My 3 year old has been asking me since I made the Apple Blanket if I would make him a Mickey blanket. He's a bit obsessed with Mickey Mouse at the moment and insists on being snuggled up in a blanket every time he sits down to watch TV. So I brainstormed how I wanted it to look and how I could go about making it easy but still include a few colors. I wanted to choose colors that go along with Mickey's Clubhouse instead of just the classic Mickey colors. This pattern went through SO many revisions before I finally decided I liked it. I even ripped out half my work when I realized I didn't like the orders the colors were in.
I'm happy with the final product and i'm ready to share it so you can go and make one for the Mickey lover in your life!
I used Hobby Lobby's I love this Yarn and a size H (5mm) crochet hook.
I ended up using one skein of each of these colors: Red, Black, Yellow and Aqua, and 4 skeins of white.
If you're not familiar with Corner to Corner crochet I definitely recommend checking out some videos online and learning. I feel like I picked it up quickly and the possibilities are endless!
Here's the graph for you to follow. Using the yarn and hook size I mentioned the blanket turns out to be a perfect square 45x45 inches. Its large enough for an adult size lap blanket and pretty much drowns my 3 year old. HA!
I finished my blanket with a border of single crochet around, followed by half double crochet around and then finished it with another single crochet around. I put 2 stitches in each corner to keep them from curling.
I think it would also be cute just a simple black and white blanket! Go crazy and get creative!
I finally decided I needed to get behind the C2C crochet craze! I have seen it everywhere! People are making some pretty incredible things! So I jumped in. I thought for DAYS about what I was going to do. I didn’t want my first blanket to have too many color changes since I was a newbie.
I’ve had this idea to crochet my husband an Apple blanket (he’s a huge fan!) for a long time but I never really knew the best way to go about it. Enter C2C. Only 2 colors and a super simple design.
I needed some help coming up with the right dimensions of the logo so I could make a pixel graph and make sure the blanket turned out the right size. So I recruited help from the biggest computer geek I know (the husband), gave him an idea of how I wanted it to look and how big I wanted it, and he used his wizard magic and designed me a perfectly sized apple logo!
I used stitchfiddle.com after we had the graphics designed to get the graph. I highly recommend it for any C2C project.
Lucky for you I’m totally willing to share the awesomeness so you can make one for the Apple fan in your life! (Find it at the bottom of the page!)
I used Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek in Grey and White. The same yarn I used for my most recent Baby Blanket
I’m kind of in love with the softness of this yarn. I ended up needing 6 skeins of Grey and 2 Skeins of White. Depending on how you crochet this could change a little for you.
I made it easy on myself and ended up not needing to cut any yarn tails by attaching a grey to each side and white in the middle like this:
Once I got to the top leaf I did need to cut my yarn and reattach a few times but it only left me with a few ends to weave in at the end. I did a HDC border around and finished it off with a SC all the way around.
I am seriously blow away with C2C. It’s amazing how it all came together and I love the blanket (so does my husband, which is important since I made it for him. Ha!)
We have this cool building in our city with a bunch of famous peoples faces done in pixel art. Steve Jobs happens to be one of them so of course this photo was necessary.
The blanket turned out to be about 36x48 inches. The perfect lap blanket. Feel free to use the graph below.
I hope you enjoy! Happy Crocheting!
*Please note: this is strictly fan art. I am not affiliated with Apple.
I have a fun pattern for you today!
I spoke to my mom on the phone recently and she mentioned she was feeling tired and stressed as she has been working lots of overtime. I decided she needed a little sunshine in her life so I set out to send her something fun! I thought flowers would be just the ticket! Since we are multiple states away, sending real flowers wasn't really an option so crochet ones seemed like just the thing!
I quick search brought me to this fun pattern by Naztazia
I wanted mine to be on the smaller side since I had to mail them, so I didn't follow her instructions exactly.
To make them like I did you will need:
Lion Brand 24/7 cotton in colors Ecru, Lilac, Cafe Au La, and White
Purchase all colors from Amazon using the link below:
Size F (3.75mm) Crochet Hook
You can follow the instructions for the pattern HERE
After making all 4 flowers I grabbed my floral wire and folded it in half like this:
Insert it into the center of your flower and twist the 2 ends together to secure it. I twisted my ends all the way down to the bottom just to make sure it wouldn't slide out of the flower. I then used the floral tape and starting at the top wrapped the wire all the way to the bottom. Make sure you stretch it tight as you are wrapping so it sticks to itself.
I then grabbed my white yarn and chained about 100 chains and tied it around all 4 flowers in a bow.
Thats it! SO easy and I can tell you it will brighten anyones day! My mom was so surprised and so happy! She has the bouquet sitting in her front room :)
I have had a lot of requests for a simple baby blanket. After some thought I decided to give it a go. I wanted to create something super easy but also a little fun. This blanket only uses half double crochet stitches. It doesn't get any easier than that! It works up fairly quickly and doesn't take much concentration - my favorite kind of project (Hello Netflix and crochet!) :)
I chose grey and white for my blanket because its gender neutral and very much in style at the moment. Go crazy with any color combination you want! I think my next one is going to be lavender and white! Yarn Bee has quite a few color choices so theres lots of options.
This blanket turned out for me to be about 32 inches by 42 inches. I used Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek from Hobby Lobby. This is the first time I have used this yarn and let me tell you, it is my new favorite yarn. It is ridiculously soft and gives amazing definition to the project.
Let's dive right in!
You will need:
Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek in Light Grey and White
3 balls of white and 2 balls of light grey
I (5.50 MM) crochet hook
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends (optional)
To begin (with WHITE) chain 100
HDC in the 2nd chain from the hook, HDC across.
Continue to HDC back and forth in rows until you have 15 rows of white.
Switch to grey. Cut your white yarn leaving about a 6-8 inch tail. When you start crocheting with your grey leave a tail about the same length as the white before your first HDC. This allows you to tie the 2 tails together. Leave the tied ends hanging- you will come back to these later!
HDC 15 rows of grey, switch to white.
You will continue to crochet 15 rows of grey and 15 rows of white until you have 4 white stripes and 3 grey stripes. Your blanket should start and finish with white. Be sure you have 100 HDC's all the way across each row so your blanket has straight sides.
Tie off your white after your last HDC and grab your tapestry needle to weave in your ends. You will have a white and a grey tail at every block color change. Just be sure you are weaving in your ends into the right color block so they can't be seen.
And thats it! So easy and it looks and feels amazing!! Let me know what you think or if you have any questions in the comments below!
I have been crocheting my heart out lately and I just wanted to share my latest project with you. I just finished this adorable crochet beanie. It turned out absolutely perfect. I will definitely be wearing this for the rest of the winter.
I found the pattern HERE go check it out and whip one up for yourself, you won't be disappointed. For my hat I used Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek from Hobby Lobby. It is so unbelievably soft and worked up perfect for this hat. Don't be afraid of the fur pom pom. It was seriously the easiest thing I have made! You can find the instructions for it on the same page as the pattern! I hope you enjoy it!