Helloo!! How’s it going? It’s all crazy here at the minute, I have many “things to do” lists strewn about the place! One thing I can tick off the list is: stop worrying about the Geo Rainbow blanket pattern. It’s out now! This month’s Inside Crochet (issue 90) is in the shops. There are loads of great patterns in there but when I opened it’s pages, I went straight for my colourful crochet blanket.
EDIT: This pattern is now available to buy on Ravelry HERE
I made the front cover! Excuse me for getting excited; it’s very novel. I’m mega proud of what I’ve achieved over the last few months and I’m taking time to shirk off the modesty and say “yay me!”. I absolutely believe everyone should do this from time to time. Just stop and tell yourself how great you are, because it’s true! Stop worrying about others and concentrate on yourself for a while.
The idea popped in my head around October/November and the first stitch was made at the end of December. It was born from a crochet cushion I made last August, this one….
It’s funny where ideas take you. I liked the geometric pattern but there was no way I wanted to make a whole blanket out of such small stitches (even though I have since done exactly that, with a chevron blanket!). The best way of getting the look I wanted was to go C2C.
Not only do I have a published pattern in this issue but there is also have an article about how to do the corner to corner stitch. I submitted the finished blanket in February; in May I was asked if I fancied having a go at writing a “mini masterclass”. I said yes because you can’t say no, can you?!
For the article I made a swatch, with each stage photographed so I could show how to do all the important bits of c2c. Breaking it down was fascinating. It makes you realise just how much work goes into all the crochet that we do. Think of all those twiddly twists made with hook, yarn and fingers!
Lots of yarn is used at the same time. It’s so much fun to see it all jumbled together. I was (surprisingly) pretty fastidious about keeping it well organised. There’s no way you want this lot to get in proper tangle.
The people behind the magazine would like to take my blanket to Yarndale this year! How fab is that?! I do hope I can make it up to Skipton for September. I don’t relish driving for 5+ hours on my own but I’d love to go…dilemma.
Corner to corner is really popular at the moment. What do you think? Is it something you’d like to try? Have you made a a graphgan before? I’d love to hear. Do let me know. Cheers. X
39 thoughts on “Geo Rainbow C2C Crochet Blanket”
Beautiful stretched well.. Oh how I wish I was there relearning my love for crocheting from you.. Congratulations on ur pattern publish… And ur mini masterclass… I have no words to describe your attention to detail… Looks perfect
Thank you very much 🤗
Thank you so much! 😀
Well done – how exciting to be famous! I see that the nursery was styled by the lovely Claire Montgomerie – she did your blanket proud. It looks amazing!
Hehe, thank you very much!! I have one of Claire’s books, it’s fabulous.😄
I know her from the days she used to teach at West Dean College and work in Loop and we’ve stayed in touch.
Ooh really?! That’s cool. I didn’t know that she’d worked in Loop. Gosh, I’d love to visit that shop!
Your blanket is GORGEOUS! Well done on all the brilliant bits of the magazine you did, it’s definitely time to say yay you!!
I’m hoping to go to Yarndale…. I’m not sure which day yet but I have birthday money burning a hole in my pocket and I think it needs to be spent on yarn 😄 Xx
Thank you Teresa, I love your C2C cushion you’re doing too!
I know I won’t have much money to spend if I make it to Yarndale but I’d probably spend spend spend anyway… I’m still umming and ahhing about whether to go. I thought about getting a bus but I should probs just grow a pair and drive it. 😀 xx
Thank you! I’m also thinking of combining the c2c and your yummy granny sq bag pattern… can you see what I’m thinking?!
Let me know if you do decide on yarndale… you could drive/bus to Nottingham and I’ll drive the rest! Xx
That is a marvellous idea!! I want to make one now too!
Yarndale is constantly tickling the back of my brain. I’ll let you know. Thanks for the offer! xxx
Wow that is so awesome! Congratulations for getting your article and pattern in print! 😀😀
Thank you ever so much! I’m really pleased (in case you couldn’t tell!! Haha!)
Congrats Rosina! 🙂 🙂 Yes, you have certainly done yourself proud! 🙂
Cheers! I’m still super excited about it, I’m expecting a crash at any moment! haha. X
Congratulation!! Gorgeous and hope the mag arrives Down Under soon so I can get a copy.
Thank you so much Meredithe!
Ooh yay! That’d be great. 🙂
Such a beautiful blanket! Congrats on the double magazine publication 😊 I’m sure so many people are looking forward to trying c2c now!
Hope so! It’s a fab stitch and most people get addicted!!
Ooh, your blanket looks lovely! And congrats for getting featured in the magazine!
Cheers! I’m super chuffed that you like it! xx
That’s so great Rosina, absolutely delighted for you!!! 🎉🎉🎉
Your blanket looks great, is that your picture ….. the one with the little bed ? Very nice indeed
You’ll be super famous yet
Cheers Maura! I only took the ones for the masterclass article. I tried to take photographs of it when it was finished but it was a bit of a bugger to get it right.
It’ll be champagne for breakfast soon Haha! … :/
Oh totally yes ! And youlll forget all of us 😉
Congratulations! You should be proud of yourself, you’ve done amazingly. The blanket is gorgeous 😍
Thank you so much! I’m still going round, patting myself on the back!! I guess it’ll wear off soon and then I’ll have to design something else :/
Congratulations on being published, that’s awesome! The blanket is beautiful
Thank you so much Jennifer! I think it’s awesome as well! 😀
How exciting! Congrats! 😀 Will have to pick up a copy when I see it xxx You probably know that I’m obsessed with c2c!
Thank you Celine! I was really envious when I saw your current C2C, love it! 😀
Congrats on your magazine spread! The blanket is beautiful! I’ll have to give c2c a try, especially if I can make projects like this!
Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it. Yes, you must! It’s a really great stitch. And super speedy, which is always a bonus!
Oh, amazing! A spot on the cover and you got namechecked by the editor too… Keep patting yourself on the back, I reckon you’ve earned it! Congratulations 😀
Heehe!! Thank you!! 🤗
Love that c2c blanket!
Thank you!! I’m dead pleased with it (in case you couldn’t tell!!). 😀