Big Reveal – The Corner to Corner Blanket and one Christmas present COMPLETE!

Friday Find (16th October 2015) - Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket www.yarnya.co.ukI have finished my first Christmas project and what a quick make it was. I shared this beauty of a blanket with you on Friday (if you missed that then you can see my Friday Find post on the corner to corner blankets here) as I only started it on Thursday evening and I stitched my last double crochet last night.

The particular person this present is for doesn’t read my blog (as far as I’m aware), but I knew I wanted to make them a blanket pretty much all year. I just couldn’t decide which blanket to make … they’re all so pretty! Then I started seeing LOADS of graph blankets using the corner to corner (C2C) method and everyone was saying it worked up really quick. A fast blanket – sounds perfect! So I set about planning this project.

I followed this Red Heart pattern, which also has a video tutorial by the Crochet Crowd for those who prefer visual learning. To be honest though, I didn’t even end up looking at the pattern as the video showed me all I needed to know. I winged the border as I couldn’t decide what pattern to follow, but am pretty pleased with how it ended up.

Big Reveal - The Corner to Corner Blanket and one Christmas present COMPLETE!  www.yarnya.co.uk

After about 23 hours of work I have finally finished. It feels like it was a lot quicker than that but because I didn’t have many plans this weekend I was able to sit down and spend 4/5 hours at a time working on it while A played Destiny with his friends. Win win for both of us!

Big Reveal - The Corner to Corner Blanket and one Christmas present COMPLETE!  www.yarnya.co.uk

Big Reveal - The Corner to Corner Blanket and one Christmas present COMPLETE!  www.yarnya.co.uk

Here’s some facts about this project:

  • Yarn used – Stylecraft Special Chunky in Spice, Gold, Copper and Lemon
  • Number of balls of yarn used – I bought a total of 12 balls. Deramores had an offer on Stylecraft back at the end of August so I got these at a bargain price!
  • Size – 125cm square
  • Hook – 7mm

Big Reveal - The Corner to Corner Blanket and one Christmas present COMPLETE!  www.yarnya.co.uk

I only had a few scraps of each ball left after I had finished the border. Too small an amount to keep or use to add an extra border row … so I decided to make some decorations to add the finishing touch. I chained the left over scraps together with a 9mm hook to make the cord. I then still had some of the Lemon and Copper colours spare, so I used this free Granny Star Pattern to make a pretty star for each end of the tie.

Big Reveal - The Corner to Corner Blanket and one Christmas present COMPLETE!  www.yarnya.co.uk

And Voila!

Big Reveal - The Corner to Corner Blanket and one Christmas present COMPLETE!  www.yarnya.co.uk

All 12 balls completely used … well except for all the trimmed off ends 🙂

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22 comments on “Big Reveal – The Corner to Corner Blanket and one Christmas present COMPLETE!
  1. […] 1) First up, as you may remember, I have finished the Corner to Corner blanket that I shared with you a few weeks ago (Look here to see the C2C blanket in all it’s glory). […]

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  2. Leonor says:

    I love the blanket! It looks really comfy 🙂 And the finishing touch just sends it over the top. The person who is receiving it is very lucky.

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  3. Maggienesium says:

    Beautiful! And what adorable presentation! I may not be knitting for the hols, but I’m definitely making some cute shapes like this to wrap with 🙂

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  4. I love this blanket, the decorations make it extra special 🙂

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  5. Gigi says:

    Really beautiful and love your decoration too!

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  6. Lovely colours and your decoration is so cute. A lovely idea for a gift.

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  7. Maureen Gurney says:

    Goodness me it looks wonderful and like others say so quick. Super talented xxxx

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  8. nanacathy2 says:

    Gosh so quick and so lovely!

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  9. Bessie V says:

    It really is gorgeous!!

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