Sunday 2 October 2016

Santa Corner-to-Corner Crochet

Now, I'm not sure if it's too early to show Christmassy makes?!  But I figure that in the crafting world thoughts of Christmas need to start earlier, as handmade takes time... so if this it to prove as inspiration, it would help to get it now!

I'd been seeing lots of corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet blankets popping up here and there on blogs and instagram, and thought it was something I'd like to try.

I'd also seen and saved this pin to my Christmas Pinterest board.  (Actually, after I've finished this post I'll have to have a good look through and see what else I've pinned and forgotten about!)

This santa square pattern is by Repeat Crafter Me, and can be found here.  It is designed to be one part of an amazing Christmas blanket - which is so clever and fun!  You can see that here.  Looking at it now, I kind of wish I had the patience to make the whole thing - it is excellent!

But... I think (for now) I'm just sticking with the one square - and I have plans for it which I will reveal to you as soon as I have completed them.

Not sure if it's just my eyes, but the white looks grubby here - it is actually nice and white, I think it's the light!

The square looks very wobbly - it probably needs a good blocking!  Once I've finished with it, it should straighten up.

So... how did I find the whole C2C experience?  It is great easy fun crocheting as it stands... although adding the colourwork adds a bit of complication to it.  Having a few different coloured balls of yarn on the go certainly made for some tangled messes!

I used this post from One Dog Woof - aptly titled 'Learn C2C Crochet: Everything You Need to Know'.  It was very helpful, and I wish I'd followed the advice on bobbins to separate the yarn.  I was impatient, though, and just went with the tangled mess approach instead!  Ah well, it all worked out in the end...

Yarn Details:
Stylecraft Special DK in Grey, White, Lipstick and Candy Floss.  I had all these colours in my stash, which is very satisfying - no purchases required!  I'm not sure the make of the black yarn, it was left over from the zebra hat I made.

Now I have the challenge of turning this into something - watch this space!

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