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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 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! 

Growing Carrots – Free C2C Crochet Pattern

Growing Carrots – Free C2C Crochet Pattern

Want to crochet your own carrots corner to corner square?

Growing Carrots was something that my Grandad used to do (although I remember the leeks much more than the carrots). He would grow them in his allotment and then enter local shows. As children I have fond memories of my mum taking us to support him. We would get dressed up and wonder up and down rows of tables looking for the produce that had my grandad’s name on it! Just thinking about it I can still smell the hall – the earthy smell mixed with the onions and leeks. And Grandad’s beaming face when we ooh-ed and ahh-ed and declared his to be the best regardless of what the judges said. Great memories!

My mum also likes to grow her own vegetables and has a lot of success. I think my grandad would have been proud of her efforts!

Inspiration behind the design

The Carrots Square was designed specifically for the Community Garden Blanket CAL. In the UK allotments are very similar to the community gardens that they have in the US.

One of the easiest vegetables to grow are carrots. Most people like them. So I picked these as my inspiration for this square (the leek was already taken lol).

Construction of the carrots corner to corner square

This square uses the corner to corner method. I used the HDC version in mine, but you can use the DC if you prefer your squares to be bigger!

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

The great things about corner to corner patterns is that you can literally use any weight yarn and appropriate sized hook! Of course, the smaller the yarn and hook, the smaller the square will be.

For my version I used #4 weight Paintbox Simply Aran yarn and a 5mm hook. It would look equally fabulous in #3 weight yarn and a 4mm hook!

Get the PDF pattern!

**if you are here for the Community Garden CAL please keep scrolling until you get to the special event button!!

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

 

Materials:

#4 weight Paintbox Simply Aran yarn in cream / off white, orange, brown and green
5mm hook
Stitch markers (optional)
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Gauge:

For corner to corner blanket projects, gauge is not necessarily important, but you can adjust to specific requirements. As long as your tension is consistent gauge does not matter for this project.

Sizing:

The pattern is 25 x 25 blocks. In HDC mine came to 13″ square using HDC. If using DC this would have been 17-18″ square.

 

Other notes for the carrots corner to corner square:

– Written in US terms. 
– Colours used: White (w) 391, Dark Brown (DB) 26, Green (g) 86, Orange (o) 122

The 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!**

↙ Row 1 [RS]: (w) x 1 (1 square)  
↗ Row 2 [WS]: (w) x 2 (2 squares)  
↙ Row 3 [RS]: (w) x 3 (3 squares)  
↗ Row 4 [WS]: (w) x 4 (4 squares)  
↙ Row 5 [RS]: (w) x 5 (5 squares)  
↗ Row 6 [WS]: (w) x 6 (6 squares)  
↙ Row 7 [RS]: (w) x 4, (o) x 2, (w) x 1 (7 squares)  
↗ Row 8 [WS]: (w) x 1, (o) x 4, (w) x 3 (8 squares)  
↙ Row 9 [RS]: (w) x 3, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (o) x 2, (w) x 2 (9 squares)  
↗ Row 10 [WS]: (w) x 2, (o) x 2, (b) x 1, (o) x 2, (w) x 3 (10 squares)  
↙ Row 11 [RS]: (w) x 3, (o) x 3, (b) x 1, (o) x 1, (w) x 3 (11 squares)  
↗ Row 12 [WS]: (w) x 3, (o) x 3, (b) x 1, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (w) x 3 (12 squares)  
↙ Row 13 [RS]: (w) x 3, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (o) x 2, (w) x 4 (13 squares)  
↗ Row 14 [WS]: (w) x 5, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (o) x 2, (w) x 3 (14 squares)  
↙ Row 15 [RS]: (w) x 3, (o) x 6, (w) x 6 (15 squares)  


↗ Row 16 [WS]: (w) x 7, (o) x 3, (b) x 1, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (w) x 3 (16 squares)  
↙ Row 17 [RS]: (w) x 3, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (o) x 2, (w) x 8 (17 squares)  
↗ Row 18 [WS]: (w) x 9, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (o) x 1, (w) x 4 (18 squares)  
↙ Row 19 [RS]: (w) x 1, (g) x 1, (w) x 2, (o) x 5, (w) x 10 (19 squares)  


↗ Row 20 [WS]: (w) x 1, (o) x 2, (w) x 8, (o) x 4, (w) x 2, (g) x 2, (w) x 1 (20 squares)  
↙ Row 21 [RS]: (w) x 1, (g) x 3, (w) x 2, (o) x 3, (w) x 7, (o) x 4, (w) x 1 (21 squares)  
↗ Row 22 [WS]: (w) x 2, (o) x 4, (w) x 7, (o) x 2, (g) x 1, (w) x 1, (g) x 3, (w) x 2 (22 squares)  
↙ Row 23 [RS]: (w) x 4, (g) x 3, (w) x 9, (o) x 4, (w) x 3 (23 squares)  
↗ Row 24 [WS]: (w) x 3, (o) x 5, (w) x 9, (g) x 1, (w) x 6 (24 squares)  
↙ Row 25 [RS]: (w) x 4, (g) x 1, (w) x 1, (g) x 2, (w) x 8, (o) x 3, (b) x 1, (o) x 1, (w) x 4 (25 squares)  


Corner at both sides


↗ Row 26 [WS]: (w) x 3, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (o) x 4, (w) x 7, (g) x 1, (w) x 1, (g) x 2, (w) x 4 (24 squares)  


↙ Row 27 [RS]: (w) x 2, (g) x 3, (w) x 1, (g) x 2, (w) x 6, (o) x 2, (b) x 1, (o) x 2, (b) x 1, (w) x 3 (23 squares)  


↗ Row 28 [WS]: (w) x 3, (o) x 2, (b) x 1, (o) x 3, (w) x 5, (g) x 2, (w) x 1, (g) x 3, (w) x 2 (22 squares)  


↙ Row 29 [RS]: (w) x 1, (g) x 3, (w) x 1, (g) x 3, (w) x 4, (o) x 4, (b) x 1, (o) x 1, (w) x 3 (21 squares)  


↗ Row 30 [WS]: (w) x 3, (o) x 6, (w) x 4, (g) x 2, (w) x 1, (g) x 3, (w) x 1 (20 squares)  
↙ Row 31 [RS]: (g) x 3, (w) x 8, (o) x 2, (b) x 1, (o) x 2, (w) x 3 (19 squares)  
↗ Row 32 [WS]: (w) x 3, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (o) x 1, (w) x 2, (g) x 2, (w) x 6 (18 squares)  
↙ Row 33 [RS]: (w) x 6, (g) x 2, (w) x 2, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (o) x 1, (b) x 1, (w) x 3 (17 squares)  
↗ Row 34 [WS]: (w) x 3, (o) x 3, (g) x 5, (w) x 5 (16 squares)  
↙ Row 35 [RS]: (w) x 5, (g) x 4, (w) x 1, (o) x 2, (w) x 3 (15 squares)  
↗ Row 36 [WS]: (w) x 5, (g) x 1, (w) x 8 (14 squares)  
↙ Row 37 [RS]: (w) x 6, (g) x 2, (w) x 5 (13 squares)  
↗ Row 38 [WS]: (w) x 5, (g) x 3, (w) x 4 (12 squares)  
↙ Row 39 [RS]: (w) x 4, (g) x 1, (w) x 1, (g) x 2, (w) x 3 (11 squares)  
↗ Row 40 [WS]: (w) x 2, (g) x 2, (w) x 1, (g) x 3, (w) x 2 (10 squares)  
↙ Row 41 [RS]: (w) x 1, (g) x 4, (w) x 1, (g) x 2, (w) x 1 (9 squares)  
↗ Row 42 [WS]: (w) x 1, (g) x 2, (w) x 2, (g) x 2, (w) x 1 (8 squares)  
↙ Row 43 [RS]: (g) x 3, (w) x 2, (g) x 2 (7 squares)  
↗ Row 44 [WS]: (w) x 6 (6 squares)  
↙ Row 45 [RS]: (w) x 5 (5 squares)  
↗ Row 46 [WS]: (w) x 4 (4 squares)  
↙ Row 47 [RS]: (w) x 3 (3 squares)  
↗ Row 48 [WS]: (w) x 2 (2 squares)  
↙ Row 49 [RS]: (w) x 1 (1 square)  

 

And don’t forget to tag me in your carrots corner to corner square makes on social media!

The Community Garden Blanket CAL

From 2nd September – 21st October 2022 the pdf for this pattern will be free with the coupon code as part of the Community Garden Blanket CAL.

There are 2 ways to join in this event:

  1. If you think you miss any squares or want to start on your favourites right now, then you can purchase the e-book I have created for this event for an amazing $12.99. This is a collated e-book with all 20 squares included, plus 4 bonus squares, a photo tutorial for the joining method and written instructions for the border. There is also a contents page for ease of use. Want to check it out? Then click the button below

2. Just want the individual carrots corner to corner square and other pdf’s as they become available? Great!! All you need is the coupon code from the round up post. If you don’t have it click the ‘get the coupon code’ button grab the code and then come back and click on the ‘download the Free PDF Pattern’ button below. Please note, if the code does not work, you should check that you are signed in when entering the code!

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4th July Throw Pillow – Free Crochet Along!

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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 square?

This event started in 2005 and by 2009 there were over 750 events around the world celebrating World Wide Knit in Public Day.

 

 

So on the second Saturday in June, will you be taking your WIPs to a local library, park or cafe? Will you work on your WIP on the bus, while watching your child play sports or while they run around outside? Do you plan to meet other fiber artists somewhere to enjoy the sun and maybe learn something new?

Or will you be teaching someone a new stitch or tip to help with their crochet or knitting?

How will I be spending June 11th?

I will take my WIP to my local coffee shop and work on a project while my hubby and daughter enjoy breakfast out. I am hoping to take a WIP everywhere with me and make a reel or take some photos of all of the places I will crochet!

Want to join me?? I would love to see some photographs of where you will be crocheting to mark the day!

PDF Pattern links

If you would like the ad-free PDF Pattern which includes the chart, written and colour block instructions you can find it in my shops:

PART OF THE KINSHIP CAL 2022

Throughout 2022 I am releasing one square a month based around international days and holidays that are not political or religiously motivated. This is why I choose to call this the Kinship CAL – because everyone can join in and just have fun with it.

The Crochet in Public Square is for June. If you want to check out the other squares so far you can visit my round up post here.

NEW TO CORNER TO CORNER?

I have a learn to corner to corner course that has helped a lot of crocheters to master the art of corner to corner. We go through it step by step from reading the patterns to how to do the stitch, increases and decreases to colour changes. I will show you how to work both squares and rectangles too. We even make a couple of free pattern projects together!

 

 

Crochet Square pattern:

Colour Colour you are using No of Sts
white   204
Dark Blue (DB)   59
Orange   108
Dark Green (DG)   29
Green   64
Brown   54
Blue   107

 

Written Instructions:

↙ Row 1: (white) x 1 (1 square)

↗ Row 2: (white) x 2 (2 squares)

↙ Row 3: (white) x 3 (3 squares)

↗ Row 4: (white) x 4 (4 squares)

↙ Row 5: (white) x 5 (5 squares)

↗ Row 6: (white) x 6 (6 squares)

↙ Row 7: (white) x 7 (7 squares)

↗ Row 8: (white) x 8 (8 squares)

↙ Row 9: (white) x 9 (9 squares)

↗ Row 10: (white) x 8, (Brown) x 2 (10 squares)

↙ Row 11: (Brown) x 3, (white) x 8 (11 squares)

↗ Row 12: (white) x 8, (Brown) x 4 (12 squares)

↙ Row 13: (Brown) x 2, (white) x 11 (13 squares)

↗ Row 14: (white) x 12, (Brown) x 1, (white) x 1 (14 squares)

↙ Row 15: (white) x 1, (Brown) x 14 (15 squares)

 

 

↗ Row 16: (Brown) x 14, (white) x 2 (16 squares)

↙ Row 17: (white) x 3, (Brown) x 14 (17 squares)

↗ Row 18: (white) x 18 (18 squares)

↙ Row 19: (white) x 2, (DB) x 16, (white) x 1 (19 squares)

↗ Row 20: (white) x 2, (DB) x 2, (Blue) x 12, (DB) x 1, (white) x 3 (20 squares)

↙ Row 21: (white) x 3, (DB) x 1, (Blue) x 14, (DB) x 1, (white) x 2 (21 squares)

↗ Row 22: (white) x 3, (DB) x 1, (Blue) x 14, (white) x 4 (22 squares)

↙ Row 23: (white) x 4, (DB) x 1, (Blue) x 2, (Orange) x 11, (Blue) x 1, (DB) x 1, (white) x 3 (23 squares)

↗ Row 24: (white) x 4, (Blue) x 2, (Orange) x 11, (Blue) x 2, (white) x 5 (24 squares)

↙ Row 25: (white) x 5, (DB) x 1, (Blue) x 2, (Orange) x 11, (Blue) x 1, (DB) x 1, (white) x 4 (25 squares)

Corner at both sides

↗ Row 26: (white) x 4, (Blue) x 2, (Orange) x 2, (DG) x 7, (Orange) x 2, (Blue) x 2, (white) x 5 (24 squares)

↙ Row 27: (white) x 4, (DB) x 1, (Blue) x 2, (Orange) x 1, (DG) x 1, (green) x 6, (DG) x 1, (Orange) x 2, (Blue) x 1, (DB) x 1, (white) x 3 (23 squares)

↗ Row 28: (white) x 3, (Blue) x 2, (Orange) x 2, (green) x 7, (Orange) x 2, (Blue) x 2, (white) x 4 (22 squares)

↙ Row 29: (white) x 3, (DB) x 1, (Blue) x 2, (Orange) x 1, (DG) x 1, (green) x 6, (DG) x 1, (Orange) x 2, (Blue) x 1, (DB) x 1, (white) x 2 (21 squares)

↗ Row 30: (white) x 2, (Blue) x 2, (Orange) x 2, (green) x 7, (Orange) x 2, (Blue) x 2, (white) x 3 (20 squares)

↙ Row 31: (white) x 2, (DB) x 1, (Blue) x 2, (Orange) x 1, (DG) x 1, (green) x 1, (DB) x 4, (green) x 1, (DG) x 1, (Orange) x 2, (Blue) x 1, (DB) x 1, (white) x 1 (19 squares)

↗ Row 32: (white) x 1, (Blue) x 2, (Orange) x 2, (green) x 2, (DB) x 3, (green) x 2, (Orange) x 2, (Blue) x 2, (white) x 2 (18 squares)

↙ Row 33: (white) x 1, (DB) x 1, (Blue) x 2, (Orange) x 1, (DG) x 1, (green) x 1, (DB) x 4, (green) x 1, (DG) x 1, (Orange) x 2, (Blue) x 1, (DB) x 1 (17 squares)

 

 

↗ Row 34: (Blue) x 2, (Orange) x 2, (green) x 2, (DB) x 1, (white) x 1, (DB) x 1, (green) x 2, (Orange) x 2, (Blue) x 2, (white) x 1 (16 squares)

↙ Row 35: (DB) x 1, (Blue) x 2, (Orange) x 1, (DG) x 1, (green) x 1, (DB) x 4, (green) x 1, (DG) x 1, (Orange) x 2, (Blue) x 1 (15 squares)

↗ Row 36: (Blue) x 1, (Orange) x 2, (green) x 2, (DB) x 3, (green) x 2, (Orange) x 2, (Blue) x 2 (14 squares)

↙ Row 37: (Blue) x 2, (Orange) x 1, (DG) x 1, (green) x 1, (DB) x 4, (green) x 1, (DG) x 1, (Orange) x 2 (13 squares)

↗ Row 38: (Orange) x 2, (green) x 7, (Orange) x 2, (Blue) x 1 (12 squares)

↙ Row 39: (Blue) x 1, (Orange) x 1, (DG) x 1, (green) x 6, (DG) x 1, (Orange) x 1 (11 squares)

↗ Row 40: (Orange) x 1, (DG) x 1, (green) x 5, (DG) x 1, (Orange) x 2 (10 squares)

↙ Row 41: (Orange) x 2, (DG) x 6, (Orange) x 1 (9 squares)

↗ Row 42: (Orange) x 8 (8 squares)

↙ Row 43: (Orange) x 7 (7 squares)

↗ Row 44: (Orange) x 6 (6 squares)

 

 

↙ Row 45: (Blue) x 5 (5 squares)

↗ Row 46: (Blue) x 4 (4 squares)

↙ Row 47: (Blue) x 3 (3 squares)

↗ Row 48: (Blue) x 2 (2 squares)

↙ Row 49: (Blue) x 1 (1 square)

 

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Crochet Your Own Donut C2C Square – Free Pattern

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The Kinship Afghan Free CAL – A Crochet Project for 2022

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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, which is why I have named it Kinship. I wanted to pick some of the more ‘fun’ dates that everyone could join in with. In it you will find days like international logic day, world art day, no diet day and more!

 

Designed to use your scraps!

That’s right …. For this one I decided that I would not buy any new yarn for it. I am using my scraps and shopping my stash and part used skeins!

Let’s face it, with Christmas out of the way most of us have a lot of part used skeins and scraps lying around that we just knew would come in for something.

How does it work?

On the first Wednesday of each month I will release a new 25 x 25 corner to corner square that I have designed. It will represent a different internationally recognised day.

Click the photo of the square that you want to visit below to be taken to the blog post.

 

 

At the end of the year you will have 12 afghan blocks that you can join to create a great unisex afghan, or maybe some pillows, fun tote bags, placemats, wall hangings …. The world is your oyster!

What will you make with yours?

 

How can you join in?

There are several ways for you to join in the fun:

  • Bookmark this page. Come back on the first Wednesday of each month to get the link for the free pattern to the next Kinship Afghan CAL square.
  • Sign up to one of my email lists – I have one specifically for events and CALs that I am involved with (so emails can be daily), and a general weekly newsletter list. See the links below.
  • Join my FB Community group and follow me on Facebook or Instagram. (Links below)
  • Coming soon – I will be putting together a very inexpensive bundle of all of the squares just as soon as I have them all ready. The bundle is now available!
Keep up to date with weekly emails
 

New to Corner to Corner?

Then I have you covered.

I have a learn to corner to corner course that has helped a lot of crocheters to master the art of corner to corner. We go through it step by step from reading the patterns to how to do the stitch, increases and decreases to colour changes. I will show you how to work both squares and rectangles too. We even make a couple of free pattern projects together!

If you want to check it out then click the graphic below!

 

Want the complete e-book??

The complete E-book for this CAL is now available!!

This is not a bundle – it is a pretty collated e-book. So what is included?

  • There are 2 versions – a pretty one with the logos etc and a print friendly version.
  • Each page is numbered
  • Contents page so you can easily identify and find the square you would like to work on.
  • Each square has it’s own chart, written AND colour block instructions included. I do not have joining or border instructions as I used a simple HDC border on mine and the zig zag slip stitch join (which you can find here)
  • You can get all 13 (yes, 13!!) squares
  • Note: the additional square is for International Merlot Day in November and I decided to add it as a bonus to the e-book rather than include alcohol depictions in the CAL. I don’t drink personally but I do love the square!

Grab your curated E-book for only £6.50 by clicking the button below!

The additional square

Make the Kinship Afghan CAL Squares …

January – The Logic Square

International Logic Day was on 14th January.

Started in 2019, it also encourages the idea that logic, as reasoning, is a central feature of human beings.

Click the photo of this square to be taken to the blog post and pattern.

February – Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer is something that has or will touch almost everyone in one way or another throughout their lifetime. Whether you battle the disease, know or care for someone going through treatment this one was poignant to mark.

Make your ribbon in any colour(s) that represent a cancer battle that has touched you, or make it in burgundy like me to represent all cancers.

March – the Music Square

March 1st is International Music Therapy Day. It is a day for people all around the world to celebrate the healing power of music. 

This square was so much fun for me to design.

Click the photo to check out the blog post.

 

 

April – The Art Square

World Art Day is celebrated on April 15th (check out my post to see why!)

Much like with music art traverses all societies, cultures and abilities. It encourages discussion, appreciation and understanding of others.

 

May – Donut Square

Celebrate both International No Diet Day (one of my favourites on the list!) AND World Baking Day with me in May.

So ditch the calorie counting for one day on 6th May and bake some goodies to share with friends and neighbours on 15th May!

June – Granny Square C2C Square

June 11th in International Knit (or Crochet) in Pubic Day.

How could I not mark this day?? Will you be crocheting in public with me on 11th?

This square depicts a granny square and a hook. It would make a great front panel for a WIP bag!

July – Chess Square

July 20th is International Chess Day.

As soon as I saw this I had an image of this square in my head!

The squares behind the rook represent the chess board.

This panel is a fun one to work up and looks great!

August – Calligraphy Square

World Calligraphy Day is August 12th. I love this square, although it wasn’t as straight forward to design as I am unfortunately not adept at calligraphy!

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!

September – Book Square

September 8th is International Literacy Day. Reading is one of my favourite past times and so I just had to create a book square!

Crochet the Corner to Corner Art Square – Free Pattern

Crochet the Corner to Corner Art Square – Free Pattern

Say hello to the Art Square. This one is the square for April in my 2022 Corner to Corner CAL. April 15th is World Art Day. It was started in 2019 to celebrate fine art – but let’s face it, there are so many forms