Fawn Corner-to-Corner Baby Blanket

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Fawn Corner-to-Corner Baby Blanket

Today I will be sharing my latest creation: an adorable Fawn Corner-to-Corner Baby Blanket!

This woodland-themed blanket features a sweet white-tailed fawn amongst a forest green background. It’s the perfect gift for an upcoming baby shower or as a gift to your favorite nature lover. ๐Ÿ™‚

*The graph is available as a free PDF download below. Please scroll down.

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Corner-to-Corner (C2C) Technique

Corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet is one of my favoriteย methods to use when making baby blankets and afghans. This technique produces gorgeous results, and works exactly as it sounds: you begin by forming one corner of your project, then work rows diagonally throughout until you reach the opposite corner. It’s a fun method to use when you want to take a break from working rows horizontally or in the round… or just want a different look altogether!

Diagonal Box Stitch

The most commonly used stitch in C2C is the diagonal box stitch. Each diagonal box stitch forms a “block”, beginning with the first corner of your project. To create a square or rectangular shape, all you must do is increase the number of blocks in each row until the blanket reaches the desired width then begin decreasing the number of blocks until you reach the final corner. Simple!

Fawn Corner to Corner Baby Blanket Graph Tutorial Image

Items made from corner-to-corner crochet typically work up fast, which makes them perfect for when you’re short on time and need a quick gift. It’s an extremely versatile method of crocheting and can yield a wide variety of patterns. You can use rows of different colors to create a striping effect or work from a graph to produce an adorable image or text. So many options!

Toย begin this project, I created the graph by painting square pixels within a grid in Photoshop. Since this was intended to be a baby blanket, I kept the graph small at 48 x 48 blocks.ย *If you would like to make the blanket larger, I would recommend adding rows to the outer edges of the blanket (around the forest green background).

Fawn Corner-to-Corner Graph Sample Image

Next,ย I used a modified version of the diagonal box stitch to keep the spaces between the boxes as small as possible. Rather than beginning each increase block with a chain 6, I started with a chain 5.ย  Also, instead of beginning each diagonal box stitch with a chain 3, I began with a chain 2 followed by the usual 3 dc stitches. If you’ve never worked a corner-to-corner project, I would recommend searching YouTube as there are tons of helpful videos that will have you on your way in no time!

The border was formed by alternating rows of sc,ย hdc, and dc stitches with a final round of simple, elegant shell edging. Using the methods and materials below resulted in a blanket that measured approximately 41″ x 41″.

 

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Fawn Corner- to- Corner Baby Blanket

To download the graph for easy printing, click here:ย Fawn Corner-to-Corner Graph PDF

Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:
Gauge:

1 Block measures approximately 0.75″ย using a size 5.0mm (H-8) crochet hook and worsted weight yarn

Each block takes approximately 22″ of worsted weight yarn to complete when using a size 5.0mm (H-8) crochet hook

Size of Completed Project:

Approximately 41 โ€œx 41โ€ (with border)

Abbreviations and Stitches Used:

Beg โ€“ beginning
Ch โ€“ chain
Dcย โ€“ double crochet
FO โ€“ fasten off
Hdc โ€“ half double crochet
Rep or *() * โ€“ repeat
Sc โ€“ single crochet
Sk โ€“ skip
Sl st โ€“ slip stitch
Sp โ€“ space
St(s) โ€“ stitch(es)

Special Notes:

  • Terminology in U.S. terms.

Fawn Corner-to-Corner Baby Blanket Graph:

To download the graph for easy printing, click here:ย Fawn Corner-to-Corner Graph PDF

Using the graph as a guide, complete the body of the blanket using any C2C stitch you prefer. For this blanket, I used a modified version of the diagonal box stitch. I began with a chain 5 when increasing blocks, and a chain 2 before starting each block. This makes the gaps between blocks less noticeable than the traditional chain 6 and 3. Once you’ve completed the blanket, follow the instructions below to add a border (if desired).

Fawn Corner to Corner Baby Blanket Border

Border

Finish the final block as usual. Sl st to the ch-2 sp and turn. Sl st across the next 3 sts & into the corner sp formed by the final box. The right side of your work should be facing you.

Round 1: Begin with background color (Hunter Green) Ch 1. Place [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner sp. Sc in the ch-2 sp in between the next 2 blocks. *Ch 2. Sc in between the next 2 blocks.* Rep until next corner. Place [sc, ch 2, sc] in next corner sp. Continue to sc in between blocks & place [sc, ch 2, sc] in each corner all the way around. Sl st to the 1st sc st.

Round 2: Sl st over to the corner ch-2 sp. Ch 3. [Dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in the same corner sp. *Place 3 dc in each ch-2 sp across until you reach the next corner. Place [2dc, ch-2, 2-dc] in corner.* Rep around. Sl st to the top of the beg ch-3 st. FO.

Round 3: Join new color (Buff) in any corner with a sl st. Ch 1. Place [sc, ch 2, sc] in same corner sp. *Ch 2. Sc in the sp between the last 2-dc of the previous round’s corner & the 3-dc that was placed in the next ch-2 sp. Ch 2. Sc in between the next 2 sets of 3 dc across to next corner. Place [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner sp.* Rep around. Essentially, you are repeating the 1st round of border. Only this time, you’re placing each sc in between sets of 3dc rather than in between blocks.ย Sl st to the 1st sc st.

Round 4: Repeat Round 2. Do not fasten off at the end of this round.

Round 5: Sl st over to corner sp. [Ch 2 (counts as hdc), 2 dc, hdc] in corner sp. *Hdc in each st across to next corner. Place [hdc, 2 dc, hdc] in next corner.* Rep around. Sl st to the top of the beg ch-2. F.O.ย *Note: If you did not increase/decrease the size of your blanket, then at this point you should have roughly 632 stsย around theย border. (154 sts along each edge plus 4 sts in each corner)

Round 6: [Shell border.] Join with a new color (Cafe Latte) in 1st st after the corner. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sk 2 sts. *5 dc in next st. Sk 2 sts. Sc in next st. Sk 2 sts.* Rep until you reach the 25th shell. After the 25th shell of the row. Sk 1 st, place 4 dc in the next st, sk 1 st, sc in next st, skย 2 sts, place 7 dc in corner sp.ย  Continue in the same fashion around entire work. *Note: If you increased/decreased the size of your blanket, then you may have to adjust where you place your shells to make them fall evenly around your work. You can see how I had to adjust my shells at the end of each side above for guidance.

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That’s it! You’re finished!

I hope you guys love your little Fawn Corner-to-Corner Baby Blanket as much as I do! If you have any questions regarding the methods I used in this post, please do not hesitate to ask! ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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