I’m so honored to be a part of Crochetville’s National Crochet Month Blog Tour for the third year in a row!! I love Crochetville and every March in honor of National Crochet Month they have a blog tour where they feature fabulous designers, products, and more! If you’ve missed the first three days of posts, check them out here. Be sure not to miss the rest of this month’s features, either – there are lots of other free patterns and giveaways!
For my stop on the tour, I wanted to create a blanket pattern for my boys. I have designed a few baby blankets over the years, but I really wanted to make a larger blanket that my older two boys (ages 7 and 4) could use. I decided on a blanket that would be as wide as a twin but not quite as long. This blanket measures 60″ x 72″ so it’s pretty BIG! The Bernat Blanket yarn gives it such a wonderful texture and, let me tell you, this thing is super warm. I’ve been working on it while lying in bed and several times I have been hot with this in my lap – and I’m not the kind of person who gets hot easily! If you want a smaller version use a worsted weight yarn.
Here is a picture of my 4-year-old on our queen bed:
I’ve been wanting to create a c2c (corner to corner) blanket with a pixel graph ever since I first tried the c2c method for the Quick and Easy Baby Blanket. This method is great for using a pixel graph and works up quickly, especially with the large yarn. By far the best tutorial I have found for working the c2c method and a pixel graph is from The Crochet Crowd. View it here.
What You’ll Need:
Yarn: Bernat Blanket Big Ball Yarn (300g) in Dark Gray – 4 skeins + 1 150g skein (1350g total)
Bernat Blanket Big Ball Yarn (300g) in Coal – 2 skeins + 1 150g skein (750g total)
Bernat Blanket Yarn (150g) in Vintage White – 1 skein (150g total)
Bernat Blanket Brights Yarn (150g) in Race Car Red – 3 skeins (450g total – can use 1 300g skein + 1 150g skein)
*Note: Bernat makes their Blanket yarn in 2 sizes: 150g and 300g. It’s up to you which you buy and they are the same yarn.
Hook: Size M (9.0mm)
Notions: Large yarn needle
Using the C2C method, follow the chart below:
With Coal, sc one row evenly around outer edge of blanket, working sc, ch-1, sc in each corner. Fasten off.
Weave in ends – and there will be a lot of them! But it’s worth it. 🙂
I hope you’ve enjoyed this free blanket pattern! Here’s a closer picture of my little guy, look at that smile! He already loves this blanket!