The Bouquet of Flowers Afghan CAL is here! Last year lots of you loved the Friendship blanket so much. This year the designers were asking me to organise another one! So I did. Why call it the Bouquet of Flowers Afghan? It’s been a long …
The Prairie Fields Afghan really does remind me of Kansas fields with the tall native grasses swaying, which I feel is represented in the offset fans in the blanket. The straight columns represent the corn fields, in my mind. That Feeling I really wanted something …
We couldn’t miss the opportunity to bring you a pattern for the Robin’s Cables Blanket now could we?
It uses the same stitch combo as the Robin’s Poncho, hat and scarf, coffee beanie cozy and mug cozy (which will be released soon).
I mean, this combo is gorgeous!! It has a traditional look to it with a modern twist.
And the best bit? ….
You get the look of cables without actually having to crochet cables! So these patterns are great for confident beginners and experienced crocheters alike.
Just take a look at this texture…
You can see why it was impossible to not include a blanket or afghan in this collection. This is a WIP photo I took of my blanket.
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I have designed this blanket with measurements for 5 of the more common sizes
- Crib (52”wide x 60” high)
- Throw. (52”wide x 60” high)
- Double. (90” x 108”)
- Queen. (96” x 108”)
- King. (108” x 108”)
We do give the stitch multiple for you to adjust the size of this one. It is worked side to side.
Now, I’m not going to lie – this one is a bit of a yarn hog. I used 3250 yards for a throw size but oh my goodness ! The weight is perfect, its is so cozy and it looks just stunning.
You can find the pdf patterns at the following links:
Skills you will need
In order to make this you will need to know how to do the following stitches (in US terms):
- single crochet
- half double crochet
- double crochet
- camel stitch also known as third loop half double crochet
And that is it!
If you are a beginner we do have video tutorials to all of these stitches on our YouTube Channel.
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- #4 weight yarn of your choosing. As mentioned I used 3250 yards for the throw size.
- 6mm hook
- Stitch markers (recommended for this one, especially that first stitch of each row!)
- Tapestry Needle
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At the end of 2020 we decided that we were going to come up with a mini course to teach people how to corner to corner (also referred to as C2C)!
This can be such a fun technique and there are so many gorgeous patterns out there that call for this. Both Sara and myself have made our fare share of corner to corner items over recent years. We wanted to help you learn before we released our bee afghan and all of the other wonderful c2c patterns that we want to bring you! Check out the bee afghan below
Anyway, back to learning corner to corner!
To help you I designed this super sweet bunny pillow. It uses only 2 colours and is a small one to start with. Because it is square we increase and decrease at the same time so you get used to both techniques before we look at rectangles. It looks simple enough doesn’t it?
How will the course work?
I have split this course into 3 parts to break down what you need to learn in the best way possible!
I did a little video and uploaded it to YouTube to explain how it will work.
Note: I will add links to the sections below as they go live!
You can get the free pattern HERE and work through it on the video tutorials with me.
Learn to Corner to Corner Part 1: Reading the pattern and mastering the stitch
This goes live on 9th February 2021
- How to read a C2C pattern –
- We will look at the information included in a pattern and how to work out your yarn requirements
- How to read a graph
- How to read written instructions
- What colour block instructions are and how to read them
- A brief look at bobbins
- Master the C2C stitch
- We will work the back of the cushion and a plain colour so you will only use 1 skein of yarn
- I show you exactly how to work a C2C stitch and how it equates on the graph
- We will look at how to increase
- We will also look at how to decrease
By the end of this part you will be VERY confident with the c2c stitch, increases and decreases.
Below is the Right handed version of this part of the tutorial
The left handed version of this tutorial can be found here.
Learn to Corner to Corner Part 2: Creating the front of the Bunny Pillow
- We look at
- putting the theory for reading a pattern into practice
- how to add a colour
- carrying yarn
- how to change colours whilst working
- you will consolidate your skills from part 1 with increasing and decreasing
- By the end of this video you will have made the front of your pillow and we will quickly show you how to assemble it.
You can find the right handed version at: https://youtu.be/OvMARtt0QWU
The left Handed version is at https://youtu.be/4hT2mpsCRw8
Learn to Corner to Corner Part 3: Creating rectangles
Most afghans and blankets that use c2c are rectangles.
- Once your square pillow is made I will show you how to create a rectangle.
- We will make an infinity scarf or a scarf using whatever yarn you have to hand (I love a good stash or scrap buster pattern!) and an appropriate sized hook. Please note there is no pattern for this one! (You don’t need one)
- I will share some hints and tips on how to identify the right side of your work (although there isn’t a ‘right’ side with c2c as the pattern is on both sides)
You can find the video tutorials for this below:
Right handed – https://youtu.be/JEPmbeKgRSI
Left handed – https://youtu.be/BCgFEV8EVmY
You will also need:
A copy of the bunny pillow pattern. You will be able to see the free version on our website here. Alternatively you can grab an inexpensive ad free pdf version from our shops:
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