Celebrating 1000 Instagram followers!Today I hit 1000 Instagram followers and I am so excited! It took me a long time to convince myself that I could start a blog, and an Instagram feed. Can I really create and write new and exciting patterns? Can I figure out all this techy stuff? Would people even like my photos? Will they really read my posts? Well … you are! While I may have a ways to go before I ever master the techy end of this adventure, I am having so much fun learning and interacting with all of you along the way.
I want to take the time and personally thank all of my followers and the people that like my photos and especially the people who interact with them. It is so fun to be able to share these free patterns with all of you. To celebrate this fun milestone, I had to come up with some crochet version of a thank you. The Instagram Worthy corner to corner blanket seemed like a perfect fit.
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SIZE: 36 x 36 inches
- Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook
- White, Red Heart Yarn
- Black, Red Heart Yarn
- Cherry Red, Red Heart Yarn
- Bright Yellow, Red Heart Yarn
- Spring Green, Red Heart Yarn
- Turqua, Red Heart Yarn
- Tapestry needle
- DC – double crochet
- SC – single crochet
- CH – chain
- SL ST – slip stitch
CORNER TO CORNER GRAPH
The graph below will illustrated the color changes. I started this graph in the top left corner. I like to get the majority of color changes out of the way in the beginning of my blankets when I have the most motivation and enthusiasm, but as with any corner to corner project you my choose any corner to begin in.
New to corner to corner crochet? WARNING, this crochet technique is very addicting! You can make just about any design and it works up so quickly. Do not be scared off by this technique, it really is only a bunch of DCs and CHs slip-stitched in the right manner. Here is a video tutorial by Mikey from the Crochet Crowd that I recommend if you are just starting out. Once you figure out the concept you will be hooked (pun intended).
BLOCK STITCH BORDER
Round 1: Attach Turqua into any gap between tiles (a square from your C2C). CH3, counts as first SC and CH2. *1SC into the next gap or space between tiles and CH2. Repeat from * all around the blanket. In the corners place 1SC, CH3, 1SC into the point of your blanket. SL ST to the beginning and tie off Turqua.
Round 2: Attach white yarn into a CH2 space. CH3, counts as first DC and 2DC into the same CH2 space. DO NOT CH. *3DC into the next CH2 space. Repeat from * all around the blanket. In the corner CH3 spaces of the previous round, place 3DC, CH3, 3DC. SL ST to the beginning and tie off white yarn
Round 3: Attach Spring Green yarn into any gap between DC clusters. CH3, counts as first SC and CH2. *1SC into the next gap or space between clusters and CH2. Repeat from * all around the blanket. In the corners place 1SC, CH3, 1SC into the point of your blanket. SL ST to the beginning and tie off Spring Green.
Round 4: Repeat round 2.
Round 5: Attach Bright Yellow and repeat round 3.
Round 6: Repeat round 2.
Round 7: Attach Cherry Red yarn and repeat round 3.
1000 followers…man, that is cool. Maybe I can do this blogging thing after all. Thank you, again for all the support! I would love to hear what project I have shared that has been your favorite so far? What would you want to see more of? Leave a comment below! Don’t forget to fill that coffee mug, and I hope you find something here to inspire your next crochet goal!