The Christmas Tree is square number 2 of 9 total squares that are going to make up a Crochet Christmas Character Afghan! You can find Square #1 (Santa!) HERE. As I finish each square, I will post the graph and reveal the next character/image in the blanket. Feel free to work along with me! After all the squares are complete I will sew them together and add a border. By Christmas (but hopefully soon before) we will have ourselves a fun holiday themed afghan!
I am using the corner-to-corner (C2C) technique. You can see my first C2C graphgan HERE that has a how-to video. But I am told that most people have success learning how to make a C2C graphgan by following THIS VIDEO DEMONSTRATION by The Crochet Crowd.
Each pixel graph in my blanket is 25×25 pixel squares. I used a size F (3.75mm) hook and worsted weight yarn. For this particular square I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Kelly Green for the background, Fern Green for the tree, Scarlet red for the garland, Mustard yellow and Colonial Blue for the lights, and Honey for the trunk. You will want to get two skeins of both green colors and one for the rest of the elements.
You will begin to notice that a lot of the colors will repeat and be consistent/coordinating throughout all 9 squares. If you are using the same yarn I am, you may want to stock up on Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Kelly Green, Fern Green, Dusty Green, Scarlet Red, Honey, Toffee, Mustard yellow, Little Boy Blue, Black, White, Pink, Cranberry (dark red), Fisherman or Beige, and Terracotta orange.
VERY IMPORTANT: Instead of the traditional C2C method of using DC’s and chain 3’s to make each pixel, I used HDC’s and only chained 2 (and chained 5 instead 6 on the increase stitches). This allowed me to have a smaller overall afghan square, measuring approximately 15×15 inches. You can absolutely use the traditional method but your square will be much larger and your overall afghan will be much larger as well once you sew them all together. As is, my finished blanket will be big enough for a twin size bed… possibly even larger!
When you finish the graph you will want to make a nice SC border around the entire square. Make SC+chain2+ SC in each corner.
You do not have to use the C2C method either! You can take this graph and make a standard SC graphgan. This will produce nice small squares (think 25 single crochets wide and tall) that will be perfect for a standard size blanket. You could also make Pixel Granny Squares and use the graphs I post to create separate character blankets. There is also the Bobble Stitch method as well! So many ways to use these graphs!
Row 20 – 7DG 6LG 1R 2LG 4DG
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Row 31 – 7DG 1Y 3LG 1R 1BL 1LG 5DG
Row 37 – Row 49 — ALL DARK GREEN