Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul! And he is square number 3 of my Crochet Christmas Character Afghan! If you are just joining in to this impromptu Crochet-along, that is ok! You aren’t far behind. I am creating 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!
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, Terracotta Orange, Scarlett Red, and Fern Green.
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!
I hope you are enjoying this series of pixel squares! Stay tuned for #4 coming soon!
Written pattern for the color changes by fellow crocheter and RCM follower, Claudia Melgar!
Row 1 – 1G
Row 2 – 2G
Row 3 – 3G
Row 4 – 4G
Row 5 – 5G
Row 6 – 2G 2BL 1R 1G
Row 7 – 1G 1R 3BL 2G
Row 8 – 3G 3BL 1R 1G
Row 9 – 1G 2R 2W 1BL 3G
Row 10 – 3G 4W 1R 1BL 1G
Row 11 – 1G 2BL 5W 3G
Row 12 – 3G 6W 2BL 1G
Row 13 – 1G 1R 1BL 7W 3G
Row 14 – 3G 2W 1O 2W 1B 2W 2R 1G
Row 15 – 1G 2R 1W 1B 3W 1O 3W 3G
Row 16 – 4G 3W 1O 5W 1R 1BL 1G
Row 17 – 1G 2BL 1W 1B 3W 1O 4W 4G
Row 18 – 4G 4W 2O 5W 2BL 1G
Row 19 – 1G 1R 1BL 1W 1B 3W 2O 4W 1G 1B 3G
Row 20 – 4G 1B 5W 2O 5W 2R 1G
Row 21 – 1G 2R 5W 3O 1W 1B 2W 1B 5G
Row 22 – 5G 1BL 1B 1W 2B 1W 3O 2W 1B 2W 2R 1G
Row 23 – 3G 6W 2O 2W 1B 1W 1B 1BL 1B 5G
Row 24 – 5G 2B 1BL 1B 4W 1O 6W 4G
Row 25 – 4G 3W 1B 7W 1B 1BL 3B 5G
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Row 26 – 4G 4B 1BL 1B 10W 4G
Row 27 – 3G 10W 1B 1BL 5B 3G
Row 28 – 2G 6B 1BL 1B 2W 1B 6W 3G
Row 29 – 3G 5W 2B 1W 1B 1BL 7B 1G
Row 30 – 1G 7B 1BL 1B 1W 1B 5W 3G
Row 31 – 3G 6W 1B 1BL 7B 1G
Row 32 – 1G 7B 1BL 1B 5W 3G
Row 33 – 3G 4W 1B 1BL 7B 1G
Row 34 – 1G 7B 1BL 1B 2W 4G
Row 35 – 5G 1B 1BL 7B 1G
Row 36 – 1G 3B 3LG 1R 1BL 1B 4G
Row 37 – 3G 1B 1G 1B 4LG 2B 1G
Row 38 – 1G 2B 3LG 2R 4G
Row 39 – 4G 1LG 5B 1G
Row 40 – 1G 4B 2LG 3G
Row 41 – 3G 1LG 1G 3B 1G
Row 42 – 1G 2B 1G 2LG 2G
Row 43 – 2G 1LG 2G 1B 1G
Row 44 – 3G 2LG 1G
Row 45 – 1G 1LG 3G
Row 46 to 49 ALL GREY
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