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Title: House Divided Carpenter Wheel in C2C
Post by: jellybean89 on July 02, 2019 11:35:40 AM
This blanket was started in 2017 & then set aside until I started working on it again earlier this year. I'm so happy it's finally done!



Pattern: Carpenter Wheel in C2C (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carpenter-wheel-in-c2c) (Ravelry link, though it appears to have been taken down while it's rewritten)
Yarn: 4,543 yards of Red Heart Super Saver in Grey Heather, White, Gold, Soft Navy, & Hunter Green
Hook: I (5.5 mm)

I did enjoy working on it - It was fun to adapt the pattern to suit my plans. :)

This was my initial plan:


My colors were selected based on sports teams: Michigan (blue/gold) vs Michigan State (green/white). It's a gift for a cousin - she & her husband support different teams. ;D

I used this C2C (corner to corner) tutorial: https://makeanddocrew.com/how-to-corner-to-corner-crochet-c2c-for-beginners/
And this C2C join as you go tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kareF-B7JYk

My blocks are 12 x 12 squares instead of the 11 x 11 the original pattern required (join as you go requires even number of squares so that square directions are correct).

Where I stopped in 2017:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=747404)

Then when I picked it up again this year, I kept getting confused about where to switch colors, so I drew out my square layout on graph paper:


More in-progress pictures:

March 22: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=749817)

June 3: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=752413)

June 10: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=752760)

June 22: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=753580)


Title: Re: House Divided Carpenter Wheel in C2C
Post by: TheMistressT on July 02, 2019 12:06:02 PM
This is such a clever and fun idea with marvelous implementation and execution!


Title: Re: House Divided Carpenter Wheel in C2C
Post by: BigBangMomma on July 02, 2019 01:36:18 PM
This is really very beautiful!


Title: Re: House Divided Carpenter Wheel in C2C
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 02, 2019 04:38:34 PM
Beautifully done!


Title: Re: House Divided Carpenter Wheel in C2C
Post by: SiFi Mom on July 03, 2019 10:16:57 AM
Wow, gorgeous blanket.  The colours are fabulous.


Title: Re: House Divided Carpenter Wheel in C2C
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 03, 2019 04:05:30 PM
You are awesome. First just for finishing this beast, second, for making it, it's terrific. Great idea, beautifully stitched. I know how hard it is to part with something you've worked so hard on, and for so long. But I also know how much you sometimes never, ever want to see a craft again after working so hard for so long on it and I imagine that might be how you're feeling after all this time :D. Great job!


Title: Re: House Divided Carpenter Wheel in C2C
Post by: endymion on July 04, 2019 10:17:22 AM
What an accomplishment! Love that pattern. Very pretty!


Title: Re: House Divided Carpenter Wheel in C2C
Post by: jellybean89 on July 08, 2019 08:04:52 AM
Thank you all! :D


Title: Re: House Divided Carpenter Wheel in C2C
Post by: craftADDchick on July 21, 2019 10:21:04 PM
I'm impressed! I haven't tried C2C yet, but I love how you can graph it out to make almost any image. It's pretty neat how you were able to rework the original pattern, too.

Thanks for the tutorial link... I might give it a try eventually!