Have you made a C2C (corner to corner) crochet blanket yet? Have you made a C2C blanket using bulky yarn? Welcome to my pattern for Bulky Crocheted C2C Cactus Blanket. My love for cactuses and Bernat Blanket Yarn inspired me to design this blanket. My Bulky Crocheted C2C Cactus Blanket turned out vibrant and super cozy. It weighs just over 4 1/2 pounds so it can act as a weighted blanket too. I used Bernat Blanket Yarn and a L hook so it works up very quickly for a large blanket. The finished size is 58 inches by 72 inches.
I’ve also included the graph for Baby Blanket Size and Baby Blanket Size with Flowers in the graph. Using the graph for the pattern you can customize colors if you desire. You can also add a flower or two in a color of your choice using my Crocheted Layered Flower Pattern, as seen in the pictures on this blog post. I used simple single crochet for the border however you can add several rows for the border if you desire.
Are you new to crochet C2C? ChiWei at www.1dogwolf.com has an excellent blog post with helpful information to answer questions about C2C crochet. Here are some of my tips:
- Grab a clip board and pen for your graph, I use a metallic sharpie to dot my squares at the beginning of each row.
- Prep your yarn by rolling into balls and separating skein into balls. I use a scale to weigh and break my yarn into 2, 3 or 4 even balls if needed. This will depend of on the size of your graph. This is a large graph so I rolled my skeins into balls and only split 1 grey into 2 balls and 1 green into 2 balls for arms of the cactus.
- Keep your ends on the back side with changing colors.
- Count your clusters every row to help eliminate mistakes.
- Change colors on the last pull through of last DC in cluster. This will create invisible color changes.
Check out my other Crocheted C2C Patterns: Crocheted C2C Cacti Blanket Part 1, Crocheted C2C Cacti Baby Blanket, Crocheted C2c Cactus ALOE! Blanket, Crocheted C2C Cactus Baby Blanket, Crocheted C2C Cactus Pot Holder, Crocheted C2C Cactus Wall Hanging, and Crocheted C2C Cactus Pillow. All are projects that work up quick and are fun additions to your house or great gifts.
G Hook, I use Clover Amour to weave ends in
Lion Brand Yarn 400-5-5002 Large-Eye Blunt Needles, Set of 6Tapestry Needle
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
Create blanket from graph. If making a baby blanket follow same pattern for border.
At the completion of the last cluster of graph square, you will prepare to start border. CH 1, SC, in gap between cluster below, CH 2, you will end up in your first corner. SC, CH 2, SC in corner. Continue pattern of CH 2, SC in gap between clusters with SC, CH 2, SC, in corners. SL ST to first CH 1. Don’t fasten off.
CH 1, SC in same stitch, 2 SC in CH 2 gap. In corner SC, CH 1 SC. Continue 2 SC in CH 2 gap, SC with SC, CH 1, SC in corners. SL ST to CH 1. Fasten off and leave a tail to weave in.
Sew ends in on back side of blanket. Sew on flower or flowers.
Use first layer from my Crocheted Layered Flower Pattern with pink yarn and I Hook and leave a long tail to sew on.
Now put on a good movie and snuggle under your Bulky Crocheted C2C Cactus Blanket!!
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