Tag: c2c

The Sunflower Square – Free Chart

The Sunflower Square – Free Chart

I cannot believe that I have not designed a sunflower square before now! It seems awfully remiss of me …. When Claire from E’Claire Makery invited me to join in her Flower Garden CAL I immediately knew that I would do a Sunflower square. In 

Crochet Your Own Donut C2C Square – Free Pattern

Crochet Your Own Donut C2C Square – Free Pattern

Donut Square anyone??? Do you love a sweet treat too? I have to admit that donuts are not my go-to when it comes to a sugar rush. I much prefer cheesecake … or a nice red velvet cake.   Part of the Kinship CAL 2022 

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, 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. At the moment I have them all worked up and tested up to August. I am hoping the bundle will be available by mid May.
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!



Make the Kinship Afghan CAL Squares …

Click the photos to be taken to the blog posts with the free patterns.

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!

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 

Bunny Pillow – Free C2C Pattern

Bunny Pillow – Free C2C Pattern

The Bunny pillow and the Mini Corner to Corner course! The bunny pillow was designed to be part of the free corner to corner mini course I have designed. It is aimed at teaching people the very basics of corner to corner. You can find 

C2C Nordic Christmas Tree Square

C2C Nordic Christmas Tree Square

I designed this corner to Corner Nordic Tree Square  to be part of the Nordic Winter Afghan C2C CAL, hosted by Juniper and Oaks.

Each square in this event is 25 x 25 blocks. And they are all really cute.


Not as easy as it looks!

Why did I decide to do a nordic tree square? I could tell you that it was because for me decorating the tree is my favourite part of Christmas. Or that I love walking in the woods whatever the weather (which I do!)

I knew that October and November were going to be super busy here at Sunflower HQ and I thought a tree would be super easy… Oh, how wrong I was!



I designed 4 squares trying to get my tree to look right. They looked good on graph paper, but when they were worked up C2C does something to the overall design.

I got there in the end, just in time for the red and white yarn that Erin had ordered for us arriving.


Versatile patterns

I think Afghan blocks are really great patterns because they are so versatile. Most people think of afghans when they think of these blocks. And they look great as a blanket!

I sometimes want a smaller project or to use up my stash or scraps. What about you?

You do not have to use these blocks in an afghan. I have some ideas of other things you could make:

  • gift bags
  • tote bags
  • throw cushions
  • pillows
  • an apron
  • a scarf
  • attach a row of them to the top or bottom of a blanket you already have.
  • table runner
  • wall hangings

I am sure I can come up with other ideas if you want them?



Just want the pattern for this square?

No problem! I have added the ad free pdf which contains the written and colour block instructions in all of our shops.

Bundle Details

I like to get on with my patterns. I find waiting for the next release in a CAL sometimes to be frustrating.

If you don’t want to wait for each square to be released, or prefer written or colour block instructions to the chart, there is an e-book available. It also includes a C2C tutorial with pictures & video as well as joining & border

During the CAL you will be able to purchase the bundle for an AMAZING $9.99 – which works out at less than $0.84 per pattern!

Grab it now using the button below (aff link) before the price increases to $15.99!!


Before you start:

Materials you will need for this C2C Nordic Christmas Tree Square:

  • #4 weight yarn 2 colors – I used approximately 150 yards each of the red and white for my square.
  • 5mm hook (or hook of choice with appropriate yarn)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking mats and pins (optional)



A couple of notes:

– 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). 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.

– I have the stitch totals are listed under the graph.


The Chart:


Colour on chart No of Sts
White 386
Red 239


The CAL information:

-New designs will be released each Monday & Thursday throughout October and November 2021, with some breaks thrown in to make it manageable. 

I have linked to the round up post –  click the button below:

-You will need to visit Juniper and Oak’s round up post to get the links for each square. All of the designers will provide a free copy of the chart / graph on their blog or Ravelry.

-I have my copy of the e-book / bundle. It contains written and colour block instructions along with some how to C2C photographic tutorials. Erin did a great job with it! 

-There is a giveaway sponsored by WeCrochet. One random participant who completes the CAL will win a pack of Christmasy yarn and some crochet hooks. To be entered you will need to post a picture of your project in the Juniper and Oaks FB group. If you post on Ravelry, IG, etc. you will get an additional entry. The deadline for the giveaway will be in Mid-December to give you a bit of extra time to finish.



Don’t forget….

If you want to check out the e-book click the button below!


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The Bee Afghan

The Bee Afghan

As soon as I designed the Bee Pillow I knew that I had to make a matching Bee Afghan. I also knew that I wanted it to be a corner to corner project. Isn’t it great? My throw measures approximately 50″ wide and 62″ high. 

Learn to Corner to Corner!

Learn to Corner to Corner!

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