The reboot of the famous 1980 miniseries “Cosmos” debuted this past Sunday. The producers have updated a few aspects of the show, shooting on location whenever possible, which means there were tons of gorgeous landscapes and other natural settings. Even if you’re not a science buff, you can appreciate the beauty of polar ice caps, sand dunes, and lush coastlines.
What if you don’t live close to any of those awesome settings? You can celebrate nature’s awesomeness in the form of handmade projects. For instance, AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns has many nature inspired crochet afghan patterns and granny square crochet patterns. Check out these projects to find out how to craft a tribute to Mother Nature.
Baby Blanket Crochet Patterns
Swaddle your bundle of joy in one of these free baby blanket crochet patterns that were inspired by nature. The calming colors in these projects will help keep your little one calm and comfortable.
Earth and Sky Baby Afghan – This crochet baby blanket pattern mixes green, brow, yellow, and blue yarn, calling to mind verdant fields under a blue sky.
Green Seashell Stitch Baby Blanket – An easy crochet afghan pattern that looks anything but! Master the shell stitch and make a cute blanket at the same time.
Sunset Broomstick Lace Babyghan – There are few sights more beautiful than the horizon at sunset. Let your little one cuddle up in these gorgeous shades of purple, pink, and orange.
Crochet Afghan Patterns
You can make some sophisticated crochet afghans for yourself. A throw blanket is just the thing to keep you warm on a chilly evening, and the soothing color schemes of these projects will go with almost any home decor.
Beach House Granny Square Afghan – This quick and easy afghan pattern reminds us of warm sand and ocean waves.
Green Granny Ripple Afghan – You can create this pretty green blanket by using the same basics you learned when you crocheted your first granny square.
Meridian Throw – The warm color palette of this pattern is bright without being blinding. It’s a great afghan to keep in your living room during the summer months.
Granny Square Crochet Patterns
If you don’t have enough time to commit to an entire project, why not settle for a granny square crochet pattern? Granny squares are perfect for using up scrap yarn and they’re so simple to make.
Soil and Sand Square – This granny square pattern features neutral color yarn that lets the stitching really shine. A wonderful building square for a project for your main squeeze.
Simply Natural Granny Square – Much like the Earth and Sky Baby Afghan, this granny square tutorial uses colors of sea, land, and sky to to create a truly stunning crochet project.
What natural setting would you like to capture in yarn?