Meet the latest and greatest product from my friends over at CHETNANIGANS!! The BlocksAll Blocking Board is a much needed accessory for those of you who are working on granny square afghans and wouldn’t you know it, I have one in the works! I am making a spring flower square afghan and the The Premier Series 8″ “BlocksAll” is the perfect blocking station for my 6 inch squares. Blocking allows you to have squares that neatly line up, the corners to meet and the sides to sit flush to each other. You will want to spray your squares with warm water before pinning. Not pictured, but you can absolutely stack your squares!!
This particular board features Black Walnut Inlays, a Lifetime Warranty, Free Shipping and a “No Questions Asked” Return Policy makes the decision to select the Premier Series from Chetnanigans easier than ever.
Materials: Red Oak, Galvanized 4″ pins, Black Walnut highlights, felt, display stand
Dimensions (L” x W” x H”): 9″ x 9″ x 1/2″
In addition, I couldn’t resist also getting the BlocksAll Display & Drawer! It’s the ultimate blocking board display solution! This compact display product takes up a space of only 8″ x 6″ and can easily store your blocking board in a vertical position for all to see. Most importantly, it includes a drawer with three troughs to store over 100 Blocking Board Pins…or in my case some crochet hook storage as well 🙂
Worried about price? Right now, Chetnanigans is offering 10 different items in their Blocking Boards category of products with prices ranging from $19 to $199. All of the Premier Products include the Warranty as well as Free Shipping.
In addition use the code REPEATCRAFTER15 to receive a 15% discount.
The code is good through
April 28th May 5th!
I honestly can’t say enough great things about this company! The owners, Sean, a wood worker, and his wife Holly, an avid crocheter, are the absolute sweetest and have top notch customer service! You may remember when I posted about their amazing SlimLine Twin Crochet Hook Organizer Workstation (pictured above). They now offer over 60 items!
NOW FOR A GIVEAWAY!!!
Thanks to the generosity of Chetnanigans, I have the pleasure of giveaway a Premier Series 8″ “BlocksAll”! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Open worldwide!
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I can’t leave you hanging! Here is the pattern for the Spring Flower Square!
It’s a smaller version of my 3D Crochet Granny Square (See a picture tutorial HERE).
Use a size H crochet hook and worsted weight yarn. I’m using Bernat Super Value.
Starting with peach yarn
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join, chain 2
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around, join and attach pink yarn.
With purple (or pink) for petals
Round 3: chain 3, skip one stitch, join with slip stitch, chain 3, skip one, join with slip stitch, repeat around, join in original sl st. You should now have 8 chain spaces
Round 4: Slip stitch into chain-3 space, * chain 2 + 2 DC + chain 2 and join with slip stitch in same space; slip stitch into next chain-3 space and continue from * around. You should now have 8 petals. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Round 5: Attach green yarn to back loop of any skipped stitch from Round 2. (the purple loop behind any pink petal – see photo tutorial below). Chain 3, slip stitch to join to purple loop under next petal, repeat around. Join to bottom of first chain 3. You should now have 8 chain spaces.
Round 6: Slip stitch into first chain-3 space, * chain 2 + DC + chain 3 and slip stitch in first chain of the chain-3 + DC + chain 2 and join with slip stitch all in the same chain-3 space, slip stitch into next chain space, repeat from * in each chain space. You should now have 8 green leaves. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Round 7: With green yarn, attach to chain space at top of first leaf, chain 6, SC to join to tip of next leaf, repeat around. Join to bottom of first chain 6, Fasten off and weave in ends.
Round 8: With beige yarn, attach to first chain 6 space, *make 6 SC over chain space, chain 1 (to skip over leaf tip), 3 SC + chain 2 + 3 SC in next chain space (this is your corner), chain 1; repeat from * around. You should have 4 corners and 4 edges. Join to your first SC, chain 2
Round 9: DC in each stitch around (including a DC over the chain-1 spaces from previous round), make a DC + chain 2 + DC in each of the corner chain 2 spaces. Join to first DC, chain 2.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
I will post a follow up tutorial showing joining techniques and final afghan!