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.
Scroll down for the free pattern or you can grab your printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here.
How Do You Knit A Corner To Corner Baby Blanket?
Knitting a corner to corner blanket means that you are starting the blanket at one corner, increasing every row until you have a certain amount 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 the bias knit square blanket.
An Easy Level Knitting Pattern
This is an easy pattern for those of you who are a beginner or advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off, and knitting garter stitch.
It will also introduce you to creating extra stitches by doing a yarn over.
You will also learn how to decrease stitches through K2tog – knitting two stitches together.
The Yarn I Used To Knit The Baby Blanket
To knit the blanket I used a baby soft chenille yarn – Himalaya Dolphin Baby.
This yarn is available to purchase from Hobium Yarns online and they have an array of colors to choose from.
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.
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
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for beginners or advanced beginner knitters.
- Knitting cast-on methods.
- Knitting Lessons
- How to cast on knitting.
- How to cast off knitting.
- How to knit the garter stitch.
- How to knit the purl stitch.
- How to knit stockinette stitch.
- How to read knitting patterns.
- Knitting abbreviations and terms.
- How to knit rib stitch.
- How to K2tog – knit two stitches together.
Baby Blanket Pattern
The blanket knits up in a simple garter stitch pattern and the design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
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.
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Skill Level – Easy
- Width – 50″/127cm
- Length – 50″/127cm
Gauge – 10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 8 sts and 24 rows measured in garter stitch.
The Supplies You Need
- Himalaya Dolphin Baby Chenille Yarn(100g/120m/131 yds) in the following colors:
- 3 x Pink – 80319
- 3 x Yellow – 80302
- 3 x Mint – 80307
- 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
- 7 mm (US 10.5/11) 40″ circular knitting needles.
- You do not join in the round to work – the cable is to accommodate a large number of stitches.
- Tape measure
- Darning needle
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- 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
- 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 the row.
Rep row 4 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.
To decrease the blanket – you need to work on the following:
Row 1: K2, K2tog, YO, K2tog, Knit to the end of the row.
Rep 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.
Weave in all loose ends.
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Happy Knitting! xoxo