Lavender C2C Blanket Square – Square 8 of the Flower Garden C2C Blanket CAL

Inspired by the scent and beauty of a lavender bush or fresh cut lavender sprig, this Lavender c2c Blanket square came to be. Bring the lovely view of a flower garden into your home with the Flower Garden C2C Blanket CAL, which features this C2C square as Square 8 of 12.

This image shows the Lavender c2c blanket square laying flat on a fluffy white background. A crochet hook is in the bottom right corner and a plant sits in the top left corner.

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Inspiration and Design for this Flower Themed C2C Blanket Square

Lavender is one of my favorite flowers. Not only is any shade of purple my favorite color, but I love how the little flowers of lavender bundle together to create the whole of the sprig. Like us as people, they become more complex and interesting as you get to know it a little deeper.

When Claire of E’Claire Makery invited us to design squares for her Flower Garden C2C Blanket CAL, I knew I had to create a lavender C2C blanket square. While flowers all have their own personalities, I think of lavender as a tranquil flower, bringing peace to any who come across it.

It’s the perfect addition to any Flower Garden whether that is planted in your back yard or crocheted as a blanket for your home.

Flower Garden C2C Blanket CAL

The absolutely lovely Claire of E’Claire Makery is hosting this amazing blanket CAL that runs from May 9, 2022 to June 19, 2022. 10 different designers, including Claire, teamed up to design one 25 x 25 blocks C2C blanket square each to create a gorgeous flower themed afghan. There are 12 total squares that, when seamed together, create a beautiful flower blanket.

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 12 squares in one document and helps support the designers who help make events like this one for crocheters like you possible.

This image shows the Lavender c2c blanket square laying flat on a fluffy white background.

Looking for a PDF of this C2C blanket square?

The PDF version of this flower themed C2C blanket square is only available in the CAL eBook.

The eBook for the Flower Garden C2C Blanket CAL includes:

  • all 12 square designs
  • tutorials for C2C, including the half double crochet C2C technique which is used in this CAL
  • links to video tutorials
  • written instructions
  • assembly and border instructions.

You can’t go wrong purchasing the eBook and that’s why I’ve decided to only release the PDF version of my flower C2C blanket square within it. You’ll receive so much more for your money by purchasing the entire eBook versus my pattern separately, you’ll have all the squares and information needed to finish your afghan and, you’ll help support the designers who made this free CAL possible!

All About the Yarn

For my lavender C2C blanket square, I used Paintbox Simply Aran and, wouldn’t ya know it, the entire sample blanket was made using Paintbox Simply Aran by Helen of Sunflower Cottage Crochet. Great minds think alike!

I’m a big fan of Paintbox yarn from Love Crafts. It comes in a huge amount of colorways that make it perfect for almost any project you can think of, especially the blanket squares for this flower blanket!

I used the colorways White, Pansy Purple (Dark Purple), Dusty Lilac (Light Purple) and Slate Green.

Paintbox is a machine washable acrylic yarn, so it’s a fantastic economical choice when purchasing large quantities of yarn for projects such as this one. You also can’t go wrong with the colors that are available. Paintbox is like a color dream come true!

To make one entire blanket following all of the squares in this CAL, you should use approximately 2000 yards in each color of yarn.

These squares were designed using half double crochet C2C, which is a slightly smaller variation of the standard double crochet C2C most people know and love. You certainly can use the double crochet C2C version, but you will have a much larger blanket and you will use quite a bit more yarn than if you use the half double crochet version.

If you decide to substitute the yarn, I would recommend finding another washable yarn in a Medium (4) worsted range, such as Lion Brand Basic Stitch.

This image is of the lavender c2c blanket square that Helen of Sunflower Cottage Crochet crocheted based off this design.
This square was crocheted by Helen of Sunflower Cottage Crochet!

Tools and Notions

To crochet this C2C blanket 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 C2C Blanket 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 Paintbox Simply Aran, my square ended up being approximately 15 inches x 15 inches unblocked and without a border.

Pattern Notes

  • 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 on how to C2C crochet, I recommend grabbing the eBook which has this design and 11 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 Flower C2C Blanket Square

Yarn Usage

  • Paintbox Simply Aran in 4 colors. You will need approximately:
    • White (Colorway Name: White) – 66 grams/ 132 yards
    • Dark Purple (Colorway Name: Pansy Purple) – 14 grams/ 30 yards
    • Light Purple (Colorway Name: Dusty Lilac) – 14 grams/ 30 yards
    • Green (Colorway Name: Slate Green) – 5 grams/ 11 yards
  • 1 skein of each color will absolutely make this square. 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.

Tools

Lavender C2C Graph

Want to download this graph for easy crocheting? Click the button below. This opens up a new page in your browser. All you have to do is download it to your device. Easy!

Want all 12 C2C Blanket squares in one place?

I’d absolutely lose one of the patterns if left to my own devices! I’m also not the most patient when it comes to waiting to crochet something, so I love eBooks! If you’re like me, I highly recommend checking out the eBook. Here’s why:

The eBook is the only place you’ll find a PDF version of this pattern with the graph, written instructions, links to tutorials and all of the other C2C blanket squares. You’ll receive everything you need in one document. Easy peasy!

That’s it! I hope you love your lavender C2C blanket Square and I hope you love participating in the Flower Garden C2C Blanket CAL by E’Claire Makery. 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!

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