The 'make it up as you go along' blanket.
* 48x Charm Squares (5"x5" cotton fabric)
* Sewing Machine
* Crochet yarn/ Thick thread for blanket stitch
* Hook (size appropriate for your chosen yarn)
For the crochet edge: I used Fibranatura Cottonwood (Green/41103) with a 3mm hook.
To see original blog post - Kaffe Fusion Blanket
Step 1: Charm Square Preparation
a) Organise your squares into 24 sets (set = 1x front & back square)
b) Arrange your sets into your final layout.
a) Take a square set & place fabric RIGHT SIDES together
b) Using 0.5cm seam allowance, sew sides together leaving a small gap
c) Turn the squares RIGHT SIDES out (through small gap)
d) Sew the small gap closed.
* Repeat until you have 24 sewn squares.
N.B RIGHT SIDES = patterned sides
Step 2: Charm Square Topstitch
a) Topstitch all edges with 0.5 seam allowances
b) Tidy up threads
Step 3: Blanket Stitch
a) Using the Top Stitch seam as a guide, Blanket Stitch along all sides at 1cm intervals.
b) Tie off
N.B This pattern was made up as I went along, so you may find that the 1cm interval will fall short in places, especially at the corners - THAT'S OKAY!
Click here for Blanket Stitch Instructions