So you fancy making a Harry Potter crochet blanket – maybe inspired C2C? Here I tell you about what I used to make mine, where I found the charts, what yarn I used, and how large it ended up!
I used the Corner to Corner Technique – or C2C. It’s my go too favourite for a blanket – as when you get in a rhythm it just “kind of works”. Even better, as you are getting larger on the diagonals – it’s not like a normal granny square for example – as with this each outer row takes longer. C2C isn’t like this – the longest row is the beginning of the square, then each row gets shorter and shorter……… which equals quicker and quicker.
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Harry Potter Crochet Blanket
This is my finished blanket. It was a been a mission. It took me 6 months to finish, and it’s huge!
I made my son a blanket in the beginning of 2016, a rainbow C2C, which I was promptly told “It’s too small”, so lets start another blanket I stupidly thought.
First was the colour choice – Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff, what colours to choose……
Yep, I was pretty happy with these…… and then proceeded to make my first 2 squares using the deep claret red on top – so it was time to think again!
For this I chose an inexpensive Double Knit (Light Worsted Weight Yarn). Stylecraft Special DK.
This is a 100% acrylic yarn, that is very hardwearing, and can be put in the washing machine (so plus points there!)
You could also go for Deramores own brand – as another alternative. Again 100% acrylic and machine washable.
Colours – I had a few plays here, I thought I was going to go very bright, then started the 9 ? square – and ended up with a Claret Red Instead!
I tried to use the same main colours throughout – one for the cost of the yarn, but also to keep the blanket consistent.
Black – 2 balls
Claret (Gryffindor) – 3 balls
Lemon (Hufflepuff) – 3 balls
Green (Slytherin) – 3 balls
Denim (or Aster) (Ravenclaw) – 3 balls
I used a 4 mm hook, USA Double crochets as the stitches, and the squares turned out 40 x 40cm (16×16 inches) for the individual squares.
Now doing the math – 4 squares across x 4 squares up = 160 cm x 160 cm. This blanket is pretty big!
If this will be too large for you – you could always try HDC as the stitch to make it smaller.
I went for a simple one – just the house colours. The reason being I really couldn’t face sewing in all those ends (I am a crocheter after all!)
Tips and Hints
Pegs are invaluable in C2C. You can make small bobbins, and the clip to you work – meaning when you turn your work you don’t need to untangle ALL the bobbins you’ve used before carrying on.
Voila…….. One 50 x 50 Corner to corner centre Harry Potter square for a blanket
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