Tears of Joy Emoji C2C Crochet Square and Pixel Graph


Tears of Joy Emoji is the third square in my C2C Crochet Emoji Graphgan!

If you missed square #1 you can find it here:
Heart Eyes


And square #2 here:
Sobbing Emoji


I am creating a 9-square corner-to-corner (C2C) blanket just like my Christmas Character Afghan but smaller. The squares are 15×15 pixels (where as my Christmas characters were 25×25) and each one has a different emoji face on it! And because of the consistent colors, smaller size, and less color changes, the pieces work up faster. It took me about 1.5 hours to make one square. If you aren’t up for creating an entire blanket, you can use the squares individually! They would make a cute pillow cover or even a small lovey blanket!

If you are new to the C2C technique you can find several tutorials on how to begin. The Crochet Crowd has a great video tutorial that you can watch HERE. You can also refer to the videos and picture tutorials in my Baby Sheep C2C or my Owl C2C for more instruction.

– Size G Crochet Hook
– Worsted Weight Yarn in Yellow, Red, Brown, White, Pink, Black and Blue. I am using Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Mustard, Scarlett, Chocolate, Pink, White, Black and Aqua (for all squares). You only need about 1 skein for each piece… I think I was able to get two squares out of  1.5 skeins of white and yellow. Obviously the smaller features use less yarn.
– Tapestry needle

Finished Square is approx 12 x 12 inches.

You can download the Tears of Joy Graph HERE.

NOTE: I made a last minute decision to leave off the orange and only use yellow. I am leaving the graphs with the orange border just in case you decide you want to crochet yours like that. If you are up for the extra color change I think the emoji’s will look great with the orange! Or you can leave the orange squaresyellow as I did.


Color Change Pattern for Tears of Joy Emoji:
Pattern does not include orange. Yellow is used for all.

Increase Rows:

Row 1: 1W
Row 2: 2W
Row 3: 3W
Row 4: 4W
Row 5: 5W
Row 6: 2W, 2Y, 2W
Row 7: 1W, 3Y, 1Blue, 1Y, 1W
Row 8: 1W, 1Y, 2Blue, 3Y, 1W
Row 9: 1W, 4Y, 1Blue, 2Y, 1W
Row 10: 1W, 2Y, 1Blue, 1Y, 2Brown, 2Y, 1W
Row 11: 1W, 2Y, 2Brown, 1W, 1Blue, 3Y, 1W
Row 12: 2W, 2Y, 1Blue, 1Y, 1W, 2Brown, 1Y, 2W
Row 13: 2W, 2Y, 1Brown, 1W, 2Y, 2Brown, 1Y, 2W
Row 14: 2W, 3Y, 1Brown, 2Y, 1W, 1Brown, 2Y, 2W
Row 15: 3W, 2Y, 1W, 2Y, 1Brown, 1Y, 1Brown, 1Y, 3W

Decrease Rows:

Row 16: 2W, 8Y, 1Blue, 1Y, 2W
Row 17: 2W, 3Blue, 1Y, 1Brown, 4Y, 2W
Row 18: 2W, 4Y, 1Brown, 3Blue, 2W
Row 19: 1W, 3Y, 1Brown, 5Y, 1W
Row 20: 1W, 8Y, 1W
Row 21: 1W, 2Y, 2Brown, 3Y, 1W
Row 22: 1W, 6Y, 1w
Row 23: 1W, 5Y, 1W
Row 24: 2W, 2Y, 2W
Row 25: 5W
Row 26: 4W
Row 27: 3W
Row 28: 2W
Row 29: 1W

Continue to SC around the edge. I alternated between 2 SC and 3 SC stitch per each pixel square along the edge and a SC + chain 2 + SC in the corners.

The best part about these emoji’s is that most of them look the same when reversed so you can choose whichever side looks better when you are done crocheting to be your front of the blanket!

You excited for this series?! I am! Stay tuned for square #4!





  1. Marie says

    My daughter fell in love with this idea as soon as I showed her! She got dressed and said come on let’s go shopping for the wool. I think I will need to continue with more emojis as she wants the blanket to cover her so she is using your base design for size and shape and she is going to try make some additional ones to the 9 you have designed. i love her enthusiasim and she loves your site she is going to check it every morning (UK) for a new design
    Thank you for all the inspirational projects You share x

  2. says

    Total cuteness! I’m loving the whole technique to use the corner-to-corner diagonal box stitch for the pixelated emojis. Brilliant! :)

  3. says

    Can you please do the demonstration video for this pattern? I love this design so much but I could understand the written pattern. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Judy says

    Hi, Sarah –
    Last December, I sent a rather negative message about the emoji afghan pattern.. Do they have an emoji for “DUH”??? After all this time, I finally figured it out. Plain as day! Thank you for such a fun project. Congrats on the C2C Book. JT

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