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Join-As-You-Go With Slip Stitch

I am often asked about how I design and write my patterns, so I thought to answer this questions with introduction of my new crochet pattern – Pinky the Piggy Blanket.

Each pattern is a unique creation, which starts with an idea that I carry in my heart for weeks, months, or years until the time is right. Converting an idea into a reality is a marathon:

  • First, I choose yarn, calculate stitches, write drafts with important notes while making an item…and I take step-by-step photos along the way.
  • I then edit my photos in Adobe Photoshop, draw diagrams in Adobe Illustrator, write patterns in Adobe InDesign, and make videos to show special stitches using Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • The next final steps are very important – testing, proofreading, tech editing, final editing, and publishing.
  • After all, the best part is seeing your creations made from my patterns.

Crochet Pig Blanket Pattern By IraRott

The blocks in my piggy blanket are modern variations of Granny Squares. Piggy ears, tails, bows, snouts, eyes, and legs are sewn on…while the pink circles (faces / bodies) are parts of the blocks and do not require sewing.

Each block is made individually and joined to the previous blocks while working the last round. So, you can easily add or omit blocks if you want to make a different size.

Here is a short video to demonstrate the Join-As-You-Go with Slip Stitch.

If you would like to make a Pinky The Piggy Blanket, you can order yarn for this project at LoveCrafts (Thanks for using my affiliate link):

Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran – 5 skeins of Slate Grey, 5 skeins of Stormy Grey, 5 skeins of Paper White, 4 skeins of Candyfloss Pink, 1⁄3 skein of Bubblegum Pink, 1⁄3 skein of Sky Blue, 1⁄3 skein of Daffodil Yellow. The amount of yarn is for a 50” X 60” blanket. 

Here are a few matching patterns you might also like: Pinky The Piggy Pattern Collection

Crochet Piggy Blanket Pillow Rug Set

Check out my other tutorials for joining-as-you-go: