If you are addicted to Corner-to-Corner (C2C) crochet graphgans like I am, you may be anxious to start creating your own graphs. It’s actually really simple – so easy a kid can do it! With the help of the PixelArt App my boys have been drawing lots of pixel graph pictures. And I’ve been having fun making them come to life with crochet!
There are many websites and applications that you can use to create freehand Pixel Graphs. Here is a list of several to get you started:
PixelArt App is what my kids use. A very simple 16×16 graph with just a handful of colors that are easy for them to select with a touch of a finger.
But for a larger graph and more color options you will want to use one of the sites listed below!
Looking for pre-made pixel graphs and characters? Browse Perler Bead Patterns (also called Melty or Fusion Beads) on sites like KandiPatterns.com or use Google Images and search for “Perler Bead Patterns” or “Cross Stitch Pattern.” Friendship Bracelet Patterns is another good resource and keyword to search for. Don’t forget to browse Pinterest as well!
Stay tuned for a follow-up blog post on how to transform a picture into a pixel graph!
Corner-to-Corner crochet graphgans are made by working in one corner and working diagonally as you follow the graph, crocheting squares for every pixel box. (each square is made up of a chain 3 + 3 DC stitches). I have a few video demonstrations in THIS POST.