Crazy Calming Crochet Stitch

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My apologies on this photo, the sun went behind a cloud as Sheli posed perfectly and I took the photo. The dark blur sort of in the upper left side is a bumblebee that has taken up residence on our back porch. Sheli was watching it fly around.

This is my finished crochet project that I mentioned the other day,  a 56 inch x 44 inch blanket.
I got the idea for this blanket from my Blogging Buddy Charlotte. I’ve always wanted to try this pattern, but I didn’t think I could do it. Then Charlotte posted a beautiful baby blanket she crocheted by this pattern. She said it was calming work and not too difficult. She gave a quick and easy explanation of the stitches. It clicked hope in my heart that perhaps I could do the stitch and make something pretty too.

I spent 30 minutes trying to make the pattern work for me, but I’m not skilled enough for free-hand on such a lovely stitch, so I went and looked up a pattern… well, I found some, but I couldn’t make them work either. I felt like such a gourd-head.

I was about to give up when I saw a link for a vintage pattern supposedly written as it was in 1899 and 1917: How To Crochet The Crazy Stitch. I thought it couldn’t hurt to check that out… wow, I took right off following the pattern… now what does that say for my mentality? lol The only change I made to the pattern was, instead of using the 3 double crochet that it calls for, I used 2 double crochet. The 3 double crochet made it look too bunchy.
There’s a few patterns on that page for the crazy stitch. The one from 1899 calls for treble crochets.

Sheli fell in love with our new blanket of course. I let him pose with it while I took photos.
The first person that used this blanket was my grandson, he snuggled underneath it to watch movies this weekend.

It’s a nice size blanket and not too difficult to make. I think it went quite quickly, but then I love to crochet.

I echo Charlotte’s words that it’s “Calming work”
Thanks Charlotte for inspiring me once again. I’ve really enjoyed making a bright new blanket for my family to enjoy. ((hugs))

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I hope you all have a great week
& can do a craft or activity that you find calming & fun.

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15 thoughts on “Crazy Calming Crochet Stitch

  1. This is so beautiful, EC!! Crochet always reminds me of my mother, who taught me when I was a child. She had an old “armchair” with WIDE arms, where I would sit and watch her. I begged her til she taught me. So sweet to think of your grandson snuggling under this!

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    • Thanks so much Dianna
      Such sweet memories sharing precious times with your Mom. I can just imagine the joy you had when she passed the gift of crochet on to you. Your Mom sounds like a wonderful lady. 🙂

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  2. I made a small blanket with this stitch a couple years ago, it is one of my favorites. 🙂 It is my dog’s security blanket now. She claimed it for that purpose as a puppy when I first brought her home and I have not had a chance to make another one yet. It’s on my ever-growing to do list.

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    • Hi Cherry Willow
      Welcome to my blog.
      Puppies are so sweet when they adopt a favorite blanket or toy.
      I know what you mean about the ever-growing to-do list, mine grows daily.
      Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime.
      🙂

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  3. Very pretty blanket Dianna, your Sheli looks so sweet and looks very much like my Tiffy, who we lost on Christmas morning this past year. Is he a Shih Tzu looks like he is? I find all crocheting relaxing but patterns like this I find more so. Thank you for sharing it. Sherry

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    • Hi Sassy02
      Welcome to my blog.
      I’m not Dianna. I’m EC.
      Sheli is a shi-chi. Half shih tzu and half chihuahua, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a pet is heartbreaking, but losing one during the holidays is soul crushing. Bless your heart.
      Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime.
      🙂

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      • Thanks E.C. sorry a bout the name, I will visit again I like your work. It was a heartbreaker losing her I still think at times I hear her walking a round we miss her dearly thank you.
        Sherry

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        • Thanks Sherry but no apology is necessary. 🙂
          I don’t think you ever totally get over losing pets. We still talk about pets we lost several decades ago. They were a part of our family and our memories of them are still special to us.
          🙂

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    • Hi MarthasCrafts4u
      Welcome to my blog.
      My model thanks you for the the compliment. 🙂
      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a happy comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime.
      🙂

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