Crochet Crab Pattern free c2c graph

Jun 25, 2021 | Crochet patterns

The Crochet Crab pattern is a free corner to corner (c2c) crochet square pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Crochet Crab Pattern

The Crab C2C square is the third square in the Sea Life C2C Blanket series. You can also find the previous two – the Fish C2C Square and the Whale C2C Squares on the blog.

This one is beginner friendly with minimal color changes – great for a first time c2c project. But, if you have never worked the corner to corner crochet color work method before I have all the tutorials you need to get started.

Basic C2C tutorial
Mini (hdc) c2c tutorial
How to Change Colors in C2C
How to Carry Colors in C2C
How to Add a Border in C2C
How to Read Graphs in C2C

Crochet Crab Graph Pattern Details

I used the mini-hdc c2c crochet technique for this square and I ended up with a 9″ x 9″ square. You could certainly choose to use the standard dc technique which would give you a larger square.

free crochet crab pattern

I used Yarnspirations’ Caron Simply Soft yarn for my squares – I love how soft this yarn is which is perfect for blankets. However, you could certainly substitute your favorite medium worsted #4 weight yarn to get a similar result.

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You may also like the following free crochet patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home:

  1. Fish C2C Square
  2. Whale C2C Square
  3. Koala C2C Blanket
crochet crab graph free c2c pattern

Crochet Crab Pattern C2C Square free pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size:  9” x 9”

Gauge: 5 blocks = 2.25”

Abbreviations:

B = blue
R = red
BL = black
hdc = half double crochet
WS = wrong side
RS = right side

Pattern Notes:

Pattern is worked in Mini Half Double Crochet (hdc) Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet technique.  Written row by row instructions follow with color pixel graph on last page of pdf.

Recommended Tutorials:

Basic C2C for Beginners
How to Change Colors in C2C
Tips & Tricks for Carrying Yarn in C2C
Mini (hdc) C2C crochet technique
How to add a border to C2C projects

Written row by row pattern instructions:

B: Blue / R: Red / BL: Black

← Row 1 [RS]: (B) x 1 (1 square)  
→ Row 2 [WS]: (B) x 2 (2 squares)  
← Row 3 [RS]: (B) x 3 (3 squares)  
→ Row 4 [WS]: (B) x 4 (4 squares)  
← Row 5 [RS]: (B) x 5 (5 squares)  
→ Row 6 [WS]: (B) x 6 (6 squares)  
← Row 7 [RS]: (B) x 7 (7 squares)  
→ Row 8 [WS]: (B) x 2, (R) x 1, (B) x 1, (R) x 1, (B) x 3 (8 squares)  
← Row 9 [RS]: (B) x 3, (R) x 1, (B) x 1, (R) x 1, (B) x 3 (9 squares)  
→ Row 10 [WS]: (B) x 3, (R) x 1, (B) x 1, (R) x 1, (B) x 1, (R) x 1, (B) x 2 (10 squares)  
← Row 11 [RS]: (B) x 2, (R) x 1, (B) x 1, (R) x 3, (B) x 4 (11 squares)  
→ Row 12 [WS]: (B) x 3, (R) x 6, (B) x 3 (12 squares)  
← Row 13 [RS]: (B) x 3, (R) x 6, (B) x 4 (13 squares)  
→ Row 14 [WS]: (B) x 4, (R) x 6, (B) x 4 (14 squares)  
← Row 15 [RS]: (B) x 3, (R) x 9, (B) x 3 (15 squares)  
→ Row 16 [WS]: (B) x 4, (R) x 9, (B) x 3 (16 squares)  
← Row 17 [RS]: (B) x 3, (R) x 1, (B) x 1, (R) x 10, (B) x 2 (17 squares)  
→ Row 18 [WS]: (B) x 3, (R) x 8, (B) x 2, (R) x 2, (B) x 3 (18 squares)  
← Row 19 [RS]: (B) x 3, (R) x 2, (B) x 2, (R) x 7, (B) x 5 (19 squares)  
→ Row 20 [WS]: (B) x 5, (R) x 7, (B) x 2, (R) x 2, (B) x 4 (20 squares)  

Corner (begin decreasing)  

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

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!