Too Precious! Corner-to-Corner Baby Blanket

Welcome a newborn with this cuddly corner-to-corner afghan

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From: The August 2014 Issue of I Like Crochet

Skill level: Beginner

Nothing welcomes a new baby better than a cuddly, snuggly crochet baby blanket. So when there’s a baby on the way, reach for the Baby Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket pattern. Not only is this pattern easy to make, but also the corner-to-corner crochet design allows you to adjust the blanket’s size.

The corner-to-corner stitch pattern is so easy, fun, and versatile! First, you make one block of four double crochet stitches to begin the corner. Then, you start the next “row” by making a block on two adjacent sides of the block, forming a triangle. Keep increasing until you reach half the desired afghan size, and then begin decreasing. Voilà! Your project is just the right size. And the overall texture resembles a checkerboard or basket weave—it’s like magic!

The pattern shows the Baby Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket in a classic white and pastel color scheme, but you can easily switch out the pastels for colors that match the baby’s nursery. Or, if the parents are sports fans, select yarns colors that will introduce the baby to the parents’ favorite team colors! Whatever colors you choose, the scalloped edge will tie it all together.


Designer Roseanna Beck created the Baby Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket. Like all our ILC designers, she’s a pro. Not only have her patterns been published in many magazines and books, but also she’s well known for charity crafting. Here’s an idea: if there isn’t a new baby in your immediate future, then make one (or several) of these Baby Corner to Corner Crochet Blankets for a good cause.

The Baby Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket pattern includes:

  • Complete stitch instructions
  • List of materials, notions, and hook size
  • Edging and finishing instructions

When you’ve finished the Baby Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket, you’ll have created an heirloom for a precious newborn. And you can be sure the new mom will appreciate this handmade gift because she’ll know you put your time and effort into making something special just for her little one.

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