Looking for a stunning C2C crochet blanket pattern to add to your home? Then the Roaring 20s blanket is perfect for you! Inspired by the Art Deco designs of the 1920s, this free C2C crochet graphgan pattern is sure to wow. It’s geometric lines, velvet yarn, and simple construction make it an easy yet stunning crochet blanket pattern. It is sure to wow!
With 2020 in full swing, when I thought of designs for this year, I kept coming back to the 1920s. I read through The Great Gatsby several times throughout my school years, so I studied a lot of the style from that era as I read the book. I love the art deco geometric designs, classy colors, and textures of the 1920s. Because of that, I wanted to make my first major design of 2020 be themed after those things.
I love the way that the art deco movement brought geometric designs featuring triangles, squares, and other shapes together to create simple yet stunning pieces of art. I wanted to capture that classic art deco style in this crochet graphgan blanket, and C2C crochet was perfect for it. Since C2C designs are created using pixels, it makes it just the right crochet design form to create an art deco blanket. I absolutely love how it turned out!
This crochet blanket pattern is created using the corner to corner (C2C) crochet technique. If you’ve never done this technique before, it uses squares made from double crochets and chains to create designs. It’s used most often to create pixel designs for blankets that can capture a photo, special pattern, or other detailed design. C2C designs can also be simple too.
This blanket uses the C2C crochet technique with color changes. Since there are only two different colors used in this blanket, you will only be switching between the two so there aren’t a bunch of colors to keep up with. It looks like it could be complicated, but trust me, you can totally do it! It’s a lot simpler to do than you’d think!
As you crochet the blanket, you will work diagonally on the graph. I always start in the bottom right corner of the graph, and work my way up to the top left corner. You go back and forth diagonally to create the rows. When you come to a square of a different color than you started your row with, you will switch colors when you join the square you just made to the one from the last row.
When you are doing the color changes, I recommend creating bobbins, small balls of yarn or yarn wrapped around something to hold it, for patches of color changes that are spread out. This way you don’t have to carry the yarn very far. I carried my green yarn throughout most of the pattern, but if you don’t want to carry it through each square, then you can just use bobbins to solve this.
The FREE pattern for this blanket includes the graph for the pattern that shows you how to do the whole pattern. That’s one of the great things about C2C crochet is that often you just use a graph to make it! If you prefer written instructions though, you can find the written instructions for this pattern available in the premium discounted PDF copy of the pattern. The PDF also includes a larger size if you’d like that as well! You can get it in either my Etsy or Ravelry stores.
To make this blanket, my friends at Lion Brand Yarn were gracious enough to send me some of their amazing Vel-Luxe Yarn. Let me tell you, this yarn is amazing! I’m a huge fan of velvet yarn, and this one ranks at the top for me. It’s soft, a worsted weight so you can use it in most projects, and is really easy to crochet with. The colors are also very stylish, and are all beautiful! It’s the perfect yarn to make a classy 1920s inspired blanket.
I used the colors Emerald and Silver to make this whole thing. Some of my other favorite color combos of this yarn would be Eggplant and Gold, Emerald and Gold, Eggplant and Silver, or Eggplant and Pink.
I highly recommend using this yarn because it creates the most beautiful and soft blanket! Plus, you can’t get any other Velvet Yarn anywhere else that is in a worsted weight. However, if you don’t like velvet yarn or don’t want to use the Vel-Luxe, I would recommend using something like Lion Brand Basic Stitch, Caron Simply Soft, or Red Heart Super Saver if you want an affordable yarn choice.
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4″ x 4″ square = 4 x 4 C2C crochet squares
To make this pattern, follow along with the free graph available below or to download here. It is one of the easiest ways to create a C2C crochet graphgan.
To help making this go even faster, the premium discounted PDF contains line by line written instructions and is available for only $3.99. It also includes the larger size graph and written pattern. It’s available in my Etsy and Ravelry stores.
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