So much cuteness in one blanket! Corner-to-Corner Crochet lets you turn almost any image into a pixel graph and then from a pixel graph, into a crocheted piece! I mainly use StitchFiddle.com to convert images into graphs. In this Puppy C2C Blanket, I started with a 28×28 pixel square graph and used Corner-to-corner crochet with HDC stitches for a finished crochet piece of 18×18 inches. Then using a modified block stitch, I made a large border to bring the blanket to about 35×35 inches. The best part is you can continue to crocheting to make this blanket as big as you’d like! This is a baby gift so I wanted to keep it small.
And can we talk about these colors?! Major Fall Vibes! I am using a combination of colors from the Bernat Super Value line to make this a Precious Autumn Puppy crochet piece 🙂
Let’s go over a few things that will help you immensely to replicate this blanket.
I am using the Corner-to-Corner technique for the puppy part of the blanket but instead of DC stitches, I am using HDC stitches for the C2C. If C2C or HDC C2C is confusing to you, don’t worry, my friends at The Crochet Crowd have the perfect beginner tutorial! And the best part is that they chose to use a few of my projects as the examples as they are crocheting so you can’t go wrong!
Next, you may want to quickly take a look at THIS tutorial that I recently posted on the modified Block Stitch. It makes a great border for a C2C piece but also can be used as a granny square or blanket on its own!
–PUPPY PIXEL GRAPH
-Size H Crochet Hook
-Bernat Super Value (one skein each except 2 in Aqua) in Oatmeal, Forest Green, Aqua, Pumpkin, Gold, and Topaz
-Tassel Maker (optional)
First Crochet the Puppy using Corner-to-Corner Crochet. I chose to eliminate the border around his face as in the graph below
Once you have finished your Corner-to-Corner Crochet Puppy, you can start on the easy, repetitive block stitch border!
First make a SC + chain 2 + SC along the edges, working between the pixel squares
Then join in your next color and make 2 HDC in each chain 2 space, and 2 HDC + chain 2 + 2 HDC in each corner.
Then go ahead and switch to your next color (oatmeal) and make a SC + chain 2 + SC + chain 2 + SC (repeating) along all the edges working between the 2 HDCs. Make a SC + chain 2 + SC in each corner.
Repeat this sequence alternating between the rounds of 2 HDCs and the SC + chain 2
I have a full video tutorial on this on my YouTube Channel!
Add some tassels to the 4 corner to finish your blanket!
If you make this puppy blanket or use the modified block stitch please tag me using #RepeatCrafterMe and #yarnspo on social media!