Hello my friends and welcome to a post about a little sofa throw I’ve been making.
I really can’t believe it has taken me so long to complete this corner to corner crocheted throw but at last it is done and I’m very happy with it too. My excuses are that it has been so hot, much too hot to work on a large woolly project, and of course I was knitting those socks in a kind of obsessive way too. (see my last post).
Stylecraft Batik is such a soft and snuggly yarn, perfect for blanket making as there is a percentage of wool in there. This is my first corner to corner blanket so I watched a few tutorials and worked out the pattern first. C2C takes a bit of thinking about at first when you are used to making the usual kind of crochet squares so it was definitely a case of getting my head round it.
I drew myself a little template to follow for the heart squares. Once I realized that I would need an odd number of box patterns to get the heart in the centre then this was quite straightforward. So the squares became 13 x 13 boxes worked diagonally from the corner.
I wanted the overall effect to be a grey blanket so the join colour was always going to be graphite. Then I chose four colours for the main blanket: pink, heather, silver and a mixy one, iron from the Elements range, such pretty shades.
Next I worked out the colour combinations for the heart squares and how many plain ones I would need for a throw with twenty squares. I ticked these off on a list as they were finished. It’s a bit of a scribble but you get the idea?
C2C is a relaxing and simple pattern and once the finished squares were ready I played around with assembling them.
At this point I had to work out the join which I wanted to be plain grey bands. A kind of straight version of the C2C boxes proved just right for this and I continued it for the edging too.
Tah-dah! Here it is all done and ready to go to its new home.
Merlin thought it was very cosy!
There are some really fab C2C designs around at present with beautiful gingham effects and clever join as you go patterns. I really must get round to trying one soon. I hope you are feeling inspired too.
Happy crocheting! Bye for now,