Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket
The ‘make it up as you go along’
- 48x Charm Squares (5″x5″ cotton fabric)
- Sewing Machine
- Crochet yarn/ Thick thread for blanket stitch
- Hook (size appropriate for your chosen yarn)
Click here for Crochet Edge Pattern
For the crochet edge:
I used Fibranatura Cottonwood (Green/41103) with a 3mm hook.
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
Charm Square Topstitch
a) Topstitch all edges with 0.5 seam allowances
b) Tidy up threads
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 Blanket Stitch Instructions
Stitches used in the Kaffe Fusion Blanket:
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Chain Stitch (ch)
Slip Slip (Sl st)
a) Single Crochet (sc) along your blanket stitch,
incl. 1x (sc) into each corner
b) Slip Stitch (Sl st) to join the base line
c) Chain Stitch (ch) x3 to prepare for Row 2
a) Double Crochet (dc) into the next two (sc), (ch)x1,
(dc)x3 in to next three (sc).
*Repeat until you reach a corner;
b) (dc)x3 into the corner (sc),
*Repeat a) until you have completed all sides.
c) Slip Stitch (Sl st) to join Row 2.
d) Chain Stitch (ch) x3 to prepare for Row 3.
a) *Repeat pattern for Row 2
making sure your (dc)x3 covers the gap created by the chain stitches (ch)
in Row 2.
b) Slip Stitch (Sl st)ends togethers
c) Chain (ch) x1 to prepare for Row 4.
a) Single Crochet (sc) into every stitch in Row 3.
b) Slip Stitch (Sl st) & tie off.
Joining Charm Squares
Working in rows, Whip Stitch two squares (RIGHT SIDES FACING)
together until you have yourself a blanket.
Click here for Whip Stitch instructions
My blanket measures approximately 104cm x 70cm.
The inconvenient truth:
Thank you so much for stopping by Sewing Daisies and checking out some of my crochet blog posts, it’s great to hear from you. I thought I would post a little update regarding this pattern as a number of people have requested further written instructions.
Sorry, but there are no further instructions other than those you find on the blog post.
The main reason for this is because I am a self taught crocheter…from Japanese crochet books (symbols & images). Working from symbols and photos is all I know. I have tried to understand and work from standard written patterns, but I just can’t do it.
So unfortunately all I can offer is a mix of symbols and vague written instruction.
If you have never tried working from symbols, I highly recommend checking out this post on
Annie’s Craft Store
it covers the groundwork in an easy to understand format.