How To Crochet Corners On A Blanket In Only 2 Steps

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 To Crochet Corners On A Blanket

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:

  1. You’ll first prepare the border by slip stitching the last C2C square
  2. 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
  3. Repeat until you reach the corner and work single crochet, chain 3, and single crochet
  4. Chain three and single crochet on the blanket sides and single crochet, chain 3 and single crochet on the blanket corners
  5. Once you finish the row, work single crochet before the first chain 3 you made
  6. 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?

  1. Place the pieces you want to join on a flat surface with their right sides up
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Pull to combine the two pieces and continue the process until the two pieces are secured together
  6. Finish by weaving the tail

 

Conclusion

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. 

 

how to machine quilt a baby blanket

How To Machine Quilt A Baby Blanket: Basic 3-Step DIY Guide

Babies love soft things. If you’re a quilter with a little one, it’s essential to know how to machine quilt a baby blanket for them to snuggle with.

You’ll need a sewing machine, quite a few fabrics, and some patience. If all goes well, your baby will bask in the comfort of a newly quilted blanket in no time.

 

How Do You Machine Quilt A Baby Blanket?

Whether it’s your first time quilting or you need a recap, you need to invest in different fabrics for all the blanket parts.

To start, you’ll need the main fabric that will serve as the centerpiece of the blanket. Regarding measurements, the average starting size for a baby blanket is 40 to 42 inches, so you need the fabric to measure around this range.

You’ll also want a fabric for the backing or reverse side. The material will serve as a good complement for the main design or pattern. Measurements around 1 and ¼ to 1 and ½ yards should suffice.

Next is a binding fabric. This material will help hold the blanket together. You’ll need around 1/3 to ½ yard of this.

You’ll also need batting. The purpose is to ensure the blanket is soft and comfy on the inside.

Forty-two inches is a suitable measurement. Remember, the quality depends on the material, so decide what kind of batting will suit the baby. Last but not least, you’ll need pins, of course.

You might be thinking of pre-washing the fabrics before you start the project. It’s a good idea, no doubt, but many high-quality fabrics are color-safe. You won’t have to worry about pre-washing too much.

 

Step #1: Sandwich the materials

Start with the backing fabric. You probably have already noticed that its size is slightly bigger than the main fabric.

The reason for this is you start machine quilting from the blanket’s top, and everything beneath can move a bit during the process. If your backing is bigger than everything else, it won’t come off smaller than the front by mistake.

Lay the backing flat on the floor. When it’s all smoothed out, place the batting in the center. Repeat this with the main fabric.

Make sure they’re all appropriately centered. You should be able to see all three layers of this “fabric sandwich.”

From here, you can use pins to keep them in place.

 

Step #2: Stitch the layers

At this point, you can now let the machine do the work. Stitching is also the part where you get creative.

It may seem like you’re just trying to stitch the three layers together at first glance. However, the beauty of quilting comes in here as you can decide how the stitches will look on the quilt. This kind of creative control is why there are many ways to stitch a quilt.

When you’ve finished stitching, you don’t stop there. Remember the binding fabric?

 

Step #3: Bind the quilt

Binding is a rather tricky task. With a bit of patience, you’ll get the whole blanket finished and looking good.

Cut out the binding fabric into strips that measure 2 and ½ inches x the width of the blanket. Sew all the strips together by the shorter sides. Fold the result in half and press it down.

You can start pinning the binding on the blanket starting from the middle of one side. Make sure to place the binding on the front side. Start gradually pinning the binding to the side of the blanket.

When you reach a corner, stick a pin and fold the binding 45 degrees opposite the adjacent side. Fold it back into itself so that it aligns with the adjoining side and stick another pin. You should see a triangular flap on the corner.

When you reach the starting point, take both ends of the strips and fold the ends down. Don’t forget to pin both folds down.

Make sure the two ends still meet. You may want to press this part with an iron to make the folds crease.

Cut off any excess to about ¼ inch from the folds. Take off the pins, match the strips’ right sides, fasten with a pin again, and sew a seam on the crease. Open the fold, press it down, refold it, and pin it back again.

Now you can start sewing the binding in place. Start sewing with a ¼ inch allowance, removing pins as you go.

When you get to the flaps, stop when you’re ¼ inch away. Rotate the blanket and make sure the flap is in the opposite direction. Sew the next seam by the edge of the last side.

Once you’ve finished sewing, fold the binding over to the back. At this point, you’ll have to sew it to the backing by hand.

There you have it! Once you see how the blanket has turned out, you can congratulate yourself for a job well done.

 

Conclusion

Quilting sure is challenging, but who doesn’t love a challenge? It’ll be worthwhile once the lucky recipient feels nice and cozy rolling around in it. Now that you know how to machine quilt a baby blanket, your little one will be in for a treat!

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