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Are you looking for a challenge? Have you played with the corner to corner method and looking for something to really wow! Then this is the project for you! I do want to warn you that this piece is not for the color changing, end-weaving faint of heart. This Tree would make a beautiful wall hanging or if you decide to add a wide border it will make a statement lapghan. I created this blanket for a non-profit organization that is dear to my heart and as you will see, I added another small corner to corner piece that reads TEAMS and added a simple block stitch border. The possibilities are endless on how you choose to frame this Tree piece, but it will surly be a show-stopper!
NOTE: This is a challenging project, I do not recommend this project for the beginner crocheter or even as your first attempt at corner to corner. If you are looking for something to start your C2C adventures I recommend Paddy the Apatosaurus, Anchor Baby Blanket, or #Naps Crochet C2C Baby Blanket. Sometimes an image speaks to you, so if this is the one that you have to have, just make sure to go slow and use clips to secure all your bobbins to keep you from getting all twisted. So if you are attempting this project as your first corner to corner project: go slow and don’t let this scare you away from the corner to corner method. You got this!
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SIZE: Most of you are not going to finish off this blanket with the word TEAMS at the bottom, but I believe the small tree square would be such a beautiful wall hanging – so without the “extras” this Tree corner to corner measures about 2 1/2 feet by 2 1/2 feet.
- Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook
- Spring Green, Red Heart Yarn (1 skein)
- Evergreen, Red Heart Yarn (1skein)
- Lilac, Red Heart Yarn (1 skein)
- Aubergine, Red Heart Yarn (1skein)
- Chocolate, Red Heart Yarn (1 skein)
- Warm Brown, Red Heart Yarn (1 skein)
- White, Red Heart Yarns (1 skein) if you are choosing to add words at the bottom
- Graph for the Tree corner to corner, available below
- CH- chain
- SL ST – slip stitch
- SC – single crochet
- DC – double crochet
- Corner to corner crochet
CORNER TO CORNER
If you have already dabbled in corner to corner crochet you know you will only need the graph below to complete your Tree. One day I will insert a link to a fabulous corner to corner (C2C) tutorial I have created just for you, but until then I would like to encourage you to check out Mikey from the Crochet Crowd’s episode of Corner to Corner. I think he covers everything for beginners and anyone who needs a refresher. REMINDER: if you are looking for a color changing challenge, then you have met your match! If you are a beginner I recommend starting with a simpler project like some of the other free patterns I have available for you. For example the Anchor Baby Blanket, Paddy the Purple Apatosaurus C2C Blanket or the #Naps Crochet C2C Baby Blanket, are great projects for beginners.
To finish off this piece the very first thing you should do is work on tying in all those loose ends. I wish weaving in ends counted as cardio, because I was sweating after this loose end session! I think that’s why the color changes seemed so intimidating while working on this project … not so much the actual color changes, but I knew what was coming later. TWO NIGHTS of weaving in ends! Do you all wait till the end to tie in your ends, or do you work them as you go? Do you despise this part of any project, or is it just me? Weaving in all these ends were tedious yes, but now that it is done … so worth it!
I choose to add an extremely simple border. I always like to finish off my projects with SOMETHING, but after working for months on this particular one I was ready to finish it off and enjoy it.
ROW 1: Attach the Aubergine yarn and CH1, counts as first SC and CH2. SK 1 tile and 1SC into the space between tiles. CH2 and 1SC into the space between tiles. Continue all around the blanket, IN THE CORNERS make sure to place a SC into the point, CH2 and 1SC into the same point. This will give you a nice, clean corner. SL ST to the beginning.
ROW 2: CH3, counts as first DC. 2DC into the same CH2 space from the previous round. 3DC in the next CH2 space from the previous round and continue all around the blanket, IN THE CORNERS make sure to place 3DC, CH2, and 3DC into the point you created in the previous round. SL ST to the beginning. Tie off Aubergine yarn.
ROW 3: Attach Spring Green and CH1, counts as first SC and CH2. SK 1 tile and 1SC into the space between tiles. CH2 and 1SC into the space between tiles. Continue all around the blanket, IN THE CORNERS make sure to place a SC into the point, CH2 and 1SC into the same point. This will give you a nice, clean corner. SL ST to the beginning. Tie off Spring Green.
I hope I didn’t scare you off from this project. The Tree corner to corner is really beautiful and totally worth the time, but I do want to remind you it is not for the color changing, end-weaving faint of heart. The worst thing I could do, is let you go in thinking this is a beginner project and scare you away from one of the truly best techniques in crochet, the corner to corner. How did you finish off your pieces? Did you use it as a wall hanging or make a large border for a blanket?