Crochet C2C Star Blanket

corner to cornerCrochet doesn’t get much more fun than this! Once you start this FREE chunky corner-to-corner (C2C) star blanket, you will not be able to stop until it is finished. You’ll be telling yourself, “just one more row”, as you watch the emerging star become whole.corner to corner free pattern

Working C2C Stitch

The C2C stitch is worked in blocks of 4tr (dc), one of those tr (dc) is formed by making a ch3. Follow the directions below on how to work a C2C stitch. It is a good idea to make a small practice swatch until you get the hang of it. Once you’ve got the hang of it, follow the chart below or use the colour block guide. I find the colour block instructions the easiest way to follow a C2C pattern. 🙂

Row 1: (RS) ch6, 1dc in the 4th ch from the hook (3ch missed counts as 1tr (dc)), 1tr (dc) in each of the next 2ch [1 block of 4tr (dc) complete] (see below)

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corner to corner

Row 2: (WS) turn, ch6. 1tr (dc) in the 4th ch from the hook (3ch missed counts as 1tr (dc)), 1tr (dc) in each of the next 2ch (block made). Slst into 3ch sp from prev row, ch3 (counts as 1tr (dc)), 3tr (dc) in ch-3 sp from prev row [2 blocks of 4tr (dc)] (see below)

C2C step by step

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Row 3: (RS) turn, ch6, 1tr (dc) into 4th ch from the hook, 1tr (dc) in each of the next 2ch, *slst into ch-3 sp from prev row, ch3, 3tr (dc) in ch-3 sp in ch-3 sp of block in prev row * [3 blocks of 4tr (dc)]

Following Rows: work as in Row 3, repeating between * and * as many times as needed in the row. The rows will increase by 1 block of 4tr (dc) each time. The pattern continues in this way until the desired width is reached and then decreasing will begin.

Decreasing Rows: After the desired width is reached, turn, slst in each of the first 3tr (dc) and in the first ch-3 sp, ch3, 3tr (dc) in the same ch-3 sp, continue to make tr blocks as normal.

Changing colours: To change colours, simply loop the new colour into the top loop of the last st and pull tightly. In most cases you won’t need to cut the previous yarn colour, just drop it and pick it up when needed again (usually when working the next row). If the colour doesn’t naturally fall in the correct spot, simply ss through stitches to work the yarn into the correct position. You can work with multiple balls so that you don’t need to cut and reattach yarn. See image below – corner to corner star

Materials

Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn, chunky  (100% polyester, 300g/201m per ball) 3 x balls in white 4005, 1 x ball in Peachy 4510

Size 10mm crochet hook

1metre length of 8ply pink yarn (for attaching pom poms)

Wool needle

Abbreviations (US terms in brackets) 

St(s) = stitch(es)

Ch = chain

Ss = slip stitch

Rep = repeat

Beg = beginning

Tr = treble (dc)

Finished Size – Approx. 90x115cm

free C2C star chart

Colour Block Guide

← Row 1 [RS]: White

→ Row 2 [WS]: White2

← Row 3 [RS]: White3

→ Row 4 [WS]: White4

← Row 5 [RS]: White5

→ Row 6 [WS]: White6

← Row 7 [RS]: White7

→ Row 8 [WS]: White8

← Row 9 [RS]: White9

→ Row 10 [WS]: White10

← Row 11 [RS]: White11

→ Row 12 [WS]: White12

← Row 13 [RS]: White5, Peachy, White7

→ Row 14 [WS]: White7, Peachy2, White5

← Row 15 [RS]: White6, Peachy2, White7

→ Row 16 [WS]: White8, Peachy2, White6

← Row 17 [RS]: White6, Peachy3, White8

→ Row 18 [WS]: White9, Peachy3, White6

← Row 19 [RS]: White7, Peachy3, White9

→ Row 20 [WS]: White9, Peachy8, White3

← Row 21 [RS]: White3, Peachy8, White10

→ Row 22 [WS]: White9, Peachy9, White4

← Row 23 [RS]: White5, Peachy11, White7

Corner

→ Row 24 [WS]: White6, Peachy11, White6

← Row 25 [RS]: White7, Peachy11, White5

→ Row 26 [WS]: White5, Peachy10, White8

← Row 27 [RS]: White9, Peachy8, White6

→ Row 28 [WS]: White6, Peachy8, White9

← Row 29 [RS]: White9, Peachy7, White7

Corner

→ Row 30 [WS]: White6, Peachy7, White9

← Row 31 [RS]: White8, Peachy7, White6

→ Row 32 [WS]: White5, Peachy8, White7

← Row 33 [RS]: White7, Peachy3, White, Peachy3, White5

→ Row 34 [WS]: White4, Peachy3, White3, Peachy2, White6

← Row 35 [RS]: White11, Peachy2, White4

→ Row 36 [WS]: White3, Peachy2, White11

← Row 37 [RS]: White11, Peachy, White3

→ Row 38 [WS]: White14

← Row 39 [RS]: White13

→ Row 40 [WS]: White12

← Row 41 [RS]: White11

→ Row 42 [WS]: White10

← Row 43 [RS]: White9

→ Row 44 [WS]: White8

← Row 45 [RS]: White7

→ Row 46 [WS]: White6

← Row 47 [RS]: White5

→ Row 48 [WS]: White4

← Row 49 [RS]: White3

→ Row 50 [WS]: White2

← Row 51 [RS]: White

chunky crochet blanket

Making the Pompoms: Using the remaining Peachy yarn, make 4 full pom poms to attach to each corner. You don’t need a pom pom maker – simply wrap the yarn around your hand 20-30 times, slip off hand and secure around the middle with the 8ply pink yarn. Yarn through the loops and trim to a uniform shape. Use the thinner yarn to tie the pom poms to each corner of the blanket.corner to corner free pattern

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9 Comments

  1. Kate
    January 2, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    Looks so good! And love the pompoms

    • redagapeblog
      January 2, 2018 / 6:16 pm

      Thanks Kate! Pompoms are always good. 🙂

    • redagapeblog
      January 3, 2018 / 9:38 pm

      Happy NEW YEAR to you too Nina!
      Mandy xx

  2. January 2, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    Thanks for the pattern! I’ll try it!

    • Darlene
      January 3, 2018 / 4:37 am

      I loved this pattern so much that from May to October 2017 I made 3 baby, two queen and one king size blankets and a tablecloth.

      • redagapeblog
        January 3, 2018 / 9:36 pm

        wow! I really like C2C as well but i’ve never tried it for a tablecloth – i must add it to my to do list. 🙂

    • redagapeblog
      January 3, 2018 / 9:35 pm

      You’re very welcome! Happy Making. xx

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