Monday, 28 April 2014

C2C Square

I have noticed C2C (corner to corner) blankets have become very popular at the moment.  I wrote the instructions for a workshop and have decided to share them with you.  The extra pictures of work in progress is a blanket being worked from the instructions by my daughter, Louise.

C2C is very easy to learn and grows quickly if you like granny squares this is even easier.

I have also made a blanket based on this square which I called... Coral Blanket

C2C Square 

Double knitting yarn and 4.50 hook

1. Ch.6, work 1tr. in 4th ch. from hook, 1tr. in next 2ch.

2. Ch.6, turn work 1tr. in 4th ch. from hook, 1tr. in next 2ch., position 1st row so that the last tr. is at the bottom, ss. into 3ch. space, ch.3, 3tr. in same space           

3. Ch.6, 1tr. in 4th ch. from hook, 1tr. in next 2ch., position the larger piece so that the narrow row is at the top, ss. into 3ch. space, 3ch., 3tr. in same space, ss. into next 3ch. space, 3ch., 3tr. in same space

Finish off 1st colour. Changing colours at the end of the row  by working the last pull through of last colour using the next colour

Repeat last row increasing the number of steps on each row until your blanket is the width you want it to be.

Decreasing row

1ch., turn ss. across next 3tr., and ss. into 3ch. space, 3ch., 3tr. in space., ss. into space 3ch., 3tr. in same space, continue to end of row.

You should now have 1 block less on this row

Repeat this row until  you have worked only 1 block

Work in progress blanket...

Please let me know if you manage to follow the pattern and make a blanket.


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Ballerina Belles Pattern

Hi, just thought I would tell you about a recent pattern I designed, Ballerina Belle.  She is approx. 7inches (18 cm) tall with cute ballet shoes and tutu.

Her hair is in a neat ballet bun.

She is worked in double crochet with double knitting yarn.

Pattern is available on my website with free postage until May.  Please let me know if you have any comments or queries.

Alison x

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Knitting and Stitch at Rheged in Penrith

Last weekend my husband, Phil and I went to Rheged in Penrith for the Knitting and Stitch show.

Setting up the stand...

The show was very busy and we met lots of lovely people and also sold lots of patterns.  We hope to do this show again next year.

We had a bit of time to explore around Grassmere, Aira Force, Ullswater for a few days after the show.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Worked hard today, more sorting yarn and stock taking, made lots of mess.  The only way to do things is empty everything out and put it back the only trouble is it looks tidy but I can't get everything back where it came from.

On the plus side I have finished a small octopus pattern...