Crochet Wreath Pixel Square

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The Wreath is ready! This is square number 7 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!

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If you are just joining in you can find the other squares through links below:

Square #1: Santa

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Square #2: Christmas Tree

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Square #3: Frosty the Snowman

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Square #4: Santa’s Sleigh

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Square #5: Elf

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Square #6: Gingerbread Man

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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 Fern Green (for the background), Kelly Green (for the wreath), Scarlett Red (for the bow), Cranberry (for the bow accents), and Mustard (for the dots).  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 Wreath Graph!
(I left the background blank to save you some ink! Please feel free to make the background any color you choose. Keep in mind that my next square will have a yellow background).

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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 8 all Fern Green (FG)
Row 9 – 2FG 5KG 2FG
Row 10 – 1FG 7KG 2FG
Row 11 – 1FG 9KG 1FG
Row 12 – 1FG 2KG 1M 3KG 1M 3KG 1FG
Row 13 – 1FG 11KG 1FG
Row 14 – 1FG 12KG 1FG
Row 15 – 1FG 11KG 1M 1KG 1FG
Row 16 – 1FG 5KG 3FG 3KG 1M 2KG 1FG
Row 17 – 1FG 5KG 6FG 4KG 1FG
Row 18 – 1FG 4KG 7FG 4KG 2FG
Row 19 – 2FG 4KG 8FG 3KG 2FG
Row 20 – 2FG 1KG 1M 1KG 9FG 4KG 2FG
Row 21 – 2FG 4KG 9FG 4KG 2FG
Row 22 – 3FG 3KG 1FG 4SR 4FG 2KG 1M 1KG 3FG
Row 23 – 3FG 4KG 5FG 3SR 1FG 4KG 3FG
Row 24 – 4FG 1KG 2SR 1FG 4SR 5FG 3KG 4FG
Row 25 – 4FG 4KG 5FG 3KG 1FG 1CB 2SR 1KG 4FG

///////////// START DECREASE //////////////
Row 26 – 4FG 3SR 1CB 3SR 1FG 2SR 3FG 3KG 4FG
Row 27 – 3FG 4KG 3FG 2SR 1FG 2SR 1CB 3SR 1KG 3FG
Row 28 – 3FG 3SR 1CB 2SR 1FG 3SR 3FG 3KG 3FG
Row 29 – 2FG 4KG 3FG 5SR 1CB 4SR 2FG
Row 30 – 2FG 10SR 2FG 2KG 1M 1KG 2FG
Row 31 – 2FG 3KG 3FG 5SR 1CB 4SR 1FG
Row 32 – 1FG 3SR 2CB 5SR 2FG 4KG 1FG
Row 33 – 1FG 4KG 4FG 5CB 3FG
Row 34 – 3FG 2CB 1SR 2CB 3FG 4KG 1FG
Row 35 – 1FG 1KG 1M 4KG 1CB 3SR 1CB 3FG
Row 36 – 3FG 5SR 5KG 1FG
Row 37 – 1FG 5KG 4SR 3FG
Row 38 – 2FG 5SR 1KG 1M 2KG 1FG
Row 39 – 1FG 4KG 4SR 2FG
Row 40 – 1FG 4SR 4KG 1FG
Row 41 – 2FG 4KG 2SR 1FG
Row 42 to 49 all Fern Green (FG)

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Hope you are enjoying this Christmas Crochet-Along! Stay tuned for square #8!

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Comments

  1. Vicki Quackenbush says

    Thank you again for this wonderful, festive CAL. I was just wondering if the background color for the next square is Mustard yellow. JoAnn’s still has Vanna’s Choice on sale and would like to pick up whatever color yellow the background may be while it is on sale. Thanks again!

  2. joan holmes says

    love the squares I am having a problem getting the graph pattern for the wreath I have tried a few times to find it but can not get it

  3. Mallarie says

    I’m not sure if it’s been mentioned in past comments, but the color changes posted need a small correction.
    Row 18 should read: “1FG 4 KG 7FG 4 KG 2FG”
    The row just needs to be reversed. Thank you SO much for sharing the color change charts, they make the progress go so much faster!

  4. Mallarie says

    I made a comment earlier about row 18 needing a correction. I’ve finished the wreath and found two more rows with errors on the color chart. I thought I’d share to help others on this awesome project.
    Each row should read:
    Row 18: 1FG 4KG 7FG 4KG 2FG
    Row 19: 2FG 4KG 8FG 3KG 2FG
    Row 25: 4FG 4KG 5FG 3SR 1FG 1KG 2FG 1KG 4FG

  5. Leila says

    There is an error in row 25 of the written pattern, the first 3KG should read 3SR or you end up with a green line through the middle of the ribbon.

    The correction should read: Row 25 – 4FG 4KG 5FG 3SR 1FG 1CB 2SR 1KG 4FG

      • Meagan says

        I missed those rows to! I did notice row 25 right away, but I’m gonna leave 18/19 as Is to. Lesson is learnt for the other squares to check out the comments! Haha ❤️

  6. Janette says

    Was wondering if these mistakes have been corrected in the written pattern? Have taken this one apart 3 x already. Thanks

    • Lucy says

      Looks to me that Rows 18/19 have been corrected but Row 25 is still wrong. 3KG should actually read 3SR. There might be a few dodgy looking bows out there if, like me, people really struggle with just using the graph.

  7. Deanna says

    I’m getting ready to start my first square on this blanket. I wanted to try making the wreath as my husband’s family used to own a greenhouse and make wreaths for Christmas. Just wondering how you keep all the yarn from tangling up as you are turning the square back and forth as you work. Thanks!

    • Lucy says

      I firstly make my yarn into cakes using a wool winder. I find it makes them easier to handle and less likely to tangle. Then I keep the one I’m working with on my left (I’m right handed) and pass it back to the right in the order they’ve been used. Tangles are pretty much inevitable with these squares, part of the fun though! Good luck!

  8. Kiira says

    I found an error in the written out instructions above. I believe that in line 25, the 3KG should be 3SR. It looks like others have pointed out a few errors, but the one in row 25 has not yet been corrected.

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