InspirationWith 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!
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ConstructionThis 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! Etsy or Ravelry stores.
The YarnTo 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.
21 Days of Blankets is here!It’s time to deck the halls with lots of blankets, because the 21 Days of Blankets is here! I’ve designed a lot of blankets over the years, and this year I’m showcasing 21 of my favorite blankets I’ve designed. From December 1 to December 21, I’ll be sharing one free blanket pattern a day! It’ll include the free graph or written pattern, and then a 50% off coupon for the PDF version.
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- Lion Brand Vel-Luxe Yarn (Worsted Weight 4 yarn) in two colors:
- Size K 6.5mm crochet hook
- Clover Bobbins
- Small (free graph included here): 52″ x 60″
- Large (available in PDF in my Etsy and Ravelry stores): 66″ x 80″
Gauge:4″ x 4″ square = 4 x 4 C2C crochet squares
- This pattern is made using US crochet terminology.
- This pattern is made using the C2C crochet technique.
- The FREE version of this pattern includes the graph, and the written line by line instructions are available in the premium discounted PDF in my Etsy and Ravelry stores.
- On the graph, each pixel represents one C2C crochet square.
- This pattern comes in two sizes: Small and Large (see above measurements for sizes). The Small size is available as a free graph below, and the large is available in the PDF as well as the small in my Etsy and Ravelry stores.