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

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.

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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## Crochet **Crab Pattern C2C Square** free pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

**Supplies:**

- Caron Simply Soft Weight 4/Medium (100% acrylic, 6 oz/315 yds)
- Soft Blue 1.2 oz / 63 yds (Color B)
- Harvest Red 0.8 oz / 42 yds (Color R)
- Black 0.01 oz / 0.5 yds (Color BL)

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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Came here from the Loop Scoop – can’t beat a bit of Animal c2c! Love the crab.

Thanks Vicki – so glad you like it! ❤️ Thanks for stopping by 😊