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This week I have been working on a ‘corner-to-corner’ moss stitch blanket……and I love it. I felt I needed a break from granny squares and this was perfect.
I found several tutorials online explaining how to to a ‘corner-to-corner’ moss stitch, but essentially it is really easy.
The rows are worked on the bias, starting in the corner.
The beautiful thing about this C2C moss stitch is that it gives the work lovely drape.
I used Stylecraft Special DK and I cannot believe how soft this yarn is when worked in this stitch.
You can purchase this yarn here.
I usually use a 3.5mm hook when I work with Stylecraft Special DK, so it was a treat for me to go up a size to 4.5mm for this project to ensure that the work is not too tight.
I have now finished the corner-to-corner part and now I have decide what border to do. I don’t think that much of a border is needed, so I think I might just add a small border, maybe in cream.
I will get back to you with the finished blanket and more details on how I made this.
Over the last few days I have been trying to do a few new things. I thought I would try the ‘corner-to-corner moss stitch’. I found there are a few tutorials on YouTube, and followed one. Here are a couple of my efforts.
Overall I really enjoyed this stitch and found that it worked up quite quickly. II liked the way that the stitch did not have big holes, but I did notice that I felt that the blanket felt a little stiff and rigid.
Also this week I started making more granny squares. I used Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic) in magenta, blush and white.
Now to decide on the joining colour (I have an idea, but I want to test it first!).
Hopefully, next time I will show you progress on this.
I was really impressed with how quick this blanket worked up.
This pattern was the Corner-to-Corner Granny Square by Blossom Crochet. The YouTube video tutorial can be found on Blossom Crochet’s channel here. I did two rows of each colour in a repeating order of White, Lincoln, Grey, Pale Rose and Grape, until the end where there was one final row of White. I absolutely loved this pattern and the tutorial was super-easy to follow. I love the way that the blanket is lovely and square with perfect corners and straight lines.
I used Stylecraft Special DK (100% Acrylic) in colours White, Grey, Lincoln, Pale Rose and Grape (1 skein each).
I used a border that was outlined by The Patchwork Heart. I used the White yarn for the border. This was two rows of treble crochet followed by a row of double crochet, chain 3, double crochet in same stitch, skip stitch then repeat in next stitch (all UK terms).
The finished blanket is approximately 72cm x 72cm.
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I have never attempted a corner-to-corner crochet project before, but I have been inspired to try a corner-to-corner granny square by seeing some lovely projects on Instagram.
The pattern is wonderfully simple and easy to follow and is a YouTube tutorial by Blossom Crochet. This can be found on Blossom Crochet’s channel
I am using Stylecraft Special DK 100% Acrylic yarn in the following colours: White, Grey, Lincoln, Grape and Pale Rose. I am using size 3.5mm hook.
So far I am really impressed with how the edges are lovely and straight, and how quickly it works up. I am a little restricted as to how big I can make this as it looks like I might not have enough of the Lincoln to make it too big, so I think I will aim for about 70cm x 70cm.