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C2C Yardage Calculator | How Much Yarn do I Need for My C2C Blanket?

I get this question a lot! How much yarn do I need to make that? How much yarn will I need for this C2C blanket? I am hosting a blog hop crochet along right now called the Sweet Treats Blanket CAL. So I broke down and worked out the math for this one and I am so happy I did! The c2c yardage calculator is perfect!

I will be using this calculator for years to come and hope you will too!

How does the C2C Yardage Calculator Work?

It’s fairly simple actually. What you need to do is create a small C2C swatch (about three rows worth.

Follow the picture tutorial below then enter the number of inches in ONE of your squares. Enter the number of stitches used in your graph for that color…and walla!

Are you new to C2C?

C2C means corner-to-corner.  You are working each square from the bottom right size diagonally to the top left side.  If you are not familiar with C2C, please refer to my post called C2C Basics to get familiar with this fun crochet technique.  

There is a full video tutorial on the basics of corner-to-corner crochet too. This will help you visualize how to change colors, work your decreases, and more…

C2C is great because you can use a graph to create some amazing patterns with wonderful color-work! Learn how to read a crochet graph here.

Fun and Free C2C Crochet Patterns

I’ve been creating a lot of fun corner-to-corner projects lately. I think I’m mildly obsessed with creating crochet graphs. Here are some of my new patterns mixed in with a few oldie but goodies.

  1. Kawaii Pumpkin C2C Blanket
  2. Rainbow Unicorn Blanket
  3. Rosie the Riveter Blanket
  4. Jingle All the Way Vintage VW Bus Blanket
  5. Baby Yoda Blanket
  6. Let it Snow VW Bug Blanket
  7. Joyful Gnomes Christmas Blanket

Step 1.

Carefully cut your yarn closest to the edge of the stitches.

c2c yardage calculator step 1

Step 2.

Remove hook, pulling out the yarn.

c2c yardage calculator step 2

This is what it looks like.

c2c yardage calculator step 3

Pull out remaining yarn.

c2c yardage calculator step 4

Step 3.

Pull out the remaining yarn, lift the loop up and pull the yarn through.

c2c yardage calculator step 5

Step 4.

Cut yarn closest to the edge.

 step 6 c2c yardage calculator

Step 5.

Wet it slightly and pull it out so it lays flat, and measure it. This time mine was around 13″.

 step 7 measure your yarn

After you do this…

Enter your numbers below and it will tell you…how many skeins of yarn you need.

C2C Yardage Calculator

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I am SO excited about this awesome blog hop crochet along. Cannot wait to see you there!

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Yardage Calculator (C2C) How Much Yarn Do I Need?

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

The C2C Yardage calculator helps you figure out how much yarn you need for your favorite C2C project. The calculator works on any size crochet C2C graph.


  • Your favorite crochet hook
  • Your chosen yarn
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Notepad to write down your measurements


  • Ruler
  • Your C2C swatch


First, create a small swatch of 3 rows of C2C using the yarn and hook you've chosen for your project.

Step 1.

Cut your yarn close to where your last stitch ends (see photo).

c2c yardage calculator step 1

Step 2.

Remove your hook and begin carefully pulling the yarn out.

c2c yardage calculator step 2

Like this...

c2c yardage calculator step 3

c2c yardage calculator step 4

Step 3.

Pull out the remaining yarn, until your set of double crochet's and the chain 2 are completely pulled out. (see photo).

c2c yardage calculator step 5

Step 4.

Cut your yarn at the very edge (see photo.)

c2c yardage calculator step 6

Step 5.

Wet it slightly and gently pull it out so it lays flat, then measure it. My sample measures around 13".

c2c yardage calculator step 7

Enter your numbers into the calculator and it will tell you approximately how many skeins you will need for your C2C project!


  • Remember to use the same tension throughout and the same tension you normally use while working your crochet projects. If you try to change your normal tension, your results may not be as accurate.
  • Always round up to the nearest whole number.
  • Remember to account for extra yarn if you are creating a border.

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3 thoughts on “C2C Yardage Calculator | How Much Yarn do I Need for My C2C Blanket?”

  1. Do you have a calculator to determine how many skeins of yarn for a basic row by row aphgan or how many yards of yarn? If so, can you please provide the link as I am having trouble finding it if there is one.Thank you,Lynda

  2. I keep reading on my crochet FB groups that it takes more yarn to do the decrease on a C2C than on the increase. I can’t find any info online addressing this. Can you offer any insight? Thanks!

  3. I understand how to read a graph. Thank you for explaining that. But what I can’t understand is how to figure out (for me each stitch/block is aprox. 13″ of yarn) is how to follow the graph to know how much to spool of the color of yarn. Is there a trick to figure out that part? My first c2c I had to lots of loose ends because I would be short and would have to tie in additional yarn of that same color.


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