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Modern, Rustic C2C Crochet Bear Blanket – Free Pattern by E’Claire Makery

Plaid bear corner-to-corner crochet blanket free pattern.

This modern corner to corner crochet bear blanket pattern will warm your holidays, your cabin, or your favorite hunter! Get the free c2c graph pattern below or purchase the PDF with line-by-line written instructions here.

Woman holding a corner to corner crochet bear blanket made with red and black buffalo plaid in Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn.
Thanks to Lion Brand Yarns for providing the yarn for this c2c crochet bear blanket. This post contains affiliate links.

Welcome back to the Make & Do Crew guest designer series where talented designers from across the internet share their free patterns with you, right here on Make & Do Crew.

Today Claire from E’Claire Makery is here with her free corner to corner crochet bear blanket pattern! You can see lots of of Claire’s crochet patterns her blog, E’Claire Makery, Etsy, and Ravelry. And be sure to check her out on social media too: Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. Claire, take it away!

The Inspiration For My Corner to Corner Crochet Bear Blanket

Whether you’re using it for holiday decor or as a cozy blanket in your cabin, the Plaid Bear C2C Blanket is just what you need to keep you nice and warm during the cold months. It features a stylish bear silhouette design that is created by using a buffalo plaid color pattern. I love the way that buffalo plaid works up, and it adds such a cozy splash to your home.

My name is Claire Goodale, and I’m the crochet designer behind the crochet blog E’Claire Makery. I’m so excited to get to share this blanket pattern with you! I’ve been crocheting since I was 7 years old when my Grandma taught me how one cold winter night.

Some of my most favorite things to create are crochet designs involving color work. I love getting to crochet pictures with yarn, and of course when those are cozy things to cuddle with in the cold months is the best.

I’m a born and raised California native, and the bear is something that I’ve grown up having on all sorts of things. As our state animal being represented on our flag, the bear silhouette is pretty much everywhere in California. It sure makes winter designing easy!

When I was thinking up holiday designs for the Make and Do Crew blog I was originally going to do a deer, but Jess and Jamie suggested doing a bear instead combined with my original plaid idea. It turned out exactly how I hoped it would! I think it’s going to look amazing in your home!

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A corner to corner crochet bear baby blanket made with red and black buffalo plaid in Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn.

Soft & Comfy Yarn Makes for the Coziest Crochet Graphgan

To make this blanket perfect for winter, I wanted to use one of my favorite cozy yarns that I’ve worked with. I was so excited that Lion Brand Yarn provided the yarn for this pattern, because their Feels Like Butta Yarn is exactly what I wanted to create this design with.

It’s a cozy chenille like yarn that creates a thick and soft fabric. You won’t have to be worried about being cold with this cuddly blanket wrapped around you. You’ll want to cuddle by the fire with it all winter long.

If you don’t want to use the classic red plaid color palette, Lion Brand has some other great colors that you can choose from. You can easily do a blue plaid or even the rustic grey and black color scheme. All will make the same cozy blanket that you can get here!

Work in progress buffalo plaid corner to corner crochet afghan using Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn.

A Cozy Buffalo Plaid Crochet Blanket

Whether you’re new to C2C crochet or experienced, you’ll be able to quickly pick up this blanket pattern. One thing I love about C2C crochet is that you just need to know the basic C2C stitch made with double crochets, and then you can create any C2C design.

This pattern is great if you want to practice using multiple colors in C2C blankets. It’s easy to follow along with the graph that is included with the free version below, but if you want the larger size as well as the written instructions, then you can grab the Premium Ad Free PDF in my shops!

Simplifying the C2C Color Changes

When it comes to color changes in patterns, I know that too many too often can seem really intimidating, so my goal for this design was to have the pattern be large enough that the color changes for the plaid would be nicely spaced apart. Each section of color is 5 squares by 5 squares (10 by 10 for the larger size), which makes it easy to keep track of the colors. It also means a lower frequency where you need to switch to a different color. (Here’s a tutorial on changing colors in c2c crochet!)

C2C crochet was the perfect medium to create the plaid design. The pixelated design works great with the blocks of color in the plaid pattern, and it was so much fun getting to create the bear silhouette with it. Once you try this, you’re going to want to make all of the plaid things!

Work in progress buffalo plaid corner to corner crochet afghan using Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn. Hand holding a wooden crochet hook.

Two Graphgan Size Options

This blanket pattern comes in two different sizes, a 36″ x 36″ baby blanket size and a 54” by 54” size (pictured in the photos). You can find the free graph pattern for the smaller size below and both patterns, along with written line-by-line C2C instructions in the Premium Ad Free PDF. Purchase the PDF here.

UPDATE: Lion Brand created a kit from this pattern that includes all the yarn you’ll need to make your Plaid C2C Bear Blanket, plus a printed copy of the pattern. You can grab your kit here!

More Free Corner to Corner Crochet Patterns

Does this plaid bear blanket inspire you for some more corner to corner crochet projects? Here are some must-see free and festive c2c crochet crochet patterns from M&DC. You can always find all our free c2c crochet patterns here.

A grid of four corner to corner (C2C) crochet patterns.

1. Buckhorn Blanket // 2. Stockholm Stocking // 3. Christmas Graphgan // 4. Be A Deer Afghan

Plaid C2C Crochet Bear Blanket
Free Pattern

Purchase a kit from Lion Brand with all the yarn you need, plus a copy of the written pattern, here.

Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF with line-by-line instructions from Etsy here.

Purchase the printable PDF from Ravelry here.

Pin this pattern for later here.

Explanation:
Raise your hand if you love buffalo plaid! If you love plaid, then you’ll love this cozy and comfy buffalo plaid bear blanket. Whether it’s for winter decor or as a blanket in your cabin all year long, this will soon be your favorite blanket! It’s extra cuddly since it’s made with Lion Brand Feels Like Butta!

Using the corner to corner diagonal stitch, you’ll create this simple and cuddly bear. It’s the perfect methodical project to make while you watch tv. The adorable puff stitch pom pom border adds a cute touch that perfectly accents the buffalo plaid in this blanket!

Supplies:
Lion Brand Feels Like Butta (weight: 4/worsted – 400 yards, 3.5 oz) or other worsted weight yarn in 4 colors:
Color A : Pale Grey (#215-149) – 4 balls (976 yards)
Color B: Cranberry (#215-138) – 2 balls (258 yards)
Color C: Black (#215-153) – 1 ball (140 yards)
Color D: Red (#215-113) – 1 ball (131 yards)
Size J (6mm) crochet hook
• Scissors
Free C2C bear blanket graph pattern (ideally printed out)

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Sizes/Measurements:
• Blanket measures approx 36” x 36”
• 54″ x 54″ blanket pattern (pictured above) available in the paid PDF

Gauge:
• 4” x 4” = 5 squares by 5 squares

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
rep – repeat
puff st – [yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through first two loops on hook] 4 times, yarn over, pull yarn through all five loops on hook, ch 1 to close puff

Overall Pattern Notes:
• This pattern uses US terminology.

• The baby blanket size of this graphgan is available as a free download here on the Make and Do Crew blog! (Click here to download.) Hope you enjoy it! If you would like the row by row written instructions along with the pattern for the larger size blanket, you can grab a copy of the Ad Free PDF here.

• To make this blanket you’ll need to know how to do the C2C diagonal stitch with double crochets. (Watch a C2C video tutorial here to learn how.)

Blanket

Follow the graph pattern (and/or the written instructions in the optional PDF) to crochet your complete your blanket.

DO NOT fasten off the Main Color, as we’ll use it in the border. To create the border for this pattern, use the instructions below. Find a photo tutorial for this technique at the bottom of Alpaca C2C Blanket Pattern here.

Borders

Notes:
• Borders are worked in the round with RS of blanket facing throughout.
• See photos on the Alpaca Corner to Corner Blanket for close-up of borders.

Border 1:
Using Grey yarn already attached:
Ch 3 (counts as sc and 2 ch), sk first tile, sc in sp between next 2 tiles, *ch 2, sk tile, sc in sp between tiles; rep from * around blanket. Place [sc, ch 1, sc] in each corner. Sl st to first ch from beginning of round to join. Fasten off. (45 ch2sps per side)

Border 2:
Attach Black yarn in any sc.
Ch 1 (does not count as sc), sc in first same sc, ch 1, sc in next ch2sp, *ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next ch2sp; rep from * around blanket. Place [sc, ch 1, sc} in each corner ch1sp. Ch 1, sl st to ch 1 from beginning of round to join. Fasten off. (90 sc per side)

Border 4:
See “Abbreviations and Glossary” at top of pattern for specific instructions on working a puff stitch. For extra help, see photo tutorial at the bottom of this pattern for this pom pom edging technique.

To begin:
Attach Cranberry yarn in any corner ch1sp. Ch 1 (does not count as a sc), sc in same sp, sc in next sc.

To make pom pom:
*Ch 6, in third ch from the hook work puff st, ch 3, work puff st in ch1top of previous puff st, fold pom pom in half, sl st in same ch where first puff st was worked, ch 1 to tighten pom pom together, ch 3.

To attach to blanket:
Sk 4 total ch1sp and sc sts, sc in fifth st, sc in next 2 sts.**

To work border:
Rep from * to ** around blanket. For each corner: place sc in last sc at corner, 2 sc in corner ch1sp, sc in first sc on next blanket side.

Woman holding a corner to corner crochet bear blanket made with red and black buffalo plaid with a pom pom border.

I’d love to see your finished Plaid C2C Bear Blanket! Tag me on Instagram and Facebook @eclairemakery and use the hashtag #eclairemakery. I’d love to share your project!

Thanks again to Claire of E’Claire Makery for sharing this free corner to corner crochet plaid bear blanket pattern! Be sure to check out Claire’s blog for lots more free modern crochet patterns with interesting colorwork techniques!

More Free Corner to Corner Crochet Patterns

Is your crochet hook just itchin’ for some more c2c stitchin’? Here are some free c2c crochet patterns to help keep your hook busy! You can always find all our free c2c crochet patterns here.

A grid of four c2c crochet (corner to corner) crochet patterns featuring Lion Brand yarn.

1. Alpaca Love C2C Blanket – Whether you want to wrap up a new baby in some soft, fuzzy love or indulge your own alpaca infatuation, this blanket pattern will fill you with furry good vibes from corner-to-corner.

2. Free Range C2C Cardigan – A few basic rectangles come together to form a gorgeously drapy, on-trend sweater in this simple corner to corner crochet cardigan pattern.

3. X Marks The Spot C2C Blanket – This corner to corner boho lapgan crochet pattern is the perfect project to fit any style. There is also a matching C2C throw pillow to match!

4. C2C Crochet Bunny Blanket – The colors in this plaid corner to corner crochet bunny blanket free pattern are easily customizable or crochet the entire rabbit in a solid color for a more beginner-friendly C2C project.

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