c2c Crochet Crab Pattern

Crochet Crab Pattern

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Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet, where creativity knows no bounds! If you’re an avid crafter and a lover of the sea, you’re in for a treat. I are thrilled to share my charming C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet crab pattern.

Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter looking for a new project or a beginner eager to dive into the world of crochet, this pattern is perfect for you. My crochet crab is not just any ordinary project; it’s part of a set that includes a whale, turtle, and seahorse.

You can mix and match these adorable creatures to create a stunning crochet blanket that’s perfect for snuggling up with or displaying as a work of art in your home. Plus, the best part is that this pattern is completely free!

So, whether you choose to crochet the crab alone and turn it into a pillow, tote bag, or wall art, or embark on the exciting adventure of creating a sea-themed blanket, this pattern promises hours of creative fun and a delightful sea-inspired experience.

Get ready to unleash your crochet talents and bring the beauty of the ocean to life, one stitch at a time. Let’s dive in and get started on crafting your very own crochet crab!

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Finished Size

My completed square measures 21.5″ by 21.5″

Pattern Notes

  • You can choose to follow the pixel graph or the written instructions.
  • Crochet the pixel graph using the corner-to-corner (c2c) technique. Use the traditional method of making three double crochets for each square.
  • Chain 6 to start each new row and chain 3 at the beginning of each square.

Materials

Gauge

8 pixel squares= 4 inches

Abbreviations

  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = double crochet decrease
  • sc = single crochet
  • inc = increase
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • ch sp = chain space
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining

Etsy Shop

This crochet baby blanket pattern is also available as an ad-free PDF pattern in my Etsy Shop.

c2c Course

If you would like to learn the corner to corner (c2c) crochet method to make this crochet baby blanket pattern, check out my online c2c course.

c2c Crochet Method

Corner to corner (c2c) crochet is a technique where you crochet “squares” in diagonal rows.

You start in the bottom right corner and end in the top left corner. Each row is increased by one square until you reach the width & length. Each square in the graph = chain 3 + 3 double crochet.

c2c Crochet Increases

Increases are made at the end of each row of your crochet square. Chain 6 and DC in the 4th chain from the hook and in each of the 2 remaining chains.

You will have a chain 3 + 3 DC square. This is your first square for the beginning of the next row. Turn your work and join with a slip stitch to the chain 3 space from the last square made. 

c2c Crochet Decreases

The first decreases for both the width and length of your crochet square will create corners.

To decrease, turn your work and slip stitch across the 3 DC’s in the last square made. Join with a slip stitch to the chain 3 space and chain 3 + 3 DC.

crab graph c2c crochet pattern free and easy

Crochet Crab Pattern Pixel Graph

Download the PDF graph for the Crochet Crab Pattern.

Crochet Crab Pattern Written Instructions

 ↙ Row 1: white x 1 (1 square)  
↗ Row 2: white x 2 (2 squares)  
↙ Row 3: white x 3 (3 squares)  
↗ Row 4: white x 4 (4 squares)  
↙ Row 5: white x 5 (5 squares)  
↗ Row 6: white x 6 (6 squares)  
↙ Row 7: white x 7 (7 squares)  
↗ Row 8: white x 8 (8 squares)  
↙ Row 9: white x 4, red x 1, white x 4 (9 squares)  
↗ Row 10: white x 10 (10 squares)  
↙ Row 11: white x 3, red x 1, white x 1, red x 1, white x 5 (11 squares)  
↗ Row 12: white x 12 (12 squares)  
↙ Row 13: white x 2, red x 1, white x 1, red x 1, white x 1, red x 1, white x 6 (13 squares)  
↗ Row 14: white x 14 (14 squares)  
↙ Row 15: white x 3, red x 1, white x 1, red x 1, white x 1, red x 1, white x 7 (15 squares)  
↗ Row 16: white x 16 (16 squares)  
↙ Row 17: white x 4, red x 1, white x 1, red x 1, white x 1, red x 1, white x 8 (17 squares)  
↗ Row 18: white x 7, red x 4, white x 1, red x 1, white x 5 (18 squares)  
↙ Row 19: white x 6, red x 6, white x 7 (19 squares)  
↗ Row 20: white x 7, red x 6, white x 7 (20 squares)  
↙ Row 21: white x 7, red x 7, white x 7 (21 squares)  
↗ Row 22: white x 7, red x 8, white x 7 (22 squares)  
↙ Row 23: white x 7, red x 9, white x 7 (23 squares)  
↗ Row 24: white x 7, red x 9, white x 8 (24 squares)  
↙ Row 25: white x 1, red x 1, white x 6, red x 10, white x 7 (25 squares)  
↗ Row 26: white x 7, red x 11, white x 5, red x 2, white x 1 (26 squares)  
↙ Row 27: white x 1, red x 3, white x 5, red x 11, white x 7 (27 squares)  
↗ Row 28: white x 7, red x 3, maroon x 3, red x 13, white x 2 (28 squares)  
↙ Row 29: white x 3, red x 15, maroon x 1, red x 3, white x 7 (29 squares)  
↗ Row 30: white x 7, red x 3, maroon x 1, red x 15, white x 4 (30 squares)  
↙ Row 31: white x 4, red x 16, maroon x 1, red x 3, white x 7 (31 squares)  
↗ Row 32: white x 7, red x 3, maroon x 1, red x 9, white x 5, red x 3, white x 4 (32 squares)  
↙ Row 33: white x 4, red x 3, white x 5, red x 10, maroon x 1, red x 3, white x 7 (33 squares)  
↗ Row 34: white x 7, red x 15, white x 5, red x 2, white x 5 (34 squares)  
↙ Row 35: white x 6, red x 1, white x 5, red x 1, white x 1, red x 9, maroon x 1, red x 4, white x 7 (35 squares)  
↗ Row 36: white x 7, red x 14, white x 2, red x 1, white x 12 (36 squares)  
↙ Row 37: white x 12, red x 1, white x 1, black x 1, white x 1, red x 8, maroon x 1, red x 5, white x 7 (37 squares)  
↗ Row 38: white x 8, red x 13, white x 1, black x 2, white x 1, red x 1, white x 12 (38 squares)  
↙ Row 39: white x 12, red x 1, white x 1, black x 3, white x 1, red x 13, white x 8 (39 squares)  
↗ Row 40: white x 4, red x 18, white x 1, black x 2, white x 2, red x 1, white x 12 (40 squares)  
Corner: Start decreasing on both ends  
↙ Row 41: white x 11, red x 1, white x 3, black x 1, white x 1, red x 1, white x 1, red x 12, white x 8 (39 squares)  
↗ Row 42: white x 8, red x 11, white x 2, red x 1, white x 5, red x 1, white x 10 (38 squares)  
↙ Row 43: white x 9, red x 1, white x 5, red x 1, white x 2, red x 12, white x 7 (37 squares)  
↗ Row 44: white x 3, red x 14, white x 1, red x 1, white x 2, red x 1, white x 5, red x 1, white x 8 (36 squares)  
↙ Row 45: white x 8, red x 1, white x 4, red x 1, white x 2, red x 1, white x 2, red x 9, white x 7 (35 squares)  
↗ Row 46: white x 6, red x 9, white x 1, black x 1, white x 1, red x 1, white x 2, red x 1, white x 3, red x 2, white x 7 (34 squares)  
↙ Row 47: white x 7, red x 2, white x 2, red x 1, white x 2, red x 1, white x 1, black x 2, white x 1, red x 7, white x 1, red x 1, white x 5 (33 squares)  
↗ Row 48: white x 2, red x 3, white x 2, red x 6, white x 1, black x 3, white x 1, red x 1, white x 2, red x 1, white x 1, red x 2, white x 7 (32 squares)  
↙ Row 49: white x 7, red x 3, white x 2, red x 1, white x 2, black x 2, white x 1, red x 1, white x 1, red x 3, white x 8 (31 squares)  
↗ Row 50: white x 9, red x 2, white x 1, red x 1, white x 1, black x 1, white x 3, red x 1, white x 2, red x 2, white x 7 (30 squares)  
↙ Row 51: white x 10, red x 1, white x 5, red x 1, white x 2, red x 2, white x 8 (29 squares)  
↗ Row 52: white x 8, red x 2, white x 2, red x 1, white x 5, red x 1, white x 9 (28 squares)  
↙ Row 53: white x 8, red x 1, white x 5, red x 1, white x 3, red x 2, white x 7 (27 squares)  
↗ Row 54: white x 7, red x 2, white x 3, red x 1, white x 4, red x 1, white x 8 (26 squares)  
↙ Row 55: white x 7, red x 2, white x 3, red x 1, white x 4, red x 2, white x 6 (25 squares)  
↗ Row 56: white x 6, red x 2, white x 4, red x 1, white x 2, red x 2, white x 7 (24 squares)  
↙ Row 57: white x 7, red x 2, white x 1, red x 1, white x 5, red x 2, white x 5 (23 squares)  
↗ Row 58: white x 5, red x 2, white x 5, red x 3, white x 7 (22 squares)  
↙ Row 59: white x 7, red x 2, white x 5, red x 3, white x 4 (21 squares)  
↗ Row 60: white x 3, red x 4, white x 13 (20 squares)  
↙ Row 61: white x 12, red x 5, white x 2 (19 squares)  
↗ Row 62: white x 1, red x 6, white x 11 (18 squares)  
↙ Row 63: white x 11, red x 2, white x 1, red x 2, white x 1 (17 squares)  
↗ Row 64: white x 1, red x 1, white x 2, red x 1, white x 11 (16 squares)  
↙ Row 65: white x 15 (15 squares)  
↗ Row 66: white x 14 (14 squares)  
↙ Row 67: white x 13 (13 squares)  
↗ Row 68: white x 12 (12 squares)  
↙ Row 69: white x 11 (11 squares)  
↗ Row 70: white x 10 (10 squares)  
↙ Row 71: white x 9 (9 squares)  
↗ Row 72: white x 8 (8 squares)  
↙ Row 73: white x 7 (7 squares)  
↗ Row 74: white x 6 (6 squares)  
↙ Row 75: white x 5 (5 squares)  
↗ Row 76: white x 4 (4 squares)  
↙ Row 77: white x 3 (3 squares)  
↗ Row 78: white x 2 (2 squares)  
↙ Row 79: white x 1 (1 square)  

Border

Join your blue yarn. In the side of each square, work (hdc-ch 1) and in each corner work (hdc-ch 2-hdc).

Sea Animals Blanket c2c Crochet Pattern Free

If you want to make the Sea Animals blanket, get the Crochet Whale Pattern, Crochet Turtle Pattern, and the Crochet Seahorse Pattern.