C2C Panda Monkey Baby Blanket

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Crochet C2C Panda Monkey Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

C2C Panda Monkey Baby Blanket

You might have already known about my new found love for Corner-to-Corner Crochet from my previous blogs. Making any C2C blanket is easy and interesting especially when you have a grid-based graph or a pixel graph with you. There are over a thousand graphs available online in different variety from living to non-living. However, animals and cartoon characters are the most popular pixel arts available online. They are top choices when you are looking for patterns for children.

When I learned C2C, I quickly jumped at the opportunity of making a baby blanket. I liked the Dog graph from 1dogwoof and altered the colours to make Woof! Woof! Baby Blanket.

But I was craving for learning the art myself. The challenge arrived when a friend approached me for a similar theme as Woof! Woof! Baby Blanket, after checking out the homepage. Apparently, the couple needed it in 2-3 weeks, so I decided to make a monkey-panda themed blanket. 

Completely new at pixel drawing, I browsed few monkeys and pandas online to understand the intricacies of the pattern with respect to the facial features and body positioning. I must admit that the process is tedious and takes a lot of practice and hit and trails. You have to start with one figure at a time like I did with the monkey and then made one change at a time to understand the overall look of the pattern. 

I finally succeeded and I can proudly say this was my first attempt at pixel art! I hope you like what I have tried to bring out in these and try out for yourself.

 

Process:

Collect the colours that you plan to use for the blanket. Start C2C crocheting and then C2C decreasing crocheting to complete one graph. Repeat the similar process for all the graphs twice. Both the graphs are 25×25. Make 1 graph and measure its size. It will help you analyse the final size of the blanket. Proceed towards making other 3 parts. For this blanket, each part is 17″ and a final border of 1-2″ makes the blanket 36×36 or 37×37. 

Note: Make 1 graph and check out the measurement of that part. It will help you analyse the final size of the blanket. Proceed towards making other 3 parts. For this blanket, each part is 17″ and a final border of 1-2″ makes the blanket 36×36 or 37×37. 

For this blanket, each part is 17″ and a final border of 1″ makes the blanket 37×37. 

This pattern requires proper counting and marking after completion of each square to avoid any mistakes.

Remember:

  1. Print the coloured graph ( or black and white graph and mark the colours) and number all the rows and columns. Here, it is 25×25. The C2C stitch grows diagonally.
  2. Starting with C2C Crochet Stitch Increasing ( focusing on the colour change) increase diagonally for 25 rows. 
  3. Start decreasing C2C Crochet Stitch (focusing on the colour change as per the graph) decrease till the count reaches 1.

Edging:-

After completing the 4 parts, join them using the Invisible Stitch. Work on the edging on the blanket. 

R1: Ch 1, Single Crochet (SC) around each post. 3 SC at the corners. 

R2: Ch 2, Double Crochet on each SC. 3 DC at the corners or at the corner 3SC – 3DC on the middle 3 SC group.

R3: Ch 2, Half-Herringbone Double Crochet (HHDC) around each DC. 3 HHDC at the corner DC or 3 HHDC on the middle of the 3 DC group.

Monkey Grid Graph / Monkey Pixel Art:

Crochet C2C Monkey Grid Graph 25x25 / Corner-to-corner Monkey Pixel Graph 25x25

Panda Grid Graph / Panda Pixel Art:

Crochet C2C Panda Grid Graph 25x25 / Corner-to-corner Panda Pixel Graph 25x25

¹C2C crochet stitch / Increasing C2C 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 [3rd row will contain 3 blocks. Likewise, the Row-Number will have same number blocks.]
  • Continue R2 to increase horizontally and vertically up to the required number on the graph.]

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:-

Final pointers to keep in mind when working on this project.

  1. Print colourful graph. If you have the black and white printer then print the graph and colour the blocks using colour pencils or mark G for green, Y for Yellow, Br for Brown, Sk for light brown or skin etc. so that you do not miss out the shape.
  2. Mark each row and column so that you know at which row you are while working.
  3. Also, count the number of blocks use 1 colour in that working row. Remember we work diagonally in C2C.
  4. Make one graph and measure the part. Based upon this measurement you can calculate the total size of your blanket. You can increase the size of the blanket by
    1. adding few rows of SC and DC around each part.
    2. adding an edge and increasing the edge using DC around.
  5. For e.g. here each part is 17″. In order to get 40″X40″ blanket, I have to add another 5″. I can add a row of SC and another row of DC in each part. Then after sewing them, I can add another one row of SC and DC and HHDC. You can mix and match the options to get your desired size.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Length: 37″
  • Width: 37″

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.
  • You can increase the total size of the blanket.

Remember: do not over accessorise 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.

C2C Panda Monkey Baby Blanket

C2C Panda Work-In-Progress Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

C2C Crochet Panda Graph / Corner to Corner Crochet Panda - Knot My Designs

C2C Monkey Work-In-Progress Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

C2C Crochet Monkey Graph / Corner to Corner Crochet Monkey - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Panda Monkey Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Panda Monkey Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Panda Monkey Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Panda Monkey Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the yarn colour matching with your kids’ room or their choice of animals.
  • Go crazy with experimental contrast colours with your furniture to pop out a section. Make sure the interiors contain natural, neutral or earthy colours around.
  • The selection of colour palette should be bright but not flashy.
  • For the stitches or pattern to be visible clearly, choose lighter shades of yarn.
  • The graphic-animals can be used for blankets or bags for kids.
  • 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 stand out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.

Materials:

  1. Yarn:
    1. Jo-Ann Caron One Pound – Expresso, Vardhman Maroon, Jo-Ann Caron One Pound – TaupeJo-Ann Red Heart With Love – Daffodil – 1 ball each,
    2.  Jo-Ann Red Heart With Love – Lettuce – 2 balls.
    3. Vardhamaan White, Vardhamaan Black – 3 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.
  1. Crochet Hook: 6mm
  2. Needles
  3. Scissors
  4. Measuring Tape
  5. 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

Care Instructions Defined Icon for Hand Wash, Cold Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Tumble Dry Care Instructions Defined Icon for Drip Dry In Shade 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 adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

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Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket

Have you ever wondered why babies or newborn toys are colourful and of various shapes? 

Because as a child grows, he/she learns to observe and categorize the objects around in form of shapes and colours. This helps to develop the brain and build that motor skills. The kid learns to differentiate size, shapes and patterns around. Colours help to identify objects like yellow fruit in the shape of half circle is a banana. 

I have always dreamt of making a geometric-shaped colourful blanket for children to serve as a multi-purpose item. It can not only be used as a swaddling cover or stroller blanket or normal baby blanket but also can be laid on carpet or bed and they can play with the colours and shapes. 

I was successful to implement when a friend asked me for a custom baby blanket to gift.

After getting a hold on Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet stitch, I tried a few pixel grid graphs on my own. I liked the work of other fellow crocheters but I wanted to make a pattern all by myself from the scratch. The basic way to learn is to simply form geometric shapes to get the idea of blocks and shapes. 

This struck me with the idea of making the geometric-shaped squares for the baby blanket. I tried all basic geometric shapes and polygons. I changed the colours of the squares based on the availability of yarns and voila! here is the charming baby blanket. 

Process:

We can find a square, circle, rectangles, triangle, right angle triangle, ovals, trapezoid, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, parallelogram, diamond, septagon, rhombus of different colours in this Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket.

Collect the colours that you plan to use for the blanket. Start C2C crocheting and then C2C crocheting in descending pattern to complete one graph. Repeat the similar process for all the graphs as these are the 15×15 grid. Make 1 graph and measure its size. It will help you analyse the final size of the blanket. Proceed towards making other 15 pieces. For this blanket, each piece is 10″ and no border makes the blanket 40″ X 40″.

Note: Make 1 graph and check out the measurement of that part. It will help you analyse the final size of the blanket. Proceed towards making other 15 pieces. You can add a row of SC if you want to have the uniformity all around. 

This pattern requires proper counting and marking after completion of each square to avoid any mistakes.

  1. Print the coloured graph ( or black n white graph and mark the colours) and mark the total rows and columns. It is 15X15. The C2C corner stitch grows diagonally.
  2. Starting with ¹C2C Crochet Stitch (focusing on the colour change) increase diagonally till the count 15.
  3. Start ²decreasing C2C Crochet Stitch (focusing on the colour change as per the graph) decrease till the count reaches 1.

Edging:-

After completing the 16 square pieces, join them using the Invisible Stitch. Work on the edging on the blanket. 

I haven’t provided any edging as the size is already 40″ X 40″ and the invisible stitch flows pretty well.

C2C Geometric Shaped Coloured Graphs:

Crochet C2C Square Shape Grid Graph / Square Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Square Shape Grid Graph / Square Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Circle Shape Grid Graph / Circle Shape Pixel Grid ( 15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Circle Shape Grid Graph / Circle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Long Rectangle Shape Grid Graph / Long Rectangle Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Long Rectangle Shape Grid Graph / Long Rectangle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Rectangle Shape Grid Graph / Rectangle Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Rectangle Shape Grid Graph / Rectangle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Triangle Shape Grid Graph / Triangle Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Triangle Shape Grid Graph / Triangle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Right-angle Triangle Shape Grid Graph / Right-angle Triangle Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Right-angle Triangle Shape Grid Graph / Right-angle Triangle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Diamond Shape Grid Graph / Diamond Shape Pixel Grid ( 15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Diamond Shape Grid Graph / Diamond Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Hexagon Shape Grid Graph / Hexagon Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Hexagon Shape Grid Graph / Hexagon Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Pentagon Shape Grid Graph / Pentagon Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Pentagon Shape Grid Graph / Pentagon Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Octagon Shape Grid Graph / Octagon Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Octagon Shape Grid Graph / Octagon Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Parallelogram Shape Grid Graph / Parallelogram Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Parallelogram Shape Grid Graph / Parallelogram Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Oval Shape Grid Graph / Oval Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Oval Shape Grid Graph / Oval Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Eclipse Shape Grid Graph / Eclipse Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Eclipse Shape Grid Graph / Eclipse Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Semi-Circle Shape Grid Graph / Semi-Circle Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Semi-Circle Shape Grid Graph / Semi-Circle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Trapezoid Shape Grid Graph / Trapezoid Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Trapezoid Shape Grid Graph / Trapezoid Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Kite Shape Grid Graph / Kite Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Kite Shape Grid Graph / Kite Shape Pixel Grid 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:-

Final pointers to keep in mind when working on this project.

  1. Print colourful graph. If you have the black and white printer then print the graph and colour the blocks using colour pencils or mark G for green, Y for Yellow, Br for Brown, R for Red etc. so that you do not miss out the shape.
  2. Mark each row and column so that you know at which row you are while working.
  3. Also, count the number of blocks use 1 colour in that working row. Remember we work diagonally in C2C.
  4. Make one graph and measure the part. Based upon this measurement you can calculate the total size of your blanket. You can increase the size of the blanket by
    1. adding few rows of SC and DC around each part.
    2. adding an edge and increasing the edge using DC around.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Length: 37″
  • Width: 37″

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.
  • You can increase the total size of the blanket

Remember: do not over accessorise 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.

Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan -In Progress - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Oval Graphghan - In progress - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Pentagon Graphghan - In progress - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Triangle Graphghan - In progress - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Paralellogram Graphghan - In progress - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the yarn colour matching with your kids’ room or their choice of animals.
  • Go crazy with experimental contrast colours with your furniture to pop out a section. Make sure the interiors contain natural, neutral or earthy colours around.
  • The selection of colour palette should be bright but not flashy.
  • For the stitches or pattern to be visible clearly, choose lighter shades of yarn.
  • The graphs can be used for blankets or bags for kids.
  • 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 stand out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.

Materials:

  1. Yarn:
    1. Other leftover yarn balls – 1 each.
    2.  Jo-Ann Big Twist Classic – Gray – 2 balls.
    3. Vardhamaan red, green, pink, maroon – left over balls.
  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.
  • 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.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions Defined Icon for Hand Wash, Cold Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Tumble Dry Care Instructions Defined Icon for Drip Dry In Shade Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Dryclean Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Wring Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Bleach Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Iron

 

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 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 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 C2C Woof! Woof! Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Woof! Woof! Baby Blanket

An urgent demand to complete led me to try out ChiWei’s C2C Dog Zodiacs. I tried creating a sketch on pixel art app but it was consuming too much of my time.

I always love browsing patterns and designs of other crocheters and knitters. This helps me to put my thoughts into a paper. I wanted to make something cute and neutral colours for a baby. Be it a girl or a boy, the non-blue and non-pink selection can be served as the most appropriate gift.

ChiWei’s zodiacs are animal graphics that can be easily turned into separate cute blankets or bags for the babies and toddlers. The colour range is bright yet soothing to the eyes. Thus, I decided to follow it religiously. But, this is not me. I never try out the pattern the same way it is. I always amend the rules. So, after one section, I changed the colour selection.

Process:

The vision of this Woof Woof blanket was 4 dog square graph in a blanket. 2 dogs (same colour selection) placed diagonally.

The pattern uses Corner-to-Corner (C2C) stitch.

The pattern contains 3 parts:

  1. Light brown, blue eye patch Dog – Blue Patch Dog
  2. Dark brown, orange eye patch Dog – Orange Patch Dog
  3. Edging.

Blue Patch Dog:-

The colour keeps changing as the pattern demanded. I made few changes on the yarn colours as per the specified square graph.

The base colour is yellow. The dog is beige colour. Ears, tail and paws are brown fur-yarn. The blue yarn for an eye patch. Dark Maroon for the nose. Red colour for the dog.

Crochet C2C Blue Patch Dog Grid Graph / Corner-to-corner Blue Patch Dog Graph Ear Up - Knot My Designs

C2C Blue Patch Dog with one ear up

 

Crochet C2C Blue Patch Dog Grid Graph / Corner-to-corner Blue Patch Dog Graph Ear Down - Knot My Designs

C2C Blue Patch Dog graph with both ears down

Orange Patch Dog:-

The Chocolate brown dog square graph on white base requires the same graph, replacing

  • the yellow base with white base
  • skin colour dog to dark brown colour throughout
  • Ears and tail is also dark brown colour
  • blue blotch to orange patch with the additional white spot.
  • Dog collar is red yarn
  • Beige yarn for nose and Off grey for paws.
Crochet C2C Orange Patch Dog Grid Graph / Corner-to-corner Orange Patch Dog Graph Ear Up - Knot My Designs

C2C Orange Patch Dog with one ear up

 

Crochet C2C Orange Patch Dog Grid Graph / Corner-to-corner Orange Patch Dog Graph Ear Down - Knot My Designs

C2C Orange Patch Dog with both ears down

Edging:-

There are 2 types of edging.

Dog Edging is an edging after each dog square graph.

After completing the Dog square graph,

1. Single Crochet (SC) around. [For DC, make 2 SC stitch to maintain the same size. 3 SC in the 4 corners to give a perfectly square corner.] 

2. 2 rows of DC. DC in every SC. 3 DC on the middle SC of (3 SC corner) on the previous row.

Blanket Edging is the edging of the whole blanket.

Sew all the 4 Dog square graphs to form the blanket using the Invisible Stitch. Work on the edging on the blanket.

  1. 2 rows of SC using yellow colour yarn. SC in every DC, 3 SC on the middle DC of (3 DC corner) on the previous row.
  2. 2 rows of SC using white colour yarn. SC in every SC, 3 SC in the middle SC of (3 SC corner) on the previous row.
  3. Work on 1 row of Reverse Single Crochet (RSC) or Crab Stitch around using white yarn.

Pattern:-

The blog provides a colourful graph indicating the detailed version of the colours each square should present.

This pattern requires proper counting and marking after completion of each square to avoid any mistakes.

  1. Print the coloured graph ( or black n white graph and mark the colours) and mark the total rows and columns. It is 23X23. The C2C corner stitch grows diagonally.
  2. Starting with C2C Crochet Stitch (focusing on the colour change) increase diagonally till the count 23.
  3. Start decreasing C2C Crochet Stitch (focussing on the colour change as per the graph) decrease till the count reaches 1.

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:-

  • In case you are trying out C2C crochet stitch for the first time, work on a scarf or a blanket with the change of colours. Either you can opt for square block and stitch together, or you can change the colours after 2-3 rows diagonally.
  • The complete dog pattern consumed 16″. Thus I added 2″ individual edging also 2″ complete edging to get the complete blanket of 40×40. Thus the yarn thickness and crochet hook used will change the dimensions of the pattern.
  • You might use multiple balls of the same colour in the pattern, or cut the yarn, leave 2-3 inch yarn for tight sew.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Length: 40″
  • 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 over accessorise 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.

Woof! Woof! Baby Blanket

Crochet C2C Woof Woof Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Woof Woof Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Woof Woof Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Woof Woof Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Woof Woof Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Woof Woof Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Woof Woof Baby Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the yarn colour matching with your kids’ room or their choice of animals.
  • Go crazy with experimental contrast colours with your furniture to pop out a section. Make sure the interiors contain natural, neutral or earthy colours around.
  • The selection of colour palette should be bright but not flashy.
  • For the stitches or pattern to be visible clearly, choose lighter shades of yarn.
  • The graphic animals can be used for blankets or bags for kids.
  • 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 stand out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.

 

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Vardhamaan White, Vardhamaan Black, Jo-Ann Big Twist – Royal Blue, Jo-Ann Big Twist – Pumpkin, Jo-Ann Bernat Pipsqueak – Chocolate, Jo-Ann Caron One Pound – Expresso, Vardhman Maroon, Vardhmaan Red, Jo-Ann Caron One Pound – TaupeJo-Ann Big Twist Rainbow Classic – Yellow 1 ball each.
    • 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 – 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 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 StemCell Throw/Blanket/Afghan Free Pattern for you - Knot My Designs

StemCell Throw

Maroon and brown colour palettes; even though they are acknowledged as dark colours; when combined with white give a soothing pastel shade. I was drawn to this unique set and was looking forward to creating something that is unisex and ideal for any home with any furniture colour. Thus, I created this unisex throw that could be matched with any dark colour, taupe, brown, red, white coloured furniture. The close stitch gives more warmth than Autumn Lapghan, my first blanket for my home.

Process:

I liked the simple single colour pattern Crochet Lap Afghan, (Crochet Lap Afghan – picture) and decided to blend my chosen palette in this design. The design contains Double Crochet (DC), Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC), Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC), Single Crochet (SC).

Info: The pattern does not exist in the provided website, so I’m writing it out.

Pattern:-

R1: Chain 151, DC from the 3rd chain, DC across. Turn. Total 147 DC.

R2: Ch 2, FPDC in each DC, Turn. Total 147 FPDC.

R3: Ch 2, BPDC in FPDC. Turn. Total 147 BPDC.

R4: Ch 2, FPDC in BPDC. Turn. Total 147 FPDC.

R5: Ch 2, DC in FPDC. Turn. Total 147 DC.

The pattern gets divided into 2 sections:-

Interior:-

Since I wanted my throw bigger than the projected size of the pattern, I started with 151 chains.

  • Using skin brown colour yarn, I copied the rows (1-5) 3times.
  • After 5th row, I changed the colour to dark maroon and repeated the rows (1-5) 3 times.
  • A batch could be described as R1-R5 repeated 3 times.
  • With alternate yarn colours for every batch, I repeated the process up to a total of 4 times.

Border:-

 For borders, I used white yarn. Instead of Single crochet (SC) stitch, I used Double Crochet (DC) stitch and mirrored the steps provided in the pattern.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Length: 60″
  • Width: 41″

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 over accessorise 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.

StemCell Throw

Crochet StemCell Throw/Blanket/Afghan Free Pattern for you - Knot My Designs

Crochet StemCell Throw/Blanket/Afghan Free Pattern for you - Knot My Designs

Crochet StemCell Throw/Blanket/Afghan Free Pattern for you - 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: Vardhamaan Maroon, Vardhamaan Taupe, Vardhamaan White.
    • 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 neat 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 everytime you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!


 
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