Is this the cutest corner to corner crochet baby blanket?
Crochet a corner to corner baby blanket that will be adored for years!
Polar bears are so darn cute! And at this time of year they are so popular on baby items. In my last corner to corner design of the year I just knew that I had to create a baby blanket with a polar bear on it.
Corner to corner has most definitely been one of my favourite techniques during 2022. I just love it. Thankfully, lots of you do too!
Inspiration behind the Polar Bear crochet baby blanket design
I offered last minute to fill in a gap in an event – Baby’s First Christmas hosted by my good friend Kristine Mullen from Ambassador Crochet. The challenge was a pattern suitable for baby’s first Christmas … and I had a week to design, make, photograph, type the pattern and get it to testers.
I love a good challenge! So it was mission accepted. A few hours and three draft designs later Kristine chose the polar bear baby blanket. One of my other designs was a reindeer which I may release next year.
Kristine chose well! Do you agree?
This polar bear cub looks like he has had an exhausting day playing in the snow. But doesn’t he look content!
Construction of the design
The Polar Bear baby blanket is made using the corner to corner technique. This particular design works up so quickly because there are hardly any colour changes. In fact this design has the least ends to sew in of any of my blanket corner to corner designs!
I made mine using the half double crochet stitch but you can make yours a little bigger if you want a nice afghan by using the double crochet stitch.
Write about the yarn used. Fiber content, what does it feel like, what do you like to use it for, etc.
I actually mixed my yarn in this one. The majority (3 skeins of white and 8 skeins of blue) is Stylecraft Special Aran, while the grey and cream is Paintbox Simply Aran from my stash and scrap bucket.
You can use any #4 weight yarn for this project very easily.
Get the PDF pattern!
You can find the ad-free PDF Pattern for this one in all of my shops. The pdf includes the chart in 2 sizes, written and colour block instructions:
Baby’s First Christmas Event:
On 18th November only from 8am EST you can get the PDF Pattern for this gorgeous afghan for half price using the coupon code you can find in Kristine’s round up post.
If you need the code click the button below, then come back and use the coupon in ANY of the shops above!! Just click the shop button you would prefer!
Of course, you can also opt to purchase the bundle for this one! Today is the LAST day of the event and this bundle will be gone in a matter of hours. If you would like to purchase the bundle of all of the patterns included in this event for an amazing $10 click the purchase the bundle button!
Get the supplies I used!
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The pattern specifics:
|#4 weight yarn 4 colors|
|Does not matter as long as you are consistent.|
· Ch(s) – chain(s)
· St(s) – stitch(es)
· The arrows indicate which way the row is worked according to the graph – left to right or right to left (this is the same with the arrows in the color block instructions!)
|Written in US terms|
Chain 1 does not count as a stitch.
There are no special stitches used in this pattern.
This is corner to corner graph and is worked bottom right to top left on the right side.
To work out how much yarn you will need you will need to do a sample swatch with the stitch you intend to use (HDC or DC) and then measure how much yarn you used per stitch multiplying that by the number of stitches of that color and adding some for the tails to be worked in at the end.
Color charts with stitch totals are listed under the picture graph