Polar Bear & Penguin C2C Graphgan Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Dec 6, 2019 | Crochet patterns

The Polar Bear & Penguin Pals C2C Graphgan is a free crochet pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home!

Polar Bear Penguin Pals C2C Graphgan Blanket free crochet pattern

This blanket makes me smile! An adorably soft and cuddly polar bear with his penguin pals will melt your heart. Penguin and polar bear lovers alike will love this oh so soft blanket!

I used a combination of textures for this blanket using two different yarns. I used Bernat Pipsqueak yarn* for the polar bear and Red Heart With Love for the rest of the blanket. Bernat Pipsqueak is a fuzzy, textured yarn and makes the polar bear so soft and snuggly – I can’t stop touching it! Red Heart With Love is the perfect pairing as it is soft with beautiful and vibrant colors.

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You could certainly skip the textured yarn for the polar bear and use the same yarn throughout. However, that textured fuzzy yarn really adds so much to this blanket! And corner to corner is a great way to use textured fuzzy yarn as well – since you aren’t working into individual stitches makes it so much easier to use!

Polar Bear Penguin Pals C2C Graphgan Blanket free crochet pattern

If you have never done a corner to corner crochet graphgan before I have all the tutorials you need to get started and make this blanket. Just click on any of the links below to head on over to the tutorial.

C2C Basics Stitch Tutorial

How to Change Colors in C2C

Tips to Carrying Colors in C2C

How to read C2C Graphs

And, if you need help in learning how to make a C2C Crochet Rectangle shape I have a complete photo and video tutorial for you that will show you how to decrease on one side while continuing to increase on the other!

If you would like to make your graphgan smaller you could certainly use the mini hdc (half double crochet) c2c technique and I have a complete tutorial for that as well:

Mini C2C (hdc) technique

Polar Bear Penguin Pals C2C Graphgan Blanket free crochet pattern

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

  1. Night Before Christmas C2C Graphgan
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  3. Gnome Towel Topper
Polar Bear Penguin Pals C2C Graphgan Blanket free crochet pattern

Polar Bear & Penguin Pals C2C Graphgan Blanket free crochet pattern

Polar Bear C2C Blanket by Lucinda A

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


Red Heart With Love Blue Hawaii 15 oz / 795 yds (b)
Bernat Pipsqueak Whitey White 19 oz / 550 yds (fw)
Red Heart With Love Black 2.25 oz / 115 yds (bl)
Red Heart With Love Holly Berry 1.4 oz / 73 yds (r) 
Red Heart With Love Pewter .25 oz / 10 yds (g)
Red Heart With Love Cornsilk .15 oz / 7 yds (o)
Red Heart With Love White .6 oz / 28 yds (w)

Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook

Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size:  56” wide x 44” tall

Gauge:  5 blocks = 4”


b = blue
fw = fuzzy white
bl = black
r = red
g = grey
o = orange
w = white
WS = wrong side
RS = right side
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Notes about pattern:  Pattern is worked in Double Crochet Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet technique.  Blanket could easily be made smaller by using the mini C2C (hdc) crochet technique.  Written row by row instructions follow with color pixel graph on last page of pdf.

b: Blue  / bl: Black  / r: Red  / o: Orange  / fw: Fuzzy White  / g: Grey  / w: White  

← Row 1 (WS): 1b  
→ Row 2 (RS): 2b  
← Row 3: 3b  
→ Row 4: 4b  
← Row 5: 5b  
→ Row 6: 6b  
← Row 7: 7b  
→ Row 8: 8b  
← Row 9: 9b  
→ Row 10: 7b,  2(fw), 1b  
← Row 11: 1b,  1(bl),  2(fw), 7b  
→ Row 12: 8b,  2(fw),  1(bl), 1b  
← Row 13: 1b,  4(fw), 8b  
→ Row 14: 8b,  5(fw), 1b  
← Row 15: 1b,  6(fw), 8b  
→ Row 16: 9b,  5(fw), 2b  
← Row 17: 2b,  6(fw), 9b  
→ Row 18: 9b,  7(fw), 2b  
← Row 19: 3b,  6(fw), 10b  
→ Row 20: 10b,  7(fw), 3b  
← Row 21: 4b,  7(fw), 10b  
→ Row 22: 10b,  8(fw), 4b  
← Row 23: 4b,  9(fw), 10b  
→ Row 24: 10b,  9(fw), 5b  
← Row 25: 5b,  9(fw), 5r, 6b  
→ Row 26: 5b, 7r,  5(fw),  1(bl),  3(fw), 5b  
← Row 27: 6b,  8(fw), 8r,  1(fw), 4b  
→ Row 28: 2b,  1(fw), 3b, 8r,  8(fw), 6b  
← Row 29: 6b, 1r,  7(fw), 7r, 4b,  2(fw), 2b  
→ Row 30: 2b,  3(fw), 4b, 7r,  6(fw), 2r, 1b,  1(fw), 4b  
← Row 31: 4b,  2(fw), 3r,  5(fw), 7r,  1(fw), 3b,  4(fw), 2b  
→ Row 32: 1b,  1(fw), 1g,  3(fw), 3b,  3(fw), 6r,  4(fw), 4r,  1(fw), 5b  
← Row 33: 5b, 6r,  3(fw), 6r,  4(fw), 2b,  3(fw), 1g,  2(fw), 1b  
→ Row 34: 1b,  3(fw), 1g,  2(fw), 1b,  8(fw), 4r,  1(fw), 1g, 6r, 6b  
← Row 35: 6b, 6r,  1(fw), 1g, 3r,  13(fw), 1g,  3(fw), 1b  
→ Row 36: 1b,  4(fw), 1g,  13(fw), 2r,  1(fw), 1g, 6r, 7b  
← Row 37: 8b, 5r,  2(fw), 2r,  19(fw), 1b  
→ Row 38: 1b,  20(fw), 1r, 1b,  1(fw), 1b, 3r, 10b  
← Row 39: 17b,  21(fw), 1b  
→ Row 40: 1b,  22(fw), 17b  
← Row 41: 18b,  22(fw), 1b  
→ Row 42: 2b,  21(fw), 19b  
← Row 43: 19b,  21(fw), 3b  
→ Row 44: 5b,  19(fw), 20b  
← Row 45: 21b,  18(fw), 6b  
→ Row 46: 6b,  19(fw), 21b  
← Row 47: 16b, 1r, 5b,  17(fw), 1g, 7b  
→ Row 48: 7b,  1(fw), 1g,  16(fw), 5b, 2r, 16b  
← Row 49: 16b, 3r, 4b,  17(fw), 1g,  1(fw), 7b  
→ Row 50: 7b,  2(fw), 1g,  16(fw), 4b,  1(fw), 3r, 16b  
← Row 51: 16b, 3r,  1(fw),  1(bl), 4b,  15(fw), 1g,  3(fw), 7b  
→ Row 52: 7b,  3(fw), 1g,  16(fw), 3b,  2(bl),  1(fw), 3r, 16b  
← Row 53: 16b, 3r,  1(fw),  3(bl), 3b,  15(fw), 1g,  4(fw), 7b  
→ Row 54: 7b,  20(fw), 3b,  2(bl), 1w,  1(bl),  1(fw), 2r, 17b  
← Row 55: 17b, 2r, 1b,  1(bl), 2w,  2(bl), 2b,  21(fw), 7b  

Corner (begin decreasing)

→ Row 56: 7b,  21(fw), 2b,  3(bl), 1w,  1(bl), 2b, 1r, 17b  
← Row 57: 16b, 1r, 3b, 2w,  3(bl), 1b,  22(fw), 5b,  1(fw), 1b  
→ Row 58: 1b,  3(fw), 2b,  23(fw), 1b,  4(bl), 1w, 1o, 3b,  1(fw), 15b  
← Row 59: 20b,  5(bl), 1b,  28(fw), 1b  
→ Row 60: 1b,  5(fw), 1g,  22(fw),  7(bl), 19b  
← Row 61: 18b,  7(bl),  20(fw), 3g,  6(fw), 1b  
→ Row 62: 1b,  7(fw), 3g,  19(fw),  8(bl), 17b  
← Row 63: 15b,  10(bl),  18(fw), 1g,  10(fw), 1b  
→ Row 64: 1b,  30(fw),  4(bl), 2w,  3(bl), 15b  
← Row 65: 18b, 1w,  5(bl),  30(fw), 1b  
→ Row 66: 2b,  30(fw),  4(bl), 2w, 17b  
← Row 67: 17b, 1w,  5(bl),  29(fw), 3b  
→ Row 68: 3b,  30(fw),  4(bl), 2w, 16b  
← Row 69: 16b, 1w,  4(bl),  30(fw), 4b  
→ Row 70: 5b,  29(fw),  4(bl), 1w, 16b  

Corner (begin decreasing)  

← Row 71: 15b, 1w,  4(bl),  29(fw), 5b  
→ Row 72: 5b,  29(fw),  4(bl), 15b  
← Row 73: 14b,  4(bl), 1b,  28(fw), 5b  
→ Row 74: 4b,  29(fw), 1b, 3o, 14b  
← Row 75: 13b, 3o, 1b,  1(bl),  28(fw), 4b  
→ Row 76: 4b,  27(fw),  1(bl), 17b  
← Row 77: 16b,  2(bl),  26(fw), 4b  
→ Row 78: 3b,  26(fw),  3(bl), 15b  
← Row 79: 14b,  4(bl),  25(fw), 3b  
→ Row 80: 3b,  24(fw),  5(bl), 13b  
← Row 81: 12b,  6(bl),  23(fw), 3b  
→ Row 82: 3b,  22(fw),  6(bl), 12b  
← Row 83: 11b,  7(bl),  21(fw), 3b  
→ Row 84: 3b,  20(fw), 1o,  6(bl), 11b  
← Row 85: 10b,  7(bl), 1o,  19(fw), 3b  
→ Row 86: 3b,  19(fw), 1o,  6(bl), 10b  
← Row 87: 9b,  3(bl), 4w, 1b,  1(fw), 1o,  16(fw), 3b  
→ Row 88: 4b,  14(fw), 2o, 2b, 4w,  3(bl), 8b  
← Row 89: 7b,  3(bl), 4w, 2b, 1w,  3(bl),  12(fw), 4b  
→ Row 90: 3b,  12(fw),  4(bl), 1w, 3b, 2w,  3(bl), 7b  
← Row 91: 6b,  3(bl), 1w, 5b, 1w,  4(bl),  11(fw), 3b  
→ Row 92: 3b,  10(fw),  5(bl), 1w, 5b, 3w,  1(bl), 5b  
← Row 93: 4b,  2(bl), 3w, 4b, 2w,  5(bl),  1(fw), 11b  
→ Row 94: 11b,  6(bl), 1w, 5b, 3w,  1(bl), 4b  
← Row 95: 3b,  1(fw),  3(bl), 1o, 4b, 2w,  4(bl), 12b  
→ Row 96: 12b,  4(bl), 1w, 6b,  2(bl),  1(fw), 1r, 2b  
← Row 97: 1b, 2r,  1(fw),  1(bl), 6b, 2w,  3(bl), 12b  
→ Row 98: 12b,  3(bl), 1w, 7b,  1(fw), 2r, 1b  
← Row 99: 1b, 2r, 7b, 1w,  3(bl), 12b  
→ Row 100: 12b,  3(bl), 1w, 1o, 5b, 2r, 1b  
← Row 101: 1b, 2r,  1(fw), 4b, 2w,  3(bl), 11b  
→ Row 102: 10b,  4(bl), 2w, 7b  
← Row 103: 6b,  1(bl), 1w,  2(bl), 1b,  1(bl), 10b  
→ Row 104: 9b,  1(bl), 1b,  2(bl), 2w,  1(bl), 5b  
← Row 105: 4b,  1(fw),  4(bl), 1b,  1(bl), 9b  
→ Row 106: 10b,  4(bl),  1(fw), 1r, 3b  
← Row 107: 2b, 2r,  1(fw),  3(bl), 10b  
→ Row 108: 10b,  2(bl),  1(fw), 2r, 2b  
← Row 109: 1b, 3r,  1(fw), 11b  
→ Row 110: 11b, 3r, 1b  
← Row 111: 1b, 2r, 11b  
→ Row 112: 10b, 2r, 1b  
← Row 113: 1b, 1r,  1(fw), 9b  
→ Row 114: 11b  
← Row 115: 10b  
→ Row 116: 9b  
← Row 117: 8b  
→ Row 118: 7b  
← Row 119: 6b  
→ Row 120: 5b  
← Row 121: 4b  
→ Row 122: 3b  
← Row 123: 2b  
→ Row 124: 1b  

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.


With color b, attach to RS outside edge of blanket, ch 1, work sc evenly around outside edge, work (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Note regarding graph: I used a white block with a dot in the center to represent the fuzzy Bernat Pipsqueak yarn and the white blocks without the dot for the Red Heart With Love yarn in white. However, if you choose to not use the fuzzy yarn, all the blocks that are white or white with dot would then be the With Love yarn.

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