I’ve been wanting to learn how to make a corner to corner crochet blanket for a while so I finally decided to give it a go.
I love everything about C2C!! Why have I never done this before!?!
I decided to go with some bright, happy, bold colors for this blanket because I made it for a very bright and bold person that deserves all of the happiness that life can offer.
I follow and read so many different types of blogs. Crochet, knitting, crafts, gardening, recipes, writers etc etc. I’ve met so many amazing and talented people. I’ve gotten some great ideas, inspiration, tips, tricks, and hundreds of smiles and giggles plus a few tears from everyone.
Some of the people I’ve met through blogging I am so happy to call friends even if we never meet in person.
Ricci is one of those people. I started following Ricci’s blog Hello World Goodnight Universe several months ago. Her personal story touched my heart. There are tons of inspirational and motivational blogs out there, but Ricci’s goes beyond just words with a flashy picture. You can tell that Ricci’s messages of hope and love are sincere and heartfelt. Every single one of her posts makes me smile or just feel better about myself and the world. Ricci deserves this bright, bold, happy blanket. And I feel so honored to have met her and to have the opportunity to make something for her that I hope will make her smile. 😀
How I Made this C2C Blanket
There are a couple of different ways to make a corner to corner blanket. I went with the block of three double crochet stitch method. I also saw a video tutorial on using just regular double crochet with increase stitches at the beginning and end of each row. I may try that method another time. The 3 stitch block seems to be the most popular way to C2C and I really liked it.
This works up really fast. I had a lot of color changes so there were a ton of ends to deal with but that is something that can’t be avoided when you want to use a lot of color.
I had several leftover single skeins of bright colors and some fun yarn that was given to me by my mother in law that I used to add a bit of texture to this blanket.
I will definitely be making more C2C blankets. In fact, I have to make three blankets for Christmas gifts and they will all be corner to corner!!
Here are links to the video tutorials that I used to learn how to c2c:
And the alternate standard double crochet with increase at the start and end of each row:
- The Crochet Crowd – How to Crochet Corner to Corner
If you have been wanting to try out C2C – go for it!! I’m sorry that I never tried it sooner. It’s fast, fun and easy enough to do when you just want to shut down and yarn over!!
I’m going to be trying to tackle a graphgan next using C2C. It’s going to be a surprise blanket for hubby!! I’m excited to get started. 😀
Thanks for reading and please take a minute to check out Ricci’s blog especially if you like to feel good about life. 😀