Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw

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Crochet Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw - Knot My Designs

Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw

Some are addicted to chocolates, others few are to shopping; I got addicted to C2C crochet stitch. Corner-to-corner crochet stitch is a common passion for crocheters. It is a treasure chest for any crocheter that has an infinite number of patterns, animated objects, animals, flowers and more to offer. All you need is a pixel art of what you want to make. You can easily find grid graphs online made available by many generous crocheters for us to work on and create beautiful art with yarn.

I tried hard not to get addicted to C2C crochet stitch after working on Woof! Woof! Baby Blanket and C2C Checkered Lap Blanket. So, I decided to make a chevron patterned lap blanket as something to take me away from C2C. I was halfway into crocheting the blanket when I realized that the difference in the thickness of the yarns (I bought) was adding additional weight to it. Also, I was running out of time.

I decided to drop the idea and I started looking for new crochet stitches, which will make a gorgeous blanket using rust, pale orange and cream combinations of yarn. I stumbled upon this Pinterest picture. Guess what! It was corner-to-corner crochet diamond shape blanket. 

Call it luck or love, I was back to C2C.

Process:

The Ravelry link from C2C Diamonds Blanket for Baby Hemmesch described the pattern as 

C2C¹ Squares Pattern: 
4 rows grey 
2 rows gold 
2 rows mint 
2 rows grey 
3 rows mint (start decrease on 3rd row of mint here) 
2 rows grey 
2 rows mint 
2 rows gold 
4 rows grey

I changed the grey to cream, gold to pale orange and mint to rust.

One way to get the overall diamond-shaped design is to start with small parts and then add them together. Starting with making 12 rows diagonal line patterns, measuring up to 8″, join four of these parts together to form a diamond shape. However, after working on the above pattern separately, I realized that quite a lot of yarn was getting wasted while changing colours. Also, the higher number of knots, the higher chances of the yarn getting entangled between. 

In my previous C2C Checkered Lap Blanket, I had used 15 squares of Taupe (measuring 10″) n 15 squares of Green (measuring 10″) to make 60×40 size blanket. So in order to achieve the same size in this particular blanket, I would have to work on 30 bits of the diagonal pattern. This would also require securing the knots of every piece, sewing the stranded yarns of every piece, and stitching these parts into a blanket. It seems to be a pointless investment of time and energy.

Therefore, I decided to create a bigger C2C¹ Diamond graph and join them to make a blanket. I completed the 4 pieces of the diagonal pattern and joined them. Using this section as one diamond pattern, I created the diamond a graph. Now the graph has 24 rows measuring up to 16″. The graph is a continuation of the small pieces. I was glad about the outcome since the final pattern remained unchanged and helped me save the time and energy.

I was able to complete the project in a month easily, with there is less wastage of yarn and less hassle of securing the knots. 

P.S. I avoid too many joints in my work assuming if the blanket is used roughly, the stitch will still guarantee a long run. Provided that the wash care instructions are followed for maintaining the originality of the product. You can still opt for 8″ diagonal squares.

Pattern:-

The number of rows to work is 24. The total size of this square is 16″. To achieve the 64X40 size blanket.

C2C Diamond Graph = 8

C2C Extended Diagonal Graph = 4

I have joined these squares using Invisible Join Stitch.

Note: The size might increase or decrease depending on the yarn and crochet hook used.

Diamond Grid Graph / Pixel Graph:

Crochet C2C Diamond Grid Graph / Corner-to-corner Diamond Pixel graph for blankets - Knot My Designs

Half-Diamond Grid Graph / Pixel Graph:

Crochet C2C Extended Diagonal Grid Graph / Corner-to-corner Extended Diagonal Pixel graph for blankets - Knot My Designs

Diagonal Grid Graph / Pixel Graph:

Crochet C2C Diagonal Grid Graph / Corner-to-corner Diagonal Pixel graph for blankets - Knot My Designs

 

¹C2C crochet stitch:

  • [Chain 6.
  • R1: Double Crochet (DC) in 4th chain from the hook. 2 DC in next 2 chains. [ 1st corner block is made]
  • R2: turn the work, chain 6. DC in 4th chain from the hook. 2 DC in next 2 chains.  Slip stitch on the chain 3. (Chain 3, 3 DC) in the same chain 3 space of the previous row. [2nd row contains 2 blocks]
  • R3: Repeat R2 ]

²Decreasing C2C crochet stitch

  • [turn the last row. slip stitch on 1st DC, 2nd DC, 3 DC.
  • Slip Stitch(SL ST) chain 3 space. (Chain 3, 3 DC) in same chain 3 space.
  • Continue (SL ST, chain 3, 3 DC) in next chain 3 space.
  • Repeat till the last 2nd block. SL ST in the last chain 3 space. ]

Caution Section:-

  1. The size of one diamond square segment might increase or decrease depending on the yarn and crochet hook used.
  2. The wool gauge of rust and cream are same but pale range is different. Thus, I have increased the 6:3 ratio of basic C2C crochet stitch to 7:4 Also, I included 4 Double Crochet instead of 3 in C2C crochet stitch. 
  3. The same crochet hook is maintained throughout the process.
  4. I avoid too many joints in my work assuming if the blanket is roughly used, still the stitch will guarantee a long run. Provided that the wash care instructions are followed for maintaining the originality of the product. You can still opt for 8″ diagonal squares.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Length: 64″
  • Width: 40″

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your requirement.
  • The edging can be made of Single Crochet (SC), Crab Stitch, Slip Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC).
  • Instead of regular yarn, fur yarn will bring out a pop to the border.
  • Instead of going for 3rd colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.
  • You can add pom-pom or tassels (matching the colour with the edging or the base colour) at the 4 corners. Link to make pom-pom and tassels.
  • Avoid the border and just add tassels/pompoms made of a mixture of the base colours.
  • You can attach flowers, beads, appliques or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather, fabric etc to make it more interesting.

Remember: do not overdo it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegant simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw

Crochet Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw / Lap Blanket / Afghan / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw / Lap Blanket / Afghan / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw / Lap Blanket / Afghan / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw / Lap Blanket / Afghan / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw / Lap Blanket / Afghan / Graphghan - in progress - Knot My Designs

Crochet Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw / Lap Blanket / Afghan / Graphghan - in progress - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the yarn colour matching with your sofa or cushions.
  • Go crazy with experimental contrast colours with your furniture to pop out a section. Make sure the interiors are mostly containing natural, neutral or earthy colours around.
  • The whole blanket can be made with one single colour yarn to soothe the interior.
  • For the stitches or pattern to be visible clearly, choose lighter shades of yarn.
  • Instead of going for 3rd colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Oswal Cream, Oswal Pale Orange – 12 balls, Oswal Rust – 2 balls.
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 6mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD Store
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Crochet Oblong Shell Stash Basket for Yarn - Knot My Designs

Oblong Shell Stash Basket

Increasing office space, ordering more raw materials etc. indicates growing business. Similarly, the need of another stash basket hinted at the growth of my work as I started collecting more and more yarn.

I already have a big Laundry basket full of wool. But it wasn’t enough to manage the stoke pile that was ending up lying around everywhere in the house. I do not own a separate crafts room in my current house, so I had to push myself to hold the current project to first make space and create another Stash Basket for myself.

I already have created a Stash Basket of Yarn. But I was not planning to create the same pattern again. I would take the blame that I do not like to replicate my work, rather add variety, unless ordered, to make the same thing. This always becomes helpful too!

Here, comes another pattern in the list of baskets for yarn. Every product is different and unique, so when you think storage and style and comfort, think about Oblong Shell Stash Basket from Knot My Designs.

Process:

I collected all left over yarns having the same crochet hook recommendation and then started working on constructing a new design. The procedure contains 2 parts: Base and Body

Base:-

At the base, I used all the leftover yarns to create a circular mat of 120sc (i.e. Single crochet stitch). Starting from 6sc and increasing 6 sc in every round up to 120sc. The picture shows various yarns I have used and completed.

Tip: Join all the left over yarns to create a big ball using Russian Join” method. This is the flawless and easy way to provide a seamless continuation of the yarn.

Body:-

There has been a lot of attempts in getting this final look.

Attempt 1: Continuing with Single crochet. This was giving me closed basket look which I wasn’t looking for at all.

Attempt 2: Following the same approach of the previous Stash Basket, I started with Double Crochet (DC). Instead of one SC and 5 ch, I worked on 3 DC and 5 Ch for one row. Then SC around next row and DC in the next and SC again in the next row. This completely distracted the synchronous flow from SC Base to DC Body.

Attempt 3: Continued SC up to 5 rows and then start using DC stitch. This was way too awkward and indescribable to me.

Attempt 4: I started browsing crochet stitches pattern from The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs. I decided to make Page139 – Shells- overall Patterns. SUCCESS!!! There is slight modification as this is going in circles with no turn at the end of each row.

Shell Overall Pattern:

R1: DC, *ch5, skip next 5ch, dc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * ending with DC. SS to join.

R2: Ch 3 (count as DC), *9 DC in each ch-5 space, skip 3 DC; repeat from * ending with DC. SS join.

R3: Ch 5, Skip 4DC, DC in each next 3 DC, *ch 5, skip next 6 DC, DC in each of next 3 DC; repeat from * ending with 4 sts, ch 2, skip next 3 DC, DC in the 3rd ch of the previous round.

R4: Ch 3 (counts as DC), 4 DC in next ch-2 space, *9 DC in each ch-5 space, skip 3 DC; repeat from * ending with 4 DC in ch-2 space, DC in the 3rd ch of the previous round.

Repeat R3-R4 till you get the desired height of the basket. I have used 3 different yarns and changed them after 6 rows.

Caution Section:-

  1. The selection of the yarn is important. The thickness and elasticity of the yarn and the chosen crochet hook determines the design.
  2. Also, your technique impacts the smoothness or finished look. Everyone has different technique ranging from tight stitching style to medium to loose stitching styles.
  3. In case, you are unable to get the required chosen coloured yarn of same thickness, you can change the crochet hook and your technique as you go around, to get the seamless look. For me, I chose crochet hook larger than recommended one to give a smooth and open stitch.

 

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Height: 14″
  • Diameter: 12″.

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your requirement. This bag expands further 4-5″ for wool to insert properly.
  • You can insert a liner inside the basket if you are keeping small items, to avoid falling off.
  • You can add pom-pom, tassels, charms, miniature idols, mini toys, amulets etc matching the colour with the edging or the base colour. Link to make pom-pom and tassels.
  • You can attach flowers, beads, appliques or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather, fabric etc to make it more interesting.

Remember: do not over accessorize it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Oblong Shell Stash Basket

Crochet Oblong Shell Stash Basket free pattern - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet Oblong Shell Stash Basket free pattern - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet Oblong Shell Stash Basket free pattern - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the colour matching with your Home Decor. You can also prefer contrast colour to pop up a section.
  • If in doubt, go for earthy colours or natural colours.
  • The basket can be used to stash away toys, throws, wool, any clutter around your house.
  • If you insert and stitch a liner inside the basket, then you can add a drawstring to make it as go to bag for the beach too.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: scraps of leftover yarn.
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 5.5mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Markers: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

Care Instructions Defined Icon Machine Wash, Warm, Permanent PressCare Instructions Defined Icon for Drip Dry In ShadeCare Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Tumble Dry Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Dryclean Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Wring Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Iron Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Bleach

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adopt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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