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A quick corner to corner project – Basket of Apples

A quick corner to corner project – Basket of Apples

The Basket of Apples corner to corner afghan block was designed as part of the Harvest Blanket CAL. This event was hosted by E’Claire Makery in November 2022. It was the second corner to corner project that I had designed for this event. The first 

Looking for a harvest blanket square? Try this corner to corner one!

Looking for a harvest blanket square? Try this corner to corner one!

The Haybale Square was designed to be one of the harvest blanket squares in a CAL during November 2022. Please note: this post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something using one of them I may get a small commission at not extra cost to 

Do you love Nordic themed patterns? Try this Nordic Snowflake Blanket

Do you love Nordic themed patterns? Try this Nordic Snowflake Blanket

This Nordic Snowflake blanket is a great crochet pattern. It is as snuggly as it looks and uses corner to corner techniques.

I have had the idea for this Nordic Snowflake blanket in my head for about 18 months now. The problem is that as a designer inspiration can strike at any time. Unfortunately, by the time I could get to this idea last year I just didn’t have time to get it made, written, tested etc all before Christmas. It was simply too late to even try.

So instead this pattern has been taking over my thoughts every few weeks, just reminding me it was there … Waiting…

Inspiration behind the design

I love Nordic inspired crochet patterns. There is a simple beauty that translates so well into crafts when using only 2 colours in a project. I think that this is what makes the Nordic theme so popular!

The way you can so easily flip the colours and completely change the feel of a project! With a pattern such as this one, you could have one panel white and red, and the next panel red and white. Or what about doing it in blue and white?

Construction of the design

The Nordic Snowflake blanket is worked by creating individual snowflake panels using the corner to corner method and then joining them together.

I absolutely could have made them all in one big afghan pattern without the need to join. But I like the idea of the flexibility in being able to simply add additional squares to achieve the size that you want your blanket to be.

If you are new to corner to corner but want to give this project a go – I do have a great free learn to corner to corner course where I teach you everything from how to read the patterns up. You can check it out by clicking the image below:

 

A great ‘between projects’ WIP

This blanket a great between projects WIP. It is a good project to have on hand for when you have finished one project and are looking to start another, or are waiting for your yarn delivery arriving. At 25 x 25 blocks you can easily and quickly make a snowflake panel. Before you know it there will be enough panels to make an afghan.

The big question then becomes – will you keep it for yourself or gift it?

 

 

The Yarn

Write about the yarn used. Fiber content, what does it feel like, what do you like to use it for, etc.

For my version I used Wool of the Andes from WeCrochet.

This yarn works up so beautifully! It is a #4 weight (aran) yarn and is 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. Each skein is 50g and is 110 yards. For my 3 by 3 panel version with the border I used 11 skeins of red and 14 skeins of white.

Coupon Code:

At the time of writing this, WeCrochet have a coupon code on this very yarn! You can get 20% off when you purchase 10 or more skeins using code MYVALUEPACK promo code at checkout.

Now, for those of you new to this yarn ….

When you first get this yarn it feels a little ‘rough’, but it isn’t!

As you work it the yarn becomes much softer. My finished afghan is the squishiest, warmest afghan I have made in a long time. I have sensitive skin. My daughter has super sensitive skin. In fact, my daughter was under the care of the hospital in the city for her eczema. We can both snuggle under this blanket without issue. That being said, neither of us has an allergy to wool.

Get the PDF pattern!

I have decided to add the chart for the panels free below. I have not added the joining or border instructions because most often people like to use their own. However, the PDF Pattern includes both the joining and border patterns that I used.

You can find the ad-free PDF Pattern for this one in all of my shops:

Please note if you are here for the Winter Blog hop Event you will need to keep scrolling until you find the specific event button. These links will NOT get you the free pdf!

 

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Event

From 1st – 7th December 2022 only you can get the PDF Pattern for this one for 50% off in any of the shops above! All you need is the coupon code which you can find in the roundup post from Jo’s Crafty Hook.

This is one of many fabulous patterns featured this week.

All of the patterns featured are either free or 50% off until 7th December so be quick and check it out!

And after you have grabbed this one, why not go back to the roundup from Jo’s Crafty Hook and check out what other offerings there are!

The Nordic Snowflake blanket pattern specifics:

Materials:

#4 weight yarn in 2 colours – 1250 yards in red, 1540 in white
5mm (H) hook
Stitch markers (optional)
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Gauge:

Gauge is not important as long as you are consistent. I made my version with half double crochet (double crochet in UK terms) and my gauge for the corner to corner panels was 4 blocks wide by 4 blocks high in 2″

Sizing:

It is really easy to adjust the size of this afghan by adding more panels. Each of my panels were 12″ square before prepping them.

With the border included my afghan is 40″ square.

Other notes:

– Written in US terms. 

The Chart for the Square Panels:

** This is a free pattern on the blog. Please do not copy and paste any part of it or print this pattern out. Please bookmark this page and use the website to work up your pattern. This helps my small business greatly as it provides a little bit of ad revenue which will in turn will allow me to continue to create free content for you!**

 

The Winter Wonders Blog Hop Event

On 2nd November 2022 only you can get the full PDF Pattern for this afghan as a free pdf download in the Winter Wonders Blog Hop Event.

Have you considered purchasing the bundle for this one? It includes all 43 patterns included in this event for an AMAZING $15.99! That works out at $0.37 per pattern!!! In the bundle there are:

  • 5 size inclusive garment patterns
  • 12 shawls, wrap, & scarf patterns
  • 10 homeware and blanket patterns
  • 1 small dog sweater pattern
  • 10 headwear & mitt patterns
  • 3 amigurumi patterns

To find out more and take a peek at all of the included designs click the button below!

Community Garden Blanket – Free Crochet Along

Community Garden Blanket – Free Crochet Along

Welcome to the Community Garden Blanket CAL. After the success of the Friendship Blanket and Bouquet of Flowers Afghan CAL I know that lots of you will love to give this one a go too! Why call it the Community Garden Blanket? This is another 

The Kinship Afghan Free CAL – A Crochet Project for 2022

The Kinship Afghan Free CAL – A Crochet Project for 2022

In January 2022 I had a random idea to host a FREE little Kinship Afghan CAL that runs for the whole of 2022. The theme for this one is internationally celebrated dates. You will not find any politically motivating dates being represented in this CAL, 

The Book Square – Free C2C Pattern

The Book Square – Free C2C Pattern

September 8th 2022 is International Literacy Day (ILD). This is different to World Book Day which was held in March. But the book square will work perfectly to celebrate both days. It would look fabulous as a wall hanging in a library or reading corner!

ILD was first celebrated on September 8th 1966. Being able to read and write is empowering for both individuals and communities. Literacy levels within a community or country can determine poverty levels, equality (on all levels), even infant mortality rates. And of course, with world wide lockdown in 2020 this is particularly poignant for students across the world.

What can you do during International Literacy Day this year? Why not donate some old books to a local school, library or community centre? Or buy a book as a gift for someone?

Inspiration behind the design

 

Construction of the design

This square is part of the Kinship CAL. It is a corner to corner block which is 25 x 25 blocks in size. I created mine using the half double crochet method rather than double crochet, but you can use either depending on the size you are after creating.

PART OF THE KINSHIP CAL 2022

Throughout 2022 I am releasing one square a month. The theme is international days and holidays that are not political or religiously motivated. This is why I named it the Kinship CAL – everyone can join in and just have fun with it.

The book square is for September’s International Literacy Day. If you want to check out the other squares so far you can visit my round up post here.

There is also the opportunity to purchase the e-book which contains all 13 (yes, there is one extra in there for November for the adults)for only £6.50! If this is your preference just click the button below

NEW TO CORNER TO CORNER?

I have a learn to corner to corner course . It has helped a lot of crocheters to master corner to corner. Together we look at reading the patterns, how to do the stitch, increases and decreases and colour changes. I will show you how to work both squares and rectangles too. We even make a couple of free pattern projects together!

The Yarn

When I set out to create the Kinship Afghan I did so with the intention of only using my stash and scraps. I managed to do this with my collection of Caron simply soft from other projects. As long as you use the same weight yarn throughout this project is a great one for using those part skeins you have been saving rather than throwing them away.

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The Book Square pattern specifics:

Materials:

4 weight (aran) yarn of your choosing in 10 colours – I used Caron Simply Soft
Stitch markers (optional)
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Gauge:

Does not matter as long as tension is consistent.

Sizing:

Finished size once blocked is approximately 12” square depending on tension if using HDC

Abbreviations used:


·      Ch(s) – chain(s)
·      St(s) – stitch(es)
·      The arrows indicate which way the row is worked according to the graph – left to right or right to left (this is the same with the arrows in the color block instructions!)

Other notes:

– Written in US terms. 
– Chain 1 does not count as a stitch.
– There are no special stitches used in this pattern.
 
– This is corner to corner graph and is worked bottom right to top left on the right side.
 
To work out how much yarn you will need you will need to do a sample swatch with the stitch you intend to use (HDC or DC) and then measure how much yarn you used per stitch multiplying that by the number of stitches of that color and adding some for the tails to be worked in at the end.
Color charts with stitch totals are listed under the picture graph on the next page. 

The Book Square Pattern:

** This is a free pattern on the blog. Please do not copy and paste any part of it or print this pattern out. Please bookmark this page and use the website to work up your pattern. This helps my small business greatly as it provides a little bit of ad revenue which will in turn will allow me to continue to create free content for you!**

ColourColour you are usingNo of Sts
white 49
Green 102
Brown 74
Red 120
Dark Blue 120
Blue 72
Dark Purple 32
Light Purple 18
Dark Grey 21
Light Grey 17

 

Written Instructions for the Book Square:

 Row 1: (dark purple) x 1 (1 square)

 Row 2: (dark purple) x 2 (2 squares)

 Row 3: (dark purple) x 2, (brown) x 1 (3 squares)

 Row 4: (brown) x 1, (red) x 1, (dark purple) x 2 (4 squares)

 Row 5: (light purple) x 1, (dark purple) x 1, (brown) x 1, (red) x 1, (brown) x 1 (5 squares)

 Row 6: (brown) x 1, (red) x 1, (brown) x 2, (dark purple) x 1, (light purple) x 1 (6 squares)

 Row 7: (light purple) x 1, (dark purple) x 1, (red) x 1, (brown) x 2, (red) x 1, (dark blue) x 1 (7 squares)

 Row 8: (dark blue) x 2, (brown) x 2, (red) x 2, (dark purple) x 1, (light purple) x 1 (8 squares)

 Row 9: (light purple) x 1, (dark purple) x 1, (red) x 3, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 1, (dark blue) x 1 (9 squares)

 Row 10: (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 2, (dark blue) x 1, (red) x 4, (dark purple) x 1, (light purple) x 1 (10 squares)

 Row 11: (light purple) x 1, (dark purple) x 1, (red) x 4, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 3, (dark blue) x 1 (11 squares)

 Row 12: (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 3, (dark blue) x 2, (red) x 4, (dark purple) x 2 (12 squares)

 Row 13: (dark purple) x 2, (red) x 4, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 2, (dark blue) x 1, (green) x 1 (13 squares)

 Row 14: (green) x 2, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 2, (dark blue) x 1, (red) x 4, (dark purple) x 1, (light purple) x 1 (14 squares)

 Row 15: (light purple) x 1, (dark purple) x 1, (red) x 4, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 3, (dark blue) x 2, (green) x 3 (15 squares)

 Row 16: (green) x 3, (red) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 4, (dark blue) x 1, (red) x 4, (dark purple) x 1, (light purple) x 1 (16 squares)

 Row 17: (light purple) x 1, (dark purple) x 1, (red) x 4, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 4, (dark blue) x 1, (red) x 2, (green) x 3 (17 squares)

 Row 18: (green) x 3, (red) x 3, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 4, (dark blue) x 1, (red) x 4, (dark purple) x 1, (light purple) x 1 (18 squares)

 Row 19: (light purple) x 1, (dark purple) x 1, (red) x 4, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 4, (dark blue) x 1, (red) x 4, (green) x 2, (brown) x 1 (19 squares)

 Row 20: (brown) x 2, (green) x 1, (red) x 4, (green) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 4, (dark blue) x 1, (red) x 4, (dark purple) x 1, (light purple) x 1 (20 squares)

 Row 21: (light purple) x 1, (dark purple) x 1, (red) x 4, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 4, (dark blue) x 1, (green) x 2, (red) x 4, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (brown) x 1 (21 squares)

 Row 22: (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 2, (brown) x 1, (red) x 3, (green) x 3, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 4, (dark blue) x 1, (red) x 4, (dark purple) x 1, (light purple) x 1 (22 squares)

 Row 23: (light purple) x 1, (dark purple) x 1, (brown) x 1, (red) x 3, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 4, (dark blue) x 1, (green) x 4, (red) x 2, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1 (23 squares)

 Row 24: (dark grey) x 1, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (red) x 1, (green) x 5, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 4, (dark blue) x 1, (red) x 2, (brown) x 2, (dark purple) x 1, (light purple) x 1 (24 squares)

 Row 25: (dark purple) x 2, (red) x 1, (brown) x 2, (red) x 1, (dark blue) x 2, (blue) x 3, (dark blue) x 1, (green) x 6, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (dark grey) x 2 (25 squares)

Corner at both sides

 Row 26: (light grey) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (green) x 6, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 2, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (brown) x 2, (red) x 1, (brown) x 1, (dark purple) x 1 (24 squares)

 Row 27: (white) x 1, (brown) x 1, (red) x 1, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 2, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (green) x 6, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (light grey) x 1 (23 squares)

 Row 28: (light grey) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (green) x 6, (dark blue) x 2, (blue) x 3, (dark blue) x 1, (red) x 1, (brown) x 1, (white) x 1 (22 squares)

 Row 29: (white) x 1, (brown) x 1, (white) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 3, (dark blue) x 1, (green) x 6, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (light grey) x 1 (21 squares)

 Row 30: (light grey) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (green) x 5, (red) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 2, (dark blue) x 1, (white) x 3 (20 squares)

 Row 31: (white) x 3, (dark blue) x 1, (blue) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (red) x 2, (green) x 4, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (light grey) x 1 (19 squares)

 Row 32: (light grey) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (green) x 3, (red) x 3, (dark blue) x 2, (white) x 3 (18 squares)

 Row 33: (white) x 3, (dark blue) x 1, (red) x 4, (green) x 2, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (light grey) x 1 (17 squares)

 Row 34: (light grey) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (green) x 1, (red) x 4, (green) x 1, (white) x 3 (16 squares)

 Row 35: (white) x 2, (green) x 2, (red) x 4, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (light grey) x 1 (15 squares)

 Row 36: (light grey) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (red) x 3, (green) x 3, (white) x 1 (14 squares)

 Row 37: (green) x 4, (red) x 2, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (light grey) x 1 (13 squares)

 Row 38: (light grey) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (red) x 1, (green) x 4 (12 squares)

 Row 39: (green) x 4, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (light grey) x 1 (11 squares)

 Row 40: (light grey) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 3, (brown) x 1, (green) x 3 (10 squares)

 Row 41: (green) x 2, (white) x 1, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 2, (brown) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (light grey) x 1 (9 squares)

 Row 42: (light grey) x 1, (dark grey) x 1, (brown) x 1, (dark blue) x 1, (brown) x 1, (white) x 2, (green) x 1 (8 squares)

 Row 43: (white) x 3, (brown) x 2, (white) x 1, (dark grey) x 1 (7 squares)

 Row 44: (white) x 2, (brown) x 1, (white) x 3 (6 squares)

 Row 45: (white) x 5 (5 squares)

 Row 46: (white) x 4 (4 squares)

 Row 47: (white) x 3 (3 squares)

 Row 48: (white) x 2 (2 squares)

↙ Row 49: (white) x 1 (1 square)

 

I do hope you are enjoying this CAL!

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The Calligraphy Square – Free Crochet Pattern

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4th July Throw Pillow – Free Crochet Along!

4th July Throw Pillow – Free Crochet Along!

The 4th July throw pillow is an idea that Erin from Juniper and Oakes and I had while chatting one evening last week.

The idea took off and we just couldn’t leave it alone! So it became an impromptu CAL. And I think you are going to love it.

What do you think of it?

Erin was a fast worker!

Our chat was late one evening my time. By the time I woke up the next morning Erin had several c2c options for the front and back of the pillow designed.

 

 

Of course, I wasn’t going to take one of her designs and pretend that I had come up with the idea! So we discussed and I decided that I would come up with some texture for the back panel. I actually really like playing with texture and love the way that this one turned out.

What is a CAL?

For those of you new to CALs …. A CAL is a Crochet Along. It is the opportunity for you to work on a project at the same time as other people within the crochet community. You get to ask questions and receive help and support, share your WIPs and yarn choices as well as your finished projects.

CALs are great fun and a great way to make new crochet friends along the way too.

My Facebook Community group is really active and VERY supportive of each other. Don’t forget to join the Juniper and Oakes Facebook group too!

I will also be sharing the updates in my Events and CALs email if you would like to join my mailing list.

 

Don’t want the American Flag on yours?

That’s OK! You could make 2 back panels in your colour(s) of choice instead!

OR

What about making the front panel but continuing the stripes? Or having the blue and the ‘stars’ just as a solid blue section?

 

 

Materials needed:

For my version I used the following (although it is dependant upon your tension!)

  • 6mm hook (if you are a loose crocheter you can get away with a 5mm or 5.5 if you are more comfortable with those. You just need to be able to get the front panel to fit a pillow form)
  • #4 weight yarn in 3 colours. I used Paintbox Simply aran:
    • 1 skein of white
    • 1 skein of red
    • 1.25 skeins of blue
  • Tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • blocking mats (optional)
  • pillow form (mine was 16″)

Want the ad free pdf?

You can get the ad free pdf for $5 by clicking the link below. As this is a collaboration it is not available in any of my other shops.

Ready to start the CAL??

This CAL will run between the 28th June and 2nd July. Click the photos for each section as they become available:

The 4th July throw pillow front panel by Juniper and Oakes

This one will go live at 8am London time on Tuesday 28th July 2022.

Erin has designed this one to be as correct as she could within the 25 x 25 corner to corner graph.

It has 12 stripes and 50 ‘stars’.

Click the photo to go to her blog post with the pattern.

The 4th July throw pillow back panel by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

This one will be available at 8am London time on Thursday 30th June 2022.

I enjoyed playing with texture for this one. The stitches are easy and you only need a starting chain or foundation row of an odd number so it is very easy to adjust and make it the same size as your front panel!

Click the photo to go to the blog post with this pattern.

Assembly Instructions

These will be live on Saturday 2nd July.

I will show you how to prep and border your C2C panels for joining and have instructions on how to assemble the pillow.

Find the preparing and border instructions by clicking the picture.

Easiest Way to Assemble your crocheted pillows

Click the picture to be taken to my tutorial on the easiest way I have found to assemble your pillows.

Crochet in Public Day – June’s Free CAL Square Pattern

Crochet in Public Day – June’s Free CAL Square Pattern

Worldwide knit (and crochet) in public day is on June 11th this year.  How could I not acknowledge this day in my  corner to corner CAL?! My tester for this square will be turning hers into a WIP bag! What are you making with your