Scrappy Corner-to-Corner Crochet Blanket

Corner to corner blanket pattern - pinterest graphic

If you are looking for quick and easy crochet blanket pattern, look no further! This Scrappy Corner-to-Corner Blanket is the perfect crochet project to keep you hands busy while watching TV, with the added bonus that it uses up a ton of scrap yarn.

I’m a bit addicted to making magic yarn balls and crocheting these deliciously scrappy baby blankets.

Pile of crochet baby blankets

In fact, I’ve made so many that I have officially run out of yarn scraps!

If you are like me and hate weaving in yarn ends, you are going to love making these scrappy blankets with a magic yarn ball.

Magic Yarn Ball made from scrap yarn with invisible joins - mypoppet.com.au

Learn how to make a Magic Yarn Ball here

Not having to weave in ends means that these crochet blankets were done as soon as I finished the last stitch!

I also found that not having to decide when to change colours was quite a luxury as well. The random colour changes make for a fun surprise as you are crocheting.

Scrap yarn crochet baby blankets

To really show off the lovely random stripes that the magic yarn ball creates, I decided a corner-to-corner crochet technique would be ideal. C2C crochet really makes for the perfect crochet scrap blanket!

All stacked up together the stripes give off quite the Missoni vibe don’t you think?

Crochet blankets hanging next to potted plants

The beauty of the stripes is in the randomness. I don’t think I could have created such a colourful stripe design if I was choosing the colour order intentionally.

striped crochet blankets on a ladder - corner to corner crochet

I hope you enjoy using up your leftover yarn ends to make these fun scrap yarn crochet blankets.

Although I’ve made them in a baby blanket size (as they will be donated to St Kilda Mums), you can easily adjust the pattern to make a blanket or throw in any size you wish. You are only limited by your scrappy stash I suppose?

Now off you go and gather up all your yarn scraps, I see a stripey scrappy crochet blanket in you future.

pile of crochet blankets on a stool

You will need:

  • A large Magic Yarn Ball make from yarn scraps (around 600g / 21 oz) – DK to Worsted weight (8-10ply)
  • 5mm crochet hook (US 8)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)

Corner-to-Corner Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern Instructions:

Corner-to-corner crochet is so adaptable. Once you know the basic technique you can crochet a blanket of any size. No need to decide from the beginning, just make your decision as your project grows.

As the blanket grows from just one corner, you will find it works up very quickly.

I’ve designed my pattern to be a baby blanket size, ideal for a stroller, pram or bassinet.

If you are new to corner-to-corner crochet, pop over to this corner-to-corner washcloth tutorial where I have included step-by-step pictures explaining the most complicated parts of this technique.

This video is also helpful, but just note that they have used 6 and 3 chains (as opposed to my 5 and 2) to start.

corner to corner baby blanket - striped crochet blanket

Finished size – 75cm x 95cm (30″x38″)

Crochet Stitches used (US terminology):

  • ch – Chain
  • dc – double crochet (US terms) same as UK treble
  • sl st – Slip Stitch

This pattern is worked flat, diagonally, back and forth.

Blanket is 48 rows wide and 60 rows long.

To make the rectangle shape, the first 48 rows have increases on each edge of the blanket. Then then decrease only on one edge until the long side is 60 rows tall. Finally decrease at both edges on every row till the end.

Corner to corner crochet blanket diagram

Increasing Rows

Row 1: ch 5, 1 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook (this will create a space [sp] to crochet into later), 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch sts (the first shell group)

Row 2: ch 5, 1 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch sts. Flip the first shell group to allow you to work into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts in previous row. 1 sl st into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts in the first shell group, ch 2, 3 dc into the same sp.

Note: each increasing row will have the equivalent number of shell groups.

Row 3: ch 5, 1 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch sts, flip work. *{1 sl st into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts in the next shell group, ch 2, 3 dc into the same sp} repeat from * until end of row.

Rows 4-48: continue as per row 3 with increases at both ends until you have 48 shell groups.

Working SIdes

Row 49: ch 1, turn, 1 sl st into each of the next 3 dc sts, *{1 sl st around the ch 2, ch 2, 3 dc into the same sp}, repeat from * until end of row.

Row 50: work as per row 3

Row 51-60: Work odd rows as per Row 49, even rows as per Row 50. (You’ll see that on one side all the edges have decreasing rows, and on the other side you are still increasing).

Decreasing Rows

Row 61 onward: ch 1, turn, 1 sl st into each of the next 3 dc sts, *{1 sl st around the ch 2, ch 2, 3 dc into the same sp}, repeat from * until end of row.

Continue as per row 61 with decreases at both ends till you have only one shell group left.

To Finish: Cast off, cut yarn and weave in ends.

It’s really quite an easy pattern once you get going. I haven’t added a border because the edges are quite tidy. But feel free to add one if you have extra yarn that you would like to use up.

Feel free to leave any questions or queries in the comment section below and I’ll answer as soon as practicable.

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4 Comments

  • Maria Josep says:

    Thank you very much for all the projects and ideas you share, I enjoy a lot and really appreciate you work and creativity! I’ts a joy each time I receive your newsletter!

  • patricia says:

    I love your newsletter too!! Your blankets are just lovely. I wish I could crochet from a pattern…alas, I cannot seem to follow any pattern of any sort. Wonder why? Must be my brain. However, my brain does not stop me from loving everything you do. I save (Pinterest) so many of your posts! Thank you.

  • Julie says:

    Oh good lord, I don’t think I could love this more! Scrap busting and minimal ends to sew in – plus it’s beautiful!!! Onto the long long ‘to do ‘ list it goes!!

  • Marion Izzard says:

    Just beautiful ,vibrant warm colours.Love these crocheted blankets

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