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).
Another great thing about corner to corner crochet blankets is how seamless changing colors can be.
A few color changing tips when crocheting
- How to change colors without it showing.
- How to carry the yarn colors, so you don’t have as many ends to weave in (which I loathe).
- How to keep all those colors from tangling up.
You can get the step by step tutorial on how to add a single crochet border to a blanket here.
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.
Check it out here: Corner to Corner Lap Throws for the Family*
More Free Crochet Blanket Patterns
- The Snowflake Blanket is a great beginner c2c pattern in only two colors.
- Chunky Chevron Blanket is a super simple and quick blanket with jumbo yarn!
- Between Ridges Blanket includes a border as you go!
- Piemonte Puff Stitch Blanket this center out blanket makes choosing any size easy.
If you also knit, my most popular blanket knitting pattern is the Bella Vita which is an easy, beginner friendly and beautiful knit blanket!
For more home decor, you can also crochet a envelope pillow pattern!
Downloadable Blanket Sizes Chart
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.
How to Change Colors + Tips for Crocheting Corner to Corner
Learn how to change colors in C2C crochet blankets.
- any weight yarn
- compatible hook with your yarn
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Lay the dropped yarn over the top of the stitches you're working into.
- Crochet as you normally would, but also crochet over the other yarn color.
- 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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That blanket is adorable! I have been trying to teach myself to crochet, but haven’t gotten very far. Pinning this for later!
you are sooo talented!