Friday, November 9, 2018

Hexie C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

I really, really, really, really love geometric patterns. I told you I had so many designs in my head! The process of designing, assembling, and posting new patterns takes so long that I've decided to make it a goal to release one new pattern each week.

That's right!

One brand new pattern to enjoy, one free graph each week for a new blanket! How fun is that!

And to celebrate, I will be releasing each pattern on my social media feeds, and doing a pattern giveaway on my Instagram. So click on the INSTAGRAM link, Follow, Like, TAG FRIENDS to win a FREE PATTERN

Introducing: the Hexie C2C blanket!




And 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 48”x 50”.

Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out instructions for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions. I opted to include all the possible ways you would want to C2C this blanket, including the option for making it horizontally with a different stitch!

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, November 2, 2018

Flower Burst C2C Blanket - FREE GRAPH

So far, I've been posting a lot of geometric C2C patterns. I wanted to take a quick break and share something floral and beautiful! But don't worry, I have some more geometric patterns to release!

Check out my newest pattern: Flower Burst!




And 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 48”x 50”.

Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out instructions for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions. I opted to include all the possible ways you would want to C2C this blanket, including the option for making it horizontally with a different stitch!

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, October 30, 2018

Diamond Cascade Blanket - FREE GRAPH

Check out this beautiful blanket I designed. I'm still working on designing neutral blankets that could be used for girls or boys, depending on the colors used. This one uses diamonds and almost look like they are cascading down a waterfall!





How fun is that, it has an argyle look to it.




(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 36”x 48”.


Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out instructions for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions. I opted to include all the possible ways you would want to C2C this blanket, including the option for making it horizontally with a different stitch!


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

Friday, September 21, 2018

Honeycomb C2C Blanket - Free Graph

I have been hooked on C2C! I love geometry and the fun patterns made with cool shapes. That's why I designed the Triangle blanket! I just love hexagons and the cool patterns that can be made by them. I went with a modern twist and came up with this design here:



And 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:

Size I Crochet Hook (5.5MM) (This is the set I use: Boye 6-Piece Aluminum Crochet Hook Set)
4 Skeins Yellow (I like Caron’s Simply Soft - Gold)
3 Skeins White (I like Caron’s Simply Soft - White)
Yarn Needle

Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 41”x 49”.

Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out instructions for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions. I opted to include all the possible ways you would want to C2C this blanket, including the option for making it horizontally with a different stitch!

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, September 13, 2018

Triangle C2C Blanket - Free Graph


Ever since I discovered corner to corner crochet, I have not been able to stop designing things! I love this thing!

It started with the Unicorn C2C blanket crochet along, then I designed the Herringbone C2C blanket, and now I'm introducing the Triangles blanket! 

I designed this blanket with my son in mind. He loves the color red, and there are shockingly very few "boy friendly" crochet patterns out there. My little nephew had a quilted blanket made from triangles, and I thought, I could make this out of C2C! So I went and designed this Triangle Blanket!



I got started in July, and unfortunately, it was a VERY HOT MONTH here in San Diego. We had so many days of 100+ degree weather, that I just didn't feel like crocheting a blanket. After a month of working on the blanket, I posted an image showing my progress, hinting the pattern would be coming soon:

I got a few responses eager for the pattern, which I had hoped to release within a week or two. However, my efforts were sabotaged by another month of very hot, humid weather in August. That, and I volunteered last minute to take over my daughter's soccer team, because the original coach had to step down due to health reasons. Well, now all the time I thought I was going to have to work on it was lost! (Not for a bad reason, though.) I am actually enjoying my first experience coaching, even though I have even less time to crochet.

It's been about a month since that post and I've made SOME progress, but not much.



Since my time is so tied up, I decided to release the pattern even though I have not finished it. I already have several other designs that I want to make, and I simply will not be able to make each one before posting the pattern. So I will be posting the free graphs with links to the written pattern on ETSY, and share my WIP with you and update the post as I complete the projects.

Here are the final images!




Without further ado, here is the free graph!


(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! This is what it would look like with three shades of blue!



Materials needed to complete the blanket:

Size I Crochet Hook (5.5MM) (This is the set I use: Boye 6-Piece Aluminum Crochet Hook Set)
2 Skeins Harvest Red (I used Caron’s Simply Soft Harvest Red)
2 Skeins Autumn Red (I used Caron’s Simply Soft Autumn Red)
2 Skeins Black (I used Caron’s Simply Soft Strawberry)
2 Skeins Gray (I used Caron’s Simply Soft Grey Heather)
2 Skeins White (I used Caron’s Simply Soft White)
Yarn Needle

Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 36”x52”. If your triangle is larger, you will likely need 2 skeins of each.

Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out instructions for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions. I opted to include all the possible ways you would want to C2C this blanket, including the option for making it horizontally with a different stitch!

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!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Flat Boutique Bows

It has been 4+ years since I made hair bows for my girls. They were starting to outgrow the ones I had made using 5/8" ribbon. I was looking for a tutorial for a nice and simple bow. I don't like ones with twisties and loopies. Just a plain. regular. bow.

And I stumbled on this video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHRgrc-C6g8

You can get to the written out, photo tutorial here:
http://www.modernbohemianlifestyle.com/2013/03/how-to-make-hair-bow.html

This was exactly what I was looking for! The best part, was that the ends of the ribbon do not show, so when you melt the ends, it's not a big deal if the ribbon turns black from the flame. I had that issue with my last bows and it took me FOREVER to get all those ends sealed.

With this set, I purchased the 1.5" ribbon as a lot on EBAY
I also purchased a similar lot from the same seller for 1/4" ribbon to use for the center. I saved A LOT of money vs. getting each color from the craft store. With 1 yard of ribbon, I could make two bows in each color, and that was perfect for me! The price comes out to be $.18 per bow. 18 CENTS! What a deal.
I also use alligator clips from Sally Beauty Supply. I was always disappointed in quality when I bought in bulk on ETSY. I love these clips! (they don't have them on their website, but I always find them there when I go into the store)

Anyway, I followed the tutorial and with my ribbon purchase I was able to make 50 new bows for my girls in beautiful colors!

It took me a few days to make all the bows, so I have a second photo but I think I grabbed duplicates, oh well. I promise I made 50. ;)


I just LOVE the size of these bows. They are perfect for my girls and exactly what I wanted to make. So go ahead and make some!



Thursday, July 5, 2018

Herringbone C2C Blanket - Free Graph

After finishing the HeartSprinkle CAL, I had to immediately begin another blanket. I was HOOKED on the C2C technique. I immediately designed my first C2C blanket, and I decided to make it a super cute Herringbone pattern!



I got to work right away, and I was able to get through it pretty quickly. I like to crochet when I am waiting for my kids during piano lessons, and while my husband reads stories to them before bed.


I was able to make a lot of progress and when I got to this point I had a LOT OF BOBBINS. I needed a lot of white bobbins, I think I grossly underestimated how much white I needed. I think I had to go back to the store twice to get another ball of white. You better believe it that I'll be stocking up on white next time they go on SALE!


I got to this point and realized I made an error, and I spent two days fixing the mistake I made. Can you spot it in this picture? Luckily, it was just a short delay and I was able to finish my masterpiece in time!

The colors just turned out FANTASTIC. And it is just a beautiful, lightweight blanket that we will all enjoy!


If you would like to make this blanket, here is the graph for free!

(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 simply exchange one for another. You could even do the entire blanket in just two colors!

Materials needed to complete the blanket:

Size I Crochet Hook (5.5MM) (This is the set I use: Boye 6-Piece Aluminum Crochet Hook Set)
1 Skein Dark Blue (I used Caron’s Simply Soft Dark Country Blue)
1 Skein Bone (I used Caron’s Simply Soft Bone)
1 Skein Peach (I used Caron’s Simply Soft Strawberry)
1 Skein Gray (I used Caron’s Simply Soft Grey Heather)
4 Skeins White (I used Caron’s Simply Soft White)
Yarn Needle

Gauge:
Gauge not essential, C2C Crochet a triangle 8 blocks high. If your triangle measures 5.5” tall, your project will end up being 38”x50”.
Written Instructions:
If you are interested in receiving written out instructions for this blanket, I have a PDF version for sale that include right handed and left handed versions. I opted to include all the possible ways you would want to C2C this blanket, including the option for making it horizontally with a different stitch!

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!

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