Ever wonder how big your C2C blanket will be? Me too! So I came up with a calculation for that… 😉
We’ve all been there… the graph is 80 x 90 ~ 200 x 300 ~ 25 x 25 – but how BIG will that be?
The best way to figure it out is to make a swatch, then do some math (ugggg).
With this calculator, you’ll still be making a swatch (but only a small one!) and I did the math for you (thank you Algebra 1B).
This C2C blanket size calculator is a simple way to figure that out based on your personal gauge, yarn, and hook size. I created this calculator to help ease the pain of breaking out the calculator every time, so please – bookmark the page and come back any time you’re in need!
This calculator is great because no matter how tight or how loose you crochet – using the sliders will tell you exactly how big your blanket will be. Then you can make hook size or yarn adjustments – or even try to change your tension to get the size blanket you want.
The calculator is below – Read the instructions before you get all excited and skip down to the calculator (like something I would do!) 😬.
Do you like to make your own graphs?
Here is a post on the 5 Best Graphing programs that can help you create your own beautiful C2C graphs!
C2C Blanket Size Calculator
How to use this calculator
All you need to do is make a small swatch at least 4 C2C stitches wide, but you can make a larger swatch if you want.
Get your hook and yarn, make a swatch in C2C until you have 4 squares wide and 4 squares tall (or 6 wide and 6 tall) Measure width from the beginning of block 1 to the end of block 4. How wide is it? Use the slider to find the measurement you need. These measurements are in inches but will convert to centimeters below for metric users.
Write down that number and repeat it for the height of your blanket.
Here is an example of 2 partial swatches.
In the swatch on the left, I used a 4mm hook, and Lion Brands 24/7 Cotton. In the swatch on the right, I used a 6mm hook, and Lion Brands 24/7 Cotton. You can see the difference in size just using a different hook size, this will make a difference in how big your finished project will be.
Once you complete your swatch in your chosen yarn and hook size, measure the 4 squares. Use the slider to find your width in inches. Then move the other slider around until you reach the blanket width/height you want, and that’s how many squares you’ll need in your graph to achieve the size blanket you want. Repeat for the height and Walla!
Use the second slider below to enter the number blocks in your graph. You can use the same sliders below to determine the height your blanket will be!
Here are some basic blanket sizes to give you an idea of the standards:
C2C Basics Video
I’ve created a tutorial on the basics of C2C you can find that post and video here. You will learn how to make the C2C (corner to corner) stitch, increase, decrease, changing colors, carrying colors, and how to work a graph that is asymmetrical (i.e. 80 x 90 squares).
I hope you enjoy this calculator, please share and pin it!