Have you ever seen vintage quilts that had heart squares, and wished you could make one with crochet? Maybe you just love hearts! Well, if that’s you, then you’re going to love making this free C2C crochet graphgan heart blanket square! This easy C2C crochet square is made with just a few color changes to create a patchwork square! If you’re new to corner to corner crochet, then this will be a great beginner pattern for you. It’s the February blanket square for the 2020 C2C Crochet Mystery Quilt, and I think you’re going to love it!
When I designed this C2C heart crochet pattern, my biggest inspiration was designing around the idea of the 2020 C2C Crochet Mystery quilt. Each month there is a special block for that month, and this one is for February as a part of that blanket. As I browsed through different quilt squares, I always came back to having my eye drawn to the patchwork heart quilt squares. Maybe it’s because the main holiday for February is Valentine’s Day! Wouldn’t this square be just beautiful with an entire blanket made from heart squares? It would be so pretty!
Isn’t it cool how we can replicate patchwork quilt squares with crochet? For this crochet blanket square, 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.
The free pattern for this quilt square is in graph form, which you can find by scrolling down in this post. If you want the written line by line instructions of the pattern below, you can find it in the complete printable 2020 Mystery Quilt Pattern.
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. You can also find a tutorial for this crochet heart pattern on my Youtube Channel at: C2C Crochet Heart Quilt Square Tutorial.
The great thing about this pattern, is that you can make it two different ways! I have a temperature blanket version available, where you get to pick out all of the colors and color in the pattern based off of what your daily temperatures are. Then there is a pre-filled patchwork version available! That version just involves you making it and choosing the colors. I’ve done all the other work for you. It’s also the version that has a written pattern since all of the blocks are laid out already. It’s totally customizable to what you want it to be!
If you want to make a temperature blanket, but don’t know how, be sure to check out my blog post: How to Crochet a Temperature Blanket! You can even turn the free patchwork version below into a temperature blanket square! Just replace the colors I have filled in to substitute them with the ones for your daily temperatures. The colors are completely customizable to you!
Right now through the whole year of 2020, we’re doing a crochet along for this quilt square along with 11 other blocks for the 2020 C2C Mystery Quilt Crochet Along! Each month throughout the year, I’ll be revealing a new quilt block that can be made into an entire quilt by the end of the year. I’ll be hosting the crochet along in my Facebook group, and we’ll be having everything from giveaways to lives that you can take part in! You can also get all 12 blocks for the mystery quilt without having to wait. You can find the full pattern in my Etsy or Ravelry stores! To find out more info about the crochet along, head to my blog post: 2020 C2C Mystery Quilt Crochet Along.
If you are making this quilt block as the pre-filled patchwork version, you’ll use the chart below. If you are using worsted weight yarn, your square will have slightly larger dimensions than if you’re doing it with DK yarn. Both work, but you’ll just want to keep in mind that they will end up different sizes due to using a thicker yarn.
The block pictured in the pictures above is the temperature blanket version, and below is the patchwork version.
Follow the chart working diagonally, starting from the bottom right corner, and working your way to the top left corner. To get the written version of this pattern, along with the watermarks removed, it is available with all 11 other blocks in the 2020 C2C Mystery Quilt on Etsy or Ravelry!
If you would like to make the temperature blanket version, you can get the charts to fill out with your temperatures in the premium discounted pdf with all of the Mystery Quilt blocks for cheaper than a cup of coffee! You can find them in my in my shops on Etsy or Ravelry!
I hope that you have a ton of fun making this crochet quilt square! I can’t wait to see the beautiful blankets that you’ll make from it! Be sure to tag me on social media @eclairemakery if you make one, and use #eclairemakery.
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