In my quest to reduce my number of WIPs, this weekend I was determined to finish a blanket that I started in October – and I was successful, making the last stitch at 10.55pm on Sunday night!
This is a rectangular corner-to-corner (c2c) made using four balls of Caron Cakes in Mixed Berry; c2c is a really simple pattern to follow, with the only stitch used being the UK treble as well as chains. To make a square blanket, you start at one corner, increasing on every row until it’s as wide as you want it to be, then you begin decreasing. However I wanted to make it a rectangle, so once it was wide enough, I stopped increasing on both rows – so, on one row I increased and the other I decreased. Then, when it was the length I needed it to be, I began decreasing on both sides.
I really like the effect that c2c gives – the ‘solid’ look of the finished piece. Bella Coco has a brilliant tutorial on about how to make these.
The finished piece is around 105cm wide and 145 cm long, and 18,328 treble stitches in total! It’s really cosy – I’ve tested it out before it goes to its permanent home with my sister. The best part of using Caron Cakes, or any similar types of yarn, is that there are very few ends to sew in – the worst part of any crochet project!
- 5mm Clover hook
- 4 balls of Caron Cake in Mixed Berry