The Purple PonchoAfghanCrochet Corner-to-Corner Scrap Yarn Blanket – Free Pattern

C2C Scrap Yarn by The Purple Poncho
Here is a quick scrap yarn project that I just completed.  I used two strands of Red Heart Yarn held together to make this super thick, warm and cuddly blanket.  The C2C pattern is one of my favorites and I keep going back to it,



I was trying to empty out my yarn shelves of my left over yarn and thought this would be a good way to use it up quickly, and it was. The problem was that as I kept adding rows and it grew, I ran out of stash yarn.  So I went to the store and bought more yarn, so in the end, I have about the same amount of left over yarn as I started with!

C2C by The Purple Poncho - Scrap Yarn 
I gathered up all my Red Heart Yarn and laid it out in the floor to see what I had.  I sorted them by amount of yarn left on each skein, putting them in groups by the quantity. I used the small quantities of yarn to start the blanket, and as my rows got longer, I had to have more yarn on hand to complete the row.  The color combinations are random, and I did two colors and two rows of each combination. 

Scrap Yarn C2C by The Purple Poncho

I followed the free pattern by Red Heart Yarns, which offers written instructions and a video tutorial by The Crochet Crowd.  

Supplies:  Left over Red Heart Yarn, various colors, amounts
Hook: size N
Finished Size: 70″ by 80″
Instructions:  
1) Spread out yarn and group together by quantity available.
2) Pick 2 colors and hold them together.  Change colors every 2 Rows.
3) Repeat #2 until desired width, then start the decreasing Rows.
4) Edging used is 1 Row of single crochet using brown & black yarn together.
5) Weave in all ends.

Click here for Pattern:

Corner-to-Corner Throw by Red Heart Yarns

Click here for Video:

Corner-to-Corner Afghan Project by The Crochet Crowd  

Scrap Yarn blanket by The Purple Poncho

Now that it’s done, I think it would be nice to make a matching pillow or two.  My sister has her eye on it too 🙂

Thanks for reading.
Have a great day!

Carolyn

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Crochet Corner-to-Corner Scrap Yarn Blanket – Free Pattern — 15 Comments

  1. About how much yarn did you use for your longest rows? Would it be possible to begin on the longest rows to ensure not running out there, and work in both directions?

  2. Hi Barb, that is a good question. I really didn’t keep track of the yardage, but I used the skeins that had the most yarn for those sections. The pattern starts with 1 cluster and each row grows by 1 more cluster, so I don’t think it would work to start with the longest row first. I know what you mean, but it would take a lot of altering to do. Part of the fun for me was to see if I’d make it each row. Most of them did, but some I had to add a slightly different color to finish the row, for example, the red color ran out and I added a different shade of red to finish the section. No one will notice, and if they do, it just adds to the beauty, right?.

  3. Love the c2c with rope edging!!! C2C is my go to pattern as well, but could not get the look with homespun yarn, you have inspired me to give it another go, thanks
    Jan

  4. I’m working on this right now and love how it’s coming out. I can’t really tell from your picture but what kind of edging did you put on it? Thanks for this great idea for scrap yarn use!

  5. I wasn’t keeping track of the exact yardage so I have no way of knowing how many skeins I used. It was a lot of yarn and is very heavy.

  6. It’s hard to say how much yarn is used. I made one and used about 20 different colors from skeins I had. I still have quite a bit left since it wasn’t a lot from each skein. It is very heavy, but beautiful.

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