off-white, grey black and maize

Here I am working on my chevron again! Have I already told you how much I love this pattern a million times.

No wonder I’ve made five blankets from this pattern. I usually work this pattern in a gradient and a contrast color. I used the same technique this time except I used neutral colors but it looks so beautiful. Absolutely love the way it has turned out. It brings out the Black (I know right, you can use black in a blanket) so well. this is the first time for me using black in a blanket.



Caron simply soft yarn in colors of off-white, grey heather, black and autumn maize.

Edging: I gave a special yet simple crochet edging with one round of double crochet and one round of single crochet in the back loops in off-white color.


Finished dimensions: 25X 35”


This blanket is available on etsy for $30.00 only. I am off to visit family for thanksgiving!!! What are your thanksgiving plans? Have a great holiday!