I have been wanting to make a c2c blanket for some time now. I have so many things on my to-do list that I never got around to it. Recently, I went to the Michael's and they had a yarn sale on the Loops & Threads Charisma yarn. I bought enough to make a small blanket.
It was a fairly quick project and I love how it turned out. I can imagine using super bulky yarn for an even cozier blanket (add that to my to-do list too!). hehe
I decided to add a plain border. I used two rounds of double crochets and wanted to add a finish. I did a quick search and fell in love with the twisted-cord look of the crab stitch which is doing a single crochet in reverse.
I'm so glad I decided on the crab stitch because it was just the final touch the blanket needed!
6 skeins of Bulky Yarn | Loops & Threads, Charisma | 4 skeins for c2c, 2 skeins for border
8mm Crochet hook (recommended by this yarn)
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
Special Stitch: Crab Stitch - Single crochet in the next stitch to the right of work (instead of traditional left stitch).
Video Tutorial available at the bottom and on YouTube.
Row 1: ch6, 1 dc into the 4th ch from hook and into the next 2 ch sts (first corner block)
Row 2: turn work, ch6, 1 dc into the 4th ch from hook and into the next 2 ch sts (first block), sl st in the space between last two posts in the next block. ch3, 3dc into the same space as the ch sts (2nd block).
Row 3: turn work, ch6, 1 dc into the 4th ch from hook and into the next 2 ch sts, *sl st in the space between last two posts in the next block. ch3, 3dc into the same space as the ch sts. Repeat from star to the end.
Repeat Row 3 until you decide you want to start decreasing the other side. I used 2 skeins and then decreased with 2 skeins. (the other 2 skeins are for the border)
Decrease Repeat Rows: sl st into the space between each dc posts 3x. *ch3, 3dc into the same space as the ch sts. sl st in the space between the last two posts in the next block. Repeat from star to the end. Repeat until you sl st into the last block. Do not create a "stepping block". After you sl st to the last block , turn your work.
Repeat until you complete the last block on the opposite end of blanket.
(change yarn color if desired)
NOTES: Attach yarn anywhere (if you change colors otherwise start where you ended your last block). When you are crocheting into the side of the dc blocks, make TWO sc sts in this block. If you are crocheting to the top of the dc sts, make THREE sc sts in this block.
Round 1: ch1, *1sc in each st until you reach corner, (1sc, ch1, 1sc) into a corner st, Repeat from * around. sl st to the first sc.
Round 2-3: ch3 (counts as a dc), *1dc into each st until you reach the ch1 space in corner, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) into the ch1 sp, Repeat from * around. sl st to the 3rd ch at the beginning.
Round 4: ch1, 1sc into the st on the RIGHT. Continue with 1 sc into each st to the right including the ch1 spaces in corner. sl st to the first ch1 st.
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Stand back and admire your work and while you're at it, give yourself a round of applause too! :D
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