Crocheted C2C Cactus ALOE! Blanket


Crocheted C2C Cactus Aloe! Blanket

Crocheted C2C Cactus ALOE! BlanketALOE! Welcome to my free pattern for a Crocheted C2C Cactus ALOE! Blanket as part of my C2C Crocheted Cactus Series. A little plant humor and a lot of love make up this blanket. Are you looking for a beautiful blanket as an addition to your living room, bed room or for a special gift. Crocheted C2C Cactus AlOE! Blanket is a beautiful blanket to make.

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 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 and texture.

Crocheted C2C Cactus Aloe! BlanketAre you new to C2C (corner two corner crochet)? C2C crocheted is working with a cluster of stitches essentially making a square or rectangle working from corner to corner. Using a graph makes it easy to track each row and count your clusters. 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 separating skein in 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 2 pinks into 4 balls and used a whole skein of green for each section 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 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 Baby Blanket,  Bulky Crocheted C2C Cactus 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: 

Crochet C2C Cactus Aloe! Blanket Pattern

Worsted Weight Yarn. 5 Skeins Red Heart With Love Yarn in Hot Pink ,  4 Skein Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Fern, small amount s of yarn for flowers.

For Border 4 Skeins Red Heart With Love Yarn in Minty

I 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 72 inches by 56 inches and weighs 62 ounces or 4 pounds and 14 ounces.

Create blanket from graph. 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. Fasten off with a tail to sew in.

Crocheted C2C Cactus Banket ALOE! BorderBorder:

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. This is where you will need your 3rd and 4th skein of yarn to complete border.

TOP:

Row 1: Attached Minty 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 – 7: 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 Minty 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 – 7: 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 – 7: 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 – 7: 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.

Flower:

Use first layer from my Crocheted Layered Flower Pattern with pink yarn and I Hook and leave a long tail to sew on.

Now you have completed a Crocheted C2C Cactus AlOE! Blanket of your very own! Isn’t it a gorgeous blanket?

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