I’m so excited to release this America the Beautiful Blanket in collaboration with Lion Brand Yarn!
Lion Brand is my favorite yarn to work with, and so I always enjoy collaborating with them to bring you free patterns!
The America the Beautiful Blanket is a beautiful afghan made using corner to corner (c2c) crochet technique. Using 3 different colors, “America the Beautiful” is crocheted in navy with white as the backdrop. Red is bordered to allow for the traditional Red, White, and Blue colors for USA.
This is a great C2C blanket because there are not too many colors to jump between. The letters are small enough that when it is time to add an additional letter, it is nearly time to fasten off the previous letter. It is a fun make, and is readily doable with the chart and written instructions.
For this blanket, I used #4 worsted weight yarn. I chose Woolease from Lion Brand Yarn in the colors “Cranberry”, “Natural Heather”, and “Navy”.
Woolease is a tried-and-true classic yarn. It is easily accessible and can usually be found at all major yarn retailers. I love the warmth the yarn provides, but the c2c allows for the blanket to be breathable.
This blanket is considered an intermediate pattern because of the multiple colors and the c2c technique.
Do not be intimidated by the c2c technique, though! I am working on a Youtube video outlining how to do c2c, so stay tuned!
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To make the America the Beautiful Blanket, you will need-
- US I/5.5 mm crochet hook
- 1205 yards – “Woolease” or similar weight 4 yarn in “Cranberry“
- 1205 yards – “Woolease” or similar weight 4 yarn in “Natural Heather“
- 1205 yards – “Woolease” or similar weight 4 yarn in “Navy“
- Large clamps for yarn bobbins (optional)
- Tapestry Needle
4 squares done in the c2c technique is 4″
56″ by 66″ inches
US Crochet Terms Used
- A- Color A
- B – Color B
- beg – beginning
- C – Color C
- ch(s) – chain(s)
- dc – double crochet
- dec – decrease
- dc – double crochet
- inc – increase
- rep – repeat
- RS – right side
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- st/sts – stitch/Stitches
- WS – wrong side
To get the free crochet pattern, you can download it from Lion Brand Yarn’s website!
Scroll down until you see “Download Free Pattern”.
I find it easier to complete C2C by following along with the written instructions instead of the chart. If you would like the easy-to-read written instructions, you can purchase the pattern below.
I can’t wait to see what your America the Beautiful Blankets!
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