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Gingham Blanket 


While it looks challenging, it is simply a Corner to Corner (C2C) pattern made with Half-Double Crochet Stitch (HDC) using a Gingham graph for color placement (available for purchase here)
You will need:
Crochet Hook J/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight – I used LionBrand Wool-Ease Yarn in Dark Rose Heather, Rose Heather and Blush Heather

Gingham Chart


Finished Size Each little square measures about 3×3. You can use this chart available on the LionBrand website to figure out how much yarn you need in order to make the size blanket you want. According to their chart, you will need approximately 1300 yards to make a 20”x30” baby blanket. http://www.lionbrand.com/faq
Instructions
Ch 5.
1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as ch-2 and hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch. Turn. 1 block.
2nd row: Ch 5. 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch – beg block made. Miss next 3 hdc. (Sl st. Ch 2. 3 hdc) in next ch-2 sp – block made. Turn. 2 blocks.
3rd row: Beg block. (Block) twice. Turn. 3 blocks.
4th row: Beg block. (Block) 3 times. Turn. 4 blocks.
5th row: Beg block. (Block) 4 times. Turn. 5 blocks.
Cont increasing 1 block each row until left side from beg measures desired length
Beg decreasing: Next row: Sl st in each of next 3 hdc. Block in each ch-2 sp to last ch-2 sp. Sl st in last ch-2 sp. Turn. Rep last row until you have 1 block in the row.
Fasten off.

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Posted in #crafts # creativity, C2c, Crochet, Pom pom

Crochet C2C Bunny Pillow Sham


Materials:

– Bernat Super Value Yarn in Mint, Baby Pink, Lilac, and Winter White. You will need 2 skeins of Mint (or whatever color you will use for the back). And 1 skein of the other colors. Shop all 73 colors of this yarn at Yarnspirations.com.

– Size H Crochet Hook

– Standard bed pillow

– Tapestry needle
Bunny C2C Graph >


 VERY IMPORTANT: Instead of the traditional C2C method of using DC’s and chain 3’s to make each pixel, I used HDC’s and only chained 2 (and chained 5 instead 6 on the increase stitches). This allowed me to have a smaller overall piece. You can absolutely use the traditional method but your piece will be too large for the pillow sham.

You will want to make two rounds of SC along the edges. To do that, join yarn at any point on the edge and SC evenly around entire piece making a SC+chain 2+SC on the two pointed ends. A good way to keep your stitches even along the edge is to alternate between making 2 SC and then 3 SC along each “square.”
Make 3 large yarn pom poms and attach them to the bunny butts 🙂



After you finish the graph above you will need to make a second piece for the back in a solid color (I used Mint green). Make the same SC border along the edges.


When both pieces are done, SC them together along over the pillow. If you would rather be able to make the pillow removable, leave one button unstitched and use buttons for closer.



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Corner to Corner Crochet Heart


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The basics:
Chain 6, in the 4th chain from hook, dc, then dc in remaining 2 ch spaces. then ch 6, in the 4th chain from the hook dc, then dc in remaining 2 ch spaces. 
You should have 2 little squares, now here is where it is tricky– flip the first square so that the starting tail is in the bottom left hand corner, the tops of those dc’s line up with the last dc you made and slip stitch into the first chain three space you made. So confusing, I know, but what you are trying to do is create one square with the dc horizontal and one vertical. 
So, if you get that, after you sl st, chain three and dc 3 more times all in the same space. You just made the third square, the very first square you made should be horizontal, with the tail hanging bottom left. The other two squares are vertical. 
Now, chain 6, dc in 4th chain from hook and remaining 2 chs, (just like above, this is how each square is made.)
Turn, but this is tricky again, slip stitch under the three chains of the previous square. Also you are twisting the square you just made so the dc are facing the opposite direction (horizontal vs vertical) Take the time here to wrap your mind around that and finding those three chains and turning will be easier. 
ch 3, dc 3 more times, slip stitch into next chain three space. repeat. 
Now you have three squares across. Repeat the turning process (chain 6, dc in 4th chain from hook, 3 more dc) and repeat another row, making 4 squares across and continue on from there.
(I recommend, if this is your first time doing c2c, to finish out a square in one color, so skip over the heart instructions and do the decrease section)
To make a heart, you will have to grab some graph paper and sketch one out. On an 8.5 x 11 piece of graph paper, the largest square I could map out was 32 squares x 32 and I drew a heart in the middle. My graph is pictured above. 
So here are some tips for changing colors. 
Have three balls of white yarn and two of the teal, and this is why, you will be changing color and then not fastening off, but picking up and using the yarn when you turn and come back around. So, you will join with a new color, crochet the number of squares on the pattern, pick up the white with a new ball of yarn, finish to the end and turn, then pick up the teal on your way back and then join up again with the first ball of white yarn. There was a point in the heart where a third ball of white (small) helps to carry the white across in the point. 

How to decrease:
According to your pattern you will get to the point where you will need to not add anymore rows, but decrease. When you get to that point, don’t chain 6 and create a new square, instead, turn, slip stitch across the square you just made and then slip stitch into the ch 3 space and dc 3 times and make a square right next to that one. 
Ruffle border:
Sc around the edges one time, slip stitch to beginning sc, ch 1 turn.
4 dc in next sc, 2 dc in next, repeat all the way around, slip stitch into first dc, fasten off. 
Corner to Corner crochet creates a square blanket. 

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C2c crochet stitch

My new skill learnt, I didn’t realise how easy this is to do!

I utubed it and used  Bella Coco Crochet: How to crochet the corner to corner ‘c2c’ blanketBlog check it out 👀

Original tutorial/pattern C2c blanket

I hope the links work if not get in touch and I’ll try it again!!


Just a quick question does anyone have a great idea of how to change a photo into a pattern? This is a new project that I would love to do next. Your input would mean a lot!