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Corner To Corner Baby Blanket Pattern

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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.

Scroll down for the free pattern or you can grab your printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here.

baby blanket pattern

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.

Corner to corner baby blanket knitting pattern

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.

chunky baby blanket knit corner to corner

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.

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
Himalaya dolphin baby yarn

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for beginners or advanced beginner knitters.

corner to corner blanket
edge of baby blanket

Baby Blanket Pattern

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

Notes

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

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

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Skill Level – Easy

Size –

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

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(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

Needles

Notions

knitted baby blanket

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

Pattern

  • 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.

Decrease

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.

Cast off

Weave in all loose ends.

c2c baby blanket

Share your work with us…

I love seeing your finished projects!

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

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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16 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!