Capture the look of floating flower petals in the wind with the Zinnia Baby Blanket, a free C2C crochet baby blanket pattern from my latest guest blogger Rebekah Haas Crochet. Using simple color changing techniques, you can create beautiful flowers on a blanket that’s perfect for a nursery! This free modern baby blanket pattern is perfect for beginners to C2C crochet, and has such a beautiful style to work all year round.

I am so excited to welcome Rebekah Haas Crochet to be a guest designer on my blog for the second time! Rebekah has some of the most beautiful crochet patterns that focus on pastel colors, beautiful stitches, and taking inspiration from her childhood abroad. She creates so many beautiful patterns, including this free Zinnia C2C Baby Blanket pattern. So I’ll hand things off to Rebekah and she can share her pattern!

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**Meet: Rebekah Haas!**

Hi! My name is Rebekah Haas. I am the wife of a teacher and the mother of four humans, two dogs, and probably fifty plants. In my free time (cue the mindless laughter of one who doesn’t sleep much), I strive to create beauty and inspire others to do the same.

I learned to crochet from my mother, who learned from her mother. I’m honored to carry on a legacy of creativity! I’ve played around with my craft for almost twenty years before I started designing my own patterns.

After spending my childhood living in Italy and traveling to the surrounding nations, I love to tell stories through my patterns. Each one is inspired by the sights, sounds, smells, and even the taste of travel! Each pattern blog post begins with the story of the my inspiration, whether that be the smell of spices in an outdoor market, or the laughter of my own children in my backyard.

I invite you to travel with me through my patterns and share in my joy as we crochet together!

**The Zinnia Blanket**

I will never NOT plant zinnias in my garden! Those bright, cheerful flowers of encouragement will grow in the poorest soil, with little to no water – or rich soil, with abundant water! Zinnias are so adaptable and versatile. Every year, I scatter a couple packs of seeds of my favorite “Cut and Come Again” varieties across the soil of my garden (or on top of the mulch, if I’m getting a late start), then I forget about them for a month or so. One day, when the summer lull is strong, I step out the door to be greeted by the pink explosions of joyful summerness!

The Zinnia Blanket is a summer inspired baby blanket that can be made larger, if you want. I originally intended to make this pattern with We Crochet Mighty Stitch Bulky, but ended up with the worsted weight yarn. For a bigger sized blanket, definitely size up to the bulky and an 8 mm hook!

**The Yarn**

That being said, I LOVE the Mighty Stitch yarn from We Crochet (www.crochet.com) that I used for this blanket. The Mighty Stitch is a 80%/20% acrylic/wool blend with a GORGEOUS shine to it. Not only does this yarn make for one of the softest blankets you’ve ever embraced, that shine also creates a stunning stitch definition that is sometimes lacking in wool yarns.

When selecting the colors for my blanket, I wanted the contrast of black and white stripes, but softer. I chose the Cream and Ash colorways to be my main color A and main color B for a softer contrast. Of course, I had to look no further than my front garden to find inspiration for my contrast colors! The Fairy Tale, Bubblegum, and Alfalfa colors perfectly mimic the zinnias in my front yard.

Finally, when making the Zinnia Blanket, I wanted color, but not bobbins. I mean, is that too much to ask from a colorworked blanket?? Yes, probably. That being said, the majority of the colors in this pattern are only used for a couple rows at a time before they are fastened off, so I was able to complete this colorworked blanket with minimal bobbins and minimal tangling. For more details on how I changed color, which yarns I carried, and for more detailed formatting, check out the PDF pattern in my Ravelry shop. The PDF features photo stitch tutorials, clearly formatted line by line directions, as well as special instructions for color chainging, if you are new to this style of C2C. Don’t forget to pick up a project bag or crochet mug while you are there! Nothing pairs better with crochet than a fresh brewed cup of coffee (or tea) in a llama mug! You can find tons of goodies in my shop here!

Materials:

- 1600 yds Worsted/4 Wegith Yarn
- 700 yds Main Color A Might Stitch Cream
- 700 yds Main Color B Mighty Stitch Ash
- 50 yds Contrast Color 1 Might Stitch Fairy Tale
- 60 yds Contrast Color 2 Mighty Stitch Bubblegum
- 10 yds Contrast Color 3 Mighty Stitch Alfalfa
- 6.5 mm hook
- Yarn Needle

**Stitches and Terms:**

- Ch—Chain
- Sc—Single Crochet
- Sl St—Slip Stitch
- Rsc—Reverse Single Crochet
- C2C: Corner to Corner Stitch

**Notes:**

- U.S. Terms
- Starting chain does not count in this pattern.
- This pattern is made using the Corner to Corner technique. You will begin at the bottom right corner and work to the top left corner.
- The pattern is written in rows. Please turn at the end of each row.

**Zinnia Blanket C2C Pattern:**

→ Row 1 [WS]: MCA

← Row 2 [RS]: (MCA) x 2

→ Row 3 [WS]: (MCA) x 3

← Row 4 [RS]: CC2, (MCA) x 3

→ Row 5 [WS]: (MCA) x 3, (CC2) x 2

← Row 6 [RS]: (MCB) x 6

→ Row 7 [WS]: (MCB) x 7

← Row 8 [RS]: (MCB) x 8

→ Row 9 [WS]: MCB, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 6

← Row 10 [RS]: (MCB) x 4, (CC3) x 2, MCB, CC1, (MCB) x 2

→ Row 11 [WS]: CC2, MCA, (CC1) x 2, MCA, CC3, MCA, CC1, (MCA) x 3

← Row 12 [RS]: (MCA) x 3, (CC1) x 2, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 3, CC2, MCA

→ Row 13 [WS]: MCA, CC2, (MCA) x 4, CC2, (MCA) x 4, (CC1) x 2

← Row 14 [RS]: MCA, CC1, (MCA) x 4, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 6

→ Row 15 [WS]: (MCA) x 12, (CC1) x 2, MCA

← Row 16 [RS]: (MCB) x 16

→ Row 17 [WS]: (MCB) x 13, CC2, (MCB) x 3

← Row 18 [RS]: (MCB) x 3, (CC2) x 2, MCB, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 2, (CC2) x 2, (MCB) x 6

→ Row 19 [WS]: (MCB) x 2, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 3, CC2, (MCB) x 3, CC1, (MCB) x 7

← Row 20 [RS]: (MCB) x 7, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 2, (CC2) x 2, (MCB) x 3, CC1, (MCB) x 3

→ Row 21 [WS]: (MCA) x 3, (CC1) x 2, (MCA) x 14, (CC2) x 2

← Row 22 [RS]: MCA, CC2, (MCA) x 12, CC1, (MCA) x 7

→ Row 23 [WS]: (MCA) x 4, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 2, CC1, (MCA) x 11, (CC2) x 2, MCA

← Row 24 [RS]: (MCA) x 15, CC1, (MCA) x 2, CC2, (MCA) x 4, CC2

→ Row 25 [WS]: (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 3, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 18

← Row 26 [RS]: (MCB) x 10, CC1, (MCB) x 15

→ Row 27 [WS]: (MCB) x 10, CC3, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 2, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 10

← Row 28 [RS]: (MCB) x 5, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 8, CC1, CC3, (MCB) x 4, CC1, (MCB) x 6

→ Row 29 [WS]: (MCB) x 6, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 3, CC3, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 3, (CC2) x 2, (MCB) x 3, CC1, MCB, CC2, (MCB) x 4

← Row 30 [RS]: (MCB) x 4, CC2, MCB, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 3, CC2, (MCB) x 18

→ Row 31 [WS]: (MCA) x 18, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 5, CC2, (MCA) x 5

← Row 32 [RS]: (MCA) x 12, CC3, (MCA) x 6, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 11

→ Row 33 [WS]: (MCA) x 6, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 4, CC2, (MCA) x 6, (CC3) x 2, (MCA) x 7, (CC1) x 2, (MCA) x 3

← Row 34 [RS]: (MCA) x 2, CC2, MCA, CC1, (MCA) x 21, CC2, (MCA) x 7

→ Row 35 [WS]: (MCA) x 7, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 20, (CC1) x 2, CC2, (MCA) x 3

← Row 36 [RS]: (MCB) x 3, CC2, (MCB) x 32

→ Row 37 [WS]: (MCB) x 37

← Row 38 [RS]: (MCB) x 38

→ Row 39 [WS]: (MCB) x 11, CC1, (MCB) x 5, (CC2) x 2, (MCB) x 2, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 16

← Row 40 [RS]: (MCB) x 11, CC1, (MCB) x 5, CC1, (MCB) x 3, CC2, (MCB) x 5, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 11

→ Row 41 [WS]: (MCA) x 18, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 8, (CC1) x 2, (MCA) x 11

← Row 42 [RS]: (MCA) x 29, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 5, (CC1) x 2, (MCA) x 4

→ Row 43 [WS]: (MCA) x 5, CC1, (MCA) x 6, CC2, (MCA) x 30

← Row 44 [RS]: (MCA) x 14, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 14, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 5, (CC1) x 2, (MCA) x 4, CC2

→ Row 45 [WS]: MCA, CC2, (MCA) x 27, CC2, (MCA) x 15

← Row 46 [RS]: (MCB) x 15, (CC2) x 2, (MCB) x 10, CC2, (MCB) x 16, CC2, MCB

→ Row 47 [WS]: (MCB) x 18, (CC2) x 2, (MCB) x 4, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 21

← Row 48 [RS]: (MCB) x 22, CC1, (MCB) x 25

→ Row 49 [WS]: (MCB) x 13, CC3, (MCB) x 11, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 15, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 5

← Row 50 [RS]: (MCB) x 6, CC1, (MCB) x 3, CC2, (MCB) x 24, CC3, (MCB) x 14

Corner

→ Row 51 [WS]: (MCA) x 13, CC3, (MCA) x 24, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 2, (CC1) x 2, (MCA) x 5

← Row 52 [RS]: (MCA) x 11, CC3, (MCA) x 36

→ Row 53 [WS]: (MCA) x 7, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 7, CC1, (MCA) x 18, CC3, (MCA) x 11

← Row 54 [RS]: (MCA) x 10, CC3, (MCA) x 4, CC2, (MCA) x 6, CC3, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 4, CC1, (MCA) x 8, CC2, (MCA) x 5, CC2, MCA

→ Row 55 [WS]: CC2, (MCA) x 5, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 7, CC1, (MCA) x 5, CC2, CC3, MCB, (MCA) x 6, CC2, (MCA) x 14

← Row 56 [RS]: (MCB) x 14, CC2, (MCB) x 6, CC3, (CC2) x 2, (MCB) x 19, CC2

→ Row 57 [WS]: (MCB) x 43

← Row 58 [RS]: (MCB) x 42

→ Row 59 [WS]: (MCB) x 41

← Row 60 [RS]: (MCB) x 40

→ Row 61 [WS]: (MCA) x 39

← Row 62 [RS]: (MCA) x 38

→ Row 63 [WS]: (MCA) x 37

← Row 64 [RS]: (MCA) x 7, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 21, (CC1) x 2, CC3, (MCA) x 3

→ Row 65 [WS]: (MCA) x 3, CC3, CC1, (MCA) x 6, CC2, (MCA) x 15, CC2, (MCA) x 7

← Row 66 [RS]: (MCB) x 6, (CC2) x 2, (MCB) x 4, CC1, (MCB) x 9, (CC2) x 2, (MCB) x 5, (CC1) x 2, CC3, (MCB) x 2

→ Row 67 [WS]: (MCB) x 21, CC1, (MCB) x 11

← Row 68 [RS]: (MCB) x 11, CC1, (MCB) x 20

→ Row 69 [WS]: (MCB) x 31

← Row 70 [RS]: (MCB) x 15, CC3, (CC1) x 2, (MCB) x 12

→ Row 71 [WS]: (MCA) x 12, CC1, CC3, (MCA) x 15

← Row 72 [RS]: (MCA) x 6, (CC1) x 2, (MCA) x 6, CC3, (CC1) x 2, (MCA) x 11

→ Row 73 [WS]: (MCA) x 20, CC1, (MCA) x 6

← Row 74 [RS]: (MCA) x 5, (CC1) x 2, (MCA) x 19

→ Row 75 [WS]: (MCA) x 25

← Row 76 [RS]: (MCB) x 24

→ Row 77 [WS]: (MCB) x 23

← Row 78 [RS]: (MCB) x 22

→ Row 79 [WS]: (MCB) x 21

← Row 80 [RS]: (MCB) x 20

→ Row 81 [WS]: (MCA) x 19

← Row 82 [RS]: (MCA) x 14, (CC2) x 2, (MCA) x 2

→ Row 83 [WS]: (MCA) x 2, CC2, (MCA) x 14

← Row 84 [RS]: (MCA) x 13, (CC2) x 2, MCA

→ Row 85 [WS]: (MCA) x 15

← Row 86 [RS]: (MCB) x 14

→ Row 87 [WS]: (MCB) x 13

← Row 88 [RS]: (MCB) x 12

→ Row 89 [WS]: (MCB) x 5, CC2, (MCB) x 5

← Row 90 [RS]: (MCB) x 4, (CC2) x 2, (MCB) x 4

→ Row 91 [WS]: (MCA) x 9

← Row 92 [RS]: (MCA) x 8

→ Row 93 [WS]: (MCA) x 7

← Row 94 [RS]: (MCA) x 6

→ Row 95 [WS]: (MCA) x 5

← Row 96 [RS]: (MCB) x 4

→ Row 97 [WS]: (MCB) x 3

← Row 98 [RS]: (MCB) x 2

→ Row 99 [WS]: MCB

Edging:

Row 1:Ch 1, sc around placing 3 sc in each “tile” and 3 scin each corner. Join with sl st to first sc.

Row 2:DO NOT TURN. RSC in each sc around. Join with sl st to first RSC. Fasten off and weave in ends.

I hope you love this easy Zinnia Blanket as much as I do! I plan to gift my Zinnia Blanket to my niece for Christmas this year, but this blanket would be an amazing baby shower gift for a dear friend, a back to school gift for a new kindergartner, or just a sweet blanket for the back of your favorite chair. Keep a little summer in your home all year around – because even when the zinnias outside stop blooming, you will still have the Zinnia Blanket to bring some summer warmth to your heart.

Happy stitching,

Rebekah

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