This Crochet Solar System crochet blanket features all the elements of our solar system, complete with comets, asteroids and a space ship (or two!). This blanket was originally released as a Crochet Along, but you can get all the afghan square patterns instantly by clicking each photo at the bottom of the post.
CROCHET SOLAR SYSTEM BLANKET
I hope you enjoyed making the squares for the C2C Crochet Solar System Blanket! I have been working all week to get my squares sewn together, and got it finished just in time for the Solar Eclipse on Monday. If you are anxious to get it sewn and not have more ends to weave in, the invisible seam is a good option, using this method so you only have to use one strand of yarn.
However, it’s also quite easy to sew them together using a simple single crochet stitch. You can go through all 4 loops, but I like the look of going through the Back Loops only. Be sure to put wrong sides together when doing this method. Because the square are facing inward, the back loops will be the loop closest to you and the loop farthest from you. It will be nice and flat on the front but the back with have a ridge where you have worked the sc, so if you prefer not to have that, be sure to work an invisible seam instead.
Finish your blanket by working a simple sc border (or other border of your choice).
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You can put sew them tougher any way you like, but here is a example of how they can go together:
The Boy has been so excited for me to sew my squares together (which have been taking up the whole couch for several weeks now). He has begged me to let him have it on his bed, and I am having a weird feeling of over-protectiveness. Blankets just take So. Long. To make.
But if it isn’t well-loved and used, than what good is it?
It does look pretty cute on his bed.
If you missed this crochet along, no problem! This patterns will remain on Whistle and Ivy for the foreseeable future. You can get them FREE here:
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Is there a pattern for the sun ?
How do I get this pattern? I tried to get it with no luck. Can you please email it to me.?
If you read through the post I linked to the CAL page with all the links. Click on each square to get each pattern.
Hi Bethany – I’m in the last stages of completing this blanket! All squares are crocheted, blocked and laid out. I have looked at the invisible seam and the sew as you go option to sew together. With sew as you go what is the stitch? I am puzzled as to need to stitch outer borders when all squares already have SC. Can you advise as to recommendation?
Your pattern looks great and the C2C directions – which I have struggled with – make it look simple. What size is the completed blanket? Twin size? Also is the square blocker device required? Is it difficult to ensure even squares without it? I am reluctant to spend upwards of $70-80 when I will rarely use.
It’s more of a throw size. The blocker is not required, but it will make the finished blanket look much nicer! It helps make sure each square is the same exact size (compensating for your change in gauge). You can certainly complete the blanket without blocking it!
Thank you. Didn’t realize I was changing hook gauge. Any suggestions where I might get the blocker more affordably?
I took your c2c blanket idea and since I don’t do graphs, even though I have tried, I made big squares of different colors. I was think of joining them using white. Your joining stitch is an invisible one so would that work or what do you think would be the best way to join them?
I have a photo of the colored squares but I cannot paste it in here.
Thank you for this! My son will love it.