I recently became a King Cole brand ambassador. Pretty nifty, hey?! I get to play around with yarn and come up with new designs; my two favourite things! Being an ambassador means I get to try out new yarns that I wouldn’t otherwise consider. I know I’m not going to like everything they send me but hopefully it will push me out of my comfort zone and I’ll discover new, exciting things to fall in love with.
I’m not sure if this is technically an ad or not, I don’t think so because I don’t get paid. I get free yarn in exchange for giving King Cole a shout out. I don’t know how the relationship will pan out, I’ve never been an ambassador before! Let’s just see how things go…
This corner to corner crochet blanket, I’m calling it Striped Out, is the first thing I’ve made. Whilst C2C isn’t exactly nudging me out of any place of comfort, it is yarn I’d not normally choose and colours I wouldn’t ordinarily go for. However, it turns out that Paradise Beaches is a ridiculously soft DK and perfect for baby projects. I know some people who are having babies right now, so it’s great timing!
With the six balls I chose to use (there are two other colours in the solid colour range), I could easily make two baby blankets with a bit of juggling of the colour order. That means, if I tinkered with the chart, I could make a larger version. Not going to right now though, but I could if I wanted! Clarisabeth from Crochet Cakes suggested a black, white & grey version, which sounds totally awesome!
Anyway, I said I wasn’t going to do this anymore, well, not very often…. buuut I’m putting the chart here for free in case you’d like to make your own. The difference now is that I have also added a downloadable PDF download on Ravelry and Etsy that you can buy (20% off until the end of the month!). If you would like a seven page pattern with all the deets, you know what to do.
I thought it was a nice idea to have the opportunity for a freebie because everyone is stuck inside at the minute and might want something to do! 🙂