My name is Diana Elizabeth. I'm a photographer, writer, graphic designer, model, and former journalist who had memorable days reporting from the LA red carpet for E! Online. Here I share my home life, work, and efficient lifestyle solutions.

My husband and I live in a restored 1952 red brick home that sits on a former citrus grove in Phoenix. I enjoy home decor, sewing and gardening. This is a glimpse into my life, travel, and work and the things that I discover along the way - with camera in hand.

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Blanket by my Momma

I found a blanket on Pinterest that I fell in love with it.  Of course, I can’t find it to send to you but when I saw it I sent it to my mom who can pretty much do anything creative and asked if she could knit one for me, but her own version. (Kalli recommended this pattern which looks pretty close)

The last time I was home in Granite Bay, Calif. we headed to the nearest Walmart to find the yarn colors I wanted.  I stood in the aisle with armfuls of yarn.  I even made my dad hold them so I could stand back and look.  Then I did role reversal with him to get his input too.  I picked five colors and then mom started her crocheting, knitting,whatever it’s called.  She gave me several versions of the flower/square shape and I picked which I liked best.  Then she was a knitting machine, even bringing the yarn from Nor Cal to our family road trip.

She text me, “Do you want it for one or two?”  At the time I just met Mr. Wonderful and I thought this would be the perfect cuddle blanket.  It fits a King sized bed – that’s how big it is.  I nearly screamed with excitement when I saw it and I sort of skipped around the room with it.  I just had to share because I am so proud of my mom making this and my dad told me she would knit this while in bed at 3 a.m.  Thanks mom, I love it and it’s a thousand million times better than the original I saw.  I’m going to keep it foreverandeverandever.

Due to the numbers of emails I’ve received over the pattern of this, I have to say that my mom didn’t have a pattern, it was in her head.  She’s never read a pattern before, she just looks at something or envisions it and does it.  I asked her to make one for all of you who’ve inquired but she doesn’t know how or what crochet instructions look like.  She’s so cute and talented!

Diana Elizabeth thinks crochet is such an amazing talent.  Sure she can photograph and build websites and do the graphic stuff, but the knitting/crochet thing, it’s just so cool.  Sure beats friendship bracelets, eh?

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  1. amy says:

    The colors are so gorgeous!

  2. Jackie says:

    Such a creative family ;)

  3. Steph says:

    Oh, Diana this is so lovely!!

  4. Cynthia says:

    Ooh! ooh! I want one too!!! :)

  5. Victoria says:

    What a sweet blankie! Love it! I wish I knew how to knit. :)

  6. Julianna says:

    Ma did an excellent job!!

  7. Tara says:

    absolutely beautiful!!

  8. Judy says:

    So cute Di, I love this post. My mom is an amazing knitter as well. Sounds like something she would do for me.
    Love that blanket; I want one! ;)

  9. Adriana says:

    Diana, Congratulations for your mom. Take care of her.

  10. Mema says:

    I don’t suppose your mom has a pattern? I would love to make this for my granddaughters. thank you!

  11. Lindsay says:

    Looks like crochet????

  12. jane says:

    It’s not’s crocheted!! The blanket is stunning, clever lady. I learnt to crochet when I was a little girl and still crochet today, love it.

  13. anna says:

    Moms are the best. And your mom is awesome for making this for you. Beautiful.

  14. Jane says:

    One of the items I saved when I had to clear out my family home was a blanket that my Mum had made. I don’t remember it ever being used in her house, but I love it. Both because she made it, and she sadly can’t make anything for me any more, but also because of the comfort it brings.

    Enjoy it, and look after it :-)

  15. Sally says:

    If you would send someone who has been crocheting a long time an already made up square, I would think that they could make out the stitches. I do that a lot with afghans, and if we couldn’t make out the stitch, I am sure that someone could come up with a pattern that is very close! I could try if you want me to…

  16. Lorna says:

    Not a fan of granny squares, but this is soooooo lovely! Gorgeous colours, beautifully made. I love the border. Want!!!

  17. Kim says:

    It looks like a basic granny square pattern to me. What kind of yarn is your mother using?

  18. We headed into Walmart and picked a few favorite colors and that was it!

  19. B says:

    Has someone yet figured the granny square pattern?

  20. Hi B, sorry but perhaps this link would help – It looks similar. Good luck!

  21. B says:

    Thank you Diana, I’m trying this as we “speak”

  22. Stephanie Ball says:

    Lovely! Do you happen to know what brand/type of yarn this is? Thanks!

  23. Diana Elizabeth says:

    Hi Stephanie, thank you! We went to Walmart and picked out all the colors – not sure what line they are but I am sure you can find those exact colors when you go.

  24. Kalli says:

    I believe this is the closet pattern to the one your sweet Momma made you. Which, by the way is beautiful!

  25. Diana Elizabeth says:

    Hi Kalli! I think you’re right! Thanks for sharing this, I’ll update a link so people can peek at that ;) Thanks!! xx

  26. Kalli says:

    Oops! Just realized my spelling mistake! Should be “closest” not “closet”!!
    My bad…

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