Welcome a new baby into this world with an adorable crochet airplane blanket. This crochet pattern uses the corner to corner crochet technique and a graph pattern.
Below you will find a printable airplane graph for this Crochet Airplane Blanket. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, sizing information, and links to video tutorials and stitch tutorials to be able to complete this project.
A Crochet Airplane Blanket for my Nephew
It is always exciting when a new baby comes into the family. I have a new nephew and since his dad is training to be a pilot, a crochet airplane blanket seemed like the perfect gift. I also made him a matching Airplane Lovey.
Corner to Corner Crochet Construction
This baby blanket uses the corner to corner crochet technique. If you have never learned the corner to corner crochet, I recommend checking out my in-depth C2C Crochet Tutorial. It includes videos, photos, graphs, and 6 practice patterns. You will need to be comfortable with the corner to corner crochet technique before tackling this project.
A Graph instead of a Pattern
If you have never done a C2C (corner to corner) graph project before you may be surprised that there is no pattern. Instead, there is a graph that shows the color changes. Each tile created in the C2C technique is indicated by one square on the graph. The graph is worked on a diagonal. You can print the graph and mark off rows as you go or you can watch my video on “How to Write out a C2C Graph“. This will help you write out the chart so you can follow written instructions. The written graph is also available in the Premium PDF Version of the pattern.
Changing Colors and Yarn Bobbins
One of the nice things about this design is that it only uses 4 colors. You will need to know how to Change Colors in C2C Crochet, but you will not need to carry your yarn very much. This is because most of the color sections in the pattern are nice and big. You will need to work with several yarn colors at a time and one way to make this easier is to use yarn bobbins. You can find instructions for printable yarn bobbins here. I pulled from both sides of the light blue yarn skein and then used 2-3 yarn bobbins of each color.
Adding a Blanket Border
Once the graph portion of the crochet airplane blanket is complete, you will want to crochet a border around your blanket. There is a video tutorial below that will show you how to work a simple single crochet border around your project and written instructions for a wider double crochet blanket border.
The Premium Ad-Free PDF Pattern
Below you will find the free printable graph to be able to crochet this corner to corner blanket, but I am also aware that several of us like to crochet on the couch, in the car, or in bed with a printout of the written instructions. This is why I also offer a nicely formatted large font PDF version of the written graph that can be purchased on Etsy or Ravelry. You can print the graph and the written instructions and take them on the go with you or tuck it into your project bag.
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Crochet Airplane Blanket Corner to Corner Graph
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12.7 oz or 661 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Light Blue
6.1 oz or 318 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Soft Navy
5.1 oz or 266 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Burgandy
4.8 oz or 250 yds of Red Heart Super Saver, Soft White
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
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Printable Airplane Graph
This free download includes just the graph and not the written instructions.
Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 5 tiles = 3 inches
Finished Blanket: 33 inches x 33 inches for just the airplane center portion. The total blanket with a border is 38 inches x 38 inches.
Special Stitch Technique: Corner to Corner Crochet
This project uses the corner to corner crochet technique. You will need to know this technique to complete the project. You can learn this technique in my How to Corner to Corner Crochet Tutorial.
Crochet Airplane Blanket Corner to Corner Graph
– The border pattern is written with US terms. The center of the blanket is provided in a graph form.
– Each tile (square or block) consists of 3 DC and a CH3, turning chain. Every tile is represented by one square on the graph.
– Corner-to-Corner crochet is worked on a diagonal.
– The baby blanket size graph is a free download that contains only the graph. If you would like the written graph instructions, they are available in the premium printable version of the pattern.
– Consider crossing off each row after you complete the row. This makes keeping track of your progress much easier.
– For video and written instructions for how to corner-to-corner crochet, check out my Learn Corner to Corner Crochet Post.
Printable Crochet Airplane Blanket GraphC2C Airplane Baby Blanket Graph
Adding a Single Crochet Border
Once the airplane graph has been completed, you will want to work a single crochet border around your project using the light blue yarn. As you work around your project, you will work a single crochet into the top and bottom of every crochet stitch and two single crochets around every turning chain and into the side of the double crochets. You will also work a chain one to turn every corner. Finish your border by chaining one and slip stitching to the first stitch. Fasten off.
Adding a Double Crochet Border
Now we can add a larger border using double crochet. Using Burgandy slip stitch to any corner.
Row 1: CH2, Work 2 DC into the corner CH space, DC in each ST down the side of the blanket. *(2DC, CH2, 2DC) into the next Corner CH Space. DC in each ST down the side of the blanket.* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. Work 2 DC into the first Corner Space, CH1, SC to the first DC worked.
The single crochet is replacing our second CH in the corner. This stitch allows us to start our next row in the center of the corner.
Row 2: CH2, Work 2 DC into the corner CH space, DC in each ST down the side of the blanket. *(2DC, CH2, 2DC) into the next Corner CH Space. DC in each ST down the side of the blanket.* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. Work 2 DC into the first Corner Space, CH1, SC to the first DC worked.
Change to White Yarn.
Row 3: CH2, Work 2 DC into the corner CH space, DC in each ST down the side of the blanket. *(2DC, CH2, 2DC) into the next Corner CH Space. DC in each ST down the side of the blanket.* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. Work 2 DC into the first Corner Space, CH1, SC to the first DC worked.
Change to Soft Navy.
Row 4-5: CH2, Work 2 DC into the corner CH space, DC in each ST down the side of the blanket. *(2DC, CH2, 2DC) into the next Corner CH Space. DC in each ST down the side of the blanket.* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. Work 2 DC into the first Corner Space, CH1, SC to the first DC worked.
Fasten off and weave in all your ends.
Now your Corner to Corner Crochet Airplane Blanket is complete and ready to be enjoyed. This make a very special baby shower gift.
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