There is something so precious about fruits when crocheted, especially using the C2C technique. This Pear Corner to Corner Square for blankets is no exception. Isn’t it adorable? I love how this square reminds me of the vibrant scent of pears and the lovely days of summer turning into fall.
Inspiration and Design for this Pear C2C Square
I absolutely love the scent of pears and I love a good cider with pear in it. It’s so crisp and refreshing! Plus I think the shape of them is so interesting. What’s not to like?
When Helen of Sunflower Cottage Crochet invited us to design squares for her Community Garden C2C Blanket CAL, I thought of a ton of different ideas. I played around with a few of the ideas and made different graphs, but I absolutely fell in love with how simple, crisp and cute this pear is. Just like a real pear!
Most of us know pears as a light green color but I absolutely loved these golden colors for a golden or yellow pear. I thought they stood out so much and looked more like a pear than a green apple, so I went for it! Of course, if you decide you’d rather have a green (or purple or pink or blue!) pear, that’s totally fine!
Community Garden C2C Blanket CAL
The absolutely lovely Helen of Sunflower Cottage Crochet is hosting this amazing blanket CAL that runs from September 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022. 20 designers, including Helen, teamed up to design one 25 x 25 corner to corner square each to create a garden themed afghan. There are 20 total squares that, when seamed together, create a beautiful blanket with a gardening theme.
Together, we have created a Community Garden. Cute, right?
The best part is you can join the CAL at any time so if you’re just learning about it through my square, you can still join!
You can find all the details or where the CAL is taking place, including all of the square patterns (if they’ve been released so far) on the main CAL blog post. You can use the free square graphs the designers have posted on their blogs or you can purchase the incredible eBook which has all 20 squares (plus 4 bonus squares!) in one place and helps support the designers who help make events like this one for crocheters like you possible.
Use the “Go to the Round-Up Post” button below to head to the main page and find all the details!
Tools and Notions
To crochet this corner to corner square, you’ll of course need a crochet hook! I used my favorite 5mm Furls Crochet Hook.
Throughout the CAL you may see different designers using different hooks for their squares. Each designer chose a hook that felt best to them. You will want to choose one hook and stick with that size throughout all of the squares.
Each designers specific tension and hook choice will not matter in terms of gauge, as they are all created using the same method and number of blocks. This means YOUR chosen hook size and tension will be perfect for all the squares.
You will also want to have some yarn bobbins. I use these bobbins from We Crochet. They’re super sturdy and make working with several colors so much easier!
You will also need a tapestry needle to weave in your ends and some stitch markers, just in case!
What about Gauge?
Guess what? For this corner to corner square, YOUR gauge is what matters. Yep, I said it!
I would recommend testing out your yarn with a couple different hook sizes to see which creates the C2C stitch work the way that you feel looks best. Then, once you’ve done so, go ahead with that hook for all of your squares!
For reference, with my tension, a 5mm hook and using Peaches and Creme cotton yarn, my square ended up being approximately 15 inches x 15 inches unblocked and without a border.
Wondering what gauge is and why tension matters? Learn all about it in my Gauge Master Post.
- This pattern is a C2C (corner to corner) graph. This is a stitch/construction technique that builds a square or rectangle starting from the corner, and builds off of itself in blocks.
- If you’re brand new to C2C, I highly recommend checking out this beginners tutorial by Marly Bird on Youtube.
- In this tutorial, she shows you how to C2C using half double crochets, which is what we’ve used in our blocks. She does use a chain 3 to begin each square. We used a chain 2.
- This pattern assumes you know how to work this technique as well as how to read a graph. There are no written instructions on this free pattern. If you’d like a version of the pattern that has written instructions as well as tutorials , I recommend grabbing the eBook which has this design and 19 other crochet square designs.
- To increase, chain 5. Work 1 half double crochet in the 3rd chain from the hook and 1 half double crochet in the remaining 2 chains.
- To begin a new square in the row, chain 2 then work 3 half double crochets in the chain 2 from the block below.
Materials & Tools for this specific Corner to Corner Square
- Use any medium (4) worsted weight yarn you prefer. Helen, the host of this CAL, used Paintbox Simply Aran.
- You will need 4 colors.
- I used Peaches and Creme cotton yarn because I loved the colors, but you will likely want to follow Helen’s recommendation of yarn or choose your own yarn.
- You will need approximately:
- White – 62 grams / 124 yards
- Dark Yellow (or green) – 17 grams / 34 yards
- Light Yellow (or light green/tan) – 19 gram s/ 38 yards
- Green (or darker green, for stem) – 5 grams / 11 yards
- You can probably even use scrap yarn or yarn that you have left over from the other CAL squares!
Your yarn usage may be different depending on your tension, whether or not you carry yarn and for how long, how long your ends are when you trim your yarn, etc. Please be aware that this yarn usage requirement is approximate and there are many variables that can have you using more or less yarn.
- 5 mm hook – Check out my favorite crochet hooks!
- 3-4 yarn bobbins – I love these!
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry Needle
Pear Corner to Corner Square Graph
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That’s it! I hope you love your Pear Corner to Corner Square and I hope you love participating in the Community Garden C2C Blanket CAL by Sunflower Cottage Crochet. Enjoy!
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Looking for more crochet blanket squares?
You can check out the Friendship Blanket CAL. While the crochet a long is over, the blanket squares are still available and they’re gorgeous!
You can also check out my Marguerite Square, which was an included square in the Charity Cozy Fall Blanket CAL.
If you’d like another flower square that isn’t C2C, you’ll love my Anthea Square that uses the same colors as this square!
Loving flower squares for blankets? Check out the Bouquet of Flowers Afghan!
And, specifically, you’ll love this C2C Lavender Square!