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Super Easy Corner To Corner Baby Blanket Pattern (Knit)

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Cast on a new project with this super easy corner to corner baby blanket pattern.

The blanket is C2C, meaning that you knit the blanket diagonally from corner to corner.

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baby blanket pattern

How Do You Knit A Corner To Corner Baby Blanket?

Knitting a corner-to-corner blanket means starting the blanket at one corner, increasing every row until you have a certain number of stitches.

Then, you start to decrease the second half of the blanket.

This type of blanket pattern is also known as an increase decrease pattern, C2C blanket, diagonal knit blanket, or bias knit square blanket.

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Super Easy Corner To Corner Baby Blanket Pattern (Knit)

An Easy Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are at the beginner or advanced beginner skill levels, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off, knitting garter stitch, and changing colors.

It will also introduce you to creating extra stitches by doing a yarn over on the increase rows.

You will also learn to decrease stitches through K2tog – knitting two stitches together on the decrease rows.

You may also like this pattern – Temperature Blanket Pattern

If you like crochet, you may want to take a look at this corner-to-corner crochet pattern – How To Corner To Corner Crochet (C2C) For Beginners

chunky baby blanket knit corner to corner

The Yarn I Used To Knit The Baby Blanket

I used a soft baby chenille yarn – Himalaya Dolphin Baby to knit the blanket.

This yarn is available to purchase from Hobium Yarns online, and they have an array of colors.

I used three pastel shades – Pink, yellow, and mint.

This yarn can be a little tricky to work with, especially when you sew the ends in – you get fluff and bits poking out here and there.

Yarn Substitutes

You can substitute this yarn with any one of the following:

  • Katia Bambi
  • King Cole Yummy
  • Sirdar Smudge
  • Red Heart Sweet Home
  • Bernat Baby Blanket
  • Cygnet Chenille Chunky

How Much Yarn Do I Need For A Corner To Corner Blanket?

The amount of yarn you need for a corner-to-corner (C2C) blanket depends on several factors:

  1. Size of the Blanket: Larger blankets require more yarn, while smaller ones require less.
  2. Yarn Weight: Different yarn weights (e.g., worsted, bulky, etc.) have varying yardage per skein.
  3. Tension: Your personal tension affects how much yarn you use.
  4. Knitting Needle or Crochet Hook Size: The size of your needles or crochet hook can impact the amount of yarn needed.

As a general guideline, here’s how you can estimate the amount of yarn needed:

  • Baby Blanket: For a small baby blanket, you may need around 800-1000 yards of yarn.
  • Throw Blanket: A larger throw blanket might require approximately 1500-2000 yards of yarn.
  • Adult-Sized Blanket: For an adult-sized blanket, you may need anywhere from 3000 yards or more, depending on the dimensions.

To get a more accurate estimate, you can check the yardage per skein of your chosen yarn and then calculate based on the dimensions of your desired blanket size.

Additionally, if you’re following a specific pattern, it may provide yarn requirements based on the size of the project.

It’s always a good idea to buy a little extra yarn than you think you’ll need to account for any variations in tension, dye lot differences, or if you decide to add a border or make adjustments to your pattern.

Himalaya dolphin baby yarn

What Size Should A Corner To Corner Baby Blanket Be?

The size of a corner-to-corner (C2C) baby blanket can vary based on personal preference and the intended use.

However, a common size for a baby blanket is approximately 30 inches by 36 inches (76 cm by 91 cm).

This size provides enough coverage to keep the baby warm and cozy, yet it’s also manageable for parents to carry around and use in various settings.

Of course, you can adjust the size based on your preference and the specific needs of the baby.

Some people may prefer slightly larger blankets for more coverage, while others may opt for smaller sizes for easier portability.

Ultimately, it depends on what you find comfortable and suitable for the baby’s needs.

corner to corner blanket
edge of baby blanket

Baby Blanket Pattern

Grab your inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Notes

Skill Level – Easy

The blanket knits up in a simple garter stitch pattern, and the design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

This is a great project for a beginner (who is making their first blanket) or advanced beginner to try out a stripe pattern in different colors.

The finished blanket would make a great gift for a baby shower.

Video Tutorial

There is a video tutorial to show you how to start knitting this blanket, including the yarn overs.

You can watch it on my YouTube channel here.

Copyright Info

  • Please do not copy, sell, redistribute, or republish this simple corner to corner pattern. 
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Size Information

  • Width – 50″/127cm
  • Length – 50″/127cm

To make this blanket in different sizes, knit it and increase it until you have the size you want; measure the edge/long side, and if it is 30 inches or 40 inches, then start to decrease.

Gauge – 10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 8 sts and 24 rows measured in garter stitch.

easy knit baby blanket

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • Himalaya Dolphin Baby Chenille Yarn (One Skein = 100g/120m/131 yds) in the following colors:
  • 3 x Pink – 80319
  • 3 x Yellow – 80302
  • 3 x Mint – 80307
  • The total Yardage needed for this project = is Approx 1,179 yards.
  • This yarn is available to buy from HobiumYarns.com
  • Substitute yarn suggestions: Katia Bambi/King Cole Yummy/Sirdar Smudge/Red Heart Sweet Home/Bernat Baby Blanket/Cygnet Chenille Chunky
  • Bulky/Chunky/14 Ply Yarn.
  • Yarn Weight Guide (+ Conversion Chart)

Needles

Notions

  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle/yarn needle/tapestry needle
  • Scissors
knitted baby blanket

Abbreviations

Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK)

  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont – Continue
  • K – Knit
  • K2tog – Knit the next 2 stitches together
  • P – Purl
  • Rep – Repeat
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • YO – Yarn over

Pattern Instructions

Three colors of yarn will be used to change colors:

  • Yarn A – Pink
  • Yarn B – Mint
  • Yarn C – Yellow

With Yarn A – CO 5 sts

  • Row 1: Knit
  • Row 2: Knit 3, YO, Knit 2 – (6 sts)
  • Row 3: Knit 3, YO, Knit 3 – (7 sts)
  • Row 4: Knit 3, YO, Knit to the end of row.

Repeat row 4 (increase row) until 10 rows have been knit with Yarn A.

Change to Yarn B and continue to rep row 4 until 10 rows have been worked.

Change to Yarn C and continue to rep row 4 until 10 rows have been worked.

Rep the color pattern until you have 168 sts on your needles or reached your desired size.

Decrease

To decrease the blanket – you need to work on the following:

Decrease Row 1: K2, K2tog, YO, K2tog, Knit to the end of the row.

Repeat row 1, keeping the color pattern as established until 7 sts remain on the needle.

Cont in the last color worked for the next row: K2tog, K2tog, K2tog, K1.

Cast off.

Cut yarn and weave in all loose ends.

Your finished product should be a square shape.

c2c baby blanket

Could you share your work with us?

I love seeing your finished projects on social media.

If you enjoyed making the blanket in your favorite colors, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

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You can also find us on our Facebook Page, Pinterest, and Ravelry.

I’d love to see your work.

Happy Knitting!

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28 Comments

  1. Hello from Ontario Canada!
    Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern and also for your weekly emails with more gorgeous free patterns. It’s very generous of you and I truly appreciate it 💖 I’m thinking of making an even bigger one but not sure at the number of stitches to start to decrease …… would you have any idea on this? And again thanks again it’s so nice to get this (and free) at a time like this. Stay safe and take care.

    Carol

    1. Hello Carol, thank you so much for your kind words and I’m so happy you like the pattern!
      For a larger blanket – are you using the same type of yarn? or a heavier yarn like super bulky?
      I would double the increase stitches to say 336 sts then start the decrease.
      This should make your blanket around 100 inches x 100 inches.
      If you want it even larger than that – you can add more stitches (say 420 sts – 150 inches x 150 inches or even 504 sts – 200 inches x 200 inches) then decrease.
      I hope that helps! 🙂

  2. Hi!
    Thank you for your response. I am using a Bulky 5……Bernat Velvet Yarn…….300g….315yds. Also using 6.5mm(US.10 1/2) needles. So maybe (hopefully) I’ll start to decrease at your suggestion for 336 sts to decrease. This yarn is so soft and my first time using it so I hope it’s a nice yarn to knit with.
    Thanks again

    Carol

  3. I love this pattern and I’m wondering if it would be possible to make this beautiful blanket in a rectangle shape. Thank you!

    1. Hello Andrea,
      Yes, that would be possible – you could cast on the same number of stitches and just increase the length.
      Or you could cast on fewer stitches and then increase the length also.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise

      1. Thank you so much for your quick reply! How would I go about just increasing the length? Would that mean just continuing row 4 beyond the halfway point before moving on to the decrease part of the pattern, or should I be changing the number/location of increases and decreases I’m making? Thanks again!

    1. Hello Deborah,
      When I change colours I knit the first stitch of the next row on the right side with the new colour and leave a tail of around 3-4 inches.
      I do that for every colour – I cut and rejoin for every colour change, I don’t carry the yarn up the sides.
      The new join lines are visible on the wrong side – I can’t hide those, but using the pastel colours you can’t see them very well.
      When I finished the blanket, I wove in all of the loose ends and made a neat edge where the yarn changes were.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise

    1. Hello Bridgette,
      Yes, you can try that – I’m sure it will work out just fine.
      Happy knitting!
      Louise

  4. I love your patterns and really appreciate the free versions. I understand the need for ads to cover your cost, but how can I print just the pattern?

    Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  5. Hi, did you use 40 inch or 40 mm circular needles? I’m new to circular needles. Your link leads to 16 inch. Thank you!

    1. Hello Victoria,
      You can easily make this blanket smaller by working fewer rows before you start to decrease.
      So instead of 168 you could work 80 or 100 for example and see what that looks like.
      I hope that helps,
      Louise

  6. Love this pattern….. I ordered one ball of Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn, 300 grams. Is this enough for a blanket?I live in London Ontario Canada 🇨🇦

    1. Hello Georgina,
      You have to look at how many yards and meters you have in that 300g (it will say on the ball band/yarn label) and then check how many yards/meters it took to make the blanket (in the yarn information) to see if you have enough.
      Thanks,
      Louise

  7. Hello from UK
    I’m just checking in case I’ve read the pattern wrong. You increase by 1 stitch every row but decrease by 2 stitches every row?

    1. Hello Tracey,
      You are creating one increase with a yarn over on every row.
      Then for the decrease, you are knitting two stitches together – decrease 1 stitch, creating a yarn over – increasing 1 stitch, and then knit two together to decrease 1 stitch again.
      So you are losing only one stitch.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise

  8. I’m new to knitting and I’m loving it. I’d love to make this blanket for my grandson. It looks like there is a border that is not part of the corner to corner pattern-is this something you add later? Or am I missing something? Thanks for your help!

    1. Hello Kristi,
      The border is created organically because of the pattern.
      If you try it out, you will see how this happens, through the increases and decreases.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise

  9. Hello and thank you so much for this beautiful pattern. I am almost halfway through and I am wondering if a should stay at 168 stitches for 5 rows before decreasing to make all of the corners the same?-
    Thank you!
    Jennifer

    1. Hello Jennifer,
      It might make the square shape have a sort of extra step before the corner decrease.
      You could always try it and see how it looks.
      Happy knitting!