C2C crochet, a wool basket & a quilt

26/02/2016 § 2 Comments

Have you discovered c2c (corner to corner crochet) yet?

It’s brilliant – absolutely brilliant!

c2c crochet

And so simple.
I watched an internet clip that I can’t now locate, but there are loads of them on You Tube.  It took just a couple of minutes to learn how to start a new row and that’s it!

c2c crochet

I hooked up a cushion, using scrap yarn (mainly Debbie Bliss), in no time.  I used some variegated balls and some soft colours – I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

c2c crochet

As you can see, the cushion has been moved from one rocking chair to another and sits happily on either.  This is such a quick method of crochet and the little grey cells are able to concentrate on other things whilst the hook is doing its stuff!  Simple chain counting (6 at the beginning of each row) then 3 at the beginning of each cluster of 3 trebles (uk).  It’s an absolute breeze!

See the little basket for my wools?

basket1

Inspired by Crazy Mom’s Pixie Basket last week, I ran up a slightly larger one for my WIP wools.  I stitched some scraps together and started with two 6″ x 12″ pieces then added a pretty Susie Watson heavier weight cotton for the lining and used offcuts for the handles.  To add a bit of structure to the sides, I ran a line of stitching at the bottom seam on the two long sides.  It’ just perfect for moving a few balls of wool around as you do – in search of the perfect rocking chair!

Needless to say, the next c2c project is underway …

c2c crochet

And a little quilt has been finished …

Walk in the Woods Quilt

It’s a dear sweet little quilt called Walk in the Woods – perfect for a cot or over your lap. There’s an upcoming story about this and a few other quilts that I’ll share with you when all the details are finalised.

One more finish (to my home), thanks to Trevor-the-builder …

Remember a few days ago I couldn’t use my new back door?

new back door

raised deck

What a clever chap he is!  A raised deck with a handrail that I designed especially wide enough for a morning cuppa.  I love the way he used the cladding to cover up the old back door (on the right of the photo).

So, lot of finishes this week and I’m linking up with Finish it up Friday – which I love!

Happy Weekend everyone!

Adaliza x

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