Amelia Quilt: Free C2C Crochet Blanket Pattern

Amelia Quilt: Free C2C Crochet Blanket Pattern

Do you love classic quilt patterns, but don’t know how to quilt? Then you are going to love my latest free C2C crochet blanket pattern, the Amelia Quilt! This corner to corner crochet graphgan pattern is inspired by vintage quilts, but this time it’s in crochet. It uses simple C2C crochet color changing, and the same block done in different color combos, to create a stunning crochet blanket you’ll use again and again.

Inspiration

Besides crocheting, one of my hobbies is quilting. Growing up, my mom and I used to sew and quilt together, which usually ended up being collecting quilt patterns and fabric half the time. Hmmm, it’s like that translated over to me with yarn and crochet patterns.

This year, I have been feeling an overflowing of creativity to create blankets, especially those that look like quilts. The Amelia quilt came from a combination of star, square, and barn quilts. C2C crochet was perfect to create this crochet quilt pattern, and I think you’ll love it!

Want to save this pattern for later? Save it to your favorite Pinterest board! (Save it from mine here!)

Want to work through your C2C pattern much faster?

Want to work through your crochet pattern a lot faster than using the graph? Though C2C crochet graphs are super helpful with crochet the pattern, I’ve found that the written pattern helps make things a lot faster! Not only can you see the exact number of stitches that you need, but you don’t have to worry about losing track of what rows you’re on with the graphs.

You can get the free graph pattern below, but if you’d like to use the written instructions, you can find them in the premium printable PDF for this C2C crochet pattern on Ravelry or Etsy.

Construction

Isn’t it cool how we can create pictures with C2C crochet? For this crochet blanket, you’ll be using basic C2C crochet techniques to create the square. You’ll need to know how to do the basic C2C crochet stitch, made from double crochets, chains, and slip stitches. It also includes color changes. You can do these by either carrying the colors, or by creating yarn bobbins that you join to the square as you need a different yarn color.

If you’re new to C2C crochet, I’ve got a great Beginner’s Guide to C2C Crochet, that walks you through all of the techniques you need to start! It walks you through how to do the C2C crochet stitch, increase and decrease stitches, and has other helpful tips. You can find it here on my blog at: Beginner’s Guide to C2C Crochet.

The Yarn

To make this corner to corner crochet blanket, I used Lion Brand Pound of Love Yarn. I’m so glad I chose this yarn for this blanket pattern! It is so soft, and it makes the most wonderful blankets. If you’ve never used this yarn before, it’s a worsted weight 4 yarn that is 100% acrylic. It has over 1000 yards per skein and costs only $12 per skein, which makes it one of the most affordable yarns to make blankets with! I used the colors Terracota and Antique White.

Kit now available!

This crochet blanket pattern is now available as a kit through Lion Brand! The kit includes the digital pattern with all sizes, and all the yarn you’d need to make the pattern. The best part of the kit is that you can customize the colors! I would love to see this pattern in gold and cream, or even jewel tones.

Gauge: 4” x 4” square = 5 C2C squares x 5 C2C squares 

Hook: 6mm

Dimensions:

  • Baby Blanket: 36” x 36”
  • Lapghan: 36” x 48”
  • Throw: 48” x 60”

Yarn: Lion Brand Pound of Love (Weight 4 worsted, 100% acrylic, 1020yd) or other worsted weight yarn in two colors:

  • Terracotta
  • Antique White

Approximate Yarn Yardage:

  • Per square:

    – color a= 52

    – Color b= 66

Total yards per square = 118

  • Total for blanket:
    • 9 squares= 1062
    • 12 squares = 1416
    • 20 squares = 2360

Abbreviations:

  • Corner = Begin decreasing
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side

Pattern Notes:

Chart Notes:

  • Each square on the chart counts for one C2C square.
  • The chart is read starting from the bottom right worked diagonally up to the top.

Free Blanket Square Pattern:

To make this blanket, you can use either the chart below, or use the written pattern available in the PDF version in on Ravelry or Etsy. If you are making it with two different color combinations for the squares, then just swap colors A and B as necessary.

For each size, you will need the following amount of squares:

  • Baby Blanket: 9 Squares
  • Lapghan: 12 Squares
  • Throw: 20 Squares

Assembly:

Once all of your squares are finished, it is time to assemble the blankets together. The layout of the blanket for each size is as follows:

  • Baby Blanket: 3 squares across x 3 squares long
  • Lapghan: 3 squares across x 4 squares long
  • Throw: 4 squares across x 5 squares long

If you are using two different color combinations like I did in the sample, then you can arrange them any way you would like, or every other square like I did. It’s totally customizable to you!

Once you have laid everything out, you will begin seaming. For my sample, I used the slip stitch join where I put the right sides together, and then used a slip stitch join along the side edges. Another favorite seaming technique of mine is to use the mattress stitch.

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