C2C Heart Blanket Pattern

by Shehla Ahmed

Today’s pattern is super quick and easy, and it’s perfect for a baby shower a Valentine’s Day gift. A couple months ago, my cousin had a baby girl and I wanted to give her something but I didn’t have the time to make something big or very complicated. I wanted to make something soft and squishy that the baby would snuggle with and something that my cousin could easily wash and take care of. So I decided to go with a C2C Heart Blanket using super thick yarn and a big hook, and I’m so in love with the results!

C2C Heart Blanket Pattern

There are not as many pictures in this post as I usually include in my patterns and I apologize for that. I was in a hurry to get this done and it was also nigh on impossible (am I the only one who uses that phrase?) to get a picture of mostly white blanket. I’ll be making this again in the future so I’ll update and add more pictures then.

Materials (affiliates):

  • 4 ball of the 300g Bernat Blanket yarn in 2 colors – I used 2 in white and 2 in red
  • 15.00mm crochet hook
  • 12.00mm crochet hook
  • Jumbo tapestry needle

Pattern:

The best thing about working in C2C is that once you learn how to do it, you can make anything just by changing the colors and creating a picture out of the blocks. For this C2C Heart Blanket, I used a 22×22 grid to make a big red heart on a white background. I have a full tutorial on how to work C2C so if you need a bit more detail and a video tutorial, click here.

For the main body of the blanket, work with the 15.00mm crochet hook, and start with the white yarn. We’re going to be following the chart below, working from the left side to the right. You can work from the right if that’s more familiar to you, but the written on instruction below are from left to right.

Increase rows

  • Row 1-12: Use white for all the blocks.
  • Row 13: 2W,9R, 2W
  • Row 14: 1W, 11R, 2W
  • Row 15: 3W, 11R, 1W
  • Row 16: 1W, 12R, 3W
  • Row 17: 4W, 12R, 1W
  • Row 18: 1W, 13R, 4W
  • Row 19: 5W, 12R, 2W
  • Row 20: 2W, 13R, 5W
  • Row 21: 6W, 12R, 3W
  • Row 22: 3W, 13R, 6W

Decrease Rows

  1. Row 23: 6W, 12R, 3W
  2. Row 24: 2W, 13R, 5W
  3. Row 25: 5W, 12R, 2W
  4. Row 26: 2W, 12R, 4W
  5. Row 27: 4W, 11R, 2W
  6. Row 28: 2W, 11R, 3W
  7. Row 29: 3W, 8R, 4W
  8. Row 30: 4W, 8R, 2W
  9. Row 31: 2W, 8R, 3W
  10. Row 32: 3W, 7R, 2W
  11. Row 33: 1W, 8R, 2W
  12. Row 34: 2W, 7R, 1W
  13. Row 35: 1W, 6R, 2W
  14. Row 36: 2W, 5R, 1W
  15. Row 37: 1W, 4R, 2W
  16. Rows 38-43: All white. after you finish the last block, bind off and wave in the end.

 

For the border:

You can finish your C2C Heart blanket here if you want or even just add big pom poms or tassels to the corners to finish it off, but I decided to go with a crab stitch border. It creates a kind of cord look that I liked and it’s super easy to do.

Using a 12.00mm crochet hook and the red yarn, make a slip knot and pull it through the last stitch on one side. We’ll be working from left to right so you are going backwards but don’t worry, it’s not as confusing as you’d think.

Then, chain 1, then insert your hook into the PREVIOUS space (moving to the right) and SC normally. Continue to SC down the row. At the corner, work 2 SC into the corner space, turn and continue crab stitching down the next side. When You’ve gone all the way around, bind off and weave in the end. Here’s a video so you see how it looks:

 

And you’re done!

I love the way this looks so I will try to ge to more pictures as soon as I can. Each block is about 1.5 inches wide so the full blanket was 35×35 inches and getting the whole thing into frame and so it didn’t disappear with all the white was a struggle, but I hope you like the pattern anyways. Here is little Minahil in her new blanket and I think she seems pretty happy with it šŸ™‚

Another one of my cousins made her outfit and hat and we planned to have them match, but seeing it all together is so much nicer than I imagined. My cousins is amazing with crocheting clothing and she’s done a few others too. She’s on Instagram as @hncrochet so go take a look!

 

Thanks so much for reading. Make this yourself and send me pictures! I’d love to see what other color combinations you do.

See you soon šŸ™‚

 


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2 comments

JoAnn Watson September 3, 2019 - 11:01 pm

I love the look of the blanket but i am not familiar with the stitch you are using, and the whole working from left to right is throwing me for a loop. Can this be adjusted for thinner types of yarn and smaller hooks???

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Shehla Ahmed September 7, 2019 - 2:46 pm

Hi JoAnn, thanks for the comment! It’s called corner to corner (c2c) crochet and it does seem a little tricky, but it’s easy once you get the hang of it. I learned from Jess at Make and Do Crew and her tutorial is the best: https://makeanddocrew.com/how-to-corner-to-corner-crochet-c2c-for-beginners/

I hope that helps!

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