Those who want to know how to crochet corners on a blanket will love these two quick steps. We have found the best way to work around a crochet blanket corner to help beginners. Alternatively, go check out the article about how do you edge a crochet blanket for beginners if you want the best blanket border ideas.
In this article, we will also talk about some hacks for the corner to corner crochet stitches. So what are you waiting for? Let’s work those blanket corners, and don’t be intimidated by them!
How Do You Crochet Around A Corner Of A Blanket?
Step 1. Crochet one stitch for every stitch on the first blanket edge
Work one stitch for every stitch along the first edge of your blanket with the same hook and yarn you used to make the crochet. If you’re unsure about the crochet hook size used for the blanket, read our separate size guide. Then, stop and proceed to make three stitches on the corner once you reach it.
Step 2. Work three stitches onto the corner stitch and finish
Ensure that three stitches fit in the blanket corner, regardless of the gauge, but you may also need to adjust the corner stitches. For example, you’ll make the corner stitches above the chain stitches if you used the latter for the corner. Otherwise, repeat the same process of working three stitches on every corner of the blanket and one stitch per stitch on each blanket edge to finish.
How Do You Crochet A Corner To Corner Blanket Border?
Corner to corner crochet is quite famous for blankets because it’s a technique where you start at a corner of the blanket and work towards the other corner to finish. This makes the corner to corner or C2C crochet effective for making blanket borders. Here is how you can make a corner to corner blanket edging:
- You’ll first prepare the border by slip stitching the last C2C square
- Now that you’re on the square of the corner side, you will chain 3 and single crochet in the next gap of the squares
- Repeat until you reach the corner and work single crochet, chain 3, and single crochet
- Chain three and single crochet on the blanket sides and single crochet, chain 3 and single crochet on the blanket corners
- Once you finish the row, work single crochet before the first chain 3 you made
- You can now use any crochet stitches for the C2C blanket because even if the C2C squares on edge face in various directions, you have made the pattern similar on the sides and corners
How Do You Change The Color Of A Corner To Corner Blanket?
You can also change the color of a corner to corner blanket using several techniques. For example, change the border color by inserting the hook between any squares and make a single crochet. Chain 3 and single crochet on the sides and single crochet, chain 3, and single crochet on the corners with the new color.
Finish the round by joining with a slip stitch in the original single crochet. Another helpful tip for beginners is carrying the yarn or placing the dropped yarn over the stitches you’ll work into. Then, work and crochet over the new yarn color.
What Is The Hidden Stitch In Crochet?
The hidden stitch is a technique for the slip stitch to ensure that the crocheted rounds won’t show a prominent seam. Remember that the slip stitch is used for transitioning from round to round, but it shows a seam. This seam develops from the loop on the hook when you insert the hook in the first stitch of the round from front to back.
How do you do an invisible slip stitch?
To hide the seam, make the slip stitch from the back instead of from the front. The loop you made will be hidden behind the crocheted project because you’ll finish the stitch in the back. You can also make the mattress stitch to create an invisible seam between any two pieces that you want to join.
How do you use the mattress stitch to hide seams?
- Place the pieces you want to join on a flat surface with their right sides up
- Align them side by side and insert your threaded needle into the bottom-most stitch of one piece to go out of the turning chain of the same stitch
- Repeat the process on the parallel stitch of the second piece and bring the needle up and out of the top of the double crochet stitch
- Now that you have the mattress stitch, you will join the sides by inserting the needle on the same double crochet of the other piece and out of the top of the double crochet stitch
- Pull to combine the two pieces and continue the process until the two pieces are secured together
- Finish by weaving the tail
Do not be intimidated in crocheting a blanket for the first time. You can even learn how to crochet corners on a blanket in two steps. Essentially, each corner uses chain 3 and single crochet and chain three and single crochet for the blanket sides. If you also developed other crocheting issues like an uneven crochet blanket, we have written the four best solutions you can try.