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.
Where can you get the PDF Pattern?
You can get the PDF Pattern for this one in all of our usual places. There are links at the bottom of this post to them all.
New to corner to corner?
Don’t worry! We have a mini corner to corner series to teach you how! It consists of 3 videos and is broken down into perfect segments so you will feel confident and comfortable tackling a corner to corner project! By the end of the course you will have a gorgeous bunny pillow (free pattern) and a scarf completed.
You can find out more about our learn to corner to corner course here.
The bee afghan
The bee afghan is actually not as complicated as you might think. If you made our bunny pillow then this pattern is actually a great next step! There are a few more color changes throughout the bee afghan but not as many as you would think.
I just love this design. Bees do so much for us and I think we tend to forget that sometimes. I have planted quite a few bee friendly plants in my garden and try to help them out wherever I can… although I don’t think I would be up to the challenge of being a bee keeper!
I like the use of white as my background colour – for me it’s so fresh and clean and really makes the bee and the pretty tulips stands out. Tulips are my favourite flowers, along with yellow roses, so they also made it into my afghan.
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I used Caron simply soft for my afghan for everything except the side of the bee’s wings. For that I used paintbox simply aran.
I like to use Caron simply soft in my corner to corner projects. I know Sara says that the yarn splits, but I have only ever had that issue once. I like the slight sheen that the yarn has for a c2c project and it is easy to use and looks great. I used the following colors:
- Super duper yellow
- Vert (scrap amounts for the stalks)
- Gray (for this one I used Paintbox simply aran)
If you are thinking about using something else then I would suggest Paintbox Simply Aran yarn. Your project will have just as much definition but it will feel a little thicker and fluffier. It washes just as well as the Caron simply soft and looks great for years. (I made my father-in-law a c2c afghan of a silverback for his 70th birthday about 4 years ago and it still looks great now!)
Please remember with c2c patterns we do not give yardage amounts for each color because everybody’s gauge is different. Instead we give the number of blocks of each color. The counts you need are below.
- Our patterns are always written in US terms
- This pattern is reversible so if you carry any yarn remember to work over it as you go. It is not recommended to carry yarn for more than a few C2C blocks.
- This is a traditional C2C graph and is worked diagonally from the bottom right hand corner. It ends at the top left-hand corner.
- As noted above, to work out how much yarn you will need you will need to do a sample swatch and then measure how much yarn you used per C2C block multiplying that by the number of blocks 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 . There is a larger graph that can be printed off provided at the end of this pattern.
Spring Exclusives Event – April 2021
Each day in April 2021 a different designer is releasing a brand new premium PDF Pattern. As part of this event for the first 24 hours of their release (8am GMT to 7:59am GMT the following day) each pattern will be 50% off with a code specific to that pattern. This is a great way to support designers and get some superb patterns at a great discount saving you money.
Did you know there is a bundle?
If you are reading this then it is already 27th April 2021. That means that 26 patterns have already been released and their discount codes are now invalid.
But don’t worry! There is also a bundle that is still available for you to buy. For less than $0.59 per pattern you will get ALL of the patterns featured in this event.
PLUS if you purchase the bundle using our link below I will also gift you a FREE copy of the matching bee pillow. (If you have already purchased the bee pillow contact me and we will see what we can do 🙂 )
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Bundles aren’t your bag? That’s OK!! On 27th April 2021 only you can get this premium PDF Pattern at 50% off as part of the Spring Exclusives event! You will need the coupon code which you can get by clicking the button below:
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