Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A Tale of Five Blankets: Chapter 10

Hello there!

Thank you all so much for your interest in my Starlight Baby Blanket that I had introduced in my last post! I'm not quite finished with writing down the pattern yet, but I'm working on it! :)
Meanwhile I can show you another blanket that I've finished recently. It's a c2c (corner-to-corner) graphic blanket with a cute little lion:


I have to admit that I'm very pleased with how it turned out, considering that it was my very first try at c2c-crochet. For the past few years I haven't been following the crochet trends, so c2c was something I had missed completely.

When I discovered some c2c graphghans on Pinterest a while ago, I knew immediately that I had to try this awesome technique! The only problem I had with the available graphic patterns was, that they're not easily adjustable to the size of the blanket you want. Using these patterns, I would have ended up with a much smaller or much bigger blanket than I had planned. But luckily - and that's the nice thing about c2c - it's pretty easy to make your own pattern.

So I just browsed the free cliparts on the internet, found a cute picture of a baby lion, and turned it into a pixel graphic, using the online tool Stitch Fiddle.


This is an amazing tool that allows you to enter the desired number of rows and columns before it transforms your picture into a pixel graphic. Of course there was some fine-tuning and editing necessary, because the original output had like ten different shades of yellow that I had to combine somehow. I also removed some details that looked blurry in the pixel graphic, and adjusted some blocks so that the face and the body of the lion looked symmetrical.

 

For my blanket I used Stylecraft Special DK in Cream, Lemon, Saffron, Spice, Walnut, and Sherbet. The pattern has 44x45 blocks and with the border (some rounds of dc's and a bobble edging) the blanket measures 75x75cm.


I love the endless possibilities that this technique offers and can't wait to make another one (with a different picture of course). This one is for sale now (only in Germany) in my new DaWanda-Shop.


Thanks for visiting today, hope next time I'll be back with the promised Starlight pattern!

6 comments:

  1. Aww, this is pretty cute. I have only tried C2C in little blocks and the possibilities are endless aren't they?

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  2. Aww so cute...
    I love it so much x

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  3. It's so cute, I have made a C2C blanket but have yet to try a picture like this. :) x

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  4. trés sympa !! tu pourrais participer a mon défi>grannys>projets du jeudi c' est génial
    a bientôt biz

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