Beginner Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket

We’re talking all things color here at Marly Bird right now. After all, it’s been a year since we launched Camp Colorwork, and it’s STILL the most comprehensive master course you’ll find online for knit and crochet colorwork education. One thing (among MANY others) we cover is how to use grid color charts for both knitting and crocheting. An awesome and addictive technique we teach 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.

Give it a try now – let’s play with colorful yarns, hooks, 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 more than elated when that dream became a reality. Of course, I wanted to make your crochet dreams come true too 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 Yarn by Marly Bird. Model wearing crochet sweater and floppy hat in front of blue house. 4 colors of Chic Sheep Yarn light grey, red, turquoise, cerise.

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 perfect yarn substitutions we recommend include:

Heatherly Worsted is an acrylic/wool blend. The rest are all superwash merino wool. Any of these are great options for the blanket below.

Note: 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 on the diagonal – hence the corner-to-corner technique. If you haven’t worked on a corner-to-corner crochet blanket before, I have the crochet video tutorials to help you get started. And, of course, you can join Camp Colorwork for in-depth, lifelong learning along with many other crochet and 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 solid block. The video tutorials below 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:

Warning! Using 24 different colors there will be MANY yarn ends to weave in; you may want to weave some in as you go. I promise this stunning crochet blanket as a reward will be worth it!

Chic Sheep Day Dream Blanket  - 5 images showing a rainbow of colored patches and trim | FREE Beginner Corner To Corner Crochet Blanket Pattern | C2C - Marly Bird

Get the FREE Crochet Blanket Pattern

Grab the crochet pattern for FREE on my website or download an Ad Free version through Ravelry. Use the links below to get your pattern.

FREE pattern on website: https://marlybird.com/chic-sheep-day-dream-blanket-free-crochet-pattern-using-chic-sheep-marly-bird/

Ad Free Download (from Ravelry): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chic-sheep-day-dream-blanket

If you make this crochet blanket pattern I’d LOVE to see your color choices!

Add it to your Ravelry patterns so I can see it!

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Perfect Corner-to-Corner Crochet Blanket Patterns

And…don’t forget…if you LOVE colorwork and want to learn even more crochet techniques for working with color, the ultimate colorwork course, Camp Colorwork, is RIGHT HERE! Sign up right now!

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