With this easy-to-follow pattern you will learn how to make a beautiful C2C crochet lap blanket. It’s the perfect Lapghan to cuddle with in the couch, while sipping your tea and watching your favorite TV Series.
This is a C2C technique using the granny spike stitch and it’s very simple to learn. Even if you have never crocheted a C2C blanket before. In fact, if you’re ready to take your crochet skills to the next level, this will be the perfect textured project.
I’m calling this blanket The Surf Spray Lap Blanket because this is how one of the colors of the yarn is named. And I thought it was a perfect fit for the look in this stitch texture.
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Table of Contents
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Best yarn for this crochet lap blanket
I used Re-Up by Lion Brand, which is a worsted weight (#4), 70% Recycled cotton / 30% Polyester yarn. This yarn has a beautiful color palette and it’s so soft and will give the fabric an amazing drape.
You will need approximately 37.4 oz (1,060 g), or 1,740 yds (1,592 m). Which is approximately one 14 oz (397 g) cone of each of these colors: Surf Spray, Full Moon and Sea Grass.
But feel free to use any other yarn weight and/or brand you like. And if you don’t feel like dealing with ends to weave-in, this stitch will look beautiful with self-striping yarns as well.
Can beginners crochet a C2C blanket?
Yes, this C2C technique is very beginner friendly. It might look intimidating at first, due to the texture. But if you know how to chain and double crochet, you will definitely be able to make it.
However, if you’re new to the C2C crochet technique, I recommend that you practice with a small swatch before committing to a bigger project. It’s a way to make sure you will enjoy it and feel comfortable with the stitch.
What size should a crochet lap blanket be?
A good size for lap blanket (or LapGhan) will range from 30 (76 cm) to 40 (102 cm) wide and 40 (102 cm) to 50 (127 cm) in length.
As the name implies, lap blankets are designed to cover a person’s lap/legs. Therefore, choose your yarn wisely, so they can be comfortable and snuggly.
The pictured blanket size is about 39” (99 cm) x 51” (130 cm). If you would rather make it for other purposes, here is a size chart for reference:
Materials you will need
Here is a list of the basic supplies you will need to make this C2C crochet lap blanket:
- Worsted weight (#4) / Aran or any other yarn you like. See above for amount and other details.
- Crochet hook – I used a 4.5 mm (US 7) Clover Amour hook.
- Tapestry needle
About the Design and Construction
This crochet lap blanket was designed with the C2C technique, using the granny spike stitch. This technique can be used for a square and for a rectangle.
You will have instructions throughout the pattern on how to adjust the size and where to make it a square blanket, if you like.
If you go ahead and follow the pattern as is, you will make the blanket in three sections. Section 1 will be for increasing, which add width to the blanket. As for section 2, it is intended to add length to the blanket. And section 3 is for decreasing to finish the last corner of the blanket.
Here is a swatch of what it will look like:
Pattern Notes and Instructions
Here are some important things to know before you dive in to the step-by-step on how to make this crochet lap blanket:
- The pattern was written using US crochet terminology.
- The finished size of this blanket will be approximately 39” (99 cm) x 51” (130 cm), including the edge.
- You can adjust the pattern to any size you like by adding rows to each section as instructed in the pattern.
- Gauge is not important for this blanket, but for reference: 12 dc stitches x 6 rows = 4” (10 cm).
Abbreviations and terms
- C2C: corner to corner
- ch (s): chain (s)
- cluster: 3 double crochet stitches in the same stitch/chain space.
- granny cluster: a group of 3 double stitches in same space
- dc: double crochet
- dc spike: double crochet spike – see “special stitch instructions” section.
- sk: skip
- sp: space between granny clusters
- st (s): stitch (es)
- yo: yarn over
How to change colors
This C2C granny spike stich will benefit greatly from color change. For the blanket pictured, I used 3 different colors of yarn. And changed colors in every two rows using a very simple method.
Here is how I did it:
- First, when you have two loops on the hook to finish the last stitch in the row, cut the current yarn.
- Next, pull the cut off tail through those too loops so it doesn’t unravel.
- Then, insert the hook again in those same last two loops in the last stitch and pull up a loop with the new yarn and continue with it for two rows.
- Repeat the above steps in every two rows, when you add a new color of yarn.
Tip: Self-striping yarn will be a great option for this stitch as well. Especially if you don’t want to deal with weaving in all the ends.
Special stitch instructions
We are using the granny spike stitch for this C2C crochet lap blanket. Here is how you crochet the granny spike stitch cluster:
- Double crochet in the space between the next two clusters (see PHOTO# 1).
- Yarn over.
- Insert the hook in the middle double crochet stitch 2 rows down.
- Yarn over again and pull up an extended loop.
- Complete that double crochet stitch as normal (see PHOTO# 2).
- Do one more double crochet stitch in that same space to complete the cluster(see PHOTO# 3).
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The Surf Spray Crochet Lap Blanket Free Pattern
We will have 3 sections for the rectangle blanket pattern. The first one is for increasing in both edges, the second section is for increasing in one edge and decreasing in the other and the third (and last) section is for decreasing in both edges.
Total Time: 12 hours
Row 1 (start section 1)
Ch 7, dc in 5th ch from hook and in next ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch, ch 4, turn.
Dc 3 in 1st ch sp, (dc 3, ch 1, dc) in last ch sp, ch 4, turn.
Dc 3 in 1st ch sp, (dc, dc spike, dc) in next sp, (dc 3, ch 1, dc) in last ch sp, ch 4, turn.
Dc 3 in 1st ch sp, (dc, dc spike, dc) in next sp to last, (dc 3, ch 1, dc) in last ch sp, ch 4, turn.
Repeat row 4 to this size or to any other odd number of rows to make the crochet lap blanket as wide as you like.
Note: At the end of row 47, you will still chain 4, because that’s the edge you will be increasing in section 2.
Row 48 (start section 2)
Dc 3 in 1st ch sp, (dc, dc spike, dc) in next sp to last, dc in last ch sp, ch 3, turn.
In this section you will c2c increase in one edge and decrease in the other. The first 2 rows in this section will be the repeat for this crochet lap blanket.
If you want to make the blanket square instead, skip section 2 and go straight to section 3/or row 63.
Sk next 3 dc sts, (dc, dc spike, dc) in next sp to last, (dc 3, ch 1, dc) in last ch sp, ch 4, turn.
Repeat rows 48 and 49 to this size. Or to any other even number of rows if you want your blanket shorter or longer.
Note: Rows added in section 2 will determine the length of your blanket. Keep in mind that the more rows you add, the narrower your blanket will be.
Row 63 (start section 3)
Sk next 3 dc sts, (dc, dc spike, dc) in next sp to last, dc 4 in last sp, ch 3, turn.
In this section you will c2c decrease in both edges. The 3rd row in this section will be the repeat. The number of rows in this section will be the same as section 1.
Sk next 4 dc sts, (dc, dc spike, dc) in next sp to last, dc 1 in last sp, ch 3, turn.
Sk next 3 dc sts, (dc, dc spike, dc) in next sp to last, dc 1 in last sp, ch 3, turn.
Repeat row 65 until you reach the last corner of the rectangle. You will have only one cluster in last row.
Edge for this Crochet Lap Blanket
For the edging, I did a single round of double crochet stitches. Here is how you do it:
1. Attach the yarn to any space in the edge or continue from the end of the blanket if you’re using the same yarn for the edge.
2. Chain 3 (counts as first dc stitch).
3. Round 1: crochet 2 dc stitches in each space around the edge. No need to chain, except in the corners.
4. In the corners, you will (dc 2, ch 1, dc 2) in each corner stitch.
5. Sl st to join the round.
FO. Weave in all the ends. Your C2C crochet lap blanket is done!
Estimated Cost: 40.00 USD
- Worsted weight (#4) yarn
- 4.5 mm (US 7) crochet hook
Materials: Scissors, Tapestry needle
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