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In this Crochet Along you’ll learn how to crochet the Alphabet & Numbers C2C Blanket step by step using a free crochet pattern, videos and support group.
It’s been so long since I hosted an amazing Crochet Along. I believe my last one was the Bobble Basketweave Bag. Oh, that was a fun one and also super popular.
Well, now that we are heading into the Fall and Craft Season, I feel like it’s the perfect time to crochet a blanket that you might give someone as a gift. It’s the perfect gift for a student who is trying to learn the alphabet, a teacher.
This blanket is actually much easier to crochet than you might think. I will have several video tutorials guiding you through the crochet Corner-to-Corner (C2C) pattern , how to do the mattress stitch and how to crochet the border.
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Schedule for the Crochet Along
The pattern was released in 7 parts – row by row. So the C2C blanket will be made in parts. It makes it easier to work on each part, no matter where you are. In the end, you’ll sew the parts together using the mattress stitch and add a beautiful Candy Cane Border.
So you will have 1 week to get all your materials together before we get started.
Part 1: A through d – released below
Part 2: E through i – released below
Part 3: J through n – released below
Part 4: O through r – released below
Part 5: S through v – released below
Part 6: W through z – released below
Part 7: Numbers 1 through 0,
and sewing pieces together and add the border – released below
All Parts will be released below. So ideally you want to bookmark and save this link to my website so you can easily find the pattern.
Be sure to join my Crochet group as well to get extra support through the Crochet Along and have fun in the group with like-minded crocheters. Shout out in the group and show off your yarn that you will use for the CAL. Make sure to post progress pictures. We all wanna see it. Trust me 🙂
If you also wanted a printed pattern, you can purchase the ad-free printer-friendly pdf pattern shown in the links below. But why not join the All-Access Membership called The Crochet Club, you will automatically get this pattern.
Materials needed for the Alphabet & Numbers C2C Blanket Crochet Along
- Red Heart Super Saver by Yarnspirations
- Hot Red (less than 1 skein)
- Cherry Red (less than 1 skein)
- Burgundy (less than 3 skeins)
- Black (less than 1 skein)
- Aran or white (8 skeins)
- Lion Brand Scarfie in the color Cranberry/Black ( less than 1 skein)
- 5.5mm hook
- Tapestry needle
- Steamer for blocking
- Foam boards for blocking
Stitches used, in US terms:
Click HERE to learn these basic stitches
- sc = single crochet
- ch = chain
- sk = skip
- sl st = slip stitch
- hdc = half double crochet
- C2C = Corner to Corner using hdc
- mattress stitch
- Candy Cane Border
- blocking tutorial
65 (height) x 60 (width) inches
2 hdc C2C pixels x 2 hdc C2C pixel = 1 square inch
The blanket is made in 7 strips – each line of letters/numbers is made separately. Once finished the blanket pieces are blocked and steamed and sewn together using the mattress stitch. Lastly, a candy cane border is added.
This pattern was made with HDC STITCHES for the Corner to Corner Blanket. Here is an hdc tutorial.
Crochet each strip of letters/numbers separately. All white pixels are aran/white.
Letters A through d are made with Hot Red.
To make it a bit easier, here is the picture “chopped” up. Hope it’s easier the read now. But again, I would suggest getting the pdf.
Thanks to an awesome crocheter we now have the above graph A through d written out. For the “yellow lines” read from left to right (some words are broken up). All rows are diagonal rows.
To understand it better, here is an example: Row 12 says to do 9 white pixels, 1 red pixel, and 2 white pixels.
Letters E through i are made with Cherry Red
Letters J through v are made with Burgundy
Letters O through r are made with Burgundy
Letters S through v are made with Burgundy
Letters W through z are made with black
Numbers 1 through 0 are made with scarfi yarn
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Block the pieces using a steamer and blocking boards (foam is best for these strips). If you need a tutorial, I linked it in the stitch list.
Once you have blocked all your pieces, sew them together using the mattress stitch.
Now crochet 1 row of single crochets all around the blanket (crochet 2 sc’s per pixel and 2 sc per corner). It should create a stitch count of a multiple of 4 in the end.
Finally, add the Candy Cane border using the colors hot red and black by skipping a stitch between each color. In the corners, crochet both colors in 1 stitch.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
I hope you will join the fun in the Crochet Along and create this beautiful Alphabet & Numbers C2C Blanket with us together. Be sure to SHARE this Crochet Along on social media using the buttons above.