You have your corner to corner panels made. Now you need to know how to prepare them for joining and borders! This process is actually really quick (or at least it feels like it is to me). Once you get your eyes used to where …

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 …

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)

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 …

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 …

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 of art that are recognised and appreciated today!

NEW TO CORNER TO CORNER??

If you have never worked corner to corner before, don’t worry …. I have a full and comprehensive mini course which includes a free complete pattern. Learn how to Corner to Corner here.

Why April 15th?

Fun fact – April 15th is Leonardo de Vinci’s birthday!

Much like with music (that was celebrated in my March’s square) art traverses all societies, cultures and abilities. It encourages discussion, appreciation and understanding of others.

As soon as I found that World Art Day was celebrated in April I knew that was the day I would represent in my square! The difficult thing was deciding what to create – an easel? A paint tray? A representation of a famous piece of art?

At only 25 x 25 squares the scope of what I could accurately reflect was limited. I also wanted it to be fairly easy for beginners with not too many colour changes or ends to weave in but still fun and identifiable!

What do you think … Did I manage it?

PDF Pattern Links

If you would prefer to have the pdf pattern for this square you can find it in the following places:

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THE ART SQUARE

For this square you will need :

#4 weight yarn in whatever colors you choose! I designed this in 6 colours to really use some of those smaller scraps but you can change them out quite easily.

5mm hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Blocking mats and pins (optional)

Sizing: Gauge does not matter as long as you are consistent. If you use HDC your block will be approximately 12” square depending on tension. If you opt for DC blocks then you will find that it will typically be between 16-18″

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 graph below.

The Art Square Graph

Written instructions for the Art Square:

↙ Row 1: (purple) x 1 (1 square)

↗ Row 2: (purple) x 2 (2 squares)

↙ Row 3: (purple) x 3 (3 squares)

↗ Row 4: (purple) x 4 (4 squares)

↙ Row 5: (purple) x 4, (blue) x 1 (5 squares)

↗ Row 6: (blue) x 2, (purple) x 4 (6 squares)

↙ Row 7: (purple) x 4, (blue) x 3 (7 squares)

↗ Row 8: (blue) x 4, (purple) x 4 (8 squares)

↙ Row 9: (purple) x 4, (blue) x 5 (9 squares)

↗ Row 10: (green) x 1, (blue) x 5, (purple) x 4 (10 squares)

↙ Row 11: (purple) x 4, (blue) x 5, (green) x 2 (11 squares)

↗ Row 12: (green) x 3, (blue) x 5, (purple) x 3, (orange) x 1 (12 squares)

↙ Row 13: (orange) x 2, (purple) x 2, (blue) x 5, (green) x 4 (13 squares)

↗ Row 14: (red) x 1, (green) x 4, (blue) x 6, (yellow) x 2, (orange) x 1 (14 squares)

↙ Row 15: (orange) x 1, (yellow) x 1, (White) x 1, (blue) x 6, (green) x 4, (red) x 2 (15 squares)

↗ Row 16: (red) x 3, (green) x 4, (blue) x 6, (White) x 2, (purple) x 1 (16 squares)

↙ Row 17: (White) x 3, (blue) x 6, (green) x 4, (red) x 4 (17 squares)

↗ Row 18: (grey) x 1, (red) x 4, (green) x 4, (blue) x 5, (yellow) x 1, (White) x 3 (18 squares)

↙ Row 19: (White) x 3, (yellow) x 2, (blue) x 4, (green) x 4, (red) x 4, (grey) x 2 (19 squares)

↗ Row 20: (grey) x 3, (red) x 4, (green) x 4, (blue) x 3, (orange) x 1, (yellow) x 1, (White) x 4 (20 squares)

↙ Row 21: (White) x 4, (yellow) x 1, (orange) x 2, (blue) x 2, (green) x 4, (red) x 4, (grey) x 3, (burgundy) x 1 (21 squares)

↗ Row 22: (burgundy) x 2, (grey) x 3, (red) x 4, (green) x 4, (blue) x 1, (yellow) x 1, (orange) x 2, (yellow) x 1, (White) x 4 (22 squares)

↙ Row 23: (White) x 5, (orange) x 1, (yellow) x 3, (green) x 4, (red) x 4, (grey) x 3, (burgundy) x 3 (23 squares)

↗ Row 24: (burgundy) x 4, (grey) x 3, (red) x 3, (yellow) x 1, (green) x 4, (yellow) x 3, (blue) x 1, (White) x 5 (24 squares)

↙ Row 25: (White) x 5, (blue) x 2, (yellow) x 1, (White) x 1, (green) x 4, (yellow) x 1, (orange) x 1, (red) x 2, (grey) x 3, (burgundy) x 5 (25 squares)

Corner at both sides

↗ Row 26: (burgundy) x 5, (grey) x 3, (red) x 1, (orange) x 2, (yellow) x 1, (green) x 4, (White) x 2, (blue) x 1, (White) x 5 (24 squares)

↙ Row 27: (White) x 7, (green) x 5, (orange) x 2, (yellow) x 1, (grey) x 3, (burgundy) x 5 (23 squares)

↗ Row 28: (burgundy) x 5, (grey) x 3, (yellow) x 1, (orange) x 2, (green) x 4, (yellow) x 1, (White) x 6 (22 squares)

↙ Row 29: (White) x 5, (yellow) x 1, (orange) x 1, (green) x 3, (red) x 1, (orange) x 1, (yellow) x 1, (grey) x 3, (burgundy) x 5 (21 squares)

↗ Row 30: (burgundy) x 5, (grey) x 4, (red) x 2, (green) x 2, (orange) x 2, (White) x 5 (20 squares)

↙ Row 31: (White) x 4, (yellow) x 1, (orange) x 2, (green) x 1, (White) x 1, (red) x 1, (grey) x 4, (burgundy) x 5 (19 squares)

↗ Row 32: (burgundy) x 5, (grey) x 4, (White) x 2, (yellow) x 1, (orange) x 2, (yellow) x 1, (White) x 3 (18 squares)

↙ Row 33: (White) x 2, (green) x 1, (orange) x 2, (yellow) x 1, (White) x 2, (grey) x 4, (burgundy) x 5 (17 squares)

↗ Row 34: (burgundy) x 5, (grey) x 3, (yellow) x 1, (White) x 3, (yellow) x 1, (green) x 1, (White) x 2 (16 squares)

↙ Row 35: (White) x 1, (green) x 2, (White) x 3, (yellow) x 1, (orange) x 1, (grey) x 2, (burgundy) x 5 (15 squares)

↗ Row 36: (burgundy) x 4, (yellow) x 1, (grey) x 1, (orange) x 1, (yellow) x 1, (White) x 5, (green) x 1 (14 squares)

↙ Row 37: (White) x 5, (orange) x 2, (yellow) x 1, (White) x 1, (orange) x 1, (burgundy) x 3 (13 squares)

↗ Row 38: (burgundy) x 2, (orange) x 1, (yellow) x 1, (White) x 1, (yellow) x 1, (orange) x 1, (grey) x 1, (White) x 4 (12 squares)

↙ Row 39: (White) x 3, (grey) x 2, (White) x 2, (yellow) x 1, (orange) x 2, (burgundy) x 1 (11 squares)

↗ Row 40: (yellow) x 1, (orange) x 2, (White) x 3, (grey) x 1, (White) x 3 (10 squares)

↙ Row 41: (White) x 6, (yellow) x 1, (orange) x 1, (yellow) x 1 (9 squares)

↗ Row 42: (yellow) x 1, (orange) x 1, (burgundy) x 1, (White) x 5 (8 squares)

↙ Row 43: (White) x 4, (burgundy) x 2, (yellow) x 1 (7 squares)

↗ Row 44: (White) x 1, (burgundy) x 1, (White) x 4 (6 squares)

February’s C2C square for our 2022 scrap busting CAL is the Cancer Ribbon Square. February 4th is World Cancer Day. At some point in our lives we will have a friend or relative who we support as they go through treatment for Cancer or maybe …

Do you have a box full of scrap yarn or part used skeins that you just don’t want to get rid of? The Logic Square is the perfect way to use some of those smaller scraps that you just couldn’t throw out. The …

The Nordic Snowflake Table Runner was most definitely inspired by the Nordic Winter Afghan CAL. You can find out more about that and get the free chart for the square I designed here. There is also a gorgeous e-book available if you want to make the afghan.

Back to the Nordic Snowflake Table Runner …

This one was a fun pattern to design and make. I have been wanting to do more corner to corner projects for a little while. The Nordic Winter Afghan gave me the perfect opportunity and once I started I just kept going.
This runner is made in one piece so there is no joining. It is made using the corner to corner method. I used the half double crochet stitch with a ch2. You can use the double crochet stitch with ch3 if you prefer but be aware that your project will end up wider and longer.

New to corner to Corner?

That’s ok! We have a three part mini course with free patterns for you to get used to the technique! There are right and left handed video tutorials for each section which go through the whole process for you. You can find out more about the mini course here.
I promise it is not as intimidating as you may think. You can do so much with corner to corner and it is such a fun technique!

Yarn suggestions for the nordic snowflake table runner

I would recommend using cotton or a cotton blend for a table runner. Cotton is much more durable than acrylic or wool, keeps its shape and works up quickly. Not to mention that you can wash it to your heart’s content so it will look great for years to come. This makes cotton perfect for home decor projects like this.
I used Lion Brand Re-Up cotton from We Crochet for my Nordic Snowflake table runner. It is not a yarn I have been able to use previously. Being in the UK we don’t have any stockists of this at the moment (or certainly at the time of designing this). I was also wanting to try using more recycled yarns and cottons for my designs.

I am going to be brutally honest and say that I don’t think I would order Re-Up cotton again. The price is great at £1.94 for 60 grams, the colours are great and it is fabulous for the environmental point of view. So if you are on a tight budget this may be a good option for you.
However, I found that it splits very easily. This meant that it caught on my hook and pulled quite a few times so I had to frog some to fix the problem. It also makes it very difficult to sew in the tails. Perhaps I have just been spoilt and need more practice using it?? I much prefer the Dishie Cotton yarn which is £3.35 for 100 grams.

PDF Pattern links:

You can purchase an inexpensive copy of the pdf pattern for the Nordic Snowflake Table Runner in any of our shops.

Part of a set!

When I designed this table runner I also designed the individual placemats to go with it! There is a collection of 4 different placemats available which perfectly match the table runner. The great thing is that you do not have to choose which placemat you prefer – they are all included in the one price. So you can pick your favourite snowflake(s) and really jazz up your table this Winter!

Christmas in July Event Hosted by E’Claire Makery

If you found me through this event, welcome to Sunflower Cottage Crochet! I hope you will stick around and have a peek at some of the things I have going on at the moment. For example, I have a Christmas in July CAL for the Robin’s Blanket which has just started. There is always something going on around here!

Anyway, I am sure you are aware that there are 2 ways of joining in the Christmas in July event.

The first is to purchase the bundle of all 31 patterns featured in this one for one AMAZING price! You get 90% off what you would have paid buying all of these patterns individually!

If you would like to get all of the patterns in one go and not have to worry about missing any or waiting to work on your favourites, check out the bundle by clicking the picture below:

Just want the PDF for this one?

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Links for the set of 4 Nordic Snowflake Placemats:

Want to get the matching Nordic Snowflake Placemat set for 50% off? Use code Snowstorm to get them 50% off!

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 …