Bullseye Squares Tutorial

My Bullseye Squares Tutorial is complete! You can click the link, and it is also in the sidebar under “Pages”.

I am planning to make them into a cushion but I think they’d make a lovely blanket as well. I am on hold with them at the moment, because I need some “Hyacinth” Rowan Pure Wool dk. I know that Andy has bought me a ball for my birthday so I’m just waiting until them. This is how far I have got so far:

A couple of things I should say about this tutorial/pattern:

1. I made this up out of my own head. I wanted something with the same “circles in squares” feel of my Big Blanket (a la Lucy) and with the same colours, but I wanted them to be dense and not gappy like normal granny squares. It took me a while to figure out the right combination of stitches – my first attempts had triple treble stitches which was fun but made it far too tall on the corners.

2. I am blocking them, because my circles never turn out truly flat without blocking. It is for this reason that I am using a wool yarn, so that I can block it.

3. Nobody else has tested this pattern (consider yourself betas!)

4. I love it and I’m really proud.

I think that’s it – bed time now! I started this about 7pm although I have had a half hour phone call with my mum and lots of bunny time :-)

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18 thoughts on “Bullseye Squares Tutorial

  1. Sarah says:

    What a wonderful tutorial! It is easy to understand with the photos and written instructions. Then there are the lovely colours you have used, what else can I say but WONDERFUL!!!!!! Have a lovely weekend despite the weather. It does not look to good outside here.
    So a bit of sorting, cooking, reading and crochet for me! xxx

  2. These really are beautiful and I like the facts that they are not “gappy” like a traditional granny square. Very clever of you to have come up with this pattern and a really clear tutorial too xox Thanks for sharing x

  3. Siobhan says:

    Well done Heather – you’ve done a great job. Many thanks! Love how you have chosen the colours in the squares you’ve joined together. I know what you mean about wanting something without the gaps; sometimes you need something a bit more solid and cosy and this is perfect. Appreciate all the work involved xx

  4. The circles look like flowers, but can’t think what sort. Gorgeous colors, I still need to start a blanket, I bought some more Stylecraft colors the other day so no excuse.
    x Sandi

  5. Lizzie says:

    I’ve completed my ‘Lucy’ granny stripe blanket now in Stylecraft and it looks absolutely fabulous on my spare bed, it’s really cheered the room up. I think it’s time I made some cushions to go with it so I’m going to try out your pattern, however, as I’ve never joined squares together before I have yet to learn how to do that. Thank you ever so much for your tutorial – I love all the colours you’ve used. Have a lovely Bank Holiday. Liz x

  6. Gorgeous squares, really lovely pattern. I love the colours that you’ve used.. the yarn looks so lovely and soft, what yarn did you use..?

    Ashley xxx

  7. Gorgeous squares, really lovely pattern. I love the colours that you\’ve used.. the yarn looks so lovely and soft, what yarn did you use..?

    Ashley xxx

  8. penelope says:

    I love these! They remind me of “Penny Rugs”, which I make with wool felt. (yes, they are really called Penny) Can’t wait to give this a go!

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