My 3 year old has been asking me since I made the Apple Blanket if I would make him a Mickey blanket. He's a bit obsessed with Mickey Mouse at the moment and insists on being snuggled up in a blanket every time he sits down to watch TV. So I brainstormed how I wanted it to look and how I could go about making it easy but still include a few colors. I wanted to choose colors that go along with Mickey's Clubhouse instead of just the classic Mickey colors. This pattern went through SO many revisions before I finally decided I liked it. I even ripped out half my work when I realized I didn't like the orders the colors were in.
I'm happy with the final product and i'm ready to share it so you can go and make one for the Mickey lover in your life!
I used Hobby Lobby's I love this Yarn and a size H (5mm) crochet hook.
I ended up using one skein of each of these colors: Red, Black, Yellow and Aqua, and 4 skeins of white.
If you're not familiar with Corner to Corner crochet I definitely recommend checking out some videos online and learning. I feel like I picked it up quickly and the possibilities are endless!
Here's the graph for you to follow. Using the yarn and hook size I mentioned the blanket turns out to be a perfect square 45x45 inches. Its large enough for an adult size lap blanket and pretty much drowns my 3 year old. HA!
I finished my blanket with a border of single crochet around, followed by half double crochet around and then finished it with another single crochet around. I put 2 stitches in each corner to keep them from curling.
I think it would also be cute just a simple black and white blanket! Go crazy and get creative!
I finally decided I needed to get behind the C2C crochet craze! I have seen it everywhere! People are making some pretty incredible things! So I jumped in. I thought for DAYS about what I was going to do. I didn’t want my first blanket to have too many color changes since I was a newbie.
I’ve had this idea to crochet my husband an Apple blanket (he’s a huge fan!) for a long time but I never really knew the best way to go about it. Enter C2C. Only 2 colors and a super simple design.
I needed some help coming up with the right dimensions of the logo so I could make a pixel graph and make sure the blanket turned out the right size. So I recruited help from the biggest computer geek I know (the husband), gave him an idea of how I wanted it to look and how big I wanted it, and he used his wizard magic and designed me a perfectly sized apple logo!
I used stitchfiddle.com after we had the graphics designed to get the graph. I highly recommend it for any C2C project.
Lucky for you I’m totally willing to share the awesomeness so you can make one for the Apple fan in your life! (Find it at the bottom of the page!)
I used Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek in Grey and White. The same yarn I used for my most recent Baby Blanket
I’m kind of in love with the softness of this yarn. I ended up needing 6 skeins of Grey and 2 Skeins of White. Depending on how you crochet this could change a little for you.
I made it easy on myself and ended up not needing to cut any yarn tails by attaching a grey to each side and white in the middle like this:
Once I got to the top leaf I did need to cut my yarn and reattach a few times but it only left me with a few ends to weave in at the end. I did a HDC border around and finished it off with a SC all the way around.
I am seriously blow away with C2C. It’s amazing how it all came together and I love the blanket (so does my husband, which is important since I made it for him. Ha!)
We have this cool building in our city with a bunch of famous peoples faces done in pixel art. Steve Jobs happens to be one of them so of course this photo was necessary.
The blanket turned out to be about 36x48 inches. The perfect lap blanket. Feel free to use the graph below.
I hope you enjoy! Happy Crocheting!
*Please note: this is strictly fan art. I am not affiliated with Apple.