Here it is! The last square in the Crochet Christmas Character Afghan!! The Christmas Stocking (complete with presents sticking out of the top), is another iconic image that couldn’t be left out of the blanket. But check back in the next couple days for a bonus square and links to some other Christmas pixel square ideas if you want to continue the blanket or replace one or two of your current squares you may not be happy with. I will also be posting directions on how to finish the blanket including adding a few embellishments, joining the squares, and adding a border!
If you are just joining in, you can find the links to the other 8 squares below!
- Christmas Tree
- Frosty the Snowman
- Santa’s Sleigh
- Gingerbread Man
- Christmas Stocking
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 Silver Gray (for the background), Scarlet Red (for the sock), White (for top of sock) Fern Green and Mustard Yellow (for holly Berry), Colonial Blue and Little Boy Blue (for the blue present), and Pink and Cranberry (for the pink present). For each of these squares you will need about two skeins of the background color and possibly 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!
CLICK HERE to download the Christmas Stocking Graph!
(Note: I noticed the toe of my stocking was looking a little boxy… so I added in a couple additional red pixels to the graph below after I had finished crocheting my square. The toe is now slightly more rounded and will look even better!)
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!
Written pattern for the color changes by fellow crocheter and RCM follower, Claudia Melgar! Thanks Claudia!
Row 1 to 10 all Silver Grey (SG)
Row 11 – 1SG 5SR 5SG
Row 12 – 5SG 6SR 1SG
Row 13 – 1SG 7SR 5SG
Row 14 – 5SG 8SR 1SG
Row 15 – 1SG 9SR 5SG
Row 16 – 5SG 10SR 1SG
Row 17 – 1SG 11SR 5SG
Row 18 – 5SG 12SR 1SG
Row 19 – 1SG 13SR 3FG 2SG
Row 20 – 2SG 3FG 1YM 13SR 1SG
Row 21 – 1SG 13SR 4FG 3SG
Row 22 – 4SG 2W 1FG 1W 12SR 2SG
Row 23 – 2SG 12SR 1W 2FG 2W 4SG
Row 24 – 4SG 3W 1FG 2W 11SR 3SG
Row 25 – 3SG 11SR 2W 2FG 2W 1CB 4SG
///////////// START DECREASE //////////////
Row 26 – 3SG 2CB 2W 1FG 3W 10SR 3SG
Row 27 – 3SG 4SR 2SG 3SR 6W 2CB 3SG
Row 28 – 2SG 1LBB 1CB 1LBB 6W 2SR 3SG 3SR 3SG
Row 29 – 9SG 1SR 6W 1CB 3LBB 1SG
Row 30 – 1SG 2LBB 2CB 6W 9SG
Row 31 – 8SG 6W 2CB 1LBB 2SG
Row 32 – 1SG 2LBB 1CB 1P 5W 8SG
Row 33 – 8SG 4W 2P 1SG 1LBB 1SG
Row 34 – 3SG 1P 1C 3W 8SG
Row 35 – 8SG 2W 3P 2SG
Row 36 – 2SG 1P 1C 1P 1W 8SG
Row 37 – 8SG 4P 1SG
Row 38 – 2SG 1C 9SG
Row 39 – 8SG 2C 1SG
Row 40 to 49 all Silver Grey (SG)
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