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Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket Tips on Color Changes

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Corner to Corner crochet blankets are so easy to learn and work up quickly. This style of crochet blanket is a great project for brand new crocheters.

When I first started crocheting, blankets were too intimidating. They were big. There was too much counting. It was unsatisfying to work so long and only end up with a wonky row or two.

A fellow crocheting friend told me about C2C, or corner to corner blankets, and I was hooked (pun intended haha).

picture of hanging crochet blanket raccoon c2c

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Another great thing about corner to corner crochet blankets is how seamless changing colors can be.

A few color changing tips when crocheting

  1. How to change colors without it showing.
  2. How to carry the yarn colors, so you don’t have as many ends to weave in (which I loathe).
  3. How to keep all those colors from tangling up.
picture of grey and green crochet blanket c2c border color changing tips
In my border I’ve carried both colors throughout and you can’t tell!

I crocheted this c2c blanket using the Raccoon graph from Sarah’s C2C crochet blanket book. You probably know her from RepeatCrafterMe.com.

I’ve crocheted so many of Sarah’s adorable hat patterns. They’re always free! So when I heard she wrote a crochet book, and I saw how cute it was, I knew I wanted it.

If you’re interested in corner to corner crochet graphgans this book is an excellent buy. It has all you need to know to create your own corner to corner crochet blanket. The Corner to Corner Lap Throw for the Family book includes detailed instructions, charts, and pictures.

Corner to Corner Lap Throws for the Family

Corner-to-Corner Lap Throws For the Family

More Free Crochet Blanket Patterns

picture of grey and green toddler boy crochet c2c blanket raccoon pattern free
My little guy holding his favorite stuffed animal, “Mommy” the raccoon, which is what prompted me make this adorable raccoon blanket for him!

Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket Tips:

If you’re just starting out you might choose to do a single color corner to corner blanket, which will be beautiful! The texture this technique lends is interesting in one color or many. But if you want to try stripes, it’s an easy way to learn color changing.

In this case I chose to crochet a border which mimicked the raccoon tail. So I did two double crochets in light grey and then two in dark graphite.

Every time I learn a new technique, especially one that saves time and effort, I think why didn’t I know that sooner?! But, of course, we don’t master anything overnight, only over time and with practice.

picture of finished raccoon c2c crochet blanket

How to Change Colors + Tips for Crocheting Corner to Corner

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

Learn how to change colors in C2C crochet blankets.

Materials

  • any weight yarn

Tools

  • compatible hook with your yarn

Instructions

Tip #1

    1. When working with multiple skeins of yarn, they tend to get tangled up. One way I've learned to manage that is by keeping them separated with a basket. I got this basket from my local DollarTree. It's the perfect size for holding a few skeins of yarn. To start, I feed the ends of the yarn through a separate space each. And voila, it's not a tangled mess.picture of different yarns thread through basket for color changes crochet c2c

Tip #2

    1. Begin your stitch normally with Color #1 (light grey here). For this double crochet stitch, yarn over, insert your hook in the stitch, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops, (2 loops left on hook).
    2. On the last step of your dc, drop Color #1 and pick up Color #2 (dark graphite here) yarn over in Color #2 and pull through to finish your double crochet stitch.

Tip #3

    1. Lay the dropped yarn over the top of the stitches you're working into.
    2. Crochet as you normally would, but also crochet over the other yarn color. picture of new color carry yarn for change blanket
    3. This is called carrying the yarn. Once you're ready to change colors again, the color you need will be right there to pick up.

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