Do you recall? The most famous Reindeer of all?! Yes, it’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer peeking out of the corner of this cute C2C (corner-to-corner) blanket! I know we only have about a month until Christmas, but this pattern is pretty easy because there aren’t a whole lot of complicated color changes. I actually didn’t have that many ends to weave in!
The finished size is approximately 35 inches x 32 inches. This is great lapghan or childs blanket size but you could absolutely make it bigger if you wanted to by increasing the border or using DC stitches instead of the HDC stitches that I used.
I used the Corner-to-Corner (C2C) method to crochet the graph.If you aren’t familiar with the C2C technique, I have a video class available HERE for purchase that teaches you this technique! The Crochet Crowd also has a very helpful video tutorial for FREE that shows you the basic technique of corner-to-corner crochet. Check that out HERE.
Instead of the traditional C2C method of using DC’s and chain 3’s to make each pixel, I used HDC’s and only chained 2 (and chained 5 instead 6 on the increase stitches). This allowed me to have a smaller overall blanket and tighter stitches but you can absolutely use DC stitches if that is more comfortable for you!
– Bernat Super Value:
Lush Green (2)
Berry Red (1)
Small amount of Black and White for eyes
Shop colors HERE on Yarnspirations.com
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
Sample of page of 1 of the written color change pattern is below 🙂 Thanks so much Jennifer!
After you have finished the main blanket, you can choose to add a border or leave without a border as pictured above.
With green, SC between between “squares” on edge and chain two in-between. So you will SC +chain 2 + SC all the way around, making a SC +Chain 2+SC all in one stitch in each corner.
Then with green, make 2 HDC in each chain 2 space all the way around the blanket. Make 2 HDC + chain 2 + 2 HDC in each corner.
For the last round of the border, switch to red yarn and SC in each stitch around making 2 SC + Chain 2 + 2 SC in each corner. Fasten off and weave in ends!
Not a great photo (taken with my iPhone) but below you can see Zoe holding it up for size reference! She is 4 years old.
Looking forward to seeing all of your Christmas Crochet projects on social media! Be sure to tag me @RepeatCrafterMe