A few weeks ago I started a project just for me! I am obsessed with La Croix Sparkling Water (especially the Pamplemousse/Grapefruit flavor) and I give credit to this refreshing bubble water for helping me kick my diet coke habit which in turn helped me lose all my baby weight! You can read my Weight Watchers Success Story HERE if you are interested in seeing some fun before and after pics! So I thought the idea of crocheting a blanket, using the corner-to-corner method, with an image of a La Croix can would be a fun project 🙂
I used the pampelmousse pixel graph image that accompanies THIS cross-stitch pattern. It costs $4.50 on Etsy to purchase the graph. You can actually buy several different flavors from the La Croix line. They all come as cross-stitch patterns but you can use the pixel graph in the cross stitch pattern the same way you would use a pixel graph for a C2C project!
I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn in the most perfect colors: Grey Heather, White, Watermelon, Strawberry, Country Peach, Robins Egg OR Blue Mint (I screwed up a little and told you Blue Mint originally and then realized I was actually using Robins Egg – you could use either!!), and Royal Blue. Shop all colors HERE at Yarnspirations.com and use the coupon code RCMFBSS20 at checkout!
If you are unfamiliar with C2C, here is what you need to know:
I used the Corner-to-Corner (C2C) method to crochet the graph.If you aren’t familiar with the C2C technique, I have a video class available HERE for purchase that teaches you this technique! The Crochet Crowd also has a very helpful video tutorial for FREE that shows you the basic technique of corner-to-corner crochet. Check that out HERE.
Instead of the traditional C2C method of using DC’s and chain 3’s to make each pixel, I used HDC’s and only chained 2 (and chained 5 instead 6 on the increase stitches). This allowed me to have a smaller overall blanket and tighter stitches but you can absolutely use DC stitches if that is more comfortable for you!
The finished size of my blanket is 47 inches tall x 30 inches wide
– Caron Simply Soft Yarn (2 skeins each color listed above).
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– La Croix Pixel Graph. Purchase HERE (affiliate link)
Below are some progress shots!
Ready to start the border?! I used the moss stitch (SC + Chain 1) along the edges. I have a little over 50 stitches on the short edge and 90 on the long edges. Don’t make too many stitches along the edge or else your blanket will ripple. In the corners make a SC + chain 1 two times! I have 8 rounds of white and then 2 rounds of each color in this order gray, blue, light blue, peach, strawberry, and watermelon.
Now it’s time to weave in your ends!! Don’t worry, I have a video tutorial on this HERE to clear up any confusion on how to go about this. I’m not going to lie, you will have A LOT of ends to weave in if you decide to do this project, but it was so worth it to me in the end!
Zoe snuggled up (this was before the border was added!)
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