Darth Vader Corner to Corner Blanket

I’ve noticed that a lot of crocheters have been talking about finally being able to make things for themselves now that the holiday season has ended. I’m right there with them. After a craft show in November and trying to make gifts for the holidays, I decided to treat myself to something epic. I have been talking for a long time about making myself a Darth Vader blanket, and I’ve been intrigued by corner to corner crocheting, so I looked for a pattern and found absolutely nothing. I found this picture on Pinterest, a graph on a site for perler bead patterns, and this post from Ahookamigurumi with tons of amazing Star Wars graphs including the Darth Vader graph from Not All Who Wander are Lost, but nothing for a full sized Darth Vader blanket. Since I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted, I decided to see if I could use the amazing graphs people have shared and my limited math skills to make a full sized blanket. Here are the resources I used:

Stitch Fiddle: I can’t remember where I first read about Stitch Fiddle, but it’s a site for creating graphs for projects. Now that I’ve used it once, I feel like I should play around with it more and write a full review because it has a lot of cool features. It even allows you to upload your own photographs to turn into graphs.

The most difficult part of this process was figuring out how many blocks my grid should be in Stitch Fiddle. I was able to find a couple pins about corner to corner afghan sizing, but my concern was that none of the posts took gauge or hook size into account. My advice is to crochet a few rows with your hook and yarn of choice and see how big your C2C squares turn out to be. Somehow mine ended up being perfect inch squares, which made my life very easy.

This post from The Crochet Crowd has a comprehensive list of afghan and blanket sizes.

This post from Lion Bran Yarn has been so valuable when I need to determine how much yarn I’ll need for projects.

This blanket is the result of all my efforts, and it wasn’t as difficult as I feared!

I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out, especially considering that there was math involved in its creation! It’s exactly the size I wanted (it turned out to be 52″ x 59″) and I calculated the right amount of yarn.

I used the following tutorials to learn corner to corner crochet. Check them out because I’ve learned so much from Jess at Make & Do Crew and Mikey from The Crochet Crowd.


  • Approximately 901g of yarn in red
  • Approximately 197g of yarn in grey
  • Approximately 481g of yarn in black
  • Size H 5.0mm hook

I used Caron One Pound in claret, black, and medium grey mix, but I had a lot of black and grey left over. I bought more yarn than I needed just to be safe, but my calculations ended up being correct.

As long as you can do simple math, you can use the tools in Stitch Fiddle to make graphs for afghans in any size you want! You get fifteen graphs with a free account, but you can upgrade to a pro account for more graphs and features. Right now I’m still using the free version, but I may decide to upgrade at some point.

Now I’m hooked (bad pun intended) on corner to corner crochet, and I’m coming up with ideas for more graphs! I’m excited to create some completely original designs to share!

223 thoughts to “Darth Vader Corner to Corner Blanket”

  1. I haven’t ever did a c2c graphic pattern. I want to do a Star Wars for my nephew. How long does it take to do one? Do you have a pattern to follow?

    1. This took me about three weeks to complete, but it was over our winter break and I was stuck inside due to frigid temperatures. Under normal circumstances, I’m sure it would take longer. I didn’t have a pattern. I used Stitch Fiddle to create a graph to follow. I considered writing out the pattern, but I haven’t had time. I can send you my graph, if you want.

      1. Question I have by looking and counting the graph is if my width is 66. That is where I begin my width decreases. However I cannot figure where the length decrease starts. Could you tell me using the graph where to begin my width decrease

          1. Hey there!
            I just came across this post and was wondering if you’d be willing to email me the graph you used? This is so rad and I really wanna make it for my partner but I’m pretty new at following patterns so it’s a little daunting to create my own graph 😬
            Thanks so much if so!

      2. Hi I would like to have a copy of the graph for the Darth Vader C2C crocheted blanket. could you share please?

      3. Could you send me the pattern? My dad loves all things star wars and he would love this for Xmas!

  2. Could I have a copy of the graph you used for this blanket? It looks amazing! Great job! My son would love one.

  3. This is awesome! Thank you for sharing. Would it at all be possible to get a copy of your graph?
    Thank you do very much!

  4. hi would it be possible for you to email the PDF to me as well, this is wonderful and I would like to make it for my son.

  5. Hi there! Great looking ghan. Would you mind sharing your graph with me also? My son-in-law would love this.
    Thanks bunches in advance.

  6. Would love to create this for my Star Wars fans. Would it be possible for you to send the pdf pattern my way? Thanks so much!

  7. Hi! I just came across your blanket on the internet and I’d love to make this for my son who’s a die hard Star Wars fan.

    If you still have your pattern and are willing to share it, would you mind sending it to me? My email address is:

    Thank you! I appreciate it! 🙂

  8. I just found your afghan, it’s perfect! Can you please send me your chart, I’d like to make one for my grandson’s birthday. Your colors are perfect too- just the ones I want to use! I greatly appreciate it, this is marvelous!

  9. Have been looking for a pattern for this c2c. It is amazing. Could you please email me a copy of the graph.

  10. I just sent the graph to everyone who asked. My comment notifications seem to have been going right to my spam folder over the past few weeks, so I apologize for the delay!

  11. This is AWESOME!! I recently learned how to do the C2C graphs but am still having a hard time making a graph for my self. I would love to make this for my nephew. He loves Star Wars. Would you be able to send me your graph to follow? It would be much appreciated 🙂

  12. I would love a copy of your graph. I’ve been looking for a Darth Vader blanket to make for my brother. He’d love this!!!

  13. Hi! I love this blanket, my son would love it! Could you also email the pdf to me? Please? I am from South Africa and have been looking for months for a star wars blanket pattern, I think this one is beautiful.

  14. Love this and my husband just asked me to figure out how. Could you please send me your graph? I would love to try this.

  15. This looks amazing, I have a grandson that wants a Starwars blanket, would you send me the pattern, please and thank you!

    1. No problem!

      It’s corner to corner crochet, so the squares are pretty small. Mine are close to an inch each, but it will depend on how tightly you crochet. Definitely check out the tutorials I link to in the post. I tried to explain my math as well as I could, but math was never my strongest subject!

  16. My daughter just took guardianship of an amazing little boy that just needed more love. (Among other things)…. I was crocheting a dragon and he saw it tonight, he was so excited about it and asked if I could make him a Darth Vader for him. In looking for a pattern I came across your blanket. Could you please send me the pattern / graph for it. I know what he is getting for Christmas. Thanks so much. kathyrodenberger@gmail.com

  17. Hi this is an amazing blanket. Could you possibly send me a copy of your graph please. I would love to make this for my best friend who loves Darth Vader. I have had trouble trying to work out the graph so it is the same size as yours. I would be very grateful if you still can. Thank you.

  18. Hi🙂
    I’ve just had my first crochet lesson . . . my patient sister is a saint! Do you think it’s feasible for a beginner to try to tackle this? Great looking afghan I think my husband would like.
    I also have to say I appreciate your generosity in sharing your time and talent with so many people – very cool!

    1. I just sent you an email. I really don’t think it would be too much for a beginner. I had to watch the videos a couple times to figure out corner to corner crochet, but once I got the hang of it, I found it to be pretty easy. The hardest part of this blanket is just keeping track of the color changes on the graph. I had to cross off blocks as I crocheted.

  19. My husband is a HUGE Vader fan. Could I please get the pattern. The size you said is the size I’m gonna need. I’d so appreciate it. It’s for his Christmas present….its an awesome piece

  20. Hi! This is absolutely awesome. Would you mind terribly sending me the graph. I have a very dear friend who is a die hard Star Wars fan who would love this. Thank you! <3

  21. Hi goingslightlymad
    This is fabulous and I hope you understand why so many of us are impressed with your work!
    I’ve been going a bit more than *slightly mad figuring out how to ‘vader for our littler guy now his big brother has a Stormtrooper blanket almost done (575 granny squares all joined together….. ends are not my friends!!! just cant face another gazillion granny squares!!!)
    If you are still happy to share your graph/c2c notes it would be very much appreciated.
    We are coming into Australian winter and our state border just closed 45 minutes ago. I figure its time to calculate some yarn and get settled for a big few weeks with the kids and the hook while we are at the table with the school books!

    1. Thank you so much! I like the C2C better than joining squares. There are still ends to weave in due to the color changes, but I just wove everything in as I went. I’m more than happy to share! We’re on a stay at home order where I live and I’m so glad I have a lot of yarn!

  22. Hi GSM,
    I absolutely love your DarthVader blanket. I love to crochet and have made several blankets but have never done anything corner to corner or using a graph. I will be watching all your recommended links. If you wouldn’t mind could you also send me your pattern and thank you so much for all your information. My son will love this blanket. Thank you, Lisa

      1. Goingslightlymad any chance you would be willing to send me this graph also? I have someone asking me to make this for a Christmas gift! Let me know how much you charge for the graph. Thank you.

  23. Is it possible to receive this pattern? I keep coming back to this one and need a good pattern for a 14 year old grandson. I think he would love it.

  24. Could I also get a copy of the graph? My grandson is a Star Wars fanatic and I would love to make it for him for Christmas.

  25. This looks exactly what I have been looking for. Can you please send me a copy of your graph. I have been searching and searching for the right one.

  26. Hi, this looks amazing! I’d love to make a version for my Star Wars obsessed brother for his birthday. Could I get the graph? Thank you!

  27. I would love a copy of the graph you used to create this. Would you send it to me please? Thanks

  28. I would like to have the Darth Vader Corner to Corner Blanket crochet pattern
    My 9 year old grandson will love it for Christmas !


    1. Agree, your pattern is lovely and I would also appreciate a copy if OK to share. Thank you for your generosity, it is very much appreciated, and I think that I can follow this to make.

  29. Hi, I would really like a copy of the graph to make please, as this looks so lovely and I may be able to manage trying a graphgan. Thank you in advance.

    1. Sending it now. Following the graph seems complicated at first, and I relied heavily on the blogs, videos, and tutorials I linked in my post. Once you get the hang of C2C, it’s pretty easy.

  30. my grandson loves darth vader and i would like to make this for him can you please send me a graph and the pattern thank you

  31. Hi!
    My boyfriend lives Darth Vader and I would love to make this for him. If I can’t do it by Valentine’s Day, his birthday is in April. Would it be possible to send me the pattern? Are you selling it or is it free?

  32. Hi!
    Could could you send me a copy of this pattern? My brother will be absolutely over the moon with it!
    Thank you so much, it’s a fantastic project.

  33. Hi GSM
    I love this pattern and would love to make it for my brothers birthday.I am new to C2C and hope I can figure it out.Could I please have your graph?
    Thank you 🙂

    1. Sent! I hope your brother likes it! I relied heavily on the videos I posted when I first attempted C2C. It was tricky at first!

  34. Hello! Wondered if I could get a copy of the graph too! I love the size and colour and everything! I’m no where near this creative so it boggles my mind how you even managed to make the graph up! I’ve also never done a C2C blanket or used a graph before so fingers crossed I figure it out!

    1. Thank you! I’m sending it now.

      I’ll admit that C2C was tricky for me at first. I spent a lot of time watching the video tutorial I included in my post. Once I got the hang of it, it started to seem easy.

  35. My new son in law loves darth vader. I would love a copy of this pattern to make it for him. You have made a beautiful blanket. Wondering if you are willing to send me a copy?

    1. It’s not easy to make C2C graphs, which is probably why I’ve only made one! I just sent it to you.

  36. This blanket is just beautiful .I recently finished a Hello Kitty c2c for my grand daughter now my grand son would like a Darth Vader Can I purchase the pattern from you?

  37. I know this is an older post, but can I get a copy of your graph? I love C2c and would love to do this for my son.

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