The blanket tradition in our house started a couple of years ago after I learnt how to crochet. I went full blown into making a granny stripe blanket from Attic 24 which the pink one has, my post about how I started it is here... but it’s only as I type this I remember I never posted the final blanket!
My husband got given his Chevron blanket for Christmas last year, and the blue one moaned he was the only one not to have a blanket.
So a blanket was been requested. What to make him? I’d always wanted to do a corner to corner blanket. But from sewing in all the those ends last time, I wanted a variegated yarn to use. I bought this lovely yarn from The Wool Warehouse, Sytlecraft Merry go round in Starburst, hoping that it wouldn’t be too pink. I teamed it with grey from the Sytlecraft Special double knit range too – again to try and make it a bit more of a boy blanket.
I love C2C, so quick, so easy, and when you do a simple diagonal pattern, you really don’t need to think about it too much!
Now the only thing with C2C is that when you decide, half way into making the blanket thats its the right size…. there is no more “I’ll just a few rows” to make it bigger or “I’m bored now, I’ll stop” and make it smaller. As it worked in the diagonal – you have to commit, and fully commit to what size you want to make it – when you are half way there!!!
Each row from that point is one square less, and then quicker to do.
I made the decision to stop when it was the height of the blue one. I neglected to take into account, one, that he’d grow, and 2 that you need a bit of extra length and width to snuggle into.
We have a gorgeous c2c rainbow blanket, which in blue ones words “It’s too small and Pink ones blanket is a lot bigger” so he uses hers instead causing huge fights!
Solution…… well to make another blanket, that bigger. It’s on the hook as I type!