By Carlyn M.
Corner to Corner was something I discovered after taking my refresher beginner crochet course and I was immediately hooked. Its a really easy pattern in terms of what stitches you need to make and the basic structure of this concept. What I absolutely love is the freedom to create any pattern with color. I mean really, the options are limitless.
For my first corner to corner project I made baby blanket for a dear friend. I took her with me to Hobby lobby to pick out colors. Below is the template I used for her blanket. (Please feel free to use this for your own purpose).
I don’t have the original/actual measurements of this project but I believe I sized it for a crib blanket which is 36in x 54in. Because of all of the triangles, there was a rather large amount of tucking in ends but the finished object was beautiful.
A prep tip
I made one triangle on its own, cut the yarn and pulled the triangle apart. Now I used that yarn and measured/cut for each triangle. This way I already had pre-measured mini-skeins ready to grab for each color.
If you have never tried Corner to Corner, I suggest checking out Make and Do Crew’s blogpost. This is where I learned.
This blog covers how to start and how to end, has some finished object ideas and includes an extensive blanket size chart. She even made a how to video.
Creating your template
FIRST, do a swatch, check your gauge. I know, I know, you don’t want to. You need to. 😉 Please also make sure that all yarn used in this project is close to the same weight. Using different weighted yarn will cause the project to not come out size wise correctly. It’s gonna be wonky to say the least.
For all of these projects I have basically used excel or some sort of spreadsheet program. On most word documents you can simply add a table into the page and go from there. I made each cell a square. Calculated with my gauge what size each square was. Then, color coded each square till I had the desired look I wanted.
Print this out and mark that sucker up with each row to tackle.
If you are looking for a handy Gauge calculator to know how big your project will be, used this handy calculator by Stardust Gold Crochet.
This blog post also has some really great tips and tricks when starting out.
Back in May my family went on a little vacation up to Moab, UT. If you haven’t been, you should, its such a beautiful place. I found this cute little yarn shop and grabbed some plymouth yarn to make this simple blanket for our newest addition. (Plymouth Encore Tweed) I say simple because I just did 5 rows of each color, switched at the edge and tucked those in. No pre-set up involved. This yarn is wool but is gosh darn soft and the tweed look makes my heart happy.