Monday, 26 October 2015

C2C Crochet

Good afternoon to all from The Crafty Co

I would just like to say a huge thank you to all you lovely Crafters that have taken the time to comment about the charts I have designed for the 25 square C2C blocks.  I have seen so many beautiful designs, and there is going to be lots of Christmas snuggles under some stunning creations. I for one am looking forward to our tradition of watching Elf on the telly this year and I will be joined by my original blanket.  The fab thing with these is that no two are going to be the same.

My charts are 25 by 25 square and these fit in with lots of other designers graphs, so that you have the choice to mix and match any design you fancy.

For those of you that are new to C2C, below is a fab tutorial that can be found on you tube.

There are others available to watch, but this lady is very clear with her instructions and explains increase and decrease.

I personally work in UK Half Trebles when working with C2C charts, and instead of working 3 chains up when I link the stitches, I only do 2 chains and on the increase stitch where 6 stitches are worked, I only do 5.  This means that I have smaller spaces creating a tighter weave.  The choice however, is entirely yours, but whatever you decide to do, make sure that you do all the squares the same method or they will not line up when stitching together. Also please note that working in UK trebles will give you a much larger square

I have written the instruction, row by row with the colour changes, as well as creating a chart.

I like to mark each row off when I use the written instructions and have coloured the rows in alternate colours for ease of use.  

You will see on the chart that there are numbers around the edge. 

Odd numbers on the right and top and even numbers on the bottom and left. These indicate where the start of your row is so that you can keep track and follow with ease, and remember, you are working on the diagonal.
For odd rows, you are are going down and to the left and even rows, up and to the right.
Again I like to mark off as I'm going along and I use my chart twice once printed off. 
I mark a horizontal line going one way for one square and then mark it the other way for the second square (this saves ink and paper)

For the colour changes, I like to use a new length each time, but that does mean that I have a huge amount of ends.  I sew my ends as I go, a few rows at a time so that I am not left with 100's at the end. When sewing in the ends, make sure that you secure them before you weave them in as you don't want all your effort to unravel when the blanket is washed.

If you need any help or advice with any of this, then please contact me and I will be happy to help.

I look forward to seeing all your wonderful squares and as ever

Happy Crocheting

The Crafty Co 

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Good afternoon from a wet and windy day here at The Crafty Co. I can't think of a better 

way to spend it, sitting in the warm, working on a C2C square. I have recently found a 
wonderful blogger, who has created the most stunning Christmas Afghan. You can find her 
There are some amazing squares, that I am frantically working through in time for 
Christmas, but I wanted 12 so I have designed a couple of my own to finish the project.
One of my most vivid memories at Christmas, is seeing a Poinsettia sitting on my nan's 
table. I fell in love with this beautiful flower, and now continue this tradition in my own home 
for the duration of the festive period.  A fellow crafter also suggested a square with a 
Poinsettia and this was my inspiration for creating the square below

Please note: Instead of the traditional C2C method of using UK Term Trebles and chain 3's to make each pixel,  UK Term, HTR’s (Half Trebles) were worked and a 2 chain (and a 5 chain was worked on the increase instead of 6). This made the stitches on the afghan square smaller, with the overall square measuring approximately 15×15 inches. 

The graph is below and the row numbers are located at the start of each row so you know which way the rows are worked

Rows are worked as below

When working with any C2C graph, a top tip is to sew your ends in every few rows, so that they don't become tangled.I would love to see your pictures of my Pointsettia square and if you need any help, please message me me


We now have an Xmas Pudding Chart and instructions that you will find below

This is a fab design as there are not too many colour changes, so not as many ends to sew in (and that's always a good thing)

Chart and written instructions below 

If you would like to see one of your ideas in a chart for a square, please contact me for detail and as ever........

Happy Crocheting

The Crafty Co