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Friday, February 24, 2017

How to Crochet Mini C2C for the Calleigh's Clips Graphgan

Need help getting started with our 
Calleigh's Clips Baby Blanket/Graphgan? 
Never tried a C2C stitch, other wise known as Corner to Corner? 
I'm here to help walk you through learning this stitch 
with a video series!

How to Mini C2C 

For full details on the project and the graphs that go with it 
see the post linked below.


Part 1 : Intro and Increasing


Coming soon

Part 2: Decreasing
Part 3: Edging 
Part 4: Joining
Part 5: Border

Calleigh's Clips Baby Blanket Mini C2c Graphgan - Square 4 Flower

How are your squares coming? Are you ready for number 4. I love this one because it's a simple flower with little color changes! 
This past week I was able to start filming the video tutorial for those that need assistance learning how to do the mini c2c and working from a graph!  You can find Part 1 on Youtube



Here is a link to the full materials list, other squares and 
project details! 

SQUARE #4 - Flower

Hook : G-HOOK (4.00mm)

Each Square measures around 8x8 inches
Final project measures : Approx 28 x 28 inches

Gauge isn't essential! Whew! LOL! I know you wouldn't make a swatch anyways. haha! 

Colors needed : Hot Rose, Desert Glaze, & Ivory


*Each Square on the graph represents one square in the mini c2c stitch
Start at box 1 with mini c2c working diagonally up to box 29, Do not Fasten off

Edging: Working around the entire square (sc, ch 2) between each square. In each corner (sc, ch2, sc, ch2) Fasten off and weave in ends.  (I'm working on a video for this!) If you need a visual. You can always add this later If you aren't sure.

Watch for square no 5 & 6 next week!! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Calleigh's Clips Baby Blanket Mini c2c Graphgan - Square 3 - Ladybug

Yay! It's time for Square #3! I'm in love with this adorable ladybug! The Ladybug is special because it represents the first ever Cuddle Critter Cape design that started this wonderful crochet design journey for me 7 years ago! 

Here is a link to the full materials list, other squares and 
project details! 

SQUARE #3 - Ladybug

Hook : G-HOOK (4.00mm)

Each Square measures around 8x8 inches
Final project measures : Approx 28 x 28 inches

Gauge isn't essential! Whew! LOL! I know you wouldn't make a swatch anyways. haha! 

Colors needed : Hot Rose, Charcoal, Ocean, & Ivory


*Each Square on the graph represents one square in the mini c2c stitch
Start at box 1 with mini c2c working diagonally up to box 29, Do not Fasten off

Edging: Working around the entire square (sc, ch 2) between each square. In each corner (sc, ch2, sc, ch2) Fasten off and weave in ends.  (I'm working on a video for this!) If you need a visual. You can always add this later If you aren't sure.


Watch for square #4 later in the week as well as some video tutorials! I'm finally feeling better and won't sound so stuffy. 


Friday, February 17, 2017

Calleigh's Clips Baby Blanket Mini c2c Graphgan - Square 2 - Tree


 I hope you are excited for square #2! It's a tree. I enjoyed making this square because of minimal color changes. It's simple but fun! You can jazz it up by adding some extra dots of color in the tree if you wanted for apples, oranges or other fruit by filling in the squares you desire. 
This is where you can get creative and unique. 

Here is a link to the 1st square, full materials list and Project details! 


SQUARE #2 Tree

Hook : G-HOOK (4.00mm)

Each Square measures around 8x8 inches
Final project measures : Approx 28 x 28 inches

Gauge isn't essential! Whew! LOL! I know you wouldn't make a swatch anyways. haha! 

Colors needed : Ivory,  Mid Green, & Toasted Almond
**You will only need a tiny bit of the Toasted Almond color (light brown). It will only be used it in this square so a very small amount of a brown shade you have will work to with out having to buy a full skein if you would like. 

*Each Square on the graph represents one square in the mini c2c stitch
Start at box 1 with mini c2c working diagonally up to box 29, Do not Fasten off

Edging: Working around the entire square (sc, ch 2) between each square. In each corner (sc, ch2, sc, ch2) Fasten off and weave in ends.  (I'm working on a video for this!) If you need a visual. You can always add this later If you aren't sure.


Watch for square #3 early next week! 




Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Calleigh's Clips Baby Blanket Mini C2C Graphgan: Square 1 - Owl

I'm so excited to share with you my latest design! I had this idea to use my logo to create a graphgan. I'd never made a graphgan myself before and thought it would be too much work, to much yarn and oy, those color changes! So many ends to weave! 
I have made c2c blankets and I love the stitch, so I decided to just jump in with it! 
I recently learned mini c2c stitch, basically you use a hdc stitch instead of a dc so it uses less yarn and make a smaller square.  I fell in love even more! 

I designed 9 whimsical squares and have a few ideas for more. I'll be posting about 2 squares a week over the next 5 weeks! The last week I'll share the last square and border I used. I'm not holding an official Crochet along but if you want to make one as I post each week. I'll be fresh to answer questions along the way. You are welcome to post on my facebook page,  group or tag me on instagram @calleighsclips so we can have fun together! 

Since I used the mini c2c stitch all my info will be based off that but feel free to have fun with this. 
Use a different stitch, c2c, bobbles, sc, your preferred graph method. 
You can use different colors, yarn sizes or hook choices.
 You are not stuck on what I use. Be creative and have fun! 

If you are a planner like me, I have a materials list for the whole blanket. If you have a decent stash like I do I had every thing on hand already. I'm doing good sticking to my no - new yarn ban. 

See Release Schedule at the end of the post! 

Be sure to add this to your Raverly Favorites and link up your projects so I can see your progress. 


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Materials for full project 

I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn Worsted Weight 
1 Skien each: 
Peacock, Ocean, Hot Rose, Yellow, Desert Glaze, Charcoal, Toasted Almond, Mid Green
2 Skien's : Ivory (Main Color or Background color)

Hook : G-HOOK (4.00mm)

Each Square measures around 8x8 inches
Final project measures : Approx 28 x 28 inches

Gauge isn't essential! Whew! LOL! I know you wouldn't make a swatch anyways. haha! 

Need help getting started! Video Tutorials on they way! 



SQUARE #1 OWL 

Colors needed : Peacock, Ocean, Mid Green, Desert Glaze, & Ivory 

OWL GRAPH

Each Square on the graph represents one square in the mini c2c stitch
Start at box 1 with mini c2c working diagonally up to box 29, Do not Fasten off

Edging: Working around the entire square (sc, ch 2) between each square. In each corner (sc, ch2, sc, ch2) Fasten off and weave in ends.  (I'm working on a video for this!) If you need a visual. You can always add this later If you aren't sure.

Watch for the next square later in the week.
Curious what the other squares might be???

It's all based off my logo! So you'll just have to wait and see what's next! I hope to design more bonus squares too! You can do so much more than just a blankets! Pillows, Wall hangings, purses and more! Enjoy! 



Week of Feb 13- 19

Square 1 - OWL 



Week of Feb 20- 26 


Square #4 - Flower

Week of Feb 27 - March 5 

Square 5 

Square 6
Week of March 6 - 12 

Square 7 

Square 8
Week of March 13 - 19 

Square 9 , Joining squares and border