Thursday, September 12, 2019

Crossroads C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

I love using fun, bold color combinations when I design these C2C Blankets. I love the way the colors excite the senses... and the warmth a blanket bring certainly helps! I love this design in that it is fairly simple, yet the bold colors really bring it life!


And I don't know about you, but this design sometimes looks like it's popping out at me. Does that happen to you?

Here you can find the FREE graph for this C2C blanket:

(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!

Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 43”x 52”.


Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Checkered Chevron C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

I was drawn back to some geometric design ideas over this last week. I was also playing with different color combinations, and I felt like I had hit the jackpot in terms of design and color. I have four new designs coming out this month that I'm super excited about.
This first one combines a herringbone design AND a chevron design. I love the color combos that make it BOLD yet subtle, MODERN yet classic. I hope you love this Checkered Chevron design as much as I do!




Here you can find the FREE graph for this C2C blanket:

(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!

Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 40”x 53”.


Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Carved Tree C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

Many years ago I used to design family trees for people. I love working on Family History and Genealogy, so one of my designs included a carved tree with any initials you wanted. I was reminded of this design this weekend and I thought... that would make an excellent C2C blanket! So I looked up some wood bark textures to use as a guide as I designed this lovely pattern:


While the written pattern cannot include customized initials, if you are able to make it from just the graph, you are welcome to add in some initials into the tree's heart. Wouldn't that look so cool!!??!

Here you can find the FREE graph for this C2C blanket:
(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!

Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 40”x 53”.


Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Pineapple C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

Pineapples are the classic tropical fruit. Did you know they grow on bushes, not trees? Who'da Thunk. I like to make pineapple smoothies without adding any sugar (because, hello?!, pineapples are so sweet!), and my kids LOVE IT. Such a yummy taste, but be careful to not eat too much or your mouth will hurt!! But this blanket poses no danger to your pineapple loving friends!!




Here you can find the FREE graph for this C2C blanket:



(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!

Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 42”x 50”.


Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Strawberry C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

Can I just say that the Strawberry is my most favorite fruit in the WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD. I love getting freckled lemonades from Red Robin. I devour the strawberries in the drink. Yum Yum!!!
The bright red of the strawberry is just so classic and fun. Now you can make a blanket for your strawberry loving friend!




Here you can find the FREE graph for this C2C blanket:



(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!

Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 44”x 55”.


Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Kiwi C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

There are so many different kinds of fruit to choose from when designing this corner to corner fruit series. I thought that one of the cutest and unique fruits is the Kiwi. The lime green fruit and unique star shaped middle makes for a really fun design!





Here you can find the FREE graph for this C2C blanket:



(right click and select "save image as" to download it at full size)

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item through one of the links on this site, I may receive a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you. See my full disclosure policy.Thank you for helping support this blog!

With this graph, you can make it in the colors listed, or exchange one for another. You could do a completely different color scheme and I'm sure it would look awesome!

Materials needed to complete the blanket:
Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 45”x 55”.


Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out row-by-row color counts for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions.

Click here to purchase the PDF written out instructions!

I hope that you enjoy this pattern! Remember to tag me on Facebook or Instagram to show me your finished products!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

How to C2C Crochet - FREE resources

I've been selling c2c, or corner to corner patterns for over a year now. Everything started when I designed my first corner to corner blanket and listed the pattern on Etsy. I had a few sales rolling in, and then as the pattern got picked up by other websites, it started to skyrocket! I loved c2c blankets and decided then and there to expand my inventory of designs and have now (Aug 2019) published over 30 patterns available on my Etsy!
However, my C2C blanket patterns all assume that you have a basic knowledge of how c2c patterns are written. Occasionally, I get a private message from a buyer saying "I don't understand the pattern!" or "the pattern doesn't say what stitch is used!". And I wanted to have a central location to answer those questions and help those attempting some of my more difficult designs.


The first thing you should know...

Is that c2c is NOT difficult to learn!!! It is a simple technique that you apply color changes to make fancy designs. The technique is done by starting from one corner, working diagonally, and increases and decreases form the rectangle shape of the blanket.

Here are some fantastic resources to help you learn the technique:

These two videos (both by The Crochet Crowd) are fantastic resources covering most aspects of C2C




Here is a great video resource for changing colors:



Here is a great video for how to carry your yarn (Saves time weaving in 100's of tails at the end)



How to read the free graphs and paid written instructions:


Having trouble getting past the corner in the written pattern?

The way the patterns are written makes it difficult to place the "corner" text, since you could be creating the corner at the end of that row, or at the beginning of the row, depending on the direction of the specific row you are working on.
In general, I highly recommend you use the graph to help you see whether you are beginning the row with the corner, or ending the row with the corner.
HOWEVER, I have found that if the "corner" appears after an EVEN ROW NUMBER, the actual corner block was formed at the beginning of that EVEN row #. This means you will begin decreasing on that edge once you GET BACK to that same corner at the end of the next row.
If the "corner" appears after an ODD ROW NUMBER, the actual corner is formed at the end of THAT ROW, and you begin decreasing on that same corner immediately after you complete that ODD row #.

I know that might seem tricky, but I promise you can make it through if you follow the graph along with the written instructions.

Any other questions?

I hope that this resource guide has been helpful. If you think of other questions, please feel free to shoot me an email at LivingTheCraftLife (at) Gmail (dot) com or send me a DM on Instagram,  Facebook, or ETSY!

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