Crazy Calming Crochet Stitch


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))


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



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!


    • 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. 🙂


  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.


    • 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.


  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


    • 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.


      • 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.


        • 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.


    • 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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