Get ready for a New Corner to Corner style crochet pattern!
When I was young, my grandma was amazing at crochet and always had something in the works. She crocheted an afghan for all of her grandkids with one exception. Me! You see, I learned to crochet when I was 10 years old and crocheted SO many blankets by the time I was 20. One day I asked my grandma when she was going to make me an afghan and my silly grandma kind of laughed and said I could make my own. She wasn't trying to be mean. I think in her mind, she thought I wouldn't need another blanket because I was making so many. Well, I didn't NEED another blanket but I DID want something she crocheted to always have and hold and love and appreciate because of who she is. While we were standing in her living room, she decided I could have an afghan that she had made for a friend (another silly lady!). This friend wouldn't accept the blanket because it was "to nice and so much work." The blanket was placed across my grandma's couch and I happily accepted it as a keepsake.
Spring ahead a few months to our family reunion. For many years, grandma would crochet an afghan to be raffled off at our family reunions to help cover the cost of food for the next year's party. Wouldn't you know it, I WON another afghan in this raffle!! Woot Woot!!! I now have 2 blankets made by grandma. I was so excited because now I could tuck one away for safe keeping and use the 2nd one to snuggle in.
While grandma never submitted any patterns to magazines, she was always tinkering with crochet stitches and coming up with her own creations. The blanket I won in the raffle was worked in a corner to corner style. I asked her for the pattern thinking it would be fun to make another one some day. She giggled and told me there wasn't a pattern because she just made it up as she went. She amazed me! Because of her, I had the courage to test the waters and come up with my own corner to corner style blanket.
Years later, my sister had a baby boy and named him Hunter. His dad likes to hunt a lot and another sister helped paint a fantastic nature scene on the wall in his nursery. This is when I came up with the Camo Afghan crochet pattern. I wanted to make it in the corner to corner style and also wanted it to seem natural in his room. The camo effect wasn't intentional but worked out well for what I wanted.
The Camo Afghan crochet pattern has 2 different versions.
The first (original ~ green or pink) version is worked from right to left and fastened off at the end of each row. Not only is this fun to work in camo colors but would be a PERFECT option for using up scrap yarn stashes, Rainbow colors or temperature blankets!
Instructions for the original version are available to view for FREE by continuing below.
The 2nd version (blue/black) works the colors in 2 rows allowing you to carry the yarn on the edges of the blanket and not have so many ends to weave in. This version is available in the ad free pdf.
The ad free pdf also includes written instructions and a stitch chart for both versions along with a stitch flow chart for Version 2. This is available HERE on my website or continue below for other purchase options.
A Scrumptious new year round throw
When Red Heart Yarns released their new Amore yarn, I HAD to try it. Just feeling the skein in the store made me clear the shelves (and I'm not joking!). Mind you, the shelves weren't very full of this yarn so I had to keep checking for more each time I went to town. It took some time to get the amount of yarn I wanted for a few different designs but the wait was SO worth it! If you haven't tried Red Heart Amore yet, don't wait any longer. It is so soft and flexible and comfy and feels like butter to work with.
***This post contains Affiliate links through which I may receive a small commission for purchases made at no extra cost to you***
The Wrapped in Ribbon Blanket is great for year round use! Using the Amore yarn, it drapes nicely and is comfy cozy for cool summer evenings. Using other 4ww yarns (as seen below) make this wonderfully warm for winter too.
Crochet Pattern Supplies and Details
The Traveling Arrows Throw crochet pattern is the final pattern in the Traveling Arrows Home Decor Collection. This crochet pattern is so easy to customize to your desired size making it a must have! You can quickly make a baby blanket for baby shower gifts, enjoy some time crocheting up a throw or if you're really adventurous, you can keep going to make an afghan to cover your bed. The beautiful ripple and texture in this crochet design are a sight to behold. You're sure to be complimented on your work over and over!
***This post contains Affiliate links for which I may receive a small commission for purchases at no extra cost to you***
Welcome to the MCAL for the Cabled Blooms Blanket!
A few words of encouragement before we start. The skill level for this crochet pattern is considered intermediate because of the use of post stitches and a few other stitches that a beginner may not be familiar with. I will be adding photo & video tutorials to help with those stitches so don't be afraid to try it out! It never hurts to try.
While I used Yarnspirations Caron Simply Soft Yarn for my pattern swatch, I will be using Premier Yarn's Everyday yarn for my full blanket. It's all about the color for me and it's ok to use something different. This pattern will work well using a variety of yarns. If you enjoy working with thread, consider working 1 section wide of the instructions to create a stunning table runner. If you enjoy working with baby yarn, go for it! If Red Heart Super Saver is your go to, go right ahead!
The size of your finished project will vary from mine but that's ok. I'll be giving you instructions to work as close to your desired size as you can.
***This post contains Affiliate links through which I may receive a small commission for purchases at no extra cost to you***
A personal Christmas gift
This past year, I've spent a lot of time reflecting on life, trying to figure out where I fit in and what my purpose is. I think we all go through that process from time to time and it's a good time to look at what we've been blessed with, appreciate what we have and think about how we can be better.
Last Christmas, I watched as my sister and her family all struggled with the thought of losing her brother in law. He was in his 30's and had been diagnosed with cancer. They weren't sure if he would make it through Christmas and it was such a hard and sad time for them. My heart hurt for all of them! He was married and had a teenage daughter and some younger kids. I can't imagine the heartache and emotions they were dealing with.
He was determined not to let it get him down and pushed through for his family until after the first of the year.
Hey there! Thank you for joining my blog here at Crafting Friends Designs. Grab your hook, some yarn and get comfy as we crochet some fun, unique and beautiful projects together.