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#C2CMAL2018 March WIP and Pattern update

Can you believe it’s April already? How time just seems to get away from you sometimes. I would like to look back on March and see what it has brought to my temperature blanket I am making as part of my C2C Make Along 2018.  I am using 35 shades of  Scheepjes Maxi Sweet Treat, which are 25g balls, but you can just as easily use the bigger  Scheepjes Maxi Suger Rush  which are 50g. I use a 2.5mm (US 4) hook, but I know that many of you needed to drop a hook size to get your work to look nice.

Scheepjes Suger Rush and Sweet Treat yarn is available from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Knotty House (US), Love Crochet (US), Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU) and many other Scheepjes Stockists. Under Resources you find everything for need for the Make Along.

Resources

March 2018

March was all over the place temperature wise, seriously. The month started COLD with daytime maximum temperatures below freezing and ended with warm spring days of 15C (59F) and many ups and downs in between.  This month I have added a few new colors to my blanket, and that makes me happy every time it happens.

I notice that many of you are also happy when you introduce a new color to your blanket. Please keep on sharing your WIPs in my Facebook group  It’s all in a Nutshell Crochet Nuts, I love seeing your work grow. Here is my work growing over the past month.

The people from the weather forecasts say that April promises to bring spring temperatures, and maybe even a warm spell up to 20C (69F) which would introduce orange to my blanket, so looking forward to the warm weather. Both for my blanket and for my soul, I don’t do cold very well.

LARGE update in the pattern

I have been estimating the size of the blanket based on the first 3 months we have worked so far. I have taken a look at the size of the blanket and I think it will be a bit too narrow and a bit too long. I have decided to change the point at which we keep the diagonal of the blanket constant. I have pushed the start of the second phase of the blanket back to May 25th so that the blanket has a diagonal of 145 pixels. This will mean that the blanket becomes wider and less elongated than the previous version of the pattern. As a consequence I have also changed the date at which we start to decrease again. All updates are in the written pattern.  Please take a moment to look at the updated pattern

How to make your own #C2CMAL2018 blanket

To make your own blanket you need to align temperatures to colors. I have given you an example in my Color Chart C2C Temperature Blanket Make ALong 2018.  However, feel free to change the range of the temperatures to better suite your local situation. I have decided to use the maximum temperature registered by the official weather station in my city as the temperature for each day of the year.  You can use the Empty Color Chart to register the temperature in your city so that you can keep track of which color goes where. Finally you need the pattern, we are going to keep increasing the diagonal for some time still, so just keep going for the time being.

Share your C2C Make ALong #C2CMAL2018

Maybe you would like to make a blanket along with me? If you are joining me and making a C2C temperature blanket with me I would LOVE to see your blanket progress. Use the hastag #C2CMAL2018 on Facebook and Instagram to help me find it, share your work in my It’s all in a Nutshell Crochet Nuts group on Facebook or tag me in one of your posts.

In a few weeks I will share what March looks like.

With love,

Esther

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1 thought on “#C2CMAL2018 March WIP and Pattern update”

  1. Oh gosh, it is looking great! Roll on the warmer colours…
    I am still finishing my Last Dance blanket (hmmmm), but this will be my next big project – might only be next year at this rate!

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