Learn how to Knit this easy corner to corner baby blanket with FREE pattern. A quick, beginner level blanket that easy to complete and makes a perfect gift for a baby!
Today I am sharing a corner to corner baby blanket with FREE pattern. This is the blanket I knitted over the long weekend and it is a chunky knit that comes together quickly. I have to say this is probably the fastest I have ever knit and finished a blanket ever. And I have been knitting a LOT of blankets over the past few years 🙂
The pattern and concept of this blanket is super simple and nothing new. Its an age old pattern often called the Increase decrease pattern, C2C blanket, Diagonal knit blanket or the Bias knit square blanket. Whatever you call it is basically a blanket that you can just mindlessly knit- not much of a pattern to follow just rows of knits and purls.
I used a 31.5 inch long 8mm circular needle for my blanket. You knit back and forth on the circular needle and not in the round. The circular needle is simply to accommodate the large number of stitches. I recently bought this set of needles– it is inexpensive and I like that you get the whole set of needles in that price.
You start by casting on just 1 stitch. And then you increase a stitch in each and every row. I made each stripe of color to be 10 rows.
I added the garter stitch chunk to add more stability and avoid a curl at the edge of the blanket. But it really wasn’t necessary, since the Make 1 stitch at the beginning of each row prevents the blanket from curling.
This is the perfect blanket to work on while watching TV! My happy place -Netflix, pjs and knitting. Yup #knitflix is really a term I use. And I will always call this blanket the Bloodline season 3 blanket. If you watched that show let me know in the comments below!
While this is fastest blanket I have knit, it doesn’t mean it is small in size. The finished blanket measures approximately 40 by 40 inches. And it is so much fun to watch the blanket grow stripe by stripe.
Somehow, the decrease rows seem to go faster and you will end up with lesser and lesser stitches on your needle.
When you have two stitches left, knit them together and bind off. Using a crochet hook to weave in all of the loose ends.
And my blanket is all done! This one took me about 6 days to knit, with life and everything thrown into the mixture. This would be the perfect project to carry along with you to a cabin or lazy summer vacation. It is simple to knit and quick to finish.
I love knitting simple blankets that are colorful- choosing the color combinations for each project is my favorite part!
The colorway I chose for today’s blanket has a retro feel to it. I use 5 colors of yarn for my blanket (white color not photographed below) and they are all Bernat Softee Chunky skeins. This is not a sponsored post, I buy all of my yarn online, and stock up my yarn stash during sales.
I needed 1 skein of the Teal, 2 skeins of the Sea Green, 2 skeins of the Natural, 2 skeins of the Glowing Gold and 1 skein of the baby pink. That’s a total of 8 skeins to create the stripe pattern that I have. If you were to make this blanket in one solid color you would probably only need 5 or 6 skeins. I would say 6 skeins to be on the safer side.
- This blanket can be easily adapted to suit your color needs and yarn stash. You can make it with just two colors to create a simple and easy striped blanket. Or make it as colorful as your yarn stash is! The choice is yours.
- If you are beginner, I would recommend you make this entire blanket with just the garter stitch. And in one solid color itself. Here is the pattern you would need to follow.
- You can make this blanket as large as you want easily! That is actually one of the best features of a C2C blanket, you can keep knitting until you are happy with the width along the side. One you have reached a happy size, start decreasing.
- Also, if you just want to use up your yarn stash- divide it into half and start this blanket. When you come to the end of that yarn, start decreasing and use up the rest half of your yarn stash. An empty yarn stash is such a great feeling! (and a great excuse to go shop for more yarn, ahem)
- Use a yarn over increase if you wish to create a border all around with tiny holes in it. It’s called a eyelet border. Instead of the KFB, you would create a border all around by- K3, YO, Knit to end for all the increase rows. For the decrease rows, you would K2, K2tog, YO, K2tog, Knit to the end. For stockinette stitch purl accordingly.
- If you do not own any chunky yarns and are hesitant to purchase them- here is a trick I often use – I hold multiple strands of medium yarn together to create a chunky knit, like in these previous blankets of mine: Knit Multi Colored Blanket or the 10 day quick knit.
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