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C2C Crochet Blanket Free Pattern

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I’ve learned to love the C2C technique more and more as I’ve tried it with unusual stitches. But this simple granny stitch C2C crochet blanket is perfect for making your first project using this traditional technique.

This is an easy and quick pattern for advanced beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Don’t we all eventually have a new mom friend we feel like gifting with a unique handmade blanket? This blanket only takes a few hours to make. Not to mention, it’s a beautiful project to create a unique and customized gift.

The blanket you see here was crafted with self-striping yarn. However, it’s a fantastic project choice for scrap yarn. How about we gather our favorite yarns and tools, make sure we read the pattern notes, and embark on a creative crochet journey together?

C2C Crochet Blanket
Granny Stitch C2C Crochet Blanket

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C2C Crochet Blanket

C2C crochet blanket Pattern

Overall Pattern Highlights

This C2C crochet blanket pattern uses US crochet terms.

Difficulty level: Advanced Beginners / Intermediate.

Finished Project Size: The pictured blanket is a baby size measuring approximately 30” x 30” (76 cm x 76 cm).

Stitch tension: a pattern sample with 11 rows measures approximately 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) with the recommended yarn and hook size.

a crochet square
Gauge sample swatch

Notes on the pattern construction: 

  • This granny stitch C2C crochet blanket is created in a diagonal, using the C2C technique. 
  • The pattern construction has two sections: One is to increase and make the blanket’s size, and the other is to decrease.
  • 1 cluster means 3 double crochet stitches in the same stitch or space.
  • The turning chain 4 counts as a double crochet stitch and a chain 1 space at the beginning of each row.

Stitch Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch: chain
  • dc: double crochet
  • dc cluster: three double crochet stitches in the same space
  • FO: fasten off
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sp(s): space(s)
  • st(s): stitch(es)

Materials

Yarn

I used the super-soft Mandala Ombré yarn in color Mantra for this granny stitch C2C crochet blanket. For a blanket like the one pictured, you will need approximately 10.43 oz (296 g) or 677 yards (619 m). However, you can use any other yarn you like.

Yarn Substitutions:

This C2C crochet blanket pattern is perfect for stash busting. Even if you don’t have enough of one color, you can use different colors and create a scrap blanket. Here are other self-striping yarns that will make great substitutes:

C2C Crochet Blanket

Stitches & Techniques

This pattern uses very basic skills. This is what you need to know:

  • Corner to Corner (C2C): The pattern rows in this C2C crochet blanket are made diagonally, starting in one corner and ending in the opposite corner, hence the name “corner-to-corner.”
  • Chain (ch or chs): Yarn over and pull up a loop. You will be using chains for turning.
  • Double Crochet Stitch (dc): to create a dc stitch, yarn over, insert the hook in the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop (yarn over, pull through two) twice to complete the stitch.
  • Double Crochet Cluster (cluster): 3 double crochet stitches in the same chain space.

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Blanket Instructions

Make the square

This C2C crochet blanket is square and consists of two sections. The first section is where you increase to the desired blanket size. And the second section is where you decrease to finish the blanket. Here are the steps:

Note: I created a simple sample for these instructions to make it better to photograph and view. Not the entire blanket.

Chain 5 to start.

Row 1 of section 1 (increase): (dc 3, ch 1, dc) into 5th ch from the hook, ch 4, turn.

Row 2 of section 1 (increase): dc 3 into the first ch 1 space, (dc 3, ch 1, dc) into the last ch 1 space, ch 4, turn.

Row 3 of section 1 (increase): dc 3 into the first ch 1 space, dc 3 into the next space between the two next clusters, (dc 3, ch 1, dc) into the last ch 1 space, ch 4, turn.

Row 4 of section 1 (increase): dc 3 into the first ch 1 space, (dc 3 into the next space between the two next clusters) to last, (dc 3, ch 1, dc) into the last ch 1 space, ch 4, turn. 

Row 5-38: Repeat row 4. 

When you reach the last row of the increasing section, ch 3 instead of 4 to turn at the end of that row. The above instructions were for the first section of the square. Next, you’re going to decrease.

Tip: Before you proceed to decrease your blanket, you can subtract or add rows to make it smaller or larger if you like (increase to any even number of rows). 

Row 1 of section 2 (decrease): sk the first 3-dc cluster (dc 3 in the next space between the two next clusters) to last, dc in the last ch space, ch 3, turn. 

Repeat Row 1 of Section 2 (decrease) until only one 3-dc cluster remains. Your granny stitch blanket is done. If you’re adding a border with the same yarn, do not cut it yet.

Border Instructions

If you add a border, this c2c crochet blanket will have a better-looking finish. However, you don’t necessarily need to use this one. Alternatively, you can crochet your own edging if you like.  

This is a simple one-row border with shells alternated with single crochet stitches in the spaces around the blanket. You don’t need to do anything special in the corners. When you get to the corners, keep going with the pattern below.

The last dc st in last row will count as the first st for the first shell. Here is how you do it:

  1. First, add 5 more dc sts in the same space as the last dc st on the blanket.
  2. Next, sc st in next side space.
  3. Then, dc 6 in next side space.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 around. Sl st to joing. Cut the yarn. Fasten off and weave in all the ends.

Make it Into a Rectangle

Crochet the first section of the blanket using the increasing pattern above to the desired width. Then, create the middle section of the rectangle using these instructions:

Row 1 of the middle section (decrease one end, increase the other): sk the first 3-dc cluster (dc 3 in the next space between the two next clusters) to last, (dc 3, ch 1, dc) in the last ch space, ch 4, turn. 

Row 2 of the middle section (increase one end, decrease the other)dc 3 into the first ch 1 space, (dc 3 into the next space between the two next clusters) to last, dc in the last ch space, ch 3, turn.

Repeat the previous two steps to the desired blanket length. Then, return to the square instructions “Row 1 of section 2 (decrease)” above and decrease to finish your c2c crochet blanket.

Tip: Find out the length of your rectangle by measuring the longer side right before you start decreasing.

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Adjusting The Size

Simply add rows to the first section to increase and adjust the size of this C2C crochet blanket. Once you have the blanket’s width you like, then you start decreasing.

For example:

If you choose a stroller-size baby blanket, you will use the instructions for the rectangle. First, you increase to 30″ (76 cm), then you add 5″ (13 cm) to the middle section of the rectangle. Lastly, decrease to complete the rectangle.

Tip: If you decide to add a border, remember to account for it. A one-row border may not significantly increase the size of your blanket, but it’s good to keep that in mind.

Wondering what size your C2C crochet blanket should be? I’ve created this chart to help you out with your decision.

crochet Baby blanket size chart
Crochet Blanket Size Chart

Your blanket is done! I hope you enjoyed crocheting this simple C2C project. If you feel confident with this technique, where you work on the bias, you should check out this granny spike stitch tutorial.

C2C Crochet Blanket

FAQs

Is a C2C crochet blanket easy?

Yes! This is a beginner-friendly blanket pattern if you know some basic stitches and techniques. You can make it if you know how to create a chain and a double crochet stitch. 

What yarn is best for C2C crochet blankets?

The best yarns for C2C crochet patterns are self-striping ones in any weight. However, they are more commonly manufactured in worsted (#4) or light worsted (#3) weights. These yarns not only come in beautiful colors but will also create nice stitch textures and transitions.

Can I change the border?

Certainly! This granny stitch C2C blanket is versatile and easy to adapt. So, you can change the border from the shell stitch pictured to something else. Or even leave it borderless if that’s what you prefer. 

How do I make my C2C blanket larger?

The easiest way to make this pattern larger is by adding extra increasing rows to any size you like. Once you increase to the desired size, start decreasing to finish the blanket.

How long does it take to make a C2C crochet blanket?

It takes 3 to 4 hours to crochet a baby-size blanket. Of course, the total time will depend on your skill level, the size of the blanket, and how long you work on it in one sitting.

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