{Corner to Corner Crochet} C2C Chunky Heart Graph


c2c heart

This heart shaped corner to corner, C2C, chunky crochet rug has been one of my most popular projects ever….and you know what, it is EASY! After seeing lots of C2C projects online featuring hearts – washcloths, blankets, potholders – i thought it might be fun to make a great big chunky blanket based on the same idea. I was confident i could create the chart (graph) myself, so i grabbed some grid paper and started scribbling.c2c heart

There are some great C2C tutorials online, so i’m not going to reinvent the wheel, but instead i’ve provided you with a little list to get you started.

Once you understand how c2c stitches are made, the hardest part is counting your blocks and locating where the colour changes occur. It’s important to constantly refer back to your chart in case you’ve made a mistake. The only way to rectify mistakes is to undo!
c2c heartMy chunky corner to corner blanket is made from Panda Soft Cotton Chunky in white and green. I used about 10 balls of white and 3 balls of green to make a decent size blanket, so approximately 13 balls in total. It was lots of fun watching the heart appear in the blanket.c2c heartAnd finally, here is the chart that i created for my blanket. If you don’t feel confident in creating your own graph, you are very welcome to use mine. I used stitch fiddle to create this simple chart. Enjoy!c2c heart chart graph

{Crochet} Easy Peasy Chunky Beanie

crochet beanie patternBeanie weather is upon us and this Easy Peasy Chunky beanie pattern is fun and QUICK to make. The pattern is written UK Terms, but i have included shorthand instructions at the end of this tutorial in both UK and US terms. I have already made four of these beanies this week and the week isn’t over yet! Soft and stretchy – this beanie will fit a child from about 12 years to your average adult. I have used the same pattern for all of my family members and they range from age 12 to ffff….excuse my stutter…fforty. This pattern is written for 1x ball of DMC Natural XL and is available at Yummy Yarn and co. 

Hook – 7mm

Stitches  –

  • magic ring
  • ss – slip stitch
  • ch – chain
  • tr – treble
  •  htr – half treble
  1. Using a size 7mm crochet hook, form a magic ring.
  2. Work 10dc into the magic ring and ss into the first dc to finish round. (10dc)
  3. Ch2 (counts as 1tr), work a tr into the same stitch. Continue to work 2tr into each stitch from the previous round. Ss into the top of the initial ch2 to finish round. (20dc)
  4. Ch2 (counts as 1tr), work a tr into the same stitch. Work 1tr into the next stitch. Alternate between 1tr and 2tr into each stitch from the previous round. Ss into the intial ch2 to finish the round. (30tr)
  5. Ch1 (counts as 1htr). Work 1htr into each tr from the previous round. Ss into the top of the initial ch1 to finish the round. (30htr)
  6. Ch1 (counts as 1htr), work 1htr into the same stitch. Work 1htr into the next stitch. Alternate between 2htr and 1htr into each stitch around. Ss into the initial ch1 to finish the round. (45htr)
  7. Ch2 (counts as 1tr). Work 1tr into each stitch from the previous round. Ss into initial ch2 to finish the round. (45tr)
  8. Ch1 (counts as 1htr). Work 1htr into each tr from the previous round. Ss into initial ch1 to finish the round. (45htr)
  9. Ch2 (counts as 1tr). Work 1tr into each htr from the previous round. Ss into initial ch2 to finish. (45tr)
  10. Ch1 (counts as 1htr). Work 1htr into each tr from the previous round. Ss into initial ch1 to finish the round. (45htr)
  11. Ch2 (counts as 1tr). Work 1tr into each htr from the previous round. Ss into the initial ch2 to finish the round. (45tr)
  12. Ch1 (counts as 1htr). Work 1htr into each tr rom the previous Ss into initial ch1 to finish the round.
  13. Ch2 (counts as 1tr). Work 1tr into each st from the previous round. Ss into initial ch2 to finish the round.
  14. Ch1 (counts as 1htr). Work 1htr into each tr from the previous round. Fasten off! Finished! For smaller heads, work a dc around for the final round.

Depending on your tension you should have enough yarn leftover for a small pom pom. Use your favourite method for making pom poms  – I  like using clover pom pom makers or the old fashioned cardboard donut works a treat too. Or you can follow my very easy pom pom making tutorial here.

Shorthand Instructions for Clever Chooks

UK

  1. Magic Ring
  2. 10dc into ring (10dc)
  3. 2tr into each dc (20tr)
  4. 2tr, 1tr around. (30tr)
  5. 1htr into each tr (30htr)
  6. 2htr, 1htr around (45htr)
  7. 1tr around (45tr)
  8. 1htr around (45htr)
  9. 1tr around (45tr)
  10. 1htr around (45htr)
  11. 1tr around (45tr)
  12. 1htr around (45htr)
  13. 1tr around (45tr)
  14. 1htr around and fasten off (45htr) (or 45dc for smaller heads)

 

Shorthand Instructions for Clever Chooks

US

  1. Magic Ring
  2. 10sc into ring (10sc)
  3. 2dc into each dc (20dc)
  4. 2dc, 1dc around. (30dc)
  5. 1hdc into each dc (30hdc)
  6. 2hdc, 1hdc around (45hdc)
  7. 1dc around (45dc)
  8. 1hdc around (45hdc)
  9. 1dc around (45dc)
  10. 1hdc around (45hdc)
  11. 1dc around (45dc)
  12. 1hdc around (45hdc)
  13. 1dc around (45dc)
  14. 1hdc around and fasten off (45hdc)(or 45sc for smaller heads)

dmc  natura just cotton

{Crochet} Chunky Monkey Rug

chunky crochet rug

When our DMC Natura Just Cotton XL arrived in store at Yummy Yarn and co, i just knew i needed to design a pattern for a chunky floor rug. The beautiful thing about this yarn is that it is 100% cotton and so soft! It is an easy project to complete on the weekend as this chunky yarn works up quite quickly. This rug can be used as a little floor rug, a lap blanket or even as a fancy bath mat. It’s a very versatile project. Personally, i wouldn’t use it high traffic areas as it’s more of a decorative piece. I’ve got mine on the ground near my bed and it feels so good stepping onto it in the mornings. Anyway, enough chitty chatty blah blah – here’s the pattern in UK terms. I’ll have some US instructions at some stage when i get spare moment. Don’t forget if you make this rug i’d love to see it, so please use #chunkymonkeycrochetrug on social media. :)

chunky crochet rug

You will need

  • 6x balls of DMC Natura Just Cotton XL (makes a rug around 93cm)
  • 1 crochet hook size 6.5mm
  • yarn need and scissors

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Round 1 – Begin with a ch6, then ss into the first ch to make a loop. Ch2, tr2tog (counts as 1xtr3tog), then ch1. Work 7 more (tr3tog, ch1) into the loop and then ss into the top of the first tr3tog. (8x tr2tog, 8ch)

 

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Round 2 – ss into the ch-1 space and ch3, tr (counts as tr, ch1, tr). Work (tr, ch1, tr) into each ch-1 space around. Ss into the top of the first tr. (8 x tr, ch1, tr).

 

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Round 3 – ss into the ch-1 space, ch2, tr2tog (counts as 1tr3tog), then ch2. Work another tr3tog in the space between the two (tr, ch1, tr) groups then ch2. Continue to work (1tr3tog, ch2) in every ch-1 space and into each space between the (tr, ch1, tr) groups. Ss into the top the first tr3tog (16x tr3tog,ch2 groups)

 

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Round 4 – ss into the next ch-2 space, work ch4, tr (counts as tr, ch2, tr). Continue to work (tr, ch2, tr) into each ch-2 space. Ss into the top of the first t. (16 x tr, ch2, tr groups)

 

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Round 5 – ss into the first ch-2 space, ch2, tr2tog (counts as 1tr3tog), then ch1. Work 1tr,ch1 into the space between the (tr, ch2, tr) groups from the previous round. Continue to work (1tr3tog, ch1) into each ch-2 space and (tr, ch) into the spaces where there are two tr side by side. That is, (tr3tog, ch1, tr, ch1) repeat around.  Ss into the top of the first tr3tog. (16x tr3tog, ch1, tr, ch1)

 

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Round 6 – ss into the next ch-1 space and ch4 (counts as 1tr, ch2). Continue to work 1tr, ch2 into each ch-1 space around. Ss into the top of the first tr. (32x tr, ch2)

 

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Round 7 – ss into first ch-2 space and ch4, tr (counts as tr, ch2, tr). Continue to work tr, ch2, tr into every ch-2 space from the previous round. Ss into the top of the initial tr. (32x tr, ch2, tr)

 

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Round 8 – ss into the next ch-2, ch5 (counts as 1tr, ch3). Continue to tr, ch3 into each ch-2 space from the previous round. ss into the top of the initial tr. (32x tr, ch3)

 

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Round 9 – ss into the first ch-3 space and work  4dc. Continue to work 4dc into each ch-3 space from the previous round. ss into the first dc. (128dc or 32groups of 4dc)

 

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Round 10 – ss into the next 3dc and then into the space between the 4dc groups. Ch4, tr (counts as tr, ch2, tr) then ch1. Continue to work tr, ch2, tr, ch1 into each space between the 4dc groups. Ss into the top of the first tr. (32x tr, ch2, tr, ch1).

 

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Round 11 – ss into the ch-2 space and ch2, 2tr (counts as 3tr). Then work 1tr into the ch-1 space. Continue to work 3tr into each ch-2space and 1tr into each ch-1space around. Ss into the top of the first tr. (128tr)

 

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Round 12 – ch2, (counts as one tr), then work 1tr into each of the next 2 stitches. Work 2tr into the next stitch. Continue to this pattern of 1tr, 1tr, 1tr, 2tr  alternating into each stitch around. Ss into the top of the first tr. (160tr)

 

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Round13 – Work 1dc into the next four stitches and then 2dc in the fifth. Continue this patter of 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc around. Ss into the first dc. (192 dc).

 

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Round 14 – ch5, skip 3dc and ss in the next stitch. Continue to ch5, ss in every 4th stitch around. (48x ch5)

 

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Round 15 – ss into the 3rd ch of the first ch5 group, then ch5, ss into the next ch5 group. Continue to ch5, ss into each of the ch5 groups around. (48x ch5)

 

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Round 16 – ss into the next ch-5 space and ch4 (counts as one tr, 1ch ), then work (tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr) into the same space. *Ss into the next ch-5 space. Work (tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr) into the following ch-5 space.* repeat from * to * around. Ss into the top of the first tr. (24x tr groups).

 

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Round 17 – ss into first ch-1 space, ch2 (counts as 1tr), then (tr, ch1, tr) into each of the next two ch-1 spaces, tr in the last ch-1 space. Work 1htr into the spaces either side of the ss from the previous round. Repeat this pattern around – tr, (tr, ch1, tr), (tr, ch1, tr), tr, htr, htr. Ss into the top of the first tr. (24x groups).

 

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Round 18 – ss into the centre of the ‘petal’, ie. In between the two (tr, ch1, tr) groups. Ch5, then tr in between the two htr, ch5, ss into the top of the ‘petal’. Repeat from * to * around. (48x ch-5, 24htr, 24ss)

 

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Round 19 – ss into the 3rd ch of the first ch-5 space. *Ch5 then ss into the next ch-5 space. * Repeat from * to * around. (48x ch-5, 48ss).

 

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Round 20 – ss into the first ch-5 space, ch3 (counts as 1tr, ch1). Then work tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr into the same space. *Ss into the next ch-5 space, then in the following ch-5 space work, tr, ch, tr, ch, tr, ch, tr, ch, tr, ch, tr. * Repeat from * to * around. (24x petals)

 

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Round 21 – ss into the first ch-1 space, ch2 (counts as 1tr), then (tr, ch1, tr) into the next 3 ch-1 spaces. Work 1tr into the following ch-1 space and then htr on both sides of the ss from the previous round. Repeat this pattern around – tr, (tr, ch1, tr), (tr, ch1, tr), (tr, ch1, tr), tr, htr, htr. Ss into the top of the first tr. (24 Petals)

 

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Round 22 – ss into the first ch-1 space and ch2, 2tr, ch1 (counts as 3tr, ch1). Work 3tr into the next ch-1 space, ch1 and then 3tr into the following ch-1 space. Into the space between the two htr from the previous round work (1tr, ch1, 1tr) ss into the top of the first tr. (24x petals)

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Round 23 – For the final round work one dc into each st to finish. Fasten off. Hooray!

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