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C2C Paw Print Kennel Blanket: Free Crochet Pattern

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Does your furry friend love to feel pampered? I bet they would love their very own kennel blanket, and today we can make that dream come true for them using this new and free Paw Print C2C crochet pattern!

paw print kennel blanket crochet pattern

C2C Paw Print Kennel Blanket

The third installment of the 2024 Dog Crochet Series is an adorable paw print corner to corner blanket for your dog. So far this year we’ve made a crocheted dog leash and the Wild Berry Dog Sweater and I can’t wait to see all of the other things we come up with this year.

free crochet dog leash pattern

Corner to corner crochet is a great way to use crochet graphs to create fun designs or images. That’s why I decided to use this technique to create a paw print kennel blanket that our furry friends can keep for themselves and we can wash as often as needed. If they have their own blanket, hopefully they won’t try to steal ours!

If you’re brand new to C2C crocheting, you’ll want to check out this Corner to Corner tutorial before you get started. It’s a lot of fun and works up surprisingly fast!

I made this graph using the techniques outlined in the post How to Make a Crochet Graph. There is a printable chart included below.

Many dogs have a favorite toy or blanket. My Cher likes to take the shirts or socks of her favorite people into her little cozy cave bed. She even has one of my old tennis shoes tucked back in there. Ha!

paw print c2c

Cher is a rescue dog and was very nervous when we first got her about 18 months ago. At times she still goes through bouts of the nervous shakes or stays in her bed more often than hanging out with the family.

I think she likes having the scent of her safe people around her as a comfort while she sleeps, and I think she knew this blanket was for her because the entire time I worked on it she sat right next to me supervising. That is out of the ordinary for her, which makes me that much more excited for her to have the finished blanket. I’m not crying, you’re crying! 😭

For this kennel blanket we are using Brava Worsted weight yarn for the background with your favorite shade of Mandala Ombre, a new size 4/worsted weight acrylic yarn from Lion Brand for the print. I chose the “Serene” colorway and I just love the way those colors transitioned and pop.

You can use any brand or colors of worsted weight yarn to crochet a blanket about the same size as mine. Other great yarn options include Vanna’s ChoiceMary Maxim Value yarn, Red Heart, or your favorite worsted weight acrylic.

mandala ombre color

Materials:

Brava Worsted weight yarn
-approx. 740 yards
Mandala Ombre Acrylic Worsted yarn
-approx. 420 yards

Crochet hook in size I/5.5mm

Gauge: unimportant, but each block should measure approx. ¾” (19mm) for a 36” square blanket

Dimensions: approx. 36″ square

Pattern notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

Use the Ch5/Ch2 method for creating the C2C to keep the gaps between the blocks smaller. See what I mean in my Corner to Corner video tutorial here.

Looking for tips or tricks when changing colors in Corner to Corner? You’ll want to check out this post on changing colors in C2C, and this post on how to use yarn bobbins.

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

W = White (Background)

B = Black (Paw Print)

RS = Right Side

WS = Wrong Side

Click HERE to print or save ONLY the chart on just one page… or grab the full 5-page pattern file including materials, pattern notes, the written instructions, AND the full size chart in an ad-free, printable version on Ravelry, Etsy, or right here in the Heart Hook Home Blog Shop. Thank you!

Pattern:

← Row 1 [RS]: (W) (1 square)
→ Row 2 [WS]: (W) x 2 (2 squares)
← Row 3 [RS]: (W) x 3 (3 squares)
→ Row 4 [WS]: (W) x 4 (4 squares)
← Row 5 [RS]: (W) x 5 (5 squares)
→ Row 6 [WS]: (W) x 6 (6 squares)
← Row 7 [RS]: (W) x 7 (7 squares)
→ Row 8 [WS]: (W) x 8 (8 squares)
← Row 9 [RS]: (W) x 9 (9 squares)
→ Row 10 [WS]: (W) x 10 (10 squares)
← Row 11 [RS]: (W) x 11 (11 squares)
→ Row 12 [WS]: (W) x 12 (12 squares)
← Row 13 [RS]: (W) x 13 (13 squares)
→ Row 14 [WS]: (W) x 14 (14 squares)
← Row 15 [RS]: (W) x 15 (15 squares)
→ Row 16 [WS]: (W) x 16 (16 squares)
← Row 17 [RS]: (W) x 17 (17 squares)
→ Row 18 [WS]: (W) x 18 (18 squares)
← Row 19 [RS]: (W) x 19 (19 squares)
→ Row 20 [WS]: (W) x 6, (B) x 3, (W) x 11 (20 squares)
← Row 21 [RS]: (W) x 10, (B) x 6, (W) x 5 (21 squares)
→ Row 22 [WS]: (W) x 5, (B) x 7, (W) x 10 (22 squares)
← Row 23 [RS]: (W) x 10, (B) x 8, (W) x 5 (23 squares)
→ Row 24 [WS]: (W) x 5, (B) x 8, (W) x 11 (24 squares)
← Row 25 [RS]: (W) x 11, (B) x 9, (W) x 5 (25 squares)
→ Row 26 [WS]: (W) x 6, (B) x 9, (W) x 3, (B) x 3, (W) x 5 (26 squares)
← Row 27 [RS]: (W) x 4, (B) x 6, (W) x 2, (B) x 9, (W) x 6 (27 squares)
→ Row 28 [WS]: (W) x 7, (B) x 9, (W), (B) x 7, (W) x 4 (28 squares)
← Row 29 [RS]: (W) x 4, (B) x 8, (W), (B) x 9, (W) x 7 (29 squares)
→ Row 30 [WS]: (W) x 8, (B) x 9, (W), (B) x 8, (W) x 4 (30 squares)
← Row 31 [RS]: (W) x 4, (B) x 9, (W), (B) x 9, (W) x 8 (31 squares)
→ Row 32 [WS]: (W) x 8, (B) x 10, (W), (B) x 8, (W) x 5 (32 squares)
← Row 33 [RS]: (W) x 5, (B) x 9, (W), (B) x 10, (W) x 8 (33 squares)
→ Row 34 [WS]: (W) x 5, (B) x 14, (W), (B) x 9, (W) x 5 (34 squares)
← Row 35 [RS]: (W) x 6, (B) x 8, (W) x 2, (B) x 14, (W) x 5 (35 squares)
→ Row 36 [WS]: (W) x 5, (B) x 15, (W) x 2, (B) x 8, (W) x 6 (36 squares)
← Row 37 [RS]: (W) x 7, (B) x 7, (W) x 3, (B) x 15, (W) x 5 (37 squares)
→ Row 38 [WS]: (W) x 5, (B) x 16, (W) x 3, (B) x 7, (W) x 7 (38 squares)
← Row 39 [RS]: (W) x 8, (B) x 5, (W) x 4, (B) x 16, (W) x 6 (39 squares)
→ Row 40 [WS]: (W) x 6, (B) x 16, (W) x 6, (B) x 3, (W) x 9 (40 squares)
← Row 41 [RS]: (W) x 18, (B) x 17, (W) x 6 (41 squares)
→ Row 42 [WS]: (W) x 7, (B) x 16, (W) x 4, (B) x 2, (W) x 13 (42 squares)
← Row 43 [RS]: (W) x 12, (B) x 5, (W) x 2, (B) x 17, (W) x 7 (43 squares)
→ Row 44 [WS]: (W) x 8, (B) x 16, (W) x 2, (B) x 6, (W) x 12 (44 squares)
← Row 45 [RS]: (W) x 12, (B) x 7, (W), (B) x 17, (W) x 8 (45 squares)
→ Row 46 [WS]: (W) x 9, (B) x 16, (W) x 2, (B) x 7, (W) x 12 (46 squares)
← Row 47 [RS]: (W) x 12, (B) x 8, (W) x 2, (B) x 15, (W) x 10 (47 squares)
→ Row 48 [WS]: (W) x 10, (B) x 16, (W) x 2, (B) x 8, (W) x 12 (48 squares)

We made it to the corner! Now we start decreasing on both ends.

← Row 49 [RS]: (W) x 12, (B) x 8, (W) x 2, (B) x 15, (W) x 10 (47 squares)
→ Row 50 [WS]: (W) x 10, (B) x 14, (W) x 3, (B) x 8, (W) x 11 (46 squares)
← Row 51 [RS]: (W) x 10, (B) x 9, (W) x 3, (B) x 12, (W) x 11 (45 squares)
→ Row 52 [WS]: (W) x 16, (B) x 5, (W) x 5, (B) x 8, (W) x 10 (44 squares)
← Row 53 [RS]: (W) x 9, (B) x 8, (W) x 26 (43 squares)
→ Row 54 [WS]: (W) x 11, (B) x 3, (W) x 11, (B) x 8, (W) x 9 (42 squares)
← Row 55 [RS]: (W) x 8, (B) x 8, (W) x 11, (B) x 4, (W) x 10 (41 squares)
→ Row 56 [WS]: (W) x 9, (B) x 5, (W) x 4, (B) x 4, (W) x 3, (B) x 7, (W) x 8 (40 squares)
← Row 57 [RS]: (W) x 7, (B) x 7, (W) x 2, (B) x 6, (W) x 3, (B) x 5, (W) x 9 (39 squares)
→ Row 58 [WS]: (W) x 8, (B) x 6, (W) x 2, (B) x 7, (W) x 2, (B) x 6, (W) x 7 (38 squares)
← Row 59 [RS]: (W) x 6, (B) x 6, (W) x 2, (B) x 7, (W) x 2, (B) x 7, (W) x 7 (37 squares)
→ Row 60 [WS]: (W) x 7, (B) x 6, (W) x 2, (B) x 8, (W) x 2, (B) x 5, (W) x 6 (36 squares)
← Row 61 [RS]: (W) x 6, (B) x 4, (W) x 2, (B) x 9, (W), (B) x 7, (W) x 6 (35 squares)
→ Row 62 [WS]: (W) x 6, (B) x 7, (W), (B) x 9, (W) x 3, (B) x 2, (W) x 6 (34 squares)
← Row 63 [RS]: (W) x 10, (B) x 10, (W), (B) x 7, (W) x 5 (33 squares)
→ Row 64 [WS]: (W) x 5, (B) x 7, (W), (B) x 10, (W) x 9 (32 squares)
← Row 65 [RS]: (W) x 9, (B) x 9, (W), (B) x 7, (W) x 5 (31 squares)
→ Row 66 [WS]: (W) x 4, (B) x 7, (W), (B) x 10, (W) x 8 (30 squares)
← Row 67 [RS]: (W) x 7, (B) x 10, (W), (B) x 7, (W) x 4 (29 squares)
→ Row 68 [WS]: (W) x 4, (B) x 6, (W) x 2, (B) x 9, (W) x 7 (28 squares)
← Row 69 [RS]: (W) x 6, (B) x 9, (W) x 2, (B) x 6, (W) x 4 (27 squares)
→ Row 70 [WS]: (W) x 4, (B) x 5, (W) x 3, (B) x 8, (W) x 6 (26 squares)
← Row 71 [RS]: (W) x 6, (B) x 7, (W) x 4, (B) x 3, (W) x 5 (25 squares)
→ Row 72 [WS]: (W) x 13, (B) x 5, (W) x 6 (24 squares)
← Row 73 [RS]: (W) x 23 (23 squares)
→ Row 74 [WS]: (W) x 22 (22 squares)
← Row 75 [RS]: (W) x 21 (21 squares)
→ Row 76 [WS]: (W) x 20 (20 squares)
← Row 77 [RS]: (W) x 19 (19 squares)
→ Row 78 [WS]: (W) x 18 (18 squares)
← Row 79 [RS]: (W) x 17 (17 squares)
→ Row 80 [WS]: (W) x 16 (16 squares)
← Row 81 [RS]: (W) x 15 (15 squares)
→ Row 82 [WS]: (W) x 14 (14 squares)
← Row 83 [RS]: (W) x 13 (13 squares)
→ Row 84 [WS]: (W) x 12 (12 squares)
← Row 85 [RS]: (W) x 11 (11 squares)
→ Row 86 [WS]: (W) x 10 (10 squares)
← Row 87 [RS]: (W) x 9 (9 squares)
→ Row 88 [WS]: (W) x 8 (8 squares)
← Row 89 [RS]: (W) x 7 (7 squares)
→ Row 90 [WS]: (W) x 6 (6 squares)
← Row 91 [RS]: (W) x 5 (5 squares)
→ Row 92 [WS]: (W) x 4 (4 squares)
← Row 93 [RS]: (W) x 3 (3 squares)
→ Row 94 [WS]: (W) x 2 (2 squares)
← Row 95 [RS]: (W) (1 square)

Border, if desired: Rotate blanket, sc in corner, ch-2, * sc between blocks, ch-2 * repeat between * * to corner, 2sc in corner st, ch-2. Repeat from first * two more times. * sc between blocks, ch-2 * to corner, sc in same corner as beg st. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

That’s it! I hope your baby loves their blanket, and that you enjoy making it for them. Make sure to share a photo of it with me when you’re done! Please tag @HeartHookHome across all social media, or share in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook.

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