Crocheted C2C Cacti Baby Blanket


C2C Crocheted Cactuses Baby Blanket

C2C Crocheted Cactuses Baby Blanket Welcome to my free crochet pattern for Crocheted C2C Cacti Baby Blanket. About a year ago I was inspired by C2C Hearts Blankets and when I designed my C2C Cactus Square Pattern I knew a Cacti Blanket was needed. My Crocheted C2C Cacti Baby Blanket came out beautiful. The colors and textures compiment each other. I used Crochet Single Rib Stitch for border by using a framing method of doing one side at a time. I really love this border as it adds stability.

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.

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:

  • Crocheted C2C Cactuses Baby Blanket SideGrab 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 medium sizes graph so I rolled my skeins into 2 or 3 balls for main color changes. It’s makes it so much easier and less tangles.
  • 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 1Bulky Crocheted C2C Cactus BlanketCrocheted C2c Cactus ALOE! Blanket,  Crocheted C2C Cactus Baby BlanketCrocheted 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.

Materials Needed: 

Crocheted C2C Cacti Baby Blanket

Worsted Weight Yarn. 1 Skeins Red Heart With Love Yarn in White , 1 Skein Red Heart With Love Yarn in Jade but you could also use Lettuce , small amount s of yarn for flowers.

For Border 1 Skeins Red Heart With Love Yarn in Black

J Hook, I used a Clover Armour 

Tapestry Needle  

Abbreviations: 

CH = Chain

SC = Single Crochet 

DC = Double Crochet 

FP DC = Front Post Double Crochet

BP DC = Back Post Double Crochet

SL ST = Slip Stitch 

The completed blanket is 29 inches by 38 inches and weighs 1 pound 2 oz or 18 oz.

Create blanket from graph. At the completion of the last cluster of graph square, you will prepare to start border. Using white yarn, 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. Fasten off with a tail to sew in.

Progress Crocheted C2C Cactuses Baby BlanketBorder:

Border is worked in sections. You will start with doing top and then bottom using separate skeins. You will not fasten off but turn each work and do left and right side so you use 1 skein for 2 sides.

TOP:

Row 1: Attached black yarn with SL ST in right top corner with right side of blanket facing you. CH 2, in next CH 2 gap, 2 DC. 2 DC in each CH 2 gap across top with 1 DC in corner.

Row 2: CH 2, BP DC, FP DC, alternate BP, FP DC across.

Row 3 – 5: CH 2, start with what stitch you did last so your BP or FP line up and alternate BP DC, FP DC across. DON’T fasten off.

Bottom:

Row 1: Turn blanket over to bottom is facing up. Attached black yarn with SL ST in right top corner with right side of blanket facing you. CH 2, in next CH 2 gap, 2 DC. 2 DC in each CH 2 gap across top with 1 DC in corner.

Row 2: CH 2, BP DC, FP DC, alternate BP, FP DC across.

Row 3 – 5: CH 2, start with what stitch you did last so your BP or FP line up and alternate BP DC, FP DC across.

Left Side:

You will have top and bottom complete. You can complete the left side by going to where you just ended on bottom side, turn your blanket and you will be working on left side of blanket. Right side of blanket will be facing you

Row 1: CH 2, 2 DC in on previous DC post, *DC, 2 DC in on previous DC post * 4 more times. DC in corner of blanket, 2 DC in CH 2 gap all the way across with a DC in corner of graph. 2 DC on post of top row of border, DC, *2 DC, DC* to end.

Row: CH 2, BP DC, FP DC, alternate BP, FP DC across.

Row 3 – 5: CH 2, start with what stitch you did last so your BP or FP line up and alternate BP DC, FP DC across.

Right Side:

You will have top, left and bottom complete. You can complete the right side by going to where end of top border is and turn your blanket and you will be working on right side of blanket. Right side of blanket will be facing you

Row 1: CH 2, 2 DC in on previous DC post, *DC, 2 DC in on previous DC post * 4 more times. DC in corner of blanket, 2 DC in CH 2 gap all the way across with a DC in corner of graph. 2 DC on post of top row of border, DC, *2 DC, DC* to end.

Row: CH 2, BP DC, FP DC, alternate BP, FP DC across.

Row 3 – 5: CH 2, start with what stitch you did last so your BP or FP line up and alternate BP DC, FP DC across.

Sew ends in on back side of blanket.  Sew on flower or flowers if you desire.

Now step back and admire your gorgeous Crocheted C2C Cacti Baby Blanket!

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