My First crochet C2C CAl: Flower Garden Blanket CAL
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Wildflower Square is a part of the Flower Garden Blanket Free crochet C2C CAL.
I do love flowers. They are colorful, graceful, vigorous… They are beautiful and they all have their personalities which we understand as symbols.
For example, roses are symbol of grace and happiness if they are pink, joy and friendship if they are yellow, and love if they are red.
Daises usually represent hope and purity. Tulips symbolize true love and fame.
And wildflowers… people say they represent happiness. I’d say they tell you to be free and to be who you want to be, imperfect in your beauty.
That’s why my contribution to the gorgeous Flower Garden is this wild little flower.
What is the Flower Garden Blanket?
The Flower Garden Blanket is a gorgeous C2C crochet blanket pattern designed by 10 crochet designers (including myself), gathered by E’Claire Makery, We’ve created 12 gorgeous flower squares that each feature a different C2C crochet flower.
If you want the written instructions and the graphs for all the Flower Garden Blanket squares, you can get them by clicking the button below!
I was very excited to take part in this, because I’ve been wanting to dive a bit deeper into some different crochet colorwork techniques. This was actually my very firs C2C design. That’s why it’s a little wild :))). I’ve only made a baby blanket a few years back so, I think it’s safe to say that this was my first crochet C2C.
As a C2C beginner, I have to say that the technique is fairly easy and you can make a square quickly… Unless you have more than 3 colors, or color portions… Meaning little yarn balls all over the place! I have to admit I didn’t do great with “bobbins” and I tried different types: small yarn balls, butterfly bobbins and clothespins. Yarn balls were… well… not the best choice: )) and I found clipping clothespins to my pants worked better than clipping them to the piece. I think that butterfly bobbins worked best for me.
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But, then, half way through I started carrying the yarn and losing the bobbins one after another, which was a perfect solution! Obviously, I shouldn’t have used that many bobbins in the first place, so I came down to 3 and that was a game changer for me.
Anyway, I’m not 100 percent satisfied with the result, but my Wildflower Square didn’t turn out that bad after all.
If you love lowers, I’m sure you’d love to see my Lilia Wrap Crochet Pattern.
I’m still not sure how I feel about C2C, so I will have to give it a try a few more times.
If you are C2C beginner like me, I’m telling you – you can do it! Go ahead, give it a try and let me know please how that worked out for you.
And if you above all that love CALs, this is a great opportunity to start.
ABOUT THE PATTERN
• Yarn: #4 weight yarn 4 colors
I used Alize Lanagold Classic (3.53 oz/100 g | 240 meters (262 yards) per skein for my sample, approximately 330 m ( 360yds) for the whole square.
The yarn used for the whole blanket samples is Paintbox Yarns Aran (100g / 3.5oz | 184m / 201 yds, 100% acrylic).
• Hook: 6mm hook
• Scissors, tapestry needle, blocking mat (optional but highly recommended)
- Each square on the chart counts for one C2C square.
- The chart is read starting from the bottom right worked diagonally up to the top.
- This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
- The pattern is made using the C2C crochet technique.
You can purchase written instructions for the square, along with the chart and written instructions with squares (which I personally found the most helpful) in my Ravelry or Etsy store below.
What is a crochet along?
Cal or Crochet Along is an event where each week part of a pattern is released and then you work through it over the course of the event. For this crochet along,
How does it work?
Starting on May 10, there will be 2 flower squares released each week of the crochet along, and then the assembly and border instructions. The first two squares are being released on Tuesday and Thursday, and then the rest of the weeks it will be Monday to Thursday. You will be able to download the chart for each square on the blog of the designer who created it.
Join the crochet along!
There are 2 ways you can join the fun:
- Collect the chart patterns as they are released. Each square will be a free chart on the designer’s blog post.
- Purchase the bundle of all of the squares for an amazing $10!! I would be super grateful if you would use my affiliate link by clicking the button below.