We are talking about all things color here at Marly Bird right now. After all, we just launched Camp Colorwork, the most comprehensive master course you’ll find online for knit and crochet colorwork education. One of the things we talk about there is how to use grid color charts for both knit and crochet. And one crochet technique we cover for that is C2C crochet. This reminded me of my Chic Sheep Day Dream Blanket. It’s a free pattern for a Beginner Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket. Play with color, charts and C2C!
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Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™ and Other Yarn Options
Having my own yarn line was one of my biggest dreams come true. I was elated when that dream became a reality. Immediately, wanted to make your crochet dreams come true with this beautiful beginner corner to corner crochet blanket. What I loved most was that you could use all two dozen colors of Chic Sheep in this blanket if you wanted to!
Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™ is 100% Merino Wool. This means that it is machine washable and dryer safe! Not only is it easy to maintain but it is an absolute dream to use in accessories and garments. Having this yearn snuggled up against your skin feels so good. Using this yarn to make a blanket was a no brainer. Unfortunately, Chic Sheep was discontinued. So, if you can’t get your hands on any, then you might need an alternative. Some we recommend include:
Heatherly Worsted is an acrylic/wool blend. The other three are all superwash merino wool. Any of these are great options for the blanket below. Note that you can use as many or as few colors as you’d like with this pattern. However, the more the better, in our opinion!
FREE Beginner Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket (C2C) Pattern
This free beginner corner to corner crochet blanket pattern is worked in a diagonal fashion – hence why the technique is called corner to corner. If you haven’t worked a corner to corner crochet blanket before I have the video tutorials to help you get started. And, of course, you can join Camp Colorwork to learn the technique in depth along with many other crochet ad knit color techniques.
Many of the corner to corner crochet patterns that you find will be done with double crochet. While this is a fine way of working the technique, I always prefer to work in a half double crochet. I feel that this tightens up the stitch and keeps a sold block. These video tutorials will show you how to work the C2C technique using half double crochet stitches BUT the technique is EXACTLY the same if you are using double crochet stitches.
Learn C2C Crochet
You can learn the basics of the corner to corner technique with my FREE Snowflake Blanket C2C tutorials and the following video tutorials:
- Crochet Corner to Corner Square in Half Double Crochet
- How to Crochet Half Double Crochet Corner to Corner Rectangle
- Crochet Corner to Corner Snowflake Blanket
I must warn you now. While using 24 different colors there will be MANY yarn ends to weave in; you may want to weave some in as you go.
Get the FREE Crochet Blanket Pattern
Grab the pattern for FREE on my website or download an Ad Free version through Ravelry. Use the links below to get your pattern.
If you make this pattern I would LOVE to see your color choices! Be sure to add it to your Ravelry patterns so that I can see it!