Welcome to another corner to corner (C2C) pattern for you to try your hand at.

The simple design of the Dahlia Baby Blanket makes it a great first C2C project for beginners learning the stitch.

The C2C stitch can seem a little overwhelming at first, so I am currently working on some C2C video tutorials to incorporate into the blog posts, so watch this space for them- super exciting!

The Dahlia Baby Blanket is created using the soft Garnmanufaktur Mclana Bobbel Farbverlaufsgarn 3-fach. The delicate nature of this 3 ply yarn makes this blanket light weight- great for all year round. The generous sizing of the Dahlia Baby Blanket also means that your little one won’t grow out of it super fast, but it is also not so ungainly that you’ll struggle with it.

You can use any 3 ply yarn for this blanket, you could go up to a 4 ply but be mindful that this will change the size of your blanket. The squares and finished project will be larger. The crochet hook can remain the same size for a 4 ply yarn.

The other beauty of using any gradient yarn for this project, not just the Mclana Bobbel, is that all the colour changes are done for you, with no planning required!

Now if this blanket is either too large, or you want a heavier weight blanket, then there are 2 other FREE pattern baby blankets available for you:

The Apple Blossom Baby Blanket is a cotton DK/8ply/light worsted weight C2C pattern, providing a slightly heavier blanket more suited for spring and autumn.  While the Lagoon Baby Blanket is made from a Superfine/4ply/fingering yarn, similar to the Dahlia Baby Blanket, but of a slightly smaller size.

The Dahlia Baby Blanket is available in a printable, PDF version through your preferred pattern retailer- Ravelry and Etsy for a small fee.

Materials

Superfine/Fingering/ 3 ply yarn approximately 2000m/2187 yds required.

The yarn used in this pattern was Garnmanufaktur Mclana Bobbel No.9214.

D/3- 3.125mm hook

Tapestry needle for ends

Abbreviations

The pattern uses US Crochet terms. The abbreviations used in the pattern are as follows:

ch- chain

ch sp- chain space

dc- double crochet

st- stitch

sl st- slip stitch

sq- square

The gauge or tension required for this project is 1 square= 1cm x 1cm, with 10x10cm/4x4in= 10 x 10 squares.

Size on completion: 88cm x 88cm (34.5in x 34.5in) 

The Pattern

Step 1. Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). dc into next 2 ch. Turn. (1sq)

Step 2. Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook, dc into next 2 ch. sl st into 3 ch space at beginning of previous row. Ch 3, 3 x dc into same ch sp. sl st to next sq. Turn. (2 sq)

Step 3. Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook, dc into next 2 ch. sl st into 3 ch sp at beginning of previous row. Ch 3, 3 x dc into same ch sp. sl st into 3 ch sp at beginning of previous row. Ch 3, 3x dc into same ch sp. sl st to next sq. Turn. (3 sq)

Step 4. Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook, dc into next 2 ch. sl st into 3 ch sp at beginning of previous row. *Ch 3, 3 x dc into same ch sp. sl st to next sq. Repeat from * twice. Turn. (4 sq)

Step 5. Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook, dc into next 2 ch. *sl st into 3 ch sp at beginning of previous row. Ch 3, 3 x dc into same ch sp. sl st to next sq. Repeat from * three times. Turn. (5 sq)

Step 6. Ch 6. dc into 4th ch from hook, dc into next 2 ch. sl st into 3 ch sp at beginning of previous row. *Ch 3, 3 x dc into same ch sp. sl st to next sq. Repeat from * four times. Turn. (6 sq)

Step 7. Repeat step 6 until total of 88 squares achieved in row. This completes first half, and should resemble a triangle with 88 squares across.

Step 8. Decreasing begins: sl st into each of the 3 dc of the first square. sl st into 3 ch sp of same square. *ch 3. dc x3 into same 3 ch sp. sl st to next sq. Repeat from * until even with last sq from previous row. sl st into ch sp from previous row. (87 sq).

Step 9. Repeat step 8 until last single square complete.

Step 10. Sew in ends. Block as desired.

I hope you have fun making your own Dahlia Baby Blanket, and keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming C2C video tutorials- starting off with increasing and decreasing 🙂

Please tag @thetwistingtwine with your #dahliababyblanket makes to be featured on the TTT Instagram page!

Happy Crocheting,
Bec

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