Free Crochet Blanket Pattern – Be Kind Blanket

With all the turmoil in the world, we could all use a reminder to BE KIND, right? This past year has been a tough one with much unrest. That coupled with my kids being together nearly nonstop because of social distancing restrictions, I feel like I am constantly reminding them to “be kind”! 

Do you think I can now just point to this blanket when my kids are fighting?

DESCRIPTION

After how much y’all loved the Be Kind Pillow, I knew I would need to design a Be Kind Blanket to match!

I’ve been so excited to make a corner to corner blanket. It has been a while since I had made one, and I had almost forgotten how straightforward they can be once you get in the rhythm. The perfect WIP for those late-night Netflix sessions!

THE YARN

For this blanket, I used #4 worsted weight yarn. I chose Heartland from Lion Brand Yarn in the colors Rocky Mountains and Acadia. Heartland has so many colors to chose from, and I had trouble deciding which ones I wanted. 

I really liked the green/blue shade of Rocky Mountains as well as another similar blue, but once I saw that this yarn’s name was Rocky Mountains, I knew it had to be this one. I went to college at the base of the Rockies, so the Rocky Mountains have a special place in my heart.

You can check out all the different colors offered by clicking the button below or clicking here.

DIFFICULTY

This blanket is made by using the corner to corner crochet technique, so it is an intermediate pattern. 

However, if you are familiar with how to do C2C, this blanket should be fairly easy for you. There are only 2 colors, and you will not have to juggle many bobbins at the same time.

If you do not know how to do C2C, don’t worry! There are great resources to help you learn. I really like this one.

Alright, so let’s get to the pattern!

To make the Be Kind Blanket, you will need-

MATERIALS

GAUGE

4 tiles x 4 tiles = 4” square in C2C technique

FINISHED SIZE

48 x 68 inches

TERMINOLOGY

US Crochet Terms Used

  • A – color A
  • B – color B
  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • dc – double crochet
  • RS – right side
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/Stitches
  • WS – wrong side

Crochet Your C2C Blanket Much Faster!

I have found that the best way to follow a C2C pattern is by using the written instructions. It is much easier to quickly skim to see how many individual blocks for the color changes rather than following the graph. If you would like the written instructions, you can purchase the ad-free version, or if you would like the free version, proceed below for the graph.

So what colors are you going to choose for your blanket?! I can’t wait to see what you pick!

If you are interested you can purchase the ad-free printable PDF pattern in my shopEtsy, or Ravelry.

Make sure that when you post to social media or another platform, please refer back to me as the designer. If you are on Instagram, tag @CozyNooksDesigns and use #BeKindBlanket for a chance to be featured!

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