Friday, January 17, 2020

Boxed Up C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

Geometric designs just HAVE MY HEART. I love the simplicity of the design even though it LOOKS complicated. I just love it! This design is a variation of my CORNERED blanket design, that I just could not get out of my head! If I move the lines this way or that... what will it look like? What if I flip this part, would that look good? But seriously, I scored with this design. It came together so nicely (actually a lot better than I imagined it would), and I am so excited to share this design with you.


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Cornered C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

Here we have a REALLY FUN geometric design. I've been playing around a lot with stripes and I've loved every design I came up with. The inspiration for this one came from the Crossroads C2C Blanket when I decided to change it up to a two-toned design and I F.E.L.L. I.N. L.O.V.E. Each stripe can be completed with one bobbin so it wouldn't be too hard to prep for what looks like a complicated design. I may even make this our next CAL project! I seriously love it that much, guys! I hope you like it too!


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Fading Chevron C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

My Fading Diamonds C2C Blanket is one of my more popular C2C patterns on my website. So I thought it might be fun to combine the fading feature with a different pattern. So I combined it with the chevron zig zag to get this design result! I really liked how it turned out, so I hope you enjoy it!


Friday, January 10, 2020

Ascend C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

Here is a really fun geometric design that points you upwards! The colors here are SO FUN and bright. I love geometric designs because they look so clean and organized. Initially, I had a hard time deciding the middle color for the triangles. I thought about using white or gray instead, but I finally decided to use a peach instead, and I am thrilled with the way the colors look together!


Thursday, December 19, 2019

Joy C2C Throw Blanket - FREE GRAPH

This is probably going to be my last Christmas design published in 2019. I can't believe 2020 is just around the corner! I have had such a great year growing this blog and designing crochet patterns... and I have BIG goals and NEW ideas for next year!
To wrap up this Christmas season, I've got this lovely design inspired by a pillow I saw in the store. The pillow was actually more realistic, which is hard to do in C2C, so I simplified the design and I just LOOOOOVE the calligraphy in the middle. The simplicity of JOY! I hope you enjoy this design!




Monday, December 2, 2019

Snowy Tree C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

My friends! Were you hit with tons of snow this last Thanksgiving week? I live in San Diego, so where we live we only had to endure a chilly 50 degree high on Thanksgiving Day. It was tough, but we survived! HAHA! I know cities in the mountains here got lots of snow. I can't really handle the cold, so I stay home wrapped up in my warm blanket and crochet!
This new design was a fun one to put together in honor of this last week's snowfall. Introducing the Snowy Tree C2C blanket!



Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Crochet Christmas Tree - FREE PATTERN LINKS

Okay, so I am prepping for my first ever market, and I wanted to make some kind of festive home decor to go with my other accessories I'll have for sale. So I looked up on Pinterest to find some cute Christmas tree designs, and found a few free patterns for this Bobble Christmas Tree!

This is a free video I originally encountered. What a great tutorial to help you make the tree!



This video uses bobbles, and makes a separate bottom piece that you attach at the end.


Here you can find the link to a free pattern by the Simply Crochet Magazine in the UK. The pattern is written in UK terms, so if you are a US crocheter, like myself, then dc is a single crochet, and tr is a double crochet. This pattern also uses popcorn stitches instead of bobbles. Other than that, the pattern is very easy to follow... except that it is a hollow tree. So I did some modifications to extend the pattern to make a larger tree and close the bottom.

This is how mine turned out:

Don't you think they look lovely! Here are the instructions to make ones like mine!

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Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, but my trees turned out 5" and 8" respectively.

Instructions:
Using TWO STRANDS of Caron Simply Soft Yarn and the size J Hook, use a magic loop to begin.
Mini Tree:
Following the instructions from the Mini Christmas Tree Pattern, complete the tree.
To close the tree:
Round 1: ch 2, *DC2TOG, 1 DC. Repeat from *around. Slst to top of first dc2tog.
Fill the tree with Fiberfill
Round 2: ch 2, DC2TOG around. Slst to top of first dc2tog. Pull out tail and weave the hole closed.

Large Tree:
Following the instruction from the Mini Christmas Tree Pattern, follow the pattern and continue for 3 more rounds:
Round 13 Work as given for Round 3. [14 popcorn sts, 14 dc]
Round 14 Ch1, (sc in each of next 6 sts, 2sc in next st) around, ss to the first sc.
Round 15 Work as given for Round 3. [16 popcorn sts, 16 dc]
To close the tree:
Round 1: ch 2, *DC2TOG, 1 DC. Repeat from *around. Slst to top of first dc2tog.
Fill the tree with Fiberfill
Round 2: ch 2, DC2TOG around. Slst to top of first dc2tog.
Round 3: ch 1, SC2TOG around. Pull out tail and weave the hole closed.