Spirits of Life CAL: Part 5. C2C crochet again!

Welcome to Part 5 of Spirits of Life CAL! Since last Wednesday I have read lots of lovely comments about previous part. It was made in C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet and I know for many of you it was the first time to try this amazing and effective technique. Today we will continue to create colorful waves. The pattern is almost the same, but made in a mirror reflection.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 5. Corner-to-Corner crochet again! Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

If you missed previous parts of Spirits of Life CAL, please check General Information, Important Notes, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

I have a happy news for you. We are half through the CAL and since today all three crochet techniques will be repeated. But with different patterns, as I didn’t want you to be bored. Let’s take the second half of the CAL as examination in C2C, Mosaic and Overlay crochet. And I am sure, after your wrap is finished you will feel confident with your newly acquired crochet skills.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 5. Corner-to-Corner crochet again! Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes
 

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IMPORTANT: Please, be aware that all my patterns (free or paid) are protected by copyright. You are not allowed to copy, reproduce, redistribute (online or off-line), sell and edit them in part or as a whole. You are welcome to sell your finished items made by my patterns, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. Please, always credit me as the designer of these patterns. You are not allowed to share pdf-files created from my posts with anyone. If you would like more people to join my CAL – please, share a link to my blog with them. You can check Copyright page for more information.

Please, note, that some translations are being revised at the moment and will be added later. Thank you for understanding!

IMPORTANT: there was an error in yardages. For ORCHID: Yarn B=8-9g, Yarn G=15-16g

Part 5 - Afrikaans
Part 5 - Czech
Part 5 - Danish
Part 5 - Dutch
Part 5 - English (US)
Part 5 - English (UK)
Part 5 - Finnish
Part 5 - French
Part 5 - German
Part 5 - Hebrew
Part 5 - Norwegian
Part 5 - Polish
Part 5 - Portuguese
Part 5 - Spanish
Part 5 - Swedish
Part 5 - Russian






Part 5 (again) consists of two colorful C2C panels with dividers. I don’t want this blog post to be a long read, so please refer to Important Notes in Part 4, as they are the same for today’s part as well.
And here is a complete picture of how Part 5 should look in all three colorways.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 5. Corner-to-Corner crochet again! Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

I am often asked what is the length of crocheted fabric after each new part is added. It is very easy to calculate: put together figures for each part (you will find them in written patterns). After Part 5 you wrap’s measurements should be approx.: 56cm/22in (width) and 116cm/45.7in (length).
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 5. Corner-to-Corner crochet again! Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

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Waiting for Snow... Wintery Octagon Mandala - new pattern release

Don’t you think time is cruel? I seriously think so… It’s running (flying?) so fast that I can hardly keep up. Last year we celebrated Christmas with my friends. It was snowing and the weather and atmosphere was magic. And I am still warming these memories in my heart. But what? Christmas is coming again? Really? I am absolutely NOT ready! :) I haven’t even released any Christmas themed pattern so far. And I think I need to fix this. Today. 
Wintery Octagon Mandala - overlay crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Spirits of Life CAL is taking all my time and thoughts at the moment. But that’s not the reason not to design anything else, what do you think? Today I would like to show you a Wintery Octagon Mandala (yay, I have designed a new mandala!). This design was hiding in my desk for several months already. And I think now is the right time to bring it to the world.
Wintery Octagon Mandala - overlay crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

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The pattern is available on Etsy and Ravelry with 30% discount through Monday, November 13th. The pattern is discounted already and no coupon code needed. Next week it will be listed at a regular price.






As you can see, it’s not a traditional circle mandala but an octagon. I wanted it to look festive and wintery, and tried to imitate a snowflake pattern. Octagon shape is great for blankets, and it’s easy to square up.
Wintery Octagon Mandala - overlay crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

I made several samples in different color palettes, but some patterns are just born to be monochrome, with just two shades. And this is an example of Wintery Octagon Mandala. A good thing is that there are no yarn tails to weave, as both yarns are carried on the wrong side from one row to the next. By switching placement of two yarns you can get a different visual effect.
Wintery Octagon Mandala - overlay crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com
 
…Or you can make it in just one shade. I chose off-white. With hope that it will be snowing soon.
Wintery Octagon Mandala - overlay crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

I chose a linen stitch background (and I am officially in love with Linen stitch now) – same as for A Different Granny Square pattern. It helped to make crochet fabric very soft and draping. And at the same time added an “embroidery effect” to the background which gives a nice contrast to overlay stitches. I am very biased and I LOVE this pattern. And I am in love with each and every mandala created by my wonderful and helping testers.

What Wintery Octagon Mandala can be used for?


Wintery Octagon Mandala can be used in many different ways.

1. You can make just one mandala and use it as a doily/trivet or sew it onto ready fabric pillowcase.

2. Mandala’s center will become a wonderful potholder. You can even make two and sew them together for additional thickness and reverse look. The sample in the picture was made with three shades of Soft Fun yarn by Scheepjes*.
Wintery Octagon Mandala - overlay crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

3. You can add four corners to a mandala and it will become a square. A nice afghan block, or front decoration for your new pillow, maybe?
Wintery Octagon Mandala - overlay crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

4. If you complete only 8 first rounds, you will get a small star decoration. Great as Christmas hanging ornament, or bunting. Or even a festive table runner if you join small motifs together. I made mine with cotton yarn Catona*.
Wintery Octagon Mandala - overlay crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

5. And of course, Wintery Octagon Mandala can be used for large, textured blankets!! I have created a mini blanket with Colour Crafter yarn* by Scheepjes to show you how several octagons look together when joined. You may notice that octagons have a reverse colorway. It was also made on purpose to show you how different colors can play within the same pattern.
Wintery Octagon Mandala - overlay crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

 

What does the pattern include:


  • Instructions for an octagon (with 2 shades)
  • Instructions for joining motifs (if you would like to make a blanket): square, side triangle, corner triangle.
  • Instructions on how to assembly the blanket and make the border.Wintery Octagon Mandala - overlay crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

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Brief facts about Wintery Octagon Mandala Pattern:


  • Level: Intermediate (front post stitches)
  • Just two shades are used for this mandala, so no need to weave in tails.
  • Octagon Mandala can be used in a variety of ways: as a doily/trivet, pillow, potholder, hanging ornament, blanket.
  • The pattern is available on Etsy and Ravelry with 30% discount through Monday, November 13th. The pattern is discounted already and no coupon code needed. Next week it will be listed at a regular price.

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Spirits of Life CAL: Part 4. C2C Waves

Welcome to Part 4 of Spirits of Life Wrap CAL. If you are reading this, I believe you are right on track with previous parts. If not – don’t worry. The patterns and video tutorials will stay online and free forever. I hope this week will be a nice experience for both fans of C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet technique and those who have never tried it before. If you are familiar with C2C then this week should be relaxed and relatively easy for you. And if you are a newbie, here is the chance to learn something new again!
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 4. Corner-to-Corner Waves (C2C). Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

If you missed previous parts of Spirits of Life CAL, please check General Information, Important Notes, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Part 4 consists of three dividers and two C2C panels which are worked on the top of completed body of your wrap, diagonally with join-as-you-go method. C2C Panel 1 is made with three shades and C2C Panel 2 is a bit easier, as you will only use two shades for it.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 4. Corner-to-Corner Waves (C2C). Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

Please, note that this pattern doesn’t give basics of C2C crochet technique. If you want to practice before you actually jump to the CAL, please, try these two tutorials (HERE and HERE) by It’s All in A Nutshell and One Dog Woof. And to get a deeper insight into join-as-you-go method, you can try my Pastel Triangles pillow pattern HERE.

 

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IMPORTANT: Please, be aware that all my patterns (free or paid) are protected by copyright. You are not allowed to copy, reproduce, redistribute (online or off-line), sell and edit them in part or as a whole. You are welcome to sell your finished items made by my patterns, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. Please, always credit me as the designer of these patterns. You are not allowed to share pdf-files created from my posts with anyone. If you would like more people to join my CAL – please, share a link to my blog with them. You can check Copyright page for more information.

Important!!! There was an erorr in yardages for Part 4 - ORCHID only. You should use Yarn B=7g and Yarn E=21-22g.

Part 4 - Afrikaans
Part 4 - Czech
Part 4 - Danish
Part 4 - Dutch
Part 4 - English (US)
Part 4 - English (UK)
Part 4 - Finnish
Part 4 - French
Part 4 - German
Part 4 - Hebrew
Part 4 - Norwegian
Part 4 - Polish
Part 4 - Portuguese
Part 4 - Spanish
Part 4 - Swedish
Part 4 - Russian






As you may know already, C2C crochet is mainly worked from charts. I understand that it might be tricky for beginners, so I wrote detailed text instructions, row by row. While following them you can also refer to charts, and to the video’s. I believe with all kinds of written and visual directions Part 4 should not be difficult for you.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 4. Corner-to-Corner Waves (C2C). Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

Corner-to-Corner crochet projects can be made in one-two shades only. And with multiple colors. For me the hardest thing in this technique is to understand how exactly colors should be changed. To make Part 4 as easy as possible, I wrote the pattern in such a way that all color changes are made similarly.

Colors are always changed when completing slip stitch when two cells of different colors “meet” (pic 1) or when you need to change yarn on the edge. Holding both yarns behind work, insert the hook into space of next cell and complete slip stitch with new yarn (pic 2). Tighten previous yarn (pic 3). Now continue to work new cell with new yarn. Isn’t it easy?!
Change of colors in C2C crochet

A very important thing you should always keep in mind while following the pattern is that C2C Panels are joined to the wrap’s “body” with join-as-you-go method.

To join as-you-go you will attach C2C panel to main body of the wrap with slip stitches in the beginning or end of EVERY row. While attaching panel to the body of the wrap, you will skip one OR two stitches on the last row of the body. The rows of the panel on which you will skip only ONE stitch are marked with red dots in the chart. When joining the rest of the Rows you will skip TWO sts on the body of the wrap.
C2C crochet - chart

That sounds veeery tricky. I know! But don’t worry. Just follow the pattern row by row and you will understand the idea. You may ask why should you skip one or two stitches on the body? Why not to always skip one or always two stitches? The answer is very simple: C2C panel should match the body perfectly in size. I tried different ways of designing this part. But it was getting either too wide, or too narrow. And the final version you will see – works the best (trust me)!

Here are colorways for Spirit of the Lake, Spirit of the Volcano and Spirits of the Orchid wraps:
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 4. Corner-to-Corner Waves (C2C). Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes


Video for Part 4 is presented in two separate parts (so that it’s easy to watch):

  • Spirits of Life CAL was sponsored by Scheepjes. There are still kits available for purchase (at the time of posting) if you want to buy one. Check information HERE.
  • You can join Official CCC Social group on Facebook which is an official host of Spirits of Life CAL. You will get all needed support and help there. You can also join my Ravelry group HERE and ask questions in CAL threads.
UPDATE: Part 5 is HERE.

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Pastel Triangles Pillow: join-as-you-go in C2C crochet (video tutorial)

Corner-to-corner crochet technique (C2C) is great in many ways. It is very logic and easy, aimed to beginners. Being really easy it has endless possibilities for creation of unique and very intricate crochet fabrics. You can easily follow the chart and, more than that, you can create the charts by yourself!
C2C Pastel Triangles pillow - join as you go - tutorial by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

I have learned C2C about a year ago and totally fell in love with it. I used this technique for two parts of Spirits of Life CAL (next week the first part in C2C crochet will be released). I needed to join C2C panel with the body of the wrap, and I thought that join-as-you-go method is the best for this.

I made a small research and found a few tutorials on how to actually join-as-you-go in C2C. But many of them are describing how to join the squares. I thought what if I try to create a pattern with triangles and try to apply the same method. And it worked well. So I decided to make a video-tutorial and share it with you. Well, I am not saying it’s the first and only tutorial out there! It’s just mine, and with a certain pattern in mind.
C2C Pastel Triangles pillow - join as you go - tutorial by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

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What does “join-as-you-go” mean? It means you don’t need to crochet around each element and then join them all into finished fabric. Instead, each new element is seamlessly added to the previous one. Very handy and saves lots of time!
C2C Pastel Triangles pillow - join as you go - tutorial by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

 Important to Know


I created a crochet decoration for a fabric pillow cover. And used leftovers of Soft Fun yarn* by Scheepjes in 8 shades (see color key below, with the chart). I was trying to think of the best way to explain how I did everything. And here are some important things I’ve come up with.

1. If you want to create a crocheted fabric with triangles, you should think of them as if they were squares. My pillow cover is built in rows with squares, and each of them consists of 2 triangles. So every square is started with one triangle and then when desired size is reached, the yarn is changed and the square is finished with second triangle, as you normally do in C2C.

C2C Pastel Triangles pillow - join as you go - tutorial by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

2. Triangles “inside” each square are not the same size. For my pillow pattern I made them with 7 and 8 rows. But of course you can make them bigger (or smaller). And of course you can make your piece with any number of triangles (= in any size)!






3. It is important to understand how first several triangles are joined together in each row, and the rest of the row is just a repeat of what has been made already.

4. When you join new triangles, it is important to watch the direction of the stitches: they should not be placed in the same direction (see picture below).
C2C Pastel Triangles pillow - join as you go - tutorial by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Ideally wrong and right sides of closely situated blocks should also alternate. But sometimes it is not possible, and to be honest I don’t think is it absolutely necessary. In the end it doesn’t have any impact on the final look of the project. At least it’s not visible in my pillow.

How to Read the Chart


Please, note that this tutorial is not aimed to teach C2C crochet. If you have never tried it before, please, check information about C2C technique HERE and HERE (tutorials by One Dog Woof and It’s All In A Nutshell)

I’ve created the chart to show you layout of my colors. Please, read it in “rows of squares”, from bottom to top and from right to left. The order of triangles in every row is marked with numbers. The starting point of each triangle is marked with arrows. After Rows 1 and 2 are completed, the rest of the pattern is repeating of Row 2. When entire piece is finished, work the border around it.
C2C Pastel Triangles pillow - join as you go - tutorial by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Colour key in Soft Fun yarn* (given for Row 1):

Triangle 1 – shade 2624,
Triangle 2 – shade 2604,
Triangle 3 – shade 2613,
Triangle 4 – shade 2466,
Triangle 5 – shade 2531,
Triangle 6 – shade 2423,
Triangle 7 – shade 2611,
Triangle 8 – shade 2431.

Instead of explaining with words how I joined triangle together, I created a video tutorial for you. Hope it will be clear and helpful!


C2C Pastel Triangles pillow - join as you go - tutorial by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

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Spirits of Life CAL: Part 3. Overlay crochet squares

Welcome to Part 3 of Spirits of Life Wrap CAL. My feeds on all social media are flooded with beautiful pictures of your wraps. And wow! So many new and amazing color combinations! I am very happy you had fun with Mosaic crochet last week. And today you will improve your skills in overlay crochet technique.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 3. Overlay crochet square. Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

If it’s your first time to see this CAL, please check General Information HERE, Part 1 and Part 2.
This week is about overlay crochet squares. You will complete 4 of them – each with a new placement of colors. So all your squares will be different, and you will definitely not be bored.

The square consists of central medallion (made with Catona) and then 4 corners (with Spirit yarn) are added. And to frame everything you will add a final edge with Catona again.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 3. Overlay crochet square. Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

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IMPORTANT: Please, be aware that all my patterns (free or paid) are protected by copyright. You are not allowed to copy, reproduce, redistribute (online or off-line), sell and edit them in part or as a whole. You are welcome to sell your finished items made by my patterns, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. Please, always credit me as the designer of these patterns. You are not allowed to share pdf-files created from my posts with anyone. If you would like more people to join my CAL – please, share a link to my blog with them. You can check Copyright page for more information.

Part 3 - Afrikaans
Part 3 - Czech
Part 3 - Danish
Part 3 - Dutch
Part 3 - English (US)
Part 3 - English (UK)
Part 3 - Finnish
Part 3 - French
Part 3 - German
Part 3 - Hebrew
Part 3 - Norwegian
Part 3 - Polish
Part 3 - Portuguese
Part 3 - Spanish
Part 3 - Swedish
Part 3 - Russian






The pattern says every square should be 14cm large – after blocking. Of course this is valid only in case you have correct gauge and your previous parts were the same size as given in the pattern. If your gauge is a bit off – don’t worry. We will find the way how to fix this.

Please, measure the width of your blocked piece and divide it by 4. This is what your square size (blocked) should be. For example, if width of your wrap is 60cm, your square should be 60:4=15cm. And if your width is, say, 52cm – the square should be 52:4=13cm.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 3. Overlay crochet square. Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

You can achieve correct size either by blocking (stretching your square to bigger dimensions), or making small tweaks with the pattern. You can try and play with hdc/dc/tr (US terms) stitches on rounds 7 and 8, and on the final round of the edge. If you feel your square is not getting desired size, try to replace stitches on these rounds with either shorter or longer ones. I hope this small trick will help you!

As on previous parts, please, weigh your yarns carefully and check yardages for each color in a table for Part 1.

And here are my squares joined for each color way. Please, feel free to join them in another order if you wish!

Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 3. Overlay crochet square. Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

And here is the video! If you would like to see break-down in time for every round, please, visit my YouTube channel HERE.


  • Spirits of Life CAL was sponsored by Scheepjes. There are still kits available for purchase (at the time of posting) if you want to buy one. Check information HERE.
  • You can join Official CCC Social group on Facebook which is an official host of Spirits of Life CAL. You will get all needed support and help there. You can also join my Ravelry group HERE and ask questions in CAL threads.
UPDATE: Part 4 is HERE.

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Spirits of Life CAL: Part 2. Mosaic Adventure

Hello! How are you? If you are reading this, it means you are probably following Spirits of Life Wrap CAL. And you have probably finished Part 1 released last week. My Facebook feed was flooded with wonderfully beautiful pictures, and they made my heart happy. Part 1 was quite straightforward and easy to follow. And I hope today’s Part 2 will be not very challenging as well. If it’s first time you hear about Spirits of Life CAL, please, check General information HERE.
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 2. Mosaic crochet adventure. Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

Are you prepared for a mosaic adventure? Today’s pattern uses Mosaic crochet. If you studied Important Notes for the CAL HERE and practiced a bit, you probably know already what is waiting for you. If not – don’t worry. I prepared detailed written instructions with pictures. And video, of course!
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 2. Mosaic crochet adventure. Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

**IMPORTANT** What I would ask you to do is weigh all your colors again before and after Part 2 is finished. And carefully compare and put notes about used amounts into the table, which you can find in Part 1. Mosaic fabric should stay the same width as previous part. No flairs should appear on the edges. If you have them, it means your chains are not tight (and it also means you will use more yarn).

To solve this problem you have two options:

  1. To make all chains tighter, or
  2. Reduce all amounts of chains by one. So if pattern calls for ch2, make ch1 instead, and so on.

The fabric should not be too stiff and the edges should stay straight. These are basic rules for Part 2. Good news is that there are no tails to weave in. You will work with two colors only changing yarn after every other row. Without cutting it.

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IMPORTANT: Please, be aware that all my patterns (free or paid) are protected by copyright. You are not allowed to copy, reproduce, redistribute (online or off-line), sell and edit them in part or as a whole. You are welcome to sell your finished items made by my patterns, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. Please, always credit me as the designer of these patterns. You are not allowed to share pdf-files created from my posts with anyone. If you would like more people to join my CAL – please, share a ink to my blog with them. You can check Copyright page for more information.

Part 2 - Afrikaans
Part 2 - Czech
Part 2 - Danish
Part 2 - Dutch
Part 2 - English (US)
Part 2 - English (UK)
Part 2 - Finnish
Part 2 - French
Part 2 - German
Part 2 - Hebrew
Part 2 - Norwegian
Part 2 - Polish
Part 2 - Portuguese
Part 2 - Spanish
Part 2 - Swedish
Part 2 - Russian






And here is an order of colors for all three colorways:
Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 2. Mosaic crochet adventure. Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

I’ve created a video tutorial to help you understand the placement of stitches on every row. As already mentioned, my video’s don’t have voice explanations (they are silent). I’ve got many questions about this on YouTube. And I have really many reasons to keep them as they are. I did my best to carefully show every stitch, and hopefully my video tutorial will be helpful.

For the needs of the video I have made a sample with just two repeats. You will be making more repeats for your own wrap (as per pattern). I marked first or last stitch in every repeat to show you how it looks. And then I am showing the end of every row. So in fact video does illustrate the entire pattern.

And I've added something extra this week. If you open video in YouTube and click "SHOW MORE" in description, you will see a break-down timing for every row. So now to find an exact row you don't need to watch/scroll the whole video :)



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Please, take your time to block entire piece after Part 2 is finished. During next several weeks your wrap will be growing in different directions. And it will be very handy to keep dimensions under control.

EDIT: if your gauge is obviously different (smaller or bigger), please don't stretch your fabric too much to given measurements. Just block it "wisely" to get straight edges. And be careful with next parts so they fit together well. And don't worry :) But be aware that if your wrap is coming out bigger you will naturally need more yarn to finish it...

Spirits of Life Wrap CAL: Part 2. Mosaic crochet adventure. Designed by www.lillabjorncrochet.com in collaboration with Scheepjes

A short remind:

  • Spirits of Life CAL was sponsored by Scheepjes. There are still kits available for purchase (at the time of posting) if you want to buy one. Check information HERE.
  • You can join Official CCC Social group on Facebook which is an official host of Spirits of Life CAL. You will get all needed support and help there. You can also join my Ravelry group HERE and ask questions in CAL threads.
UPDATE: Part 3 is HERE


Happy crocheting and see you next week!
(...but I will probably post more this week... My C2C pillow with triangles is almost finished.)

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Having Fun with C2C crochet

C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet technique is something new to me. I have seen lots of amazing afghans created by other people but my own acquaintance with C2C happened not so long ago. First time I tried it while making Last Dance on the Beach blanket (Scheepjes CAL 2016). My friend Carmen introduced a simple C2C square and I had lots of fun making it. And when I first made it myself C2C crochet technique didn’t seem so difficult and complicated anymore.
How to join as you go in C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet. By www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Suddenly I felt confident enough and used it for several parts of Spirits of Life CAL which started this week (see Part 1 HERE). I wanted to recreate zig-zag pattern and C2C appeared to be the best and easiest “tool” for that. I’ve learned how to change the colors, and I also had to use a join as-you-go method which I have never tried before. If you follow Spirits of Life CAL you will be doing C2C parts in several weeks already.
 How to join as you go in C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet. By www.lillabjorncrochet.com





Apparently there is not so much information about join as-you-go method for C2C crochet. I was lucky to find nice video-tutorials but they explain how to join the squares. I thought it would be nice to also try it with triangles maybe? Colorful triangles always look great in “patchwork” patterns. And I thought of creating a pillow cover using leftovers of Soft Fun yarn by Scheepjes and C2C.
How to join as you go in C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet. By www.lillabjorncrochet.com

What I am doing is definitely not an invention of something new. And most likely there are some tutorials about the same thing already. But I thought I would create my own – not just to show the joining method, but to show method for exact pattern.
How to join as you go in C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet. By www.lillabjorncrochet.com

I have remade my sample a few times already trying to understand the best way of joining triangles. And I think I am almost there. I can’t wait to finish the pillow and show it to you. And I will also complete a video-tutorial to guide you through every step I made.

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