Crocheted C2C Cacti Blanket Part 1
Are you crazy for cacti? I am! Have you seen my Crocheted C2C Cacti Baby blanket yet? I wanted to turn it into a full size blanket and change the colors so I created 2 graph patterns. One is a square blanket and the other is a rectangle blanket. You may want to use one for the couch as a afghan and one for a bed. This is a fun blanket and does take some time and patience so I am posting in two parts. In Part Two I will include the instructions for adding a border.
Using the graph for the pattern you can customize colors if you desire. You can also add a flower or two in a color of your choice using my Crocheted Layered Flower Pattern.
Are you new to crochet C2C? ChiWei at www.1dogwolf.com has an excellent blog post with helpful information to answer questions about C2C crochet. Here are some of my tips:
- Grab a clip board and pen for your graph, I use a metallic sharpie to dot my squares at the beginning of each row.
- Prep your yarn by rolling into balls and separating skein into balls. I use a scale to weigh and break my yarn into 2, 3 or 4 even balls if needed. This will depend of on the size of your graph. This is a large graph so I rolled my skeins into balls and only split 1 pink into 3 balls and 1 green into 3 balls for arms of the cactus.
- Keep your ends on the back side with changing colors.
- Count your clusters every row to help eliminate mistakes.
- Change colors on the last pull through of last DC in cluster. This will create invisible color changes.
Check out my other Crocheted C2C Patterns: Crocheted C2C Cacti Baby Blanket, Bulky Crocheted C2C Cactus Blanket, Crocheted C2c Cactus ALOE! Blanket, Crocheted C2C Cactus Baby Blanket, Crocheted C2C Cactus Pot Holder, Crocheted C2C Cactus Wall Hanging, and Crocheted C2C Cactus Pillow. All are projects that work up quick and are fun additions to your house or great gifts.
Approximate Dimensions With Out Border = 45 inches by 52 inches
Approximate Dimensions With Out Border = 45 inches by 59 inches
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
Create blanket from graph. At the completion of the last cluster of graph square, you will prepare to start border. CH 1, SC, in gap between cluster below, CH 2, you will end up in your first corner. SC, CH 2, SC in corner. Continue pattern of CH 2, SC in gap between clusters with SC, CH 2, SC, in corners. SL ST to first CH 1. Fasten off with a tail to sew in.
Sew ends in on back side of blanket. Sew on flower or flowers.
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