If you follow any crochet blogs or facebook posts then more than likely you have seen the C2C craze!
I taught myself this afghan pattern by watching this video tutorial – VIDEO
The C2C (or Corner to Corner) afghan is relatively simple to make and works up pretty quickly! It is such a fun way to make diagonal stripes and the pattern can easily be adjusted for a baby blanket up to a king size blanket.
The other new craze is a new yarn that only Michael’s Craft Stores carry. It is the new Caron Cake yarn! It was originally distrubuted for the 100th anniversary of Caron yarns and was only going to be sold for a month, but it became so popular that it sold out in most areas in a week! With the popularity of the yarn, they are putting it back in production full time and stocking it back on the shelves. It will be available again sometime between October – December. If you are lucky enough to still have some in your Michael’s store you may want to snatch it up! I purchased enough for 2 sets of blankets and a scarf and hat set.
Caron Cakes are 20% wool and 80% acrylic. 7.1 oz and 200 grams with approximately 383 yards. It is a medium (4) weight yarn and the recommended crochet hook size is H.
So, I combined both the C2C afghan with a few skeins of the Caron Cake yarn in Funfetti and made this adorable throw blanket for my 8 year old daughter for Christmas.
This pattern is quickly becoming my favorite for making a quick afghan that doesn’t have a lot of holes in it but has a nice texture and pattern! Happy hooking!!!
To make the border for this afghan I crocheted 3 rows of double crochet around and then added 1 row of scallops with 7 double crochets per scallop.
to make this throw sized blanket I used 5 Caron Cakes.