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.

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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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Winter / Fall Seasoned Crochet Taupe Pearl Throw / Afghan / Lap Blanket for everyone - Home decor - kNot mY deSigns

Taupe Pearl Throw

After the success of Autumn Lapghan, I got an order to make another blanket for a customer. Though lap afghan was for personal use, it was highly liked and appreciated in on social media such as Facebook, Instagram. This gave me the courage to make more of such big projects.

Since the customer is a bachelor and he is preferring a blanket/throw for his bachelor pad, I wanted to offer some simple colour combination that will look elegant in the house and comfy enough for daily use. It could be a unisex colour combination that will act as a decorous home decor item.

Process:

I liked the pattern Yarnspirations – Quick & Easy Blanket pattern. I decided I’ll even use the same colours but I end up choosing different colours. The pattern changed from Slip-Stitch and Half Double crochet to Single Crochet and Double Crochet. The pattern is having 2 parts: body and border.

Body:-

The pattern uses single crochet instead of slip stitch and double crochet instead of half-double crochet. The pattern includes 5 DC and 5 SC as one set.

Chain 55+ till you get 52″-55″+1.

Please note: the chain count should be in multiples of 5 where the design should be (5 DC – 5 SC) set ending with 5 DC. In my case, the chain was 105 with (5 DC – 5 SC)*20 sets with additional 5 DC in the end.

R1: SC in 2nd chain from the hook. 4 SC in 4 CH, *5 DC in 5 Ch, 5 SC in 5 Ch*; repeat from *-*. turn.

R2: (In back loops only), SC in every SC, DC in every DC. turn.

R3: (In back loops only), Ch 2, DC in every SC, SC in every DC.turn.

Repeat R2-R3 till get the desired length.

Borders:-

I didn’t make the border on all 4 sides. It is just an extension of the blanket width wise. I did one row of single crochet then one-row double crochet and then one row of single crochet. I repeated this set 3 times on both sides of the blanket. It ends with single crochet on the last row on both sides.th as Borders:

Extended width on right and left sides as Borders:

R1: Single Crochet (SC) in every SC and DC. Turn.

R2: SC in every SC. Turn.

R3: DC in every SC. Turn.

R4: SC in every DC. Turn.

Repeat R2 – R4 2 more times.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Length: 52″
  • Width: 40″

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your need.
  • 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 a different colour for the border, use the base colours around.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to give 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/pompom made of a mixture of the base colours. Or for each corner use on
  • 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 had any queries, please contact me.

Taupe Pearl Throw

Winter / Fall Seasoned Crochet Taupe Pearl Throw / Afghan / Lap Blanket for everyone - Home decor - kNot mY deSigns

Winter / Fall Seasoned Crochet Taupe Pearl Throw / Afghan / Lap Blanket for everyone - Home decor - kNot mY deSigns

Winter / Fall Seasoned Crochet Taupe Pearl Throw / Afghan / Lap Blanket for everyone - Home decor - kNot mY deSigns

Winter / Fall Seasoned Crochet Taupe Pearl Throw / Afghan / Lap Blanket for everyone - Home decor - 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 a different colour for the border, use the base colours around.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to give a clean edge.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Jo-Ann Lion Brand Vanna Choice – Taupe MistJo-Ann Lion Brand Vanna Choice – Pearl Mist
    • 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 go ahead with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 6.5 mm
  3. Needle
  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

 

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 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, please give the due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!


 
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