I have a new project on my hook! We’ve been celebrating a few birthdays in our house and although we didn’t expect to be having quarantine parties, we have been making the best of it and enjoying lots of family time! It got me thinking that a lot you are also celebrating special occasions at home and practicing social distancing. Which inspired me to create a Celebration Corner-to-Corner Crochet Blanket! This will be similar to my Crochet Christmas Character Afghan. The blanket will be made up of 9 corner-to-corner crochet squares. Each square is crocheted by following a pixel graph. Each pixel graph has a picture that has something to do with a birthday/party/celebration theme! I am not going to give too much away because I want each square to be a surprise. I will be posting each square in their own individual blog posts.
The first square is a Cupcake!! This is going to be the middle square! Of course you can arrange your 9 squares any way that you would like but I love that the cupcake with a heart will be the center focus. You could also crochet this square without the heart in the middle. Up to you!
I used the C2C (corner-to-corner) technique to crochet each square. Follow THIS VIDEO DEMONSTRATION by The Crochet Crowd for more explanation on how to crochet C2C afghans. I used a size H crochet hook and worsted weight yarn . Specifically Bernat Super Value. Each square takes less than a skein. I do not currently have a count on how many skeins for the entire blanket.
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). I like the way the overall stitches look tighter and neater. You can absolutely use the traditional method! Keep in mind that it will take a little bit more yarn and your overall project will be larger (which isn’t a bad thing!)
– Cupcake C2C Pixel Graph. Download HERE.
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in colors, Rouge, Natural, Yellow, Baby Pink and Clay. Feel free to choose your own colors! Shop all colors of Bernat Super Value Yarn HERE on Yarnspirations.com.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
Each pixel graph is 24×24 squares. The finished size of my cupcake square after it is crocheted is approximately 16×16 inches. I have not added a border to it.
No better time to start a big project than now! Celebrate your loved ones! Create this blanket with as many (or as little) squares as you’d like! I would actually love to see a blanket in all different color cupcake squares.
There will be extra squares and blank graphs for you to create your own celebration square if you have an idea that I haven’t created. There are a lot of options and ways you can add on to this!