Crocheted shapes…


For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I have been crocheting various shapes over the last couple of weeks. It’s great to experiment and try out new ideas… these are samples to be submitted for the diploma course I’m doing.

Crocheting shapes does involve some level of maths as achieving a certain amount of sides and corners means putting your hook in specific places on each round or row to achieve the desired shape. I’m ok with maths but appreciate that it doesn’t come as easy to everyone. With my own children, I have one who excels at maths and another that doesn’t find it easy at all… 😦

So first up is an octagon.

I based this design on some vintage pot holders I have in the kitchen…


Then I crocheted three triangles, all worked in different ways using trebles only.

The first triangle uses the same principles as a granny square. I love it as an alternative to the granny square…


The next triangle is made in rows, starting with an odd number of foundation chains and then decreasing to a point. I used colours to match the sand and chalk of the beach…


And the final triangle is worked in rounds but places all the increases in each round in only three points to achieve the triangle shape as opposed to a circle…


The endless possibilities in crochet never cease to amaze me! Three triangles using the same stitch but all ending up so different…


The final shape I crocheted is a diamond. I had fun designing this and it really challenged me with the maths as I tried to place the popcorns and spaces in a diamond shape too…


And as it was valentines this week, of course I had to add a heart shape to this blog post. This was the free crochet kit with last months Simply Crochet magazine…


I’ll be publishing the patterns for some of these shapes over the next few days so you can have a go yourselves if you like…

And what to do with all these shapes?! Well, again the possibilities are endless- maybe applique them to bags, jackets or cushion covers; fold them to make pouches or pot pourri bags; join them together for blankets, cushion covers or little bags… the list goes on!

Happy Crocheting… 🙂 🙂



  1. These are lovely! The photograph setting is awesome too, I am so jealous;). I’ve been plodding away with my submissions for the first part, so far so good, waiting on the result of the Tunisian swatches I sent . Thanks for your help with that!

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  2. Wow, Eléonore! These are brilliant shapes and with such a professional finish …. your work inspires me so much and while I did have reservations about going on to Part II of the IDC now I really want to get to the point you are at. Keep up the good work it’s stunning! 🌸🌸 x

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    1. Awww, Jenny that’s so kind of you to say- I really appreciate that! I must say that it’s Part 2 that has given me the confidence boost I needed- it’s having to write the pattern for each sample that has made the difference I think. It’s been more useful for me than part 1 already! 🙂 🙂

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