Showing posts with label C2C. Show all posts
Showing posts with label C2C. Show all posts

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Strawberry Square - Community Garden CAL

 Welcome to my blog and the latest square in the Community Garden Crochet A Long! 

If you've found your way here without knowing what the CGCAL is, please head over to the Sunflower Crochet Cottage Blog and read about it here, then don't forget to come back! 

Keep reading, the free graph is at the end of this blog post!

There are 2 ways to join this event.

  1. Collect the pdf patterns as they become available. A new square will be released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until October 12th. Then we will join and border our blankets. The PDFs will be available either for the duration of the CAL or a couple of days, but the patterns will be available for free from the designers’ blog posts for at least the duration of the CAL. The round-up below will let you know as the squares become available and what the coupon codes etc you need are. All you need to do is scroll down to that square’s photo, grab the code and click the photo to be taken to the link you need.
  2. Don’t want to wait for the squares to become available? Want to start your favourites right now? Concerned you may miss something by collecting them one by one? That’s OK! There is an e-book available for you to purchase for an amazing $12.99.


The 132-page e-book has been lovingly collated and contains:

  • A contents page so you can easily find the square you would like to work on and print out specific pages if you do not want to print out the whole thing in one go
  • All 20 featured squares – chart, written and colour block instructions for each square.
  • PLUS 4 bonus squares that are currently not available anywhere else!
  • A step-by-step photo tutorial for how to do the joining method I used
  • Written instructions for the stunning border 
  • Designer credits – a list of the places to find each participating designer and how to get in touch with them. So if you would like to follow them on social media that would be welcomed!

About the Strawberry Square
Depending on your background colour, you only need three colours to make the strawberry square, red, green and white. If you want to use another background colour - then make sure you have white, off-white or even yellow for the seeds. 

I used 8ply/DK weight yarn and a 4mm hook and my square measures  35cm/ 15 inches
Helen (from Sunflower Crochet Cottage) has used Aran weight yarn (Paintbox Simply Aran) and a 5mm hook. Her squares measure approx. 46cm/18 inches. You'll also need scissors and a tapestry needle. It's a good idea to wind off sections of yarn to create bobbins, which eliminates long floats of yarn at the back of the work. 

I've been so delighted by the finished blanket, but you can make fewer or more squares - double up on your favourites, to fully customize your blanket. 

The blanket is designed using the traditional corner-to-corner method (6 chains and 3 dc/ tr (UK), but you could use the mini C2C technique (5 chains and 3hdc/htr (UK) 


Look at Sunflower Crochet Cottage's learn to corner to corner course.

OK, now you are ready for the graph, right?

This graph will stay here, free, on my blog, and a PDF copy will be available on Ravelry if you'd like to own your own copy - please note, the Ravelry download is a chart only. Make sure you get the code before you download (Code is live on 30th September - if you are too early, check back later!)

Then once you have the code, you can download a chart from Ravelry by this link. If you'd like to share a project on Ravelry, you can also link it to the pattern page. 

Happy Crocheting, Emma. 

Copyright © 2022 Emma Wilkinson Designs All Rights Reserved No restrictions are placed on finished items made with this pattern, however, the pattern may not be resold or copied in any form. Pictures remain the property of Emma Wilkinson Designs 

Friday, March 25, 2022

Choc Top Lollipop - Sweet Treats CAL chart

 Welcome to Week 9 of the Sweet Treats CAL.  -  a c2c blanket made up of squares featuring the designers' favourite treats! 

If you haven't seen the CAL so far, you can catch up over on our host's blog post at the stardust gold crochet blog. Click the pink banner below. A BIG thank you to Tasha who has put this whole blog hop together and all the other designers who made this possible. 

My chosen treat is a lollipop! I can't really say there was a specific reason I chose it: the idea was fully formed minutes after I heard that Tasha was looking for designers. I was very keen to join in with a bright, pop art-inspired image. 

This pattern is a chart only, and the blanket uses the mini c2c technique. However, as a chart, you can get creative and change the technique if you so choose! Keep scrolling for the chart!

If you would like the very detailed written instructions, along with all the other patterns, there is an option to purchase the eBook. Click below to be taken to my affiliate link. 

The CAL is sponsored by Wecrochet, and the yarn used is Brava Worsted.

My colours are Rouge, White, Sienna and Marina

The suggested hook size for this project is 5mm, but use whatever size gives you your ideal drape. 

And one more thing, if you would like to download a copy of the chart as a PDF, I have added one to my Ravelry Store. Please remember this is a chart only. The chart will remain here in this blog post, so downloading isn't essential, I just wanted to offer the option. Click the pink banner below to be taken to my Ravelry store to download the chart.

For more help and information, and links to the other squares in the CAL, please refer to Stardust crochet's post. 

I really hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it! 

Happy Crocheting,


Sunday, January 23, 2022

Sweet Treats CAL & Blog Hop

 Welcome - my first post of 2022 - and I have an announcement for you! Starting very soon is the Sweet Treats CAL & Blog Hop!

>>Hosted by Stardust Gold Crochet - you can get all the information here<<

And Sponsored by We Crochet


The blanket is going to be made up of C2C squares, and a free chart will be provided each week. However, if you've never tried C2C before and want to give it a go, then it may be worth investing in the eBook, which is incredibly detailed and takes you through a full stitch tutorial, as well as written instructions. The eBook contains all the patterns and charts if you don't want to wait!

By purchasing through the above affiliate link, I will earn a commission.

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have seen a sneak peek at my square of the blanket! A Lollipop! All the squares are bright and fun, and you'll soon have a blanket that's perfect for the young, and young at heart.

The CAL begins very soon - I'll keep you up to date!

Happy Crocheting, and Happy 2022


Monday, January 28, 2019


I've been slowly updating the blog in small ways this month.

I'm hoping that it is more accessible to those who struggle reading on a screen, by changing the background to white, and a font change. If it causes any issues, this is something I would love to know about.

I have added a few links in the bar at the top of the blog, and some of those are works in progress. There are a couple of ways to help support the blog - which you can find in the 'support me' section. Some are free, like sharing a free pattern online, or  signing up as a pattern tester, but a couple of ways to support by making a purchase.

I'll have a free pattern available in early February, right here on the blog, and currently have a Valentine's day special running on the Hug cushion (pictured above) You can grab the pattern, no code necessary, by clicking here

If you would like to get the pattern AND all the yarn to make it, you can on LoveCrochet. Two of the colours have been discontinued, but I have added substitutes.

Thanks again for reading and your continued support!


Sunday, January 28, 2018

Crochet Hearts and Hugs - Pattern Round up!

Did you know my first crochet blog was called 'How to Crochet a Heart'? I had quite a few heart patterns, and they still remain close to.. my .. heart!

Today.. In time for Valentine's Day, I'm sharing a few of my favourite heart themed patterns. Click the pattern name to get to the pattern site.

This is my newest pattern - a cushion cover with a patchwork heart. Made with paintbox yarns, this is currently avaliable on the LoveCrochet site. 

A gorgeous heart, with a floral centre, by Vivid Kreations.

Keep your hands warm (while you crochet!)

A compass rose; let those travelling know your thinking of them. 

This sweet granny square themed heart is By Jennifer from Crochet to Play. I imagine this would make some fabulous rustic wedding decor.

A free pattern on this blog!

If you do make one of these crochet heart patterns, please let me know! You can add a project on Ravelry, or tag us on Instagram!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Newsletter- sign up for FREE C2C tutorial.

Everything that is 'old' is new again, and by that it seems that the best way to stay up to date is via newsletter subscription.

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As I'm still learning *HOW* to manage an email newsletter system, there are a few kinks.. I've just learnt how to send out a Welcome message! (You know I'd rather be crocheting and designing!) 

Included in the welcome message is a mini tutorial 'How to C2C'. This is going to come in very handy this year, as I have a few C2C patterns coming out!

If you would like to sign up AND learn how to C2C, then fill out the form below!

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Please note that this is different to the Pattern Signup List, which are sent out as required. You can find the link to this list HERE