Crochet Rudolph Pixel Square


Rudolph the red-nose reindeer, had a very shiny nose! Remember when I said the Snowman square was my favorite? Well I think I have a new favorite! Rudolph and his bright red nose has now joined the Crochet Christmas Character Afghan! He is square number 8 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:

Square #1: Santa


Square #2: Christmas Tree


Square #3: Frosty the Snowman


Square #4: Santa’s Sleigh


Square #5: Elf


Square #6: Gingerbread Man



Square #7: The Wreath


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 Mustard Yellow (for the background), Toffee (for the main head color), Honey (for face and ear accents), Scarlett Red (for the nose and mouth), Black (for eyes and mouth outline), White (for the nose shine), and Chocolate (for the antlers – but you could also use black).  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 Rudolph Graph!
(I left the background blank to save you some ink!)


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 7 all Mustard Yellow (M)
Row 8 – 3M 2T 3M
Row 9 – 2M 4T 3M
Row 10 – 3M 5T 2M
Row 11 – 1M 7T 3M
Row 12 – 4M 3T 3H 1T 1M
Row 13 – 1M 1T 4H 3T 4M
Row 14 – 4M 3T 5H 1T 1M
Row 15 – 1M 1T 1H 2B 2H 4T 4M
Row 16 – 4M 2T 1B 1T 2H 1B 1R 1B 1H 1T 1M
Row 17 – 1M 1T 1H 1B 1R 1B 2H 1T 2B 1T 2M 2H 1M
Row 18 – 1M 4H 2T 1B 2T 2H 1B 1R 2H 2M
Row 19 – 2M 1T 1H 3B 1H 10T 1M
Row 20 – 2M 8T 2R 1B 1H 1B 2H 1T 2M
Row 21 – 2M 2T 4H 3R 6T 4M
Row 22 – 5M 6T 1W 2R 4H 1T 3M
Row 23 – 3M 2T 3H 1T 1R 1W 1R 4T 7M
Row 24 – 7M 5T 3R 1T 2H 3T 3M
Row 25 – 4M 6T 2R 5T 1M 2C 5M
///////////// START DECREASE //////////////
Row 26 – 5M 3C 13T 3M
Row 27 – 3M 4T 1B 7T 3C 5M
Row 28 – 3M 4C 7T 2B 3T 3M
Row 29 – 3M 3T 1B 7T 2M 2C 3M
Row 30 – 2M 2C 3M 9T 4M
Row 31 – 4M 8T 4M 2C 1M
Row 32 – 7M 7T 4M
Row 33 – 5M 4T 1C 7M
Row 34 – 6M 2C 3T 1H 4M
Row 35 – 4M 2T 2M 1C 6M
Row 36 – 5M 2C 1M 2T 1H 3M

Row 37 – 2M 1H 2T 1M 3C 4M
Row 38 – 3M 3C 2M 1T 1H 2M
Row 39 – 1M 1H 1T 2M 1C 1M 2C 2M
Row 40 – 2M 2C 3M 1T 1H 1M
Row 41 – 1M 1T 5M 1C 1M
Row 42 to 49 all Mustard Yellow (M)


Hope you are enjoying this Christmas Crochet-Along! Stay tuned for square #9- the last square!

Need help with your C2C squares? Join my Repeat Crafter Me Crochet Facebook Group! Hundreds of fellow crocheters are also working on this project, asking good questions and getting great answers!




  1. Jacqueline Harris says

    These patterns are wonderful!!! Difficult for me since these are my first C2C graphgan, but still wonderful ☺️

  2. ANNA says

    Yesterday i started santa, i am in the middle, i have stared the decrease in the block, i am so excited!!!thank you for the lovely projects you share with us. My regards from Greece, please tell me we are going to put fabric in the back? When i’ll finish the first i will share in FB, again thank you

    • Sarah says

      I suppose I could just crochet a sweater using any pattern using a stitch that is square ish. Then cross stitch over using the pattern as my guide.

  3. Bridget says

    I stumbled upon this on Pinterest. I was thinking, if you made 9 of these, but changed the nose of eight of them to dark brown or black, you could have Rudolph in the middle and the other 8 reindeer surrounding him. It’d be a fun play on the song. :) Just a thought!

    Keep up all the beautiful work!

  4. Emilija says

    I just wanted to say that I have made all of these patterns and they are lovely. But, this is the only instruction pattern that has a few mistakes. So, please, whoever is making this, be careful and try and recognize on time those mistakes, so you don’t have to go back all the time.

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