If you are looking for quick and easy crochet blanket pattern look no further! This Scrappy Corner-to-Corner Blanket is the perfect crochet project to keep you hands busy while with the added bonus that it uses up a ton of scrap yarn.
I’m a bit addicted to making magic yarn balls and crocheting these deliciously scrappy baby blankets.
In fact I’ve made so many that I have officially run out of yarn scraps!
If you are like me and weaving in yarn ends you are going to love making these scrappy blankets with a magic yarn ball.
Not having to weave in ends means that these crochet blankets were done as soon as I finished the last stitch.
I also found that not having to decide when to change colours was quite a luxury as well. The random colour changes make for a fun surprise as you are crocheting.
To really show off the lovely random stripes that the magic yarn ball creates, I decided a corner-to-corner crochet technique would be ideal. C2C crochet really makes for the perfect crochet scrap blanket!
All stacked up together the stripes give off quite the Missoni vibe don’t you think? The beauty of the stripes is in the randomness. I don’t think I could have created such a colorful stripe design if I was choosing the color order intentionally.
I hope you enjoy using up your leftover yarn ends to make these fun scrap yarn crochet blankets.
Although I’ve made them in a baby blanket size (as they will be donated to St Kilda Mums) you can easily adjust the pattern to make a blanket or throw in any size you wish. You are only limited by your scrappy stash.
Now off you go and gather up all your yarn scraps, I see a stripey scrappy crochet blanket in you future.
You will need:
- A large Magic Yarn Ball make from yarn scraps (around 600g / 21 oz) – DK to Worsted weight (8-10ply)
- 5mm crochet hook (US 8)
- Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
Corner-to-Corner Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern Instructions:
Corner-to-corner crochet is so adaptable. Once you know the basic technique you can crochet a blanket of any size. No need to decide from the beginning just make your decision as your project grows.
As the blanket grows from just one corner you will find it works up very quickly.
I’ve designed my pattern to be a baby blanket size ideal for a stroller pram or bassinet.
If you are new to corner-to-corner crochet pop over to this corner-to-corner wash cloth tutorial where I have included step-by-step pictures explaining the most complicated parts of this technique.
Crochet Stitches used (US terminology):
- ch – Chain
- dc – double crochet (US terms) same as UK treble
- sl st – Slip Stitch
This pattern is worked flat diagonally back and forth.
Blanket is 48 rows wide and 60 rows long.
To make the rectangle shape the first 48 rows have increases on each edge of the blanket. Then then decrease only on one edge until the long side is 60 rows tall. Finally decrease at both edges on every row till the end.