If you’ve been following me on social media, you may have noticed my newest obsession with pixel crochet. I haven’t actually made a pixel blanket of my own but I was inspired to start one, err, two of them last week! Basically a pixel crochet blanket is made up of a series of granny squares where each square represents one pixel of the picture. When joined together, the squares (pixels) make a large image as in the blanket below.
The blankets I am working on are made up of over 500 squares so while I’m working to get the finished piece complete, I thought I would show you how to make a quick and easy pixel crochet square. Each one of my squares is much smaller than a standard 6×6 granny squares. These pixel squares are approximately 2.5 x 2.5 and work perfectly for pixel graphs that have over 100 squares. Where do you find pixel crochet graphs? Let me tell you! I found that perler bead and cross stitch patterns both make great graphs for pixel crochet blankets!! THIS website has a plethora of character, holiday, food, and animal graphs if you need a place to start.
Now lets get to the pattern!
– Worsted weight yarn
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry needle
Magic Ring Tutorial
Ch = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
Pixel Crochet Square Pattern:
Magic Ring, chain 3 and make 2 DC in ring, chain 1, 3 DC, chain 1, 3 DC, chain 1, 3 DC, chain 1 and join to the top of the chain 3, chain 2
Round 2: DC in same stitch as your chain 2, DC in next 2 stitches, DC + chain 2 + DC in the chain corner, DC in the next 3 stitches, DC + chain 2 + DC in the next chain corner, DC in the next 3 stitches, DC + chain 2 + DC in the next chain corner, DC in the next 3 stitches, DC + chain 2 + DC in the last chain corner, chain one and join to the first DC (not to the chain 2!), chain 1
Round 3: SC in first 4 stitches, SC + chain 1 + SC in corner chain, SC in next 5 stitches, SC + chain 1+ SC in corner chain, SC in next 5 stitches, SC + chain 1 + SC in corner chain, SC in next 5 stitches, SC + chain 1 + SC in last chain corner, do not join! Fasten off and follow directions below to make an invisible join!