Here we go! Another square is ready to be added to our Crochet Christmas Character Afghan! Santa’s Sleigh is square number 4 of 9 Christmas themed C2C crochet squares and when they are all finished, I will stitch them together into one large afghan! 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!
If you are just joining in you can find the other squares through links below:
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 afghan 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 Little Boy Blue, White, Black, Scarlett Red, Fern Green, and Mustard Yellow. The Little Boy Blue yarn is hard to find. It’s a Vanna’s Choice Baby color and I was only able to find it for sale online HERE. For each of these squares you will need two skeins of the background color and also two of any color that makes up the main image (like white for Santa). Otherwise you will need only one skein of the other colors.
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!
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!
Several crocheters and generous followers of RCM have been taking these pixel graphs and writing out the color changes as they make their squares. I will add the written pattern for these color changes as they are shared with me!
Hope you are enjoying this Christmas Crochet-Along! Stay tuned for square #5! We are almost halfway done!
Written pattern for the color changes by fellow crocheter and RCM follower, Claudia Melgar!
Row 1 – 1LBB
Row 2 – 2LBB
Row 3 – 3LBB
Row 4 – 1LBB 1W 2LBB
Row 5 – 2LBB 1W 2LBB
Row 6 – 1LBB 2B 1W 2LBB
Row 7 – 2LBB 1W 3B 1LBB
Row 8 – 1LBB 2B 1LBB 1B 1W 2LBB
Row 9 – 2LBB 1W 1B 2LBB 1B 2LBB
Row 10 – 2LBB 3B 1LBB 1B 1W 2LBB
Row 11 – 2LBB 1W 2B 1LBB 2B 3LBB
Row 12 – 7LBB 2B 1W 2LBB
Row 13 – 2LBB 1W 3B 1R 1Y 5LBB
Row 14 – 4LBB 2R 1Y 1R 1B 1LBB 1B 1W 2LBB
Row 15 – 2LBB 1W 1B 1LBB 1B 1R 1Y 3R 4LBB
Row 16 – 2LBB 1Y 1LBB 4R 1Y 1R 2LBB 1B 1W 2LBB
Row 17 – 2LBB 1W 1B 2LBB 1R 1Y 5R 2Y 2LBB
Row 18 – 2LBB 1Y 7R 1Y 1R 2LBB 1B 1W 2LBB
Row 19 – 2LBB 1W 1B 2LBB 1R 1Y 8R 3LBB
Row 20 – 3LBB 1Y 8R 1Y 1R 2LBB 1B 1W 2LBB
Row 21 – 2LBB 1W 3B 1R 1Y 8R 1Y 4LBB
Row 22 – 5LBB 1Y 8R 1Y 1R 3B 1W 2LBB
Row 23 – 2LBB 1W 3B 1R 1Y 5R 4Y 6LBB
Row 24 – 10LBB1Y 5R 1Y 1R 2LBB 1B 1W 2LBB
Row 25 – 2LBB 1W 1B 2LBB 1R 1Y 5R 1Y 11LBB
///////////// START DECREASE //////////////
Row 26 – 10LBB 1LG 1Y 5R 1Y 3LBB 1B 1W 1LBB
Row 27 – 5LBB 1Y 5R 1Y 2LG 9LBB
Row 28 – 8LBB 3LG 6R 5LBB
Row 29 – 5LBB 5R 1Y 3LG 7LBB
Row 30 – 7LBB 3LG 5R 5LBB
Row 31 – 4LBB 5R 1Y 3LG 6LBB
Row 32 – 6LBB 2LG 1Y 5R 4LBB
Row 33 – 4LBB 5R 3LG 5LBB
Row 34 – 5LBB 2LG 1Y 5R 3LBB
Row 35 – 3LBB 4R 1Y 3LG 4LBB
Row 36 – 4LBB 2LG 1R 1Y 3R 1Y 2LBB
Row 37 – 2LBB 1Y 2R 1Y 2W 2LG 3LBB
Row 38 – 3LBB 2LG 1W 1LG 1Y 1R 1Y 2LBB
Row 39 – 2LBB 2Y 1LG 2R 1LG 3LBB
Row 40 – 3LBB 1LG 1R 2LG 1Y 2LBB
Row 41 – 4LBB 2W 3LBB
Row 42 – 3LBB 1W 1LBB 1W 2LBB
Row 43 – 1LBB 4R 2LBB
Row 44 – 2LBB 3W 1LBB
Row 45 – 1LBB 2R 2LBB
Row 46 to 49 ALL Little boy blue (LBB)
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