Raise your hand if you’ve been eating ice cream out of the freezer every night?! There’s definitely been a lot of quarantine snacking in our house! Dreaming of those summer days when we can go out for ice cream! Had to add an Ice Cream Cone to the Celebration C2C Blanket! Can’t have a party without cake without ice cream! Just look at that big scoop of strawberry ice cream!
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!)
– Ice Cream Graph. Download HERE.
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in colors, Natural, Baby Pink, and Clay. 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 each 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! You can also turn any of these squares into individual pillows. Lots of ways to use them!