My sons wonderful 2nd grade teacher had a fun request! She asked if I could customize a crochet blanket with a specific word on it. It was my pleasure to get started on this special piece for her and her husband. Her name is Valerie (Val) and his name is Edward (Ed) and when you put the letter “u” in the middle, it spells “VALuED” !! Isn’t that the most adorable thing you’ve ever heard?! I knew that the C2C (corner-to-corner) method of crocheting would be the perfect way to personalize this piece!
I know that this specific design wasn’t going to be useful to my Repeat Crafter Me readers, but I wanted to take this time to show you that you can easily customize your own C2C blanket using the blank pixel graph below!
Feel free to use any colors you wish! The turquoise and blue are just placeholders.
Use a pencil (or colored pencils) to sketch in pixel letters/words of your choice! I am providing one that says SPRING and LOVE below but wouldn’t it be sweet to make one for your kids with their name or initial in the middle?!
The size of the finished piece is about 60×35 without the border. I used a Size H crochet hook and Bernat Super Value worsted weight yarn. So many color options that you can shop RIGHT HERE.
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.
VERY IMPORTANT: 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/tighter squares. You can absolutely use the traditional method and your blanket will be even larger!
There are many options for the border. I decided to use the same border as my Rudolph C2C blanket (but I added more rounds). You can find picture and written tutorials for the border HERE.
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