Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

 The ‘make it up as you go along’

blanket.

 

Materials:

48x Charm Squares (5″x5″ cotton fabric)

Sewing Machine

Iron

Thread

Crochet yarn/ Thick thread for blanket stitch

Yarn

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.

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

Charm Square Preparation

Step 1.  

a) Organise your squares into 24 sets (set = 1x front & back square)  

b) Arrange your sets into your final layout.

Step 2.

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.

e) Iron

 

* Repeat until you have 24 sewn squares.

N.B  RIGHT SIDES = patterned sides

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

 Charm Square Topstitch

Step 3.

a) Topstitch all edges with 0.5 seam allowances

b) Tidy up threads

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

Blanket Stitch

Step 4.

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

 

Kaffe Fusion - Crochet Edge Pattern

 

Crochet Edge

Stitches used in the Kaffe Fusion Blanket:

Single Crochet (sc)

Double Crochet (dc)

Chain Stitch (ch)

Slip Slip (Sl st)

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

Row 1.

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

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

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.

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

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.

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

Row 4.

a) Single Crochet (sc) into every stitch in Row 3.

b) Slip Stitch (Sl st) & tie off.

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

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.

 

 

For a full print out of the pattern – please click Kaffe Fusion Blanket by Sewing Daisies

 
 
 
 

The inconvenient truth:

Hi!

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.

60 Comments on Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

  1. Great tutorial, Heidi. I love that blanket. This project seems like it would be relatively quick to make, which means it may stand a chance of being one of those projects on my list that actually gets made at some point!

  2. Thanks a ton. I have been eyeing that lovely, gorgeous blanket of yours. Sooooooooooooooo generous of you to share. Thanks again.

  3. What a lovely blanket, and such lovely colours too. I will certainly be adding this to my “to Do” list (which is getting very long). Thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. Came along at the right time. My sister and I were talking about all the squares Mum cross stitched for us and we have decided to make some cushions by crocheting them together. You must have known!!

  5. Making crochet blankets for my Gr-grandbabies as they come along. Greatful for a new idea. Found on Pinterest, thankfully!

  6. I just finished this blanket in bright primary prints with white crochet borders and I really loved making it. I have put a picture of it on my ravelry account (llarsen101) and on my pinterest board (I did make this… Laurel Larsen.) Thank you so much for the tutorial. I can see more crib blankets in my future, as well as lap blankets and maybe even a coverlet!

  7. Hey there Laurel,
    I have just checked out your blankets – it’s gorgeous!
    Your chosen colour scheme is perfect for it….I am now thinking I should make another one 🙂
    xh

  8. Hi Heidi, I love your blanket and really interested in doing one, can you tell me how many balls of Cottonwood you used on yours?

  9. Hey there Amanda Rose,
    Thank you for stopping by. In answer to your question, I just machined very close to the edge of the hole (it’s a small opening).
    You can actually see where I have done it in one of the photos (5th photo down).
    I think hand sewing would give your blanket a very nice finish especially if you plan to gift or sell it.
    xh

  10. I also am interested in how much yarn was used for the crocheting of this project…..please let us know!
    We are anxious to begin!
    Thanks much!

  11. hey there! Thank you for your query about the yarn.
    I have had a little look for my old notes but seem to have gone wandering. I am not certain but 8 balls seem to spring to mind.
    Sorry I couldn’t be much help – Heidi

  12. I just saw this pattern and it is awesome – combining two of my favorites – I am in heaven. Thank you. I am so glad I found your site!!!!!

  13. I LOVE this idea. Thank you so much for sharing. I sew and do embroidery and my 16 yr. old loves to crochet. This would be a good project for us to do together!

  14. …you should definitely be able to whip through this in no time between the two of you!
    I can’t wait to see the finished, please send me a picture when you do.
    xh

  15. Just getting started on the crochet part of my blanket. Approx. How much yarn did you use? I have some discontinued yarn I was thinking of using, but don’t want to run out mid-blanket.

  16. Hey there Tabitha,
    Thank you for stopping by Sewing Daisies.
    In answer to your answer to your question; I think I used around 8 balls, but I can’t find my original notes to confirm.
    I recommend that you make one square with your yarn to see how much you will need, especially if you aren’t using cotton.
    cheers H

  17. This is GORGEOUS. I love the colors. Found it on pinterest and had to visit your site right away. Thanks for sharing such a detailed tutorial. I’m definitely putting this on my to-do list.

  18. Hey there Jess!
    Thank you for stopping by Sewing Daisies. I have just had a sticky beak around your blog (Spool & Spoon), and it’s gorgeous!
    I look forward to seeing your next project.
    xh

  19. This is fantastic! I saw it, and started on it right away! I just happened to have a ton of fabric on hand! my squares are all purple with stars on them, and the crochet will be in a pretty grey color. Very pretty! i’m just stop stitching all my squares now! (which is my least favorite part. I hate top stitching! :-/)

  20. Köszönöm szépen ezt az szépséget! Jön a tél és valami hasonlót szerettem volna készíteni a maradék anyagokból, mert már sok van és ez csodás ötlet a felhasználására!

  21. Hey there Bambina Pearls,
    Thank you for stopping by, this is a perfect winter project especially if you have leftover yarns and fabrics to use up.
    Please let me know how you go with this…
    xh

  22. I saw this via pinterest I like that you matched the blanket stitch with the top stitching. Have you heard of a skip stitch blade? It is a great way to make holes to crochet right into. I use it with fleece because it doesn’t fray you just make the holes and start crocheting into them.

  23. I fell in love with this from the moment I saw it. I have been concentrating these days on using up old scraps and “upcycling”. I started a fusion blanket and am following your instructions. So excited about how it is turning out. I have an account on Ravelry where I posted this as an ongoing project. You have been given credit for the pattern and it links back to your page. Stop by and take a look at my Krazy version of your absolutely gorgeous fusion blanket…… almost halfway done with the blanket stitching and crochet around the blocks but will post more as I go. Enjoy….. (i think you have to be a member to see this page though)EXCELLENT site and worth signing up if you haven’t already: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/tattoodwaitress/kaffe-fusion

  24. Here’s a tip for closing up the little gaps that were left after you turned your fabric right side out. I just fold the material in (it will want to automatically). Iron the entire square making sure the fabric stays folded then do your top stitching. Easy.

  25. Amazing! I want to try it with my kids’ baby clothes. I need to practice the stitches a bit, but it is beautiful. You are very gifted to think this up.

  26. I have to comment beautiful illustration and the instructions are great…just finished one square LOVE IT!!!!

  27. I love this…it combines my two favorite things…fabric and crocheting…thanks!!!!

  28. Thank you for sharing this FABULOUS idea with us. I have been looking for something different to do that would incorporate using my fabric stash – saw this and immediately knew I HAVE to do it! Grrrrreat tut!!!

  29. Just found this post on my Facebook page and I gotta say, this is a great idea and so is this site!!! Great job sweetie and I’ve passed this on to friends. Thanks so much for your creativity. Looking forward to more… Thanks, Michele Willand

  30. Thank you Michele (& everyone else) for your lovely feedback. I hope you enjoy making your ‘Fusion Blanket’. Please send me photos of your work – I love seeing other people’s versions.
    xh

  31. I saw this pattern while looking for other baby crocheting ideas and wanted to make this project for a baby girl. I brought quilted pink squares and other baby material and apply light weight fusion to give is some shape. I have found some adorable and very soft baby yard to crochet all the pieces together. thanks for great instructions

  32. The informations are so lovely and so usefull so thank you very much. Be sure i will use all of them keeping in my mind.Have a goog luck.

  33. I was excited to see this pattern. When I was in college my mom make two bed sized quilts using this technique. She used crochet thread to put hers together. The pattern was in a Norwegian ladies magazine. Mine are in a blue and white pattern and we still use them today. (I went to college in the seventies), I’m going to make then using your pattern. Thanks so much. I like things I can “take along” to work on as I have time. I can see baby quilts done like this. Thanks.

  34. I’m in love with this blanket….just gorgeous!!!! Great tutorial….my question is when you do the blanket stitch did you go thru both pc of fabric? Tutorials I have seen show going in between when there are two pcs of fabric

  35. How big did this turn out? How many squares across and down? Also, IT IS ONE OF THE PRETTIEST I’VE SEEN! Thanks so much, I am inspired to make this for my daughter for Christmas!!

  36. I often just ‘wing it’ during my projects, so I worked though both pieces of fabric.
    The other way sounds great. Perhaps try both methods on some scrap fabric to see which look you prefer?
    cheers H
    p.s please let me know how it goes.

  37. Hey there Sheila,
    I used 48 charm squares (24 when sewn up) to make my version, along with the crochet border, the blanket measured approximately 104cm x 70cm.
    If you wanted a larger blanket you could try larger squares and thicker yarn.
    cheers H

  38. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO USE SOME ANTIQUE SQAURES MY MOTHER-IN-LAW CANDLEWICKED FOR ME IN THE 70’S…THEY ARE EMBROIDERED ON AN OFF WHITE COTTON….AND ARE 13 X 13 WITH A BORDER SEW AROUND THE EDGE…TO MAKE THEM 15 INCHES SQUARE……….
    SHE MADE THEM INTO A QUILT FOR ME BUT THE MATERIAL SHE USED TO STUFF IT WITH DISCINAGRATED AND I HAVE TO PULL IT APART TO TAKE ALL THAT POWDER OUT………..HELP……

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