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Crochet C2C Bunny Pillow Sham

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Hoppy Day! My bunny C2C project is finished and I turned it into an adorable pillow sham! Such a cute piece of decor for a kids room or for the Easter holiday. And gender neutral! I would love to see someone make a row of gray bunnies! It fits a standard size bed pillow so no need to use a bunch of fiberfil stuffing or search for a custom pillow size to make this project!

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Materials:
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in Mint, Baby Pink, Lilac, and Winter White. You will need 2 skeins of Mint (or whatever color you will use for the back). And 1 skein of the other colors. Shop all 73 colors of this yarn at Yarnspirations.com.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Standard bed pillow
– Tapestry needle

First you will need to download the Bunny C2C Graph >>> Click HERE
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I used the Corner-to-Corner (C2C) method to crochet the graph. If you aren’t familiar with the C2C technique, The Crochet Crowd has a very helpful video tutorial for FREE that shows you the basic technique of corner-to-corner crochet. Check that out HERE.

 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 piece. You can absolutely use the traditional method but your piece will be too large for the pillow sham.

You will want to make two rounds of SC along the edges. To do that, join yarn at any point on the edge and SC evenly around entire piece making a SC+chain 2+SC on the two pointed ends. A good way to keep your stitches even along the edge is to alternate between making 2 SC and then 3 SC along each “square.”

Make 3 large yarn pom poms and attach them to the bunny butts :)

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After you finish the graph above you will need to make a second piece for the back in a solid color (I used Mint green). Make the same SC border along the edges.

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When both pieces are done, SC them together along over the pillow. If you would rather be able to make the pillow removable, leave one button unstitched and use buttons for closer.

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Lay back and relax!

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Crochet Purple Stripe C2C Blanket

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Pretty Purple Stripes! I’ve been working on this blanket for awhile now. It was my back burner project that I would pick up here and there and take with me when I needed something simple and mindless to stitch. I decided it was finally time to finish this WIP (work in progress) and share with you the completed project. The best part is that you can choose any color combo for this blanket and with the repetitive rows, it’s a fairly easy one to complete! A great gift idea for all ages.

Materials:
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in Damson, White,  and Lavendar. Shop all colors at Yarnspirations.com. This is a worsted weight yarn with a large selection of colors! I’ve been working on this for so long that I’m not quite sure exactly how much I used. I’m guessing 3-4 skeins of lavender and two each of dark purple and white.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle

Finished Size: Approximately 52 inches tall x 40 inches wide. I’m a little under 5’3 and this covers my body. You can always increase in size by adding a larger border or by using thicker yarn and going up a hook size or two.

First you will need to download THE C2C GRAPH.
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If you aren’t familiar with the C2C technique, I have a video class available HERE for purchase that teaches you this technique! The Crochet Crowd also has a very helpful video tutorial for FREE that shows you the basic technique of corner-to-corner crochet. Check that out HERE.

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The Border:
Round 1: With lavender, SC between any two “squares” on your border, chain 2, SC between the next two squares, chain 2, repeat around. Be sure to make a SC + chain 2 + SC in each corner.
Round 2: Continuing with lavender, make 3 SC over first chain 2 space, 2 SC over next chain 2 space, repeat around. Be sure to make a SC + chain 2 + SC in each corner.
Round 3-4: SC in each stitch around with lavender yarn. Be sure to make a SC + chain 2 + SC in each corner.
Round 5: With dark purple, crab stitch (also called a reverse SC) around entire edge. Make a crab stitch + chain 2 + crab stitch in each corner.

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Can’t wait to see your pretty purple stripes! Or whatever color combo you decide on :)

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Crochet C2C Valentine’s Heart Table Runner

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner you might be looking for some cute but simple decor ideas. Look no further! Using the corner-to-corner crochet method, you can whip up a Valentine’s Heart Table Runner in no time! Plus you can make it as long or short as you’d like by adding or leaving off one or more hearts to the design. My runner is 64 inches long and 12 inches wide (not including the tassels). Whether you are planning a romantic dinner or take-out with the kids, this decor idea will brighten your table and put you in a festive mood!

Materials:
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in Berry, Baby Pink, and Winter White. You only need 1 skein of each. Shop these colors and more at Yarnspirations.com.
– Size H crochet hook
– Tapestry Needle

If you aren’t familiar with the C2C technique, I have a video class available HERE for purchase that teaches you this technique! The Crochet Crowd also has a very helpful video tutorial for FREE that shows you the basic technique of corner-to-corner crochet. Check that out HERE.

First you will want to download the Valentine’s Heart Runner Pixel Graph.
You can do that HERE.
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Next you will want to download the pixel graph with the end pieces of Valentine’s Heart Runner. You can do that HERE. You will need to crochet two of these pieces.
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UPDATE! Thanks to Keilanna Hammond for taking the time to create a written pattern from the table runner graph! She typed out all the instructions for each row to make it easier for some of you, especially since some of you are printing your graph in gray scale. GET THE WRITTEN PATTERN HERE.

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Once you have crocheted your two end pieces, you will want to transform the edge with ridges to a smooth edge so you can sew it onto either end of your heart runner.


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To smooth the ridges:

Slip stitch across first 3 stitches and slip stitch over the chain 3 which brings you to the first “dip,” HDC in first stitch in the dip, SC in next, slip stitch in next, Slip Stitch over the chain 3. Now you are at the next dip. HDC, SC, slip stitch, slip stitch over chain 3. Repeat all the way down.
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Now you are ready to sew the triangle ends on!

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Weave long strand and tapestry needle back and forth under the SC stitches on both sides.

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Now join red yarn at any point on the edge and SC evenly around entire piece making a SC+chain 2+SC on the two pointed ends. A good way to keep your stitches even along the edge is to alternate between making 2 SC and then 3 SC along each “square.” You will want to make two rounds of SC along the edges.

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Now switch to white yarn and make one last round of SC stitches around the entire edge. Remember to make a SC+chain 2+SC on the two pointed ends.
Add a little frill to the last round of your border! SC, chain 4, skip one stitch, SC to next, chain 4, skip one stitch, SC to next, repeat around.
Add a yarn tassel to each end to complete the piece!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Polar Bear Cub Crochet C2C Blanket

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Happy New Year! 2017 is going to be a great year with some amazing new projects and tons of FREE crochet patterns like this one that will be available right here on my blog! I will also be collaborating with Yarnspirations this year and you will find several of my patterns on their site (also free!) throughout the year so be sure to follow along!

My first pattern of the year is this cute little Polar Bear Cub Crochet C2C Blanket! Measuring 32×32 inches it is the perfect size baby blanket and a fun winter-themed project. Like most crochet blankets, you can always make them bigger by continuing to add to the border! You could also make multiple C2C squares and stitch them together like I did with my Christmas Character Afghan.

Materials:
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in Clay, Winter White, Baby Pink, Black and Aqua.  See all the colors at Yarnspirations.com!
– Size H crochet Hook
– Tapestry needle

Finished size: 32 x 32 inch square

First you will want to download the Polar Bear Cub Pixel Graph. You can do that HERE. When you are done, it will be reversible! The same image will appear on either side. If you aren’t familiar with the C2C technique, I have a video class available HERE for purchase that teaches you this technique! The Crochet Crowd also has a very helpful video tutorial for FREE that shows you the basic technique of corner-to-corner crochet. Check that out HERE.

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As you can see, you will have some ends to weave in, but overall this is a fairly quick project! See how I weave in my ends in C2C projects HERE.

 

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For the border I made two rounds of SC along all edges (SC + chain 2 + SC in the corners) and then I did the third round of the border in reverse SC stitches (also called the crab stitch)

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Happy Winter Crocheting!

You can find a bigger Polar Bear C2C Blanket that I designed in Issue 50 of Simply Crochet Magazine! You can purchase and download it HERE.

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Crochet C2C Gingerbread House Advent Calendar

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Christmas crocheting is now in full swing! And this Crochet C2C Gingerbread House Advent Calendar is hot off my hook! First I created an extra tall and long gingerbread house using the corner-to-corner crochet technique. Then I crocheted little C2C pockets that I stitched on the gingerbread house. It’s countdown to Christmas from the 1st of December all the way down to Christmas Eve! Stuff them with  little treats, candy canes, small toys, or a little note. Make sure you crochet a Gingerbread Man to move pockets so you know what day you are on!

Materials:
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in Topaz (brown) – you will need 2 skeins, Berry (red), Fern, Bright yellow, Mulberry (purple), and White. See all the colors at Yarnspirations.com!
– Size H crochet Hook
– Tapestry needle
– 20 inch wooden dowel rod (about 5/16 inch thick)
– Felt number stickers

Finished size: 21 inches wide x 45 inches tall

First you will want to download the Gingerbread Pixel Graph. You can do that HERE. Originally I designed it so that there was a peppermint window but you will actually need this space for a pocket. Also note that when you are done, the gingerbread C2C is reversible so whatever side you feel looks better, use that side for your pockets. If you aren’t familiar with the C2C technique, I have a video class available HERE for purchase that teaches you this technique! The Crochet Crowd also has a very helpful video tutorial for FREE that shows you the basic technique of corner-to-corner crochet. Check that out HERE.

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Then you will make 23 (or 24) C2C pockets in brown. These will be 3 x 3 squares. You don’t really need a graph for this but I am including one below :) Then you will make the last pocket in 4 x 4 size in green to go over the door.

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Once you have crocheted the 3 x 3 squares, you will want to SC around three of the edges in white.

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Remember that you will want to ignore my peppermint window (it will also save you a lot of ends to weave in!) I’m not going to lie, the “gumdrop” roof does require a lot of color changes and you will have some ends to weave in. Fortunately, the bulk of the project is brown so no ends to weave in there!

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Line up your pockets and stitch them on!

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Stick your felt number stickers on to the pockets. I used the Creatology brand from Michaels and had to buy 4 packets. You might be able to find other felt number stickers or you can cut your own out of felt.. or use puffy paint or crochet on your numbers! Lots of options and I can’t wait to see what you come up with  :)

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Now to add a candy cane crochet border! First I single crocheted around the entire piece with one round of red and then a second round SC in green. Make a SC + chain 2 + SC in the corners. After that you will want to attach your white yarn (in any spot), make a SC and chain 4, then leave it and insert your hook into the next stitch and with red, make a SC and chain 4. Now insert your hook back in the white chain 4 and join to the next stitch (overlapping the red) with a SC and chain 4. Repeat while alternating colors.

You can see a video of how to do this HERE on my Facebook page or HERE on my Instagram page.

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Do the same for the corners, just make 4 chain stitches in the corners.

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I used a wooden dowel rod sewn onto the back top of the project to support it. I crocheted  a chain of 40 (with 2 more SC rows) to create a strip to attach to the rod so you can hang it. And then 3 separate strips with a starting chain of 20 and an additional 3 rows of SC stitches. These you will sew over the dowel rod and onto the top back right under the border.

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You can find the Gingerbread Man pattern HERE!

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Hang on the wall using a command hook and you’re ready for your countdown to Christmas!!

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Crochet C2C Bernat Blanket Bear

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Looking for a quick, easy, and gender neutral baby blanket?! This one is going to be your new go-to pattern! I’ve combined my two newest obsessions: Bernat Blanket Yarn and C2C (corner-to-corner) to create this extra soft and snuggly Teddy Bear Blanket! If you aren’t familiar with Bernat Blanket Yarn, it is a bulky weight, soft and cozy chenille-style yarn that is great for plush blankets, crochet baskets, and home decor accessories. This chunky yarn stitches up quickly so it’s the perfect choice for this project. Even with a small(ish) pixel graph like this one, you can create a nice size blanket! Plus it’s machine washable and dryable for easy care.

If you haven’t tried the C2C (corner-to-corner) technique there are a couple of resources for you to check out. I have created several C2C projects like THIS one and THIS one that you can refer to, but you should definitely take a look at  THIS VIDEO DEMONSTRATION by The Crochet Crowd which is a good starting point to learn how to crochet in the corner-to-corner method.

NEW!! The Crochet Crowd has made video tutorial for this Bernat Blanket Bear C2C project! See their step-by-step video tutorial HERE.

UPDATE 1-18-17
Big thanks to Kim Melikian from Knits by Kim who took the time to write out the pattern for this project!
Click HERE to get the C2C Written Pattern in printable PDF format. 

Materials:
Bernat Blanket Big Ball Yarn in Vintage White, Sand, and Taupe (1 of each)
Bernat Blanket Brights Yarn in Go Go Green (2 skeins)
Choose from a variety of colors at yarnspirations.com!
– Size J Crochet Hook
– Large Tapestry Needle

Finished Size: 40 inches tall x 32 inches wide (with border)

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Download the C2C Teddy Bear pixel graph HERE

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Border: 3 rounds of SC stitches along edges making SC + chain 2 + SC in the corners. One last round of SC stitches in the vintage white. OR get creative with a fancier border! Shell stitches? Picots? Anything you want!

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I seriously can’t get enough of this ultra soft and thick texture! Snuggle up and get cozy. Can’t wait to see what colors you choose for your teddy bear and background. Customize for a girl or boy or keep it neutral!

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Zoe under the blanket to show size!
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Starbucks Spring Beverages and Crochet C2C Coffee Cup Granny Square

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Spring is the perfect season to enjoy a little iced coffee or tea and crochet outside! At least once I week I like to take an hour to myself to sit on the patio and relax with my hook, yarn, and a cup of Starbucks® Black Iced Coffee. But if tea is more your thing, Starbucks® TAZO series has a plethora of flavors… their Chai Tea being one of my favorites :) This weekend I worked up a C2C coffee cup granny square that is perfect for all you coffee and crochet lovers! A great size square for a granny blanket OR use it as a potholder or trivet!

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What you see pictured:
Starbucks® Black Iced Coffee: Medium roast and ready to drink from the bottle or pour over ice! Love that it comes sweetened and unsweetened versions. Perfect for busy moms on the go!
Starbucks® Pike Place Roast Coffee: The classic! I grew up in Seattle, WA and Pike Place Market is home of the original Starbucks store. Such a great place to visit if you ever get the chance. This roast is smooth and satisfying! I have the K-cups which make brewing a cup so convenient every morning.
TAZO® Chai Tea Filterbag Tea: A dark tea with sweet cinnamon and ginger added. A great beverage to add into the mix when you want something flavorful and different from your basic cup of coffee.
Starbucks® Etched Siren Mug: Beautiful white on white, clean and crisp engraved logo. I love bringing this one out for brunches and special spring occasions like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

Now are you ready to get your hooks out and whip up this super cute coffee cup C2C granny square?!
I am providing the pixel graph below but if you need help figuring out how to crochet using the C2C (corner-to-corner) technique please refers to my Baby Sheep C2C post which has photo and video instruction.

Materials:
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Bernat Super Value Worsted Weight Yarn in Aqua, Taupe, and Mushroom. You can find all colors at Yarnspirations.com!
– Tapestry Needle

Finished Size: 9×9 although yours may be slighting smaller or bigger depending on your tension.
Create a bigger square by adding a border. I added a simple SC border around my square.

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Download the Coffee Cup Pixel Graph HERE

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So why am I talking coffee you ask? In case you missed some of my previous posts, I am part of the Starbucks blogger community! You already know my love of crochet, but my love of coffee is strong too and they make a perfect pair! So a few times a year I will be reviewing a Starbucks beverage and bringing you a coffee related craft project!

If you enjoyed this post, you may like my past Starbucks projects:

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Thank you to Starbucks for providing product for me to review. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions about the coffee and other products are 100% my own!

Crochet iPhone C2C Graphgan

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Friends, I have a real treat for you today! A very talented fellow crocheter named Stephanie Lewis has created an incredible C2C (corner-to-corner) iPhone Graphgan! And she is allowing me to share all of the pixel graphs she created right here on my blog! Inspired by my Emojis, Steph got the idea to make 20×20 square pixel graphs of iPhone Apps, just as the icons would appear on the home screen of your phone. Then she stitched them all together to make a fun and fabulous blanket that looks just like an iPhone! You can see the blanket in progress on her Instagram. Very trendy for todays tweens, teens, and those of us (like me) who love our Apple devices 😉

Thank you so much Steph for your generosity and for allowing me to share not only your graph patterns, but these adorable pictures of your children!!

Please take a moment to thank Steph personally on her Instgram page @steph.lewis or click HERE for the direct link.

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All of the pixel graphs are complied into a clear and organized PDF document that also includes notes about how to finish the blanket. If you need more direction about how to crochet using the C2C technique you can refer to my Sheep Graphgan post or my Christmas Character Blanket.

You can download the iPhone pixel graphs for free HERE

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Pattern and photos by Steph Lewis @steph.lewis on Instagram.

Crochet Emoji C2C Graphgan

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Are you or your kids Emoji-obssessed? It’s hard not to love those cute little faces and icons that give your texts and social media posts a little pizzazz! I created 9 Emoji Crochet C2C (corner-to-corner) squares and stitched them together to make a fun Emoji Graphgan! A fairly simple project that you can easily add to.  A great gift for your teen or tween! Don’t forget about the “Poop Pillow” to pair with your Emoji Face Blanket!

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You can find all the materials, instructions, graphs and color change patterns by following the links below:

Tears of Joy Emoji

Crazy Face Emoji

Smiley Face Emoji

Blowing Kiss Emoji

Heart Eyes Emoji

Sunglasses Emoji

Embarrassed Emoji

Happy Face Emoji

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Plus two bonus squares: The Poop Emoji and Prayer Emoji

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I stitched my squares together by simply SC the edges. First horizontally and then vertically. This is the same technique I used to put together my Daisy Afghan.

Yellow used in tutorial to show the stitches better. I ultimately decided on white for the seams.
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I made a simple SC border around the entire edge. First using white, then yellow, brown, and white again. Be sure that you make a SC + Chain 2 + SC on each corner.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this Mini Crochet-along! So many possibilities for this blanket and many other squares could be added! I have included a blanket graph for you to sketch out your own emoji’s at the end of THIS POST.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the Emoji’s! Can’t wait to see your versions!

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*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

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Poop Emoji and Prayer Emoji Pillows, C2C squares, and pixel graphs

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If you’ve been following my Emoji C2C graphgan you’ve seen the 9 Emoji face squares I’ve created. But this project wouldn’t be complete without the poop emoji! I’ve created a “Poop Pillow” to go with my Emoji face graphgan! And for those who don’t fancy the poop emoji, I’ve also created a “Prayer Pillow” as well! I’m including the graphs for both the poop and prayer emojis in the is post and the directions on how to make the pillow. Or add them as additional squares to your blanket!

Download the Poop Emoji graph HERE

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Materials:
– Worsted weight yarn in White, Brown, and Black (one skein of each color). I used Vanna’s Choice in Chocolate, White, and Black,
– Size G Crochet Hook
-Tapestry Needle

Color Change Pattern for Poop Emoji Graph:

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

Decrease Rows:
Row 16: 4W, 3Brown, 1W, 1Black, 1W, 3Brown, 1W
Row 17: 1W, 3Brown, 1W, 1Black, 1W, 3Brown, 3W
Row 18: 3W, 3Brown, 2W, 2Brown, 2W
Row 19: 3W, 1Brown, 1W, 4Brown, 2W
Row 20: 2W, 5Brown, 3W,
Row 21: 5W, 3Brown, 1W
Row 22: 1W, 1Brown, 6W
Row 23: 5W, 1Brown, 1W
Row 24: 6W
Row 25: 5W
Row 26: 4W
Row 27: 3W
Row 28: 2W
Row 29: 1W

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You can download the Prayer Emoji graph HERE

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Materials:
– Worsted weight yarn. I used Vanna’s Choice in White, Aqua, Sapphire, Honey, Beige, and Msustard.
– Size G Crochet Hook
-Tapestry Needle

Color Change Pattern for Poop Emoji Graph:

Increase Rows:
Row 1: 1W
Row 2: 2W
Row 3: 1W, 1Sapphire, 1W
Row 4: 1W, 2Sapphire, 1W
Row 5: 2W, 1Aqua, 1Sapphire, 1W
Row 6: 1W, 1Sapphire, 1Aqua, 1Sapphire, 1Y, 1W
Row 7: 1W, 1Y, 1W, 2Aqua, 1Sapphire, 1W
Row 8: 2W, 2Aqua, 1Sapphire, 1Y, 2W
Row 9: 2W, 1Y, 1W, 1Aqua, 1Beige, 1Sapphire, 2W
Row 10: 3W, 2Beige, 1Sapphire, 1Y, 3W
Row 11:  1W, 3Y, 1Honey, 2Beige, 1Honey, 2Sapphire, 1W
Row 12: 1W, 1Sapphire, 1Aqua, 1Beige, 1Honey, 2Beige, 1Honey, 3Y, 1W
Row 13: 4W, 1Honey, 2Beige, 1Honey, 2Beige, 1Aqua, 1Sapphire, 1W
Row 14: 1W, 1Sapphire, 2Aqua, 2Beige, 1Honey, 2Beige, 5W
Row 15: 1W, 4Y, 1Honey, 1Beige, 1Honey, 2Beige, 3Aqua, 1Sapphire, 1W

Decrease Rows:
Row 16: 1W, 4Sapphire, 2Beige, 1Honey, 1Beige, 1Honey, 3Y, 1W
Row 17: 3W, 1Honey, 1Beige, 1Honey, 2Beige, 1Honey, 4W
Row 18: 1W, 3Y, 1Honey, 2Beige, 1Honey, 1Beige, 1Honey, 2W
Row 19: 2W, 1Beige, 1Honey, 1Beige, 2Honey, 3Y, 1W
Row 20: 3W, 1Y, 1W, 1Honey, 1Beige, 2Honey, 1W
Row 21: 2W, 1Beige, 1Honey, 1Y, 1W, 1Y, 2W
Row 22: 2W, 1Y, 1W, 1Y, 2Honey, 1W
Row 23: 3W, 1Y, 1W, 1Y, 1W
Row 24: 1W, 1Y, 1W, 1Y, 2W
Row 25: 2W, 1Y, 2W
Row 26: 2W, 1Y, 1W
Row 27: 1W, 1Y, 1W
Row 28: 2W
Row 29: 1W

PrayerEmoji1

 

To put together a pillow you will need to make a second square that is 15×15 pixel squares (it can be a solid color). You will also need a 12×12 pillow form. I purchase mine at Michael’s Craft Store.

EmojiPillow1

SC the front and back pieces together. You will want to stop after 3 sides are connect. Insert your pillow form and SC the last side closed. Weave in ends.

EmojiPillow2 EmojiPillow3

PoopEmojiPillow PrayerEmojiPillow

So which do you prefer? The poop square or the prayer square?!

Want to create your own emoji pixel square? Use THIS blank 15×15 template. Print it out and fill it in with colored pencils. I make my graphs in Excel and then fill in the squares in photoshop.

Blank15x15PixelGraph

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Want more free patterns? Keep in touch on my Repeat Crafter Me Facebook Page for new pattern sneak peeks and when they will be available on my blog! And feel free to post pictures of your finished hats and/or links to your shops on my Facebook wall so all can see. Be sure to also follow me on Instagram! I love when you tag me (@repeatcrafterme)!

 

Happy Face Emoji C2C square and pixel graph

HappyFaceEmoji1

Happy Face Emoji is the ninth square (and final square) in my C2C Crochet Emoji Graphgan!
Stay tuned for the finished blanket and bonus emoji squares!

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

HeartEyes3

And square #2 here:
Sobbing Emoji

SobbingEmoji2

And square #3 here:
Tears of Joy Emoji

LaughCryEmoji2

And square #4 here:
Blowing Kiss Emoji

BlowingKiss1

And square #5 here:
Crazy Face Emoji

CrazyFaceEmoji2

And square #6 here:
Sunglasses Emoji

SunglassEmoji2

And square #7 here:
Smiley Face Emoji

SmileyFaceEmoji2

And square #9 here:
Embarrassed Emoji

EmbarrassedEmoji2

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.

Materials:
– 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 Happy Face Emoji 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.

HappyFaceEmoji_Graph

Color Change Pattern for Happy Face 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, 5Y, 1W
Row 8: 1W, 6Y, 1W
Row 9: 1W, 7Y, 1W
Row 10: 1W, 3Y, 3Brown, 2Y, 1W
Row 11: 1W, 2Y, 2Brown, 1W 4Y, 1W
Row 12: 2W, 4Y, 1W, 2Brown, 1Y, 2W
Row 13: 2W, 2Y, 1Brown, 1W, 2Y, 1Brown, 2Y, 2W
Row 14: 2W, 2Y, 1Brown, 3Y, 1W, 1Brown, 2Y, 2W
Row 15: 3W, 2Y, 1W, 2Y, 2Brown, 2Y, 3W
Decrease Rows:

Row 16: 2W, 2Y, 2Brown, 3Y, 1Brown, 2Y, 2W
Row 17: 2W, 4Y, 1Brown, 4Y, 2W
Row 18: 2W, 3Y, 1Brown, 4Y, 2W
Row 19: 1W, 3Y, 2Brown, 4Y, 1W
Row 20: 1W, 3Y, 2Brown, 3Y, 1W
Row 21: 1W, 7Y, 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

HappyFaceEmoji2

EmojiSquaresLayout
All 9 squares are finished! Stick around to see the two bonus squares!

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Want more free patterns? Keep in touch on my Repeat Crafter Me Facebook Page for new pattern sneak peeks and when they will be available on my blog! And feel free to post pictures of your finished hats and/or links to your shops on my Facebook wall so all can see. Be sure to also follow me on Instagram! I love when you tag me (@repeatcrafterme)!

Embarrassed Emoji C2C square and pixel graph

EmbarrassedEmoji

Embarrassed Emoji is the eighth square in my C2C Crochet Emoji Graphgan!

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

HeartEyes3

And square #2 here:
Sobbing Emoji

SobbingEmoji2

And square #3 here:
Tears of Joy Emoji

LaughCryEmoji2

And square #4 here:
Blowing Kiss Emoji

BlowingKiss1

And square #5 here:
Crazy Face Emoji

CrazyFaceEmoji2

And square #6 here:
Sunglasses Emoji

SunglassEmoji2

And square #7 here:
Smiley Face Emoji

SmileyFaceEmoji2

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.

Materials:
– 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 Embarrassed Emoji Graph HERE.

EmbarrassedEmoji_Graph

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 Embarrassed 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, 5Y, 1W
Row 8: 1W, 2Y, 1P, 3Y, 1W
Row 9: 1W, 3Y, 2P, 2Y, 1W
Row 10: 1W, 3Y, 1P, 4Y, 1W
Row 11: 1W 3Y, 1Brown, 5Y, 1W
Row 12: 2W, 2Y, 1W, 2Y, 1Brown, 2Y, 2W
Row 13: 2W, 2Y, 1Brown, 2Y, 2W, 2Y, 2W
Row 14: 2W, 2Y, 1W, 1Brown, 1W, 5Y, 2W
Row 15: 3W, 1Y, 1P, 3Y, 2W, 1Brown, 1Y, 3W
Decrease Rows:

Row 16: 2W, 3Y, 1W, 1Y, 1W, 1Y, 2P, 1Y, 2W
Row 17: 2W, 1Y, 1P, 1Y, 2W, 2Y, 1Brown, 1Y, 2W
Row 18: 2W, 1Y, 1Brown, 1Y, 1W, 1Brown, 1W, 2Y, 2W
Row 19: 1W, 3Y, 2W, 4Y, 1W
Row 20: 1W, 2Y, 1Brown, 1Y, 1W, 3Y, 1W
Row 21: 1W, 3Y, 2Brown, 2Y, 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

EmbarrassedEmoji2

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Want more free patterns? Keep in touch on my Repeat Crafter Me Facebook Page for new pattern sneak peeks and when they will be available on my blog! And feel free to post pictures of your finished hats and/or links to your shops on my Facebook wall so all can see. Be sure to also follow me on Instagram! I love when you tag me (@repeatcrafterme)!

Smiley Face Emoji C2C square and pixel graph

SmileyFaceEmoji1

Smiley Face Emoji is the seventh square in my C2C Crochet Emoji Graphgan!
It’s probably the most commonly used emoji as well!

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

HeartEyes3

And square #2 here:
Sobbing Emoji

SobbingEmoji2

And square #3 here:
Tears of Joy Emoji

LaughCryEmoji2

And square #4 here:
Blowing Kiss Emoji

BlowingKiss1

And square #5 here:
Crazy Face Emoji

CrazyFaceEmoji2

And square #6 here:
Sunglasses Emoji

SunglassEmoji2

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.

Materials:
– 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 Smiley Face Emoji Graph HERE.

SmileyFaceEmoji_Graph

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

Decrease Rows:
Row 16: 2W, 2Y, 1Brown, 3Y, 2Brown, 2Y, 2W
Row 17: 2W, 9Y, 2W
Row 18: 2W, 1Y, 1P, 2Y, 1Brown, 3Y, 2W
Row 19: 1W, 6Y, 2P, 1Y, 1W
Row 20: 1W, 1Y, 1P, 1Y, 2Brown, 3Y, 1W
Row 21: 1W, 7Y, 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

Have you found that sometimes your squares don’t connect? This is normal! For example lets look at the smile in this particular emoji. You see the brown squares are connected on one side of the smile, but disconnected on the other. The squares that are connected were crocheted all in one diagonal row, whereas the squares that are disconnected were in separate rows and were actually separated by rows of yellow in-between. This is just the nature of the C2C graph.

Don’t worry, you can fix this!

C2CFix1

When it’s time to weave in your ends, stitch your yarn between the two corners about 3 times to created a connection.

C2CFix2

Voila! No more awkward space!

C2CFix3

SmileyFaceEmoji2

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Want more free patterns? Keep in touch on my Repeat Crafter Me Facebook Page for new pattern sneak peeks and when they will be available on my blog! And feel free to post pictures of your finished hats and/or links to your shops on my Facebook wall so all can see. Be sure to also follow me on Instagram! I love when you tag me (@repeatcrafterme)!

Sunglasses Emoji C2C square and pixel graph

SunglassEmoji1

Sunglasses Emoji is the sixth square in my C2C Crochet Emoji Graphgan!

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

HeartEyes3

And square #2 here:
Sobbing Emoji

SobbingEmoji2

And square #3 here:
Tears of Joy Emoji

LaughCryEmoji2

And square #4 here:
Blowing Kiss Emoji

BlowingKiss1

And square #5 here:
Crazy Face Emoji

CrazyFaceEmoji2

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.

Materials:
– 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 Sunglasses Emoji 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 squares yellow as I did.

SunglassesEmoji

 

Color Change Pattern for Sunglasses 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, 5Y, 1W
Row 8: 1W, 6Y, 1W
Row 9: 1W, 2Y, 2Brown, 3Y, 1W
Row 10: 1W, 1Y, 2Black, 2Y, 1Brown, 2Y, 1W
Row 11: 1W, 2Y, 1Brown, 2Y, 4Black, 1W
Row 12: 2W, 4Black, 2Y, 1Brown, 1Y, 2W
Row 13: 2W, 1Y, 1Brown, 3Y, 3Black, 1Y, 2W
Row 14: 2W, 2Y, 3Black, 5Y, 2W
Row 15: 3W, 1Y, 1Brown, 3Y, 2Black, 2Y, 3W

Decrease Rows:
Row 16: 2W, 3Y, 4Black, 3Y, 2W
Row 17: 2W, 2Y, 4Black, 3Y, 2W
Row 18: 2W, 3Y, 4Black, 1Y, 2W
Row 19: 1W, 2Y, 3Black, 4Y, 1W
Row 20: 1W, 4Y, 3Black, 1Y, 1W
Row 21: 1W, 1Y, 2Black, 4Y, 1W
Row 22: 1W, 4Y, 1Black, 1Y, 1W
Row 23: 1W, 1Black, 4Y, 1W
Row 24: 2W, 2Y, 2W
Row 25: 5W
Row 26: 4W
Row 27: 3W
Row 28: 2W
Row 29: 1W

SunglassEmoji2

 

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Want more free patterns? Keep in touch on my Repeat Crafter Me Facebook Page for new pattern sneak peeks and when they will be available on my blog! And feel free to post pictures of your finished hats and/or links to your shops on my Facebook wall so all can see. Be sure to also follow me on Instagram! I love when you tag me (@repeatcrafterme)!

Crazy Face Emoji C2C square and pixel graph

CrazyFaceEmoji1

Crazy Face Emoji is the fifth square in my C2C Crochet Emoji Graphgan!

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

HeartEyes3

And square #2 here:
Sobbing Emoji

SobbingEmoji2

And square #3 here:
Tears of Joy Emoji

LaughCryEmoji2

And square #4 here:
Blowing Kiss Emoji

BlowingKiss1

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.

Materials:
– 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 Crazy Face Graph HERE.

CrazyFaceEmoji

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 squares yellow as I did.

Color Change Pattern for Crazy Face 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, 5Y, 1W
Row 8: 1W, 6Y, 1W
Row 9: 1W, 1Y, 1P, 5Y, 1W
Row 10: 1W, 3Y, 2Brown, 2P, 1Y, 1W
Row 11: 1W, 1Y, 3P, 1Brown, 4Y, 1W
Row 12: 2W, 4Y, 1Brown, 2P, 1Y, 2W
Row 13: 2W, 2Y, 1P, 1Brown, 2Y, 1W, 2Y, 2W
Row 14: 2W, 2Y, 2W, 2Y, 2Brown, 2Y, 2W
Row 15: 3W, 2Y, 1Brown, 2Y, 1W, 1Brown, 1W, 1Y, 3W

Decrease Rows:

Row 16: 2W, 2Y, 2W, 3Y, 1Brown, 2Y, 2W
Row 17: 2W, 6Y, 1W, 2Y, 2W
Row 18: 2W, 3Y, 1Brown, 4Y, 2W
Row 19: 1W, 3Y, 2Brown, 4Y, 1W
Row 20: 1W, 8Y, 1W
Row 21: 1W, 7Y, 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.

You excited for this series?! I am! Stay tuned for square #6!

 

CrazyFaceEmoji2

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Want more free patterns? Keep in touch on my Repeat Crafter Me Facebook Page for new pattern sneak peeks and when they will be available on my blog! And feel free to post pictures of your finished hats and/or links to your shops on my Facebook wall so all can see. Be sure to also follow me on Instagram! I love when you tag me (@repeatcrafterme)!

Blowing Kiss Emoji C2C Square and Pixel Graph

BlowingKiss2

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

HeartEyes3

And square #2 here:
Sobbing Emoji

SobbingEmoji2

And square #3 here:
Tears of Joy Emoji

LaughCryEmoji2

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.

Materials:
– 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 Blowing Kiss 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 squares yellow as I did.

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Color Change Pattern for Blowing Kiss 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, 1R, 1y, 1W
Row 8: 1W, 1Y, 2R, 3Y, 1W
Row 9: 1W, 3Y, 2R, 2Y, 1W
Row 10: 1W, 2Y, 2R, 2Brown, 2Y, 1W
Row 11: 1W, 2Y, 1Brown, 2Y, 1R, 3Y, 1W
Row 12: 2W, 4Y, 1Brown, 3Y, 2W
Row 13: 2W, 3Y, 1Brown, 5Y, 2W
Row 14: 2W, 3Y, 1Brown, 6Y, 2W
Row 15: 3W, 5Y, 1Brown, 1Y, 1Brown, 1Y, 3W

Decrease Rows:

Row 16: 2W, 2Y, 1Brown, 7Y, 2W
Row 17: 2W, 3Y, 1Brown, 2Y, 1Brown, 2Y, 2W
Row 18: 2W, 4Y, 2Brown, 2Y, 2W
Row 19: 1W, 3Y 1Brown, 5Y, 1W
Row 20: 1W, 8Y, 1W
Row 21: 1W, 2Y, 2B, 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.

You excited for this series?! I am! Stay tuned for square #5!

 

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*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Want more free patterns? Keep in touch on my Repeat Crafter Me Facebook Page for new pattern sneak peeks and when they will be available on my blog! And feel free to post pictures of your finished hats and/or links to your shops on my Facebook wall so all can see. Be sure to also follow me on Instagram! I love when you tag me (@repeatcrafterme)!

Tears of Joy Emoji C2C Crochet Square and Pixel Graph

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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

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And square #2 here:
Sobbing Emoji

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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.

Materials:
– 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.

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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!

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Sobbing Emoji C2C Crochet Square and Pixel Graph

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Sobbing Emoji is the second square in my C2C Crochet Emoji Graphgan!

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

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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.

Materials:
– 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 Sobbing Eyes 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 squares yellow as I did.

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Color Change Pattern for Sobbing 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, 5Y, 1W
Row 8: 1W, 3Y, 1Blue, 2Y, 1W
Row 9: 1W, 2Y, 2Blue, 3Y, 1W
Row 10: 1W, 3Y, 2Blue, 3Y, 1W
Row 11: 1W, 4Y, 2Blue, 3Y, 1W
Row 12: 2W, 2Y, 2Blue, 1Y, 1Brown, 2Y, 2W
Row 13: 2W, 1Y, 1Blue, 3Y, 1Blue, 2Brown, 1Y, 2W
Row 14: 2W, 3Y, 1Brown, 3Y, 2Blue, 1Y, 2W
Row 15: 3W, 1Y, 2Blue, 4Y, 1Brown, 1Y, 3W

Decrease Rows:

Row 16: 2W, 6Y, 2Blue, 2Y, 2W
Row 17: 2W, 2Y, 2Blue, 5Y, 2W
Row 18: 2W, 4Y, 1Brown, 1Blue, 2Y, 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 #3!

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*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Want more free patterns? Keep in touch on my Repeat Crafter Me Facebook Page for new pattern sneak peeks and when they will be available on my blog! And feel free to post pictures of your finished hats and/or links to your shops on my Facebook wall so all can see. Be sure to also follow me on Instagram! I love when you tag me (@repeatcrafterme)!

Heart Eyes Emoji C2C Crochet Square and Pixel Graph

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Heart Eyes is the first square is my Emoji C2C Crochet Graphgan! If you missed the sneak peek on Facebook and Instagram no worries, here are the details: 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! The Heart Eyes Emoji would make a great pillow cover for Valentine’s day 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.

Materials:
– 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. 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 a less yarn.
– Tapestry needle

Finished Square is approx 12 x 12 inches.

You can download the Heart Eyes 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 squares yellow as I did.

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Color Change Pattern for Heart Eye 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, 5Y, 1W
Row 8: 1W, 6Y, 1W
Row 9: 1W, 7Y, 1W
Row 10: 1W, 4Y, 2B, 2Y, 1W
Row 11: 1W, 2Y, 1B, 2Y, 3R, 1Y, 1W
Row 12: 2W, 3R, 3Y, 1B, 1Y, 2W
Row 13: 2W, 5Y, 4R, 2W
Row 14: 2W, 1Y, 3R, 3Y, 1B, 2Y, 2W
Row 15: 3W, 5Y, 2R, 2Y, 3W

Decrease Rows:

Row 16: 2W, 2Y, 2R, 6Y, 2W
Row 17: 2W, 2Y, 3R, 1Y, 1R, 2Y, 2W
Row 18: 2W, 3Y, 3R, 2Y, 2W
Row 19: 1W, 2Y, 4R, 3Y, 1W
Row 20: 1W, 3Y, 3R, 2Y, 1W
Row 21: 1W, 1Y, 2R, 4Y, 1W
Row 22:  1W, 3Y, 2R, 1Y, 1W
Row 23: 1W, 1Y, 1R, 3Y, 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 #2!

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*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Want more free patterns? Keep in touch on my Repeat Crafter Me Facebook Page for new pattern sneak peeks and when they will be available on my blog! And feel free to post pictures of your finished hats and/or links to your shops on my Facebook wall so all can see. Be sure to also follow me on Instagram! I love when you tag me (@repeatcrafterme)!

 

Crochet Owl C2C Baby Blanket with Lion Brand Yarn

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The Crochet Owl C2C Blanket is finished and ready! If you’ve always wanted to give the corner-to-corner technique of crocheting a try this is a great project to start with! I have created the owl design with consistent lines and minimal color changes, plus I included a detailed written and photo tutorial for you to follow if you are a beginner which includes directions on how to do increases and decreases, how to add new colors, and how to carry yarn. Also pictures on how to use bobbins! You can find the graph, tutorial, photos, and color change pattern all on the Lion Brand Yarn website! This blanket makes a wonderful baby gift and a must have piece for those of you who are owl-obsessed like me :)

GET THE GRAPH, TUTORIAL, AND COLOR CHANGE PATTERN HERE on LionBrand.com!

In addition, I’ve created a full written pattern! Each stitch is written out for those who have trouble reading the graphs.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL WRITTEN PATTERN!

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice is a great yarn for this project. You can find links to the colors I chose included in the tutorial on lionbrand.com or choose another fabulous color combo from the Vanna’s Choice line! So many options!

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PLUS Lion Brand is currently offering a discount of 20% off Vanna’s Choice with a minimum of a 12 ball purchase to make the afghan! It can be used more than once and the dates of usage are from 11/18 – 12/18.
Coupon Code: repeatcrafterme2015

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Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for commissioning this project and providing the yarn.
If you want to see more Lion Brand Yarn/Repeat Crafter Me collaborations please let us know!

Crochet C2C Baby Blanket with Lion Brand Yarn

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I have some exciting news! I’ve collaborated with Lion Brand Yarn on a new C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet project: An owl baby blanket!! So cute, right?! You’ve seen me give a couple sneak peeks of this on Facebook and Instagram but now that I am about halfway through, I’m able to give you a better look at the design. I created the graph in Photoshop and am working hard on writing out very clear instructions. Even beginners will be able to make this blanket! The tutorial will include the printable owl graph, detailed photo tutorials, a written pattern for the color changes, AND a written pattern for the entire graph (I’ve never seen this done before but we are breaking the mold!). The final post and pattern will be available in early November on the Lion Brand Yarn Blog. I will be sure to let you know when it is finished and give you a link to the final post and pattern when it’s ready!

If you want to get prepared and purchase your yarn right now, I am using Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn in these colors: Aqua, Sapphire, Silver Blue, Linen, Terracotta, White, and Black. I won’t have final numbers on skeins until the end. But go ahead and stock up now! Great for a gender neutral baby gift or customize it for a boy or girl. The Vanna’s Choice Yarn line has so many wonderful color options!

If you haven’t tried pixel crochet, this is going to be a great project to start with. I’ve purposely created simple lines that work well with the corner-to-corner (C2C) technique. Tips like how to change colors and carry your yarn up without cutting ends will all be included in the tutorial. A big thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for commissioning this project and providing me the tools to work up this adorable little owl!

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Stay tuned for more!

Crochet Corner to Corner (C2C) Baby Sheep Graphgan

I successfully finished my first Corner to Corner (C2C) Graphgan! The C2C works up much quicker than the pixel square blanket and the bobble stitch blanket so it’s a great option for those of you who want to give pixel crochet a try. In this post I am going to give you the basics about creating a C2C blanket. There is no specific pattern to follow, you create these afghans by following a pixel graph, working from the bottom right hand corner, row by row, until you get the top left hand corner!

What you need to re-create the Baby Sheep C2C Graphgan:
– Baby Sheep Graph. This graph will cost you $2.50. It is the most adorable cross stitch pattern by GreatHome and available for purchase HERE on Etsy. When I saw it on Pinterest, I knew I had to have it! The instant download file comes with the pixel graph you will need. Keep in mind that you do not need to purchase this pattern to create a C2C graphgan. You can use ANY pixel graph pattern and follow the instructions below.
– Size G Crochet Hook. Typically I would use size H but this graph was 73×79 squares and I new a smaller hook would keep it from becoming too big.
– Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Beige, Silver Blue, White, Pink, and Antique Rose.
– Tapestry needle
– Pen to mark your squares as you go!
I took a lot of video throughout the creation of this project… but when I looked back on it, it seemed to be too confusing. I decided to show you how to make a C2C by crocheting a small graph. That way you can see how to start, make increases, create your “maintain” rows, and then how to do the decreases. You can apply the techniques in the video to a large more complex graphgan.

Here is a separate video on how to make color changes!

Remember to mark off each square as you go! Double check your work to make sure you haven’t missed a square. If one thing doesn’t line up, the whole design will be thrown off.
The entire C2C Graphgan took me a little over a week to complete. The finished size is approximately 58×64 inches and the graph was 73×70 squares. You can see my day to day progress in the pictures below!

Now lets talk about the border! 
When you finish the C2C you will notice your edges will have a combination of a chain followed by 3 double crochets. To make a single crochet border, you want to make 2 SC in the chain parts and one SC over each double crochet part. This will create a nice even edge.
I made a simple border using 4 rows of single crochets (first beige, then antique rose, then pink, then blue) finishing with a picot edging in white. Each corner needs to have a SC + 2 chains + SC.  The picot edging is 3 SC, *chain 3, slip stitch to first chain, SC in next 3 stitches, repeating from *. Try your best to land on a picot in each corner. If you need to add in an extra SC or skip a stitch, it really won’t be that noticeable. Getting a clean corner is more important!

The back is just as beautiful as the front (as pictured below)! The image is just reversed.

I didn’t plan this out but I love a happy accident! This C2C graphgan fits perfectly on a twin size bed!

I hope you like my baby sheep C2C! Looking forward to seeing what you create as well!
If you like this C2C blanket you may also like my Cupcake Pixel Square Blanket 

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.*** 
Want more free patterns? Keep in touch on my Repeat Crafter Me Facebook Page for new pattern sneak peeks and when they will be available on my blog! And feel free to post pictures of your finished hats and/or links to your shops on my Facebook wall so all can see. Be sure to also follow me on Instagram! I love when you tag me (@repeatcrafterme)!

NEW!! I would love for you to join my brand new private Facebook groupRepeat Crafter Me Crochet. Tons of kind and supportive women with crocheting skills of all levels. Post your current projects, ask questions, and get inspired!

Quick Crochet For the Home Book Review

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My crochet buddy Tamara Kelly (the talent designer behind the blog Moogly) wrote a book! And it’s a massive compilation of fast and easy projects for around your house. “Quick Crochet For the Home: 20 Projects to Liven Up the Room” has decor ideas to suit any crocheter and yarn lover! I personally love to add a few handmade touches around my house and I found so many projects in this book that I had to immediately put on my to-do list. One project that I couldn’t wait to start was the Chevron Cuddles Blanket! It first appealed to me because I noticed you follow a pixel graph to create the blanket (kinda like my C2C projects!) and you only need to use one stitch: the double crochet. I was able to crochet this blanket in 2 days so it really was a quick to work up! Yay for repetitive stitches! Plus it took less than one skein of each color (I used Bernat Super Value yarn). This will make such a lovely baby gift!

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Francis the Fox pictured with the blanket. You can find the free fox pattern HERE.

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This lovely pink version is the one featured in the book :)
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Tamara is known for her easy to follow patterns and tutorials which definitely carried over into her book. Tons of stitch graphs, detailed instructions, and beautiful photos included on every page. Speaking of pages, there are 126 of them in this book! You will be getting your money’s worth and more! You can purchase the book right now on AMAZON! Treat yourself!

Here is a peek at some of the other fabulous projects in the book! The PURPLE POUF is amazing!

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Congrats Tamara! Follow her crochet blog Moogly HERE.

 

 

Corner-to-Corner Crochet Class

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I have more exciting news for you guys! A little over a week ago I told you guys that I authored my first book, Corner-to-Corner Lap Throws for the Family. Everyone has been so supportive. You blew me away with the kinds words and purchase orders, making my book a #1 Best Seller on Amazon in the crocheting category! Yay! Well now I am excited to tell you that in addition to the book, I also filmed a video class with Annie’s!! Learn Corner-to-Corner Crochet teaches you the C2C technique and walks you through each step of how to make an adorable baby blanket by following the graph, crocheting each stitch, changing colors, adding borders, joining, and more! This is a step-by-step video so you actually see first hand how it is done. Many of you have been asking for a C2C video tutorial for some time now and I hope this online video class will answer all of your questions and show you how easy this technique truly is!

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I encourage you to take a look at the promo video so you can get and idea of what is included in my video class:

In Learn Corner-to-Corner Crochet you’ll learn how to:

  • Work the corner-to-corner pattern to make solid and multicolored squares.
  • Read and work from a graph to create adorable animal squares.
  • Join squares into a blanket using Mattress Stitch.
  • Add single crochet edging to squares and the outside edge of your blanket.

Class includes complete step-by-step instructions and graphs to complete a precious animal-themed baby blanket. This special blanket will be the hit of the next baby shower! The lucky mom-to-be will be thrilled to receive such a thoughtful gift.

Annie’s online classes include downloadable and printable class patterns in PDF format in addition to the online video content. You can view online classes at your convenience, 24/7, 365 days a year from any mobile device, both tablet and non-tablet (phones, iPod Touch, etc.) but classes are best viewed on tablets or computers. All Annie’s online classes and DVDs have closed captioning.

CLICK HERE to find more class information and to purchase for immediate download! 
For one week only you can enjoy 20% off the purchase price! Enter keycode ZIMCRNR at the checkout or CLICK HERE for the coupon!
(this coupon expires October 21st at midnight)

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Annie’s films their classes in the small Amish town of Berne, Indiana. I flew out there this past summer and it was such a cool experience to see what goes into the making of a crochet class and to explore the little  town. Here are a few fun pictures of my trip!

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The Clock Tower in downtown Berne.

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Behind the camera! Coffee was a must during the long days of filming :)

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I had the pleasure of meeting fellow crochet Jennifer Pionk of A Crocheted Simplicity!
Keep your eye out on her blog because she has a video class coming out soon too!!

Now how about a GIVEAWAY!! Enter to win my class Learn Corner-to-Corner Crochet for FREE!
There will be two winners drawn to increase your chances! Open worldwide! Enter using the rafflecopter widget below.

 
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I Wrote a Crochet Book! Corner-to-Corner Lap Throws for the Family

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I have something exciting to tell you guys! I wrote a crochet book! And it features one of my favorite techniques: C2C crochet! Corner-to-Corner Lap Throws for the Family includes 5 super cute designs: Woodland Animals, Snowman, Simple Stripes, Sheep, and a Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket. If you aren’t familiar with C2C, instead of a written pattern, you follow a pixel graph which allows you to incorporate virtually any character or image you want into a crochet blanket. Don’t worry, this book includes detailed how-to instructions, step-by-step photos, charts, and written instructions all in a 20 page softbound book published by Annie’s Publishing!

CLICK HERE TO BUY IT NOW

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The woodland animal blanket has 4 parts to it: a fox, owl, hedgehog, and raccoon! So you are actually getting 4 designs in one blanket that you can mix and match or use individually. You won’t be able to resist this one and it’s perfect for the Fall season!

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The super cute snowman is going to be a big hit this winter! An easy design that you must add to your Christmas crochet to-do list!

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If you are new to the C2C technique, you may want to start with simple stripes! A bold look that works up quickly. You will get the hang of it in no time – I promise!

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A little sheep makes a cute rug or extend the border to make the blanket even larger! A detailed tutorial on how to crochet borders around your blankets is outlined in the book :)

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Sweet dreams little one! You can even include writing in your C2C blankets! The moon and star design is adorable plus you can feel free to easily change the background color.

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Currently, Corner-to-Corner Lap Throws For the Family is available on Amazon for Pre-Order or you can BUY IT NOW straight from the Annie’s Publishing website in two formats: The paperback book for $8.99 or electronic download. Electronic download is available as a PDF and in formats compatible with your e-reader.

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Thank you so much to all my Repeat Crafter Me readers and social media followers who have supported me through my years of blogging and crocheting! I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to write a book without your encouragement and love of my patterns and designs. Your positive comments and reassuring words have kept me going :)

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Starbucks Summer Essentials and Crochet Coffee Mug Keychains

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I’ve been enjoying the last few weeks of summer with a little coffee and crochet at the beach! That’s the benefit to living in Southern California, there is a beach around every corner and I am taking full advantage. Even with my toes in the sand, you won’t find me without my crochet tote and iced coffee :) And Starbucks has all the summer essentials! I love being able to pick up their newest beverages in the grocery stores including Starbucks Refreshers Revitalizing Energy with Coconut Water in two flavors – Black Cherry Limeade & Peach Passion Fruit, Starbucks Doubleshot Energy Coffee Drinks, and everyones favorite Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino drinks!

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Starbucks has the trendiest tumblers and I couldn’t resist stocking up on a few new ones :) You gotta check out THIS Pineapple Tumber!

Of course I can’t talk about coffee without giving you a little coordinating craft! These Crochet Coffee Mug Keychains are  so cute and simple to make! A fun little accessory for every coffee lover!

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Materials:
– Worsted Weight Yarn in main mug color, brown, and a strand of black to stitch on the mouth.
– Size G Crochet Hook
– 6mm Safety Eyes (only if you want to add a face)
– Poly-fil fiber stuffing (or scrap yarn to stuff your mug)
– Keychain rings. I purchase mine on Amazon. HERE is my affiliate link!
– Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
Magic Ring
SC = Single Crochet
SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease

Mug Pattern:
With main mug color
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join to first SC and chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1
Round 3-7: SC in each stitch around, join chain 1
Round 8: in front loops only, SC in each stitch around, join, chain 10, slip stitch down chain (this is your handle), fasten off leaving long tail. Secure both ends of handle onto side of mug using a tapestry needle and loose end.
Round 9: with brown yarn and working in the back loops of round 8, SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1
Round 10: SC decrease, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1
Add safety eyes, stitch on mouth, and stuff with poly-fil or scrap yarn.
Round 11: SC decrease until closed. You may need to use your tapestry needle to stitch the last of it closed. Leave long tail to stitch on keychain ring.

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So why am I talking coffee you ask? In case you missed some of my previous posts, I am part of the Starbucks blogger community! You already know my love of crochet, but my love of coffee is strong too and they make a perfect pair! So a few times a year I will be reviewing a Starbucks beverage and bringing you a coffee related craft project!

If you enjoyed this post, you may like my past Starbucks projects:

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Thank you to Starbucks for providing product for me to review. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions about the coffee and other products are 100% my own!

 

Catch A Wave Pillow and Yarnspirations Cast Away Lookbook

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Are you loving the new Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn as much as I am but need some project inspiration?! Look no further! Yarnspirations has published a brand new lookbook full of free patterns using Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn! The Cast Away ebook is full of summer themed projects. I love the breezy beachy feel to each one and immediately had to make the Catch A Wave pillow! You can download the lookbook HERE to see all of the projects. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up the Bernat Maker yarn yet, you need to get your hands on some. It’s a tubular yarn with a soft, jersey t-shirt feel that is perfect for home projects likes rugs, blankets, and pillows! Available for purchase at Michaels Craft Stores and Yarnspirations.com.

The Catch A Wave pillow was such a fun project and great addition to my Southern California decor! By following a pixel graph, I used SC stitches to create the wave picture on the front of the pillow. BUT don’t feel limited. That graph would make such a nice C2C project as well!

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So I have to make a confession… I didn’t weave in my ends :) I hid them on the inside of my pillow! This pillow is for my personal home decor so I’m not too worried about it, but if you are giving it as a gift I would suggest securing those ends. But it was nice to be able to make color changes and fasten off my yarn in many spots and not worry about those darn ends!

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Here is a little video of me stitching up the last side of the pillow:

Get the FREE Yarnspirations Cast Away Lookbook HERE

Can’t wait to see your waves!
Be sure to tag @repeatcrafterme and @yarnspirations when you share your projects on social media!

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Don’t forget about my Reversible Spike Stitch Pillow also made with Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn!
It compliments the Catch A Wave pillow nicely :) You can find the pattern HERE.

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My Crochet Project Bible Review and Giveaway!

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Recently I stumbled across a neat crochet tool and immediately felt the need to show you guys this awesome product! My Crochet Project Bible is handy-dandy notebook that you can use to record and track up to 50 of your crochet projects! This eliminates confusion as to what type of yarn and size hook you are using, where the pattern is, and more… especially when you have multiple works in progress!

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The inside cover pages include a useful guide on recommended sizes, stitch abbreviations and so on, plus plenty of space for notes, amendments, doodles or diagrams!

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You can log all of your crucial project info along with any notes you like to make as you work through a project. I REALLY LOVE the graph pages. In the picture above I sketched out my Bright and Bulky Bernat Square Blanket and made notes about the pattern. But for those of you who are C2C obsessed like me the graph paper is going to really come in handy! I have a new C2C (corner-to-corner crochet) design in progress but wasn’t quite ready to show you guys :)

 

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You can purchase My Crochet Project Bible by Stationery Geek HERE.

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How to Create your own Pixel Graph

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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!

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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!

Pixelartor.com
Makepixelart.com
Piskelapp.com
Pixelartmaker.com
Pixilart.net

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!

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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.

Looking for a line of yarn with lots of color options? Bernat Super Value has a wide selection and is a wonderful worsted weight yarn to work with! See all 80 shades HERE.

“I heart Yarn” Friendship Bracelet

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I think the summer of 1996 was when I was the last time I made a friendship bracelet. It’s been a long time and I’m a little rusty, but I realized that all those C2C graphs we’ve been working on can also be used with embroidery thread and made into bracelets!

CraftProjectIdeas.com has a great selection of Friendship Thread! They provided me with their pack of 36 skeins of Brights & Neon colors for this project. You can purchase directly from the link on their website or find their products in Walmart stores.

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I am providing the graph for the “I Heart Yarn” words

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and I came across a great video will show you how to make the letters!

I suggest using a clipboard to hold your bracelet as you are working on it.

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CraftProjectIdeas.com also has several tutorials on how to make friendship bracelet with different designs.

Check them out HERE!

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Little Lion Lovey Crochet blanket

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One of my closest friends just had a baby boy! I knew I wanted to crochet her something but wasn’t sure what… But after picking up a set of Just One You Made by Carter’s set of lion themed items, I knew exactly what I would make! This Little Lion Lovey blanket is quick and easy! A 21 x 21 C2C (corner-to-corner) project that you can easily crochet in an afternoon. This graph pattern is just slightly bigger than my Christmas Squares! Add a thick border to give it a bit more width, length, and a pretty finished edge.

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Materials:
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Toffee, Silver Blue, Beige, and White. Love that these colors matched the Carter’s set perfectly!
– Tapestry Needle

Finished size: approximately 21 x 21 inches including the border. The graph is also 21 x 21 squares. About big enough to be a carseat blanket or just a comfort lovey blanket.

I used the graph from THIS math coloring page but made a few alterations. You can download my edited version HERE.

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Here is the written pattern for the color changes:
Row 1: 1 Blue
Row 2: 2 Blue
Row 3: 3 Blue
Row 4: 4 Blue
Row 5: 5 Blue
Row 6: 6 Blue
Row 7: 7 Blue
Row 8: 8 Blue
Row 9: 2 Blue, 1 Beige, 6 Blue
Row 10: 7 Blue, 1 Beige, 2 Blue
Row 11: 2 Blue, 2 Beige, 3 Blue, 2 Brown, 2 Blue
Row 12: 3 Blue, 1 Brown, 2 Blue, 4 Beige, 2 Blue
Row 13: 2 Blue, 5 Beige, 4 Brown, 2 Blue
Row 14: 3 Blue, 3 Brown, 1 Blue, 5 Beige, 2 Blue
Row 15: 2 Blue, 6 Beige, 5 Brown, 2 Blue
Row 16: 3 Blue, 2 Brown, 1 Beige, 2 Brown, 5 Beige, 3 Blue
Row 17: 4 Blue, 4 Beige, 2 Brown, 2 Beige, 3 Brown, 2 Blue
Row 18: 3 Blue, 2 Brown, 2 Beige, 1 White, 2 Brown, 5 Beige, 3 Blue
Row 19: 3 Blue, 2 Beige, 1 Blue, 2 Beige, 2 Brown, 2 White, 2 Beige, 3 Brown, 2 Blue
Row 20: 3 Blue, 2 Brown, 3 Beige, 2 White, 2 Brown, 4 Blue, 1 Beige, 3 Blue
Row 21: 3 Blue, 1 Beige, 3 Blue, 3 Brown, 3 White, 1 Beige, 1 Brown, 1 Beige, 2 Brown, 3 Blue
Stare Decrease Rows
Row 22: 3 Blue, 2 Brown, 2 Beige, 2 Brown, 2 White, 2 Brown, 4 Blue, 1 Beige, 2 Blue
Row 23: 2 Blue, 1 Beige, 2 Blue, 3 Brown, 1 Beige, 2 White, 1 Brown, 2 Beige, 3 Brown, 2 Blue
Row 24: 3 Blue, 2 Brown, 2 Beige, 1 Brown, 3 Beige, 2 Brown, 2 Blue, 1 Beige, 2 Blue
Row 25: 2 Blue, 1 Brown, 1 Blue, 3 Brown, 5 Beige, 3 Brown, 2 Blue
Row 26: 3 Blue, 2 Brown, 4 Beige, 2 Brown, 5 Blue
Row 27: 4 Blue, 3 Brown, 1 Beige, 1 Brown, 1 Beige, 3 Brown, 2 Blue
Row 28: 3 Blue, 2 Brown, 2 Beige, 2 Brown, 5 Blue
Row 29: 4 Blue, 3 Brown, 1 Beige, 3 Brown, 2 Blue
Row 30: 3 Blue, 4 Brown, 5 Blue
Row 31: 4 Blue, 5 Brown, 2 Blue
Row 32: 3 Blue, 2 Brown, 5 Blue
Row 33: 4 Blue, 3 Brown, 2 Blue
Row 34: 8 Blue
Row 35: 7 Blue
Row 36: 6 Blue
Row 37: 5 Blue
Row 38: 4 Blue
Row 39: 3 Blue
Row 40: 2 Blue
Row 41: 1 Blue

Border:
With blue
Round 1: SC around making 2 SC on the edge of each “pixel square.” In the corners make SC + 2 Chains + SC all in one stitch.
Round 2-3: SC in each stitch around except SC + 2 Chains+ SC in the corners.
Change to Beige
Round 4-6: SC in each stitch around except SC + 2 Chains+ SC in the corners.
Change White
Round 7: SC in each stitch around except SC + 2 Chains+ SC in the corners.
Round 8: To make the Slanted Scallop Border: *DC + HDC +SC all in stitch, skip one stitch, Slip stitch to next, continue from * around. Except the corners: Make 4 DC in each corner.

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Roll it up and tie with a ribbon! A “[Hand]Made with Love” tag completes the package.
I found the one pictured at Michaels Craft Store.

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Nervous about starting a C2C project? Not sure where to begin or how to read the graph? Stay tuned for a detailed tutorial on how to make a C2C blanket coming next week! Featuring this cute Owl design which will be available on the Lion Brand Yarn Blog :)
Add it to your to-do list!

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Crochet Christmas Character Afghan

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It’s finished! I am proud to show you my completed Crochet Christmas Character Afghan! This was a really fun project that turned into an impromptu CAL (crochet-along) and ultimately becoming a creative outlet for so many of you who were following along. I gave you 9 squares and you guys ran with it, creating handfuls of other Christmas themed pixel squares! I love seeing everyones version of this project. Be sure to use the hashtag #ChristmasCharacterAfghan and tag me @RepeatCrafterMe when posting on social media!

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So lets talk a little about this project!

Finished Size: 65×50 inches

It consist of 9 square graphs that are 25×25 pixels. I used the C2C (corner-to-corner) technique to crochet each square.  Follow THIS VIDEO DEMONSTRATION by The Crochet Crowd for more explanation on how to crochet C2C afghans.  I used a size F (3.75mm) hook and worsted weight yarn . Specifically Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice  in Kelly Green, Fern Green, Silver Grey, Scarlet Red, Honey, Toffee, Mustard yellow, Little Boy Blue (this color is being discontinued), Colonial Blue, Black, White, Pink, Cranberry (dark red), Beige, and Terracotta orange. I am not sure exactly how much of each color I used since I picked through my stash, ran out to get yarn when needed, and carried leftover from one square into the next… to be on the safe side for each square I would suggest getting two of the colors that are main background colors or frequently used in the square (like Santa’s beard).

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.

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!

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All of the pixel graphs are available for free download and have written patterns for the colors changes. Use the highlighted links below to view each individual post.

  1. Santa 
  2. Christmas Tree
  3. Frosty the Snowman
  4. Santa’s Sleigh
  5. Elf
  6. Gingerbread Man
  7. Wreath
  8. Rudolph 
  9. Christmas Stocking
  10. Candy Cane BONUS square and other pixel graph options
  11. Merry Christmas Banners

How to connect your squares and make a border:

First thing you will need to do is determine what color you want to join your squares with and use for the border. As you can see I chose white! It took me 3 skeins for all the borders and joins.

DC around all of your squares, making a DC + 2 chains + DC in each corner.
NOTE: you should have already SC around each square in that specific squares background color.

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I stitched my squares together by weaving the yarn with a tapestry needle under the tops of the double crochets, back and forth… almost like you are lacing it together. Then I went around the other side and did the same thing. This makes a very solid, tight join which you will need for this heavy blanket. I’m not sure if this stitch has a technical name. It is close to the mattress stitch but not exactly.

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After all of your squares and the top and bottom banners are sewn together, you are ready for your border!

With white, DC around the entire edge make a DC + Chain 2 + DC in the corners. Then using red yarn, crab stitch (this is a reverse SC) around the entire blankets making a Crab stitch + Chain 1 + Crab stitch in the corners. I think THIS VIDEO gives a good visual on how to make the crab stitch. 

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And just because I know you are all curious, here is what the backside of the blanket looks like!

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I hope you have enjoyed this project as much as I have! If you need help with your C2C squares, feel free to 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!

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Want more free patterns? Keep in touch on my Repeat Crafter Me Facebook Page for new pattern sneak peeks and when they will be available on my blog! And feel free to post pictures of your finished hats and/or links to your shops on my Facebook wall so all can see. Be sure to also follow me on Instagram! I love when you tag me (@repeatcrafterme)! NEW!! I would love for you to join my brand newprivate Facebook group: Repeat Crafter Me Crochet. Tons of kind and supportive women with crocheting skills of all levels. Post your current projects, ask questions, and get inspired!

 

 

Crochet Merry Christmas Pixel Graph

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I promised you one last embellishment to the Crochet Christmas Character Afghan! A top and bottom Merry Christmas word border are the final pieces of my blanket and now I will be able to stitch it together (tutorial on that coming soon!). The word graphs are worked corner-2-corner like the rest of the blanket. I turned my graph sideways and started working for the bottom right up to the top left. Since these graphs aren’t square, you will need to make increase rows on one side and decrease rows on the other side for most of the pattern. Follow THIS VIDEO DEMONSTRATION by The Crochet Crowd for more explanation on how to crochet C2C afghans. Just like my squares I used a size F (3.75mm) hook and worsted weight yarn . Specifically Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice  in White and Scarlet Red (for the background and words), and Little Boy Blue, Mustard, Scarlet, and Fern Green for the Christmas lights.  And just like before I used HDC’s instead of the traditional C2C method of using DC’s.

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If you are just joining in, you can find the squares to make this Christmas Character Afghan by following the links below:

  1. Santa 
  2. Christmas Tree
  3. Frosty the Snowman
  4. Santa’s Sleigh
  5. Elf
  6. Gingerbread Man
  7. Wreath
  8. Rudolph 
  9. Christmas Stocking
  10. Candy Cane BONUS square and other pixel graph options

I do want to mention that the only problem with the word graphs is that the backside is a mirror image… meaning that the words will be backwards when you flip the afghan over.

This is what the back looks like:

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You can download the Merry Christmas Pixel Graph HERE

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Written pattern for the “MERRY”  and “CHRISTMAS” color changes by fellow crocheter and RCM follower, Claudia Melgar! Thanks Claudia!

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Color Chart:
W = White
R = Red
B = Blue
Y = Yellow
G = Green
BL = Black

Row 1 to 8 all White (W)
Row 9 – 1W 3G 5W
Row 10 – 5W 4G 1W
Row 11 – 2W 4G 5W
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Row 12 – 6W 3G 2W
Row 13 – 3W 4G 4W
Row 14 – 4W 4G 3W
Row 15 – 4W 3G 1BL 3W
Row 16 – 3W 1BL 2G 5W
Row 17 – 2W 3Y 6W
Row 18 – 5W 4Y 2W
Row 19 – 3W 4Y 4W
Row 20 – 5W 3Y 3W
Row 21 – 4W 4Y 3W
Row 22 – 3W 4Y 4W
Row 23 – 5W 3Y 1BL 2W
Row 24 – 2W 1BL 2Y 6W
Row 25 – 11W
Row 26 – 11W
Row 27 – 2W 1R 8W
Row 28 – 7W 2R 2W
Row 29 – 3W 2R 6W
Row 30 – 3W 4R 4W
Row 31 – 5W 4R 2W
Row 32 – 2W 1R 1W 1R 3W 1R 2W
Row 33 – 2W 1R 3W 1R 4W
Row 34 – 3W 1R 3W 1R 3W
Row 35 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 1W 2R 2W
Row 36 – 2W 1R 1W 5R 2W
Row 37 – 3W 2R 1W 2R 3W
Row 38 – 3W 1R 1W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 39 – 2W 1R 2W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 40 – 2W 3R 2W 1R 3W
Row 41 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 1W 2R 2W
Row 42 – 2W 1R 1W 5R 2W
Row 43 – 3W 2R 1W 2R 3W
Row 44 – 3W 1R 1W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 45 – 2W 1R 2W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 46 – 2W 3R 3W 1R 2W
Row 47 – 2W 1R 4W 2R 2W
Row 48 – 2W 1R 4W 2R 2W
Row 49 – 3W 2R 1W 1R 4W
Row 50 – 2W 1R 1W 3R 1W 1R 2W
Row 51 – 2W 2R 1W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 52 – 2W 3R 1W 2R 3W
Row 53 – 4W 2R 1W 2R 2W
Row 54 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 5W
Row 55 – 2W 1R 1W 4R 3W
Row 56 – 2W 4R 1W 2R 2W
Row 57 – 3W 3R 5W
Row 58 – 4W 3R 4W
Row 59 – 5W 2R 4W
Row 60 – 3W 2R 6W
Row 61 – 7W 1R 3W
Row 62 – 2W 1R 8W
Row 63 – 11W
Row 64 – 6W 3B 2W
Row 65 – 2W 4B 5W
Row 66 – 4W 4B 3W
Row 67 – 3W 3B 5W
Row 68 – 3W 4B 4W
Row 69 – 4W 4B 3W
Row 70 – 2W 1BL 3B 1W 3R 1W
Row 71 – 1W 4R 1W 2B 1BL 2W
Row 72 – 5W 4R 2W
Row 73 – 2W 3R 6W
Row 74 – 4W 4R 3W
Row 75 – 3W 4R 4W
Row 76 – 3W 1BL 3R 4W
Row 77 – 5W 2R 1BL 3W
///////////// START DECREASE //////////////
Row 78 – 10W
Rows 79 to 87 all White (W)

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Color Chart:
W = White
R = Red
B = Blue
G = Green
BL = Black

Row 1 to 8 all White (W)
Row 9 – 1W 3B 5W
Row 10 – 5W 4B 1W
Row 11 – 2W 4B 5W
///////////// START DECREASE //////////////
Row 12 – 6W 3B 2W
Row 13 – 3W 4B 4W
Row 14 – 4W 4B 3W
Row 15 – 4W 3B 1BL 3W
Row 16 – 3W 1BL 2B 2W 1R 2W
Row 17 – 2W 2R 7W
Row 18 – 6W 3R 2W
Row 19 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 5W
Row 20 – 5W 1R 5W
Row 21 – 2W 1R 2W 1R 5W
Row 22 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 1W 2R 2W
Row 23 – 3W 2R 1W 3R 2W
Row 24 – 2W 2R 1W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 25 – 2W 5R 1W 1R 2W
Row 26 – 3W 2R 1W 2R 3W
Row 27 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 1W 1R 3W
Row 28 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 1W 2R 2W
Row 29 – 3W 2R 1W 3R 2W
Row 30 – 2W 2R 1W 2R 4W
Row 31 – 5W 2R 4W
Row 32 – 3W 4R 1W 1R 2W
Row 33 – 2W 2R 1W 4R 2W
Row 34 – 5W 3R 3W
Row 35 – 4W 3R 4W
Row 36 – 4W 2R 5W
Row 37 – 2W 1R 3W 2R 3W
Row 38 – 3W 1R 3W 2R 2W
Row 39 – 3W 2R 3W 1R 2W
Row 40 – 5W 2R 4W
Row 41 – 5W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 42 – 2W 3R 3W 1R 2W
Row 43 – 2W 2R 3W 2R 2W
Row 44 – 2W 1R 3W 3R 2W
Row 45 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 2W 1R 2W
Row 46 – 2W 1R 2W 1R 5W
Row 47 – 2W 1R 2W 1R 5W
Row 48 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 1W 2R 2W
Row 49 – 3W 2R 1W 3R 2W
Row 50 – 2W 2R 1W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 51 – 2W 1R 2W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 52 – 3W 2R 2W 1R 3W
Row 53 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 1W 2R 2W
Row 54 – 2W 1R 1W 5R 2W
Row 55 – 3W 2R 1W 2R 3W
Row 56 – 3W 1R 1W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 57 – 2W 2R 1W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 58 – 2W 3R 1W 2R 3W
Row 59 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 1W 2R 2W
Row 60 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 1W 2R 2W
Row 61 – 3W 2R 1W 2R 3W
Row 62 – 2W 5R 1W 1R 2W
Row 63 – 2W 1R 2W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 64 – 3W 2R 3W 1R 2W
Row 65 – 2W 1R 4W 2R 2W
Row 66 – 2W 1R 4W 1R 3W
Row 67 – 3W 2R 6W
Row 68 – 2W 1R 2W 2R 4W
Row 69 – 5W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 70 – 2W 3R 2W 3G 1W
Row 71 – 1W 4G 2W 2R 2W
Row 72 – 5W 4G 2W
Row 73 – 2W 4G 5W
Row 74 – 4W 4G 3W
Row 75 – 3W 4G 4W
Row 76 – 3W 1BL 1G 1W 1G 4W
Row 77 – 5W 2G 1BL 3W
///////////// START DECREASE //////////////
Row 78 – 10W
Rows 79 to 87 all White (W)

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FELIZ NAVIDAD version by Claudia as well!

Color Chart:
W = White
R = Red
B = Blue
Y = Yellow
G = Green
BL = Black

Row 1 to 8 all White (W)
Row 9-1 in 3 g 5 w
Row 10-5 in 4 g 1 w
Row 11-2 w 4 g 5 w
///////////// START DECREASE //////////////
Row 12 – 6W 3G 2W
Row 13-3 w 4 g 4 w
Row 14-4 w 4 g 3 w
Row 15-4 w 3 g 1 BL 3 w
Row 16-3 in 1 BL 2 g 5 w
Row 17-2 w and 6 w 3
Row 18-5 w 4 y 2 w
Row 19-3 w and 4 w 4
Row 20-5 in 3 y 3 w
Row 21-4 w and 3 w 4
Row 22-3 w and 4 w 4
Row 23-5 in 3 y 1 BL 2 in
Row 24-2 w 1 BL 2 y 6 w
Row 25 – 11W
Row 26 – 11W
Row 27 – 11W
Row 28 – 8W 1R 2W
Row 29 – 2W 1R 8W
Row 30 – 8W 1R 2W
Row 31 – 2W 1R 8W
Row 32-4 in 5 r 2 in
Row 33-2 w-6 r 3 w
Row 34-2 w-6 r 3 w
Row 35-2W 1R 5W 1R 2W
Row 36-2 in 1 r 4 in 2 r 2 in
Row 37-3 in 2 r 3 in 1 r 2 in
Row 38-2 in 1 r 2 in 2 r 1 in 1 r 2 in
Row 39-2 in 1 r 2 in 2 r 1 in 1 r 2 in
Row 40-3 in 2 r 3 in 1 r 2 in
Row 41-2 in 1 r 4 in 2 r 2 in
Row 42-2 in 1 r 4 in 2 r 2 in
Row 43 – 3W 2R 6W
Row 44-5 in 2 r 1 in 1 r 2 in
Row 45-2 in 1 r 2 in 2 r 4 in
Row 46-3 in 2 r 3 in 1 r 2 in
Row 47-2 in 1 r 4 in 2 r 2 in
Row 48-2 in 1 r 4 in 2 r 2 in
Row 49-3 in 2 r 1 in 1 r 4 in
Row 50-2 in 1 r 1 in 3 r 4 in
Row 51-5 in 2 r 1 in 1 r 2 in
Row 52 – 2W 3R 6W
Row 53-2 in 1 r 4 in 2 r 2 in
Row 54-2 in 1 r 4 in 2 r 2 in
Row 55-3 in 2 r 1 in 1 r 4 in
Row 56-2 in 1 r 1 in 3 r 4 in
Row 57-5 in 2 r 1 in 1 r 2 in
Row 58 – 2W 3R 6W
Row 59 – 7W 2R 2W
Row 60 – 2W 1R 8W
Row 61 – 11W
Row 62 – 11W
Row 63 – 11W
Row 64 – 6W 3B 2W
Row 65 – 2W 4B 5W
Row 66-4 in 4 b 3 in
Row 67-3 in 4 b 4 in
Row 68-3 in 4 b 4 in
Row 69-4 in 4 b 3 in
Row 70-2 in 1 BL 1 b 1 in 1 b 1 in 3 r 1 in
Row 71-1 in 4 r 1 in 2 b 1 BL 2 in
Row 72-5 w 4 r 2 w
Row 73-2 w 4 r 5 w
Row 74-4 in 4 r 3 in
Row 75-3 in 4 r 4 in
Row 76-3 in 1 BL 1 r 1 in 1 r 4 in
Row 77-5 in 2 r 1 BL 3 in
///////////// START DECREASE //////////////
Row 78 – 10W
Rows 79 to 87 all White (W)

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Color Chart:
W = White
R = Red
B = Blue
G = Green
BL = Black

Row 1 to 8 all White (W)
Row 9 – 1W 3B 5W
Row 10 – 5W 4B 1W
Row 11 – 2W 4B 5W
///////////// START DECREASE //////////////
Row 12 – 6W 3B 2W
Row 13 – 3W 4B 4W
Row 14 – 4W 4B 3W
Row 15 – 4W 3B 1BL 3W
Row 16 – 3W 1BL 2B 5W
Row 17 – 11W
Row 18 – 11W
Row 19 – 11W
Row 20 – 11W
Row 21 – 11W
Row 22 – 7W 2R 2W
Row 23 – 2W 3R 6W
Row 24 – 5W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 25 – 2W 2R 1W 2R 4W
Row 26 – 3W 2R 1W 2R 3W
Row 27 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 1W 1R 3W
Row 28 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 1W 2R 2W
Row 29 – 3W 2R 1W 3R 2W
Row 30 – 2W 2R 1W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 31 – 2W 5R 1W 1R 2W
Row 32 – 3W 2R 1W 2R 3W
Row 33 – 4W 2R 1W 1R 3W
Row 34 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 1W 2R 2W
Row 35 – 2W 3R 1W 3R 2W
Row 36 – 2W 2R 1W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 37 – 2W 2R 1W 2R 4W
Row 38 – 3W 2R 1W 2R 3W
Row 39 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 1W 1R 3W
Row 40 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 1W 2R 2W
Row 41 – 3W 2R 1W 3R 2W
Row 42 – 2W 2R 1W 2R 4W
Row 43 – 5W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 44 – 3W 2R 6W
Row 45 – 2W 3R 2W 2R 2W
Row 46 – 2W 1R 1W 4R 3W
Row 47 – 3W 1R 1W 3R 3W
Row 48 – 2W 2R 2W 1R 4W
Row 49 – 4W 2R 2W 1R 2W
Row 50 – 5W 1R 2W 1R 2W
Row 51 – 2W 2R 2W 1R 4W
Row 52 – 3W 2R 1W 2R 3W
Row 53 – 2W 1R 1W 2R 1W 2R 2W
Row 54 – 2W 1R 1W 5R 2W
Row 55 – 3W 2R 1W 2R 3W
Row 56 – 3W 1R 1W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 57 – 2W 2R 1W 2R 1W 1R 2W
Row 58 – 2W 3R 1W 2R 3W
Row 59 – 4W 2R 1W 2R 2W
Row 60 – 4W 3R 1W 1R 2W
Row 61 – 2W 2R 1W 3R 3W
Row 62 – 2W 2R 1W 3R 3W
Row 63 – 4W 3R 1W 1R 2W
Row 64 – 4W 2R 5W
Row 65 – 6W 2R 3W
Row 66 – 2W 2R 7W
Row 67 – 8W 1R 2W
Row 68 – 11W
Row 69 – 11W
Row 70 – 7W 3G 1W
Row 71 – 1W 4G 6W
Row 72 – 5W 4G 2W
Row 73 – 2W 4G 5W
Row 74 – 4W 4G 3W
Row 75 – 3W 4G 4W
Row 76 – 3W 1BL 1G 1W 1G 4W
Row 77 – 5W 2G 1BL 3W
///////////// START DECREASE //////////////
Row 78 – 10W
Rows 79 to 87 all White (W)

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I’m thinking of stringing the light bulbs together by weaving a stranding of black yarn through the tops… I didn’t like my first attempt so I will try again when my mind is fresh! But I wanted to throw out that idea as well!

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Crochet Candy Cane Pixel Square

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Want to continue your Crochet Christmas Character Afghan or replace a square that you already made? Then this post is for you! I have added a bonus square into the mix: A Candy Cane! And because there are still so many different Christmas icons and images that weren’t included in my version of the blanket, I am including links to a variety of other graph ideas below! Many of my readers have been coming up with alternate graph patterns and posting them in my Repeat Crafter Me Crochet Facebook Group. Feel free to join us!

You can find the 9 original afghan squares and directions on how I’m making these squares by following the links below:

  1. Santa 
  2. Christmas Tree
  3. Frosty the Snowman
  4. Santa’s Sleigh
  5. Elf
  6. Gingerbread Man
  7. Wreath
  8. Rudolph 
  9. Christmas Stocking

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CLICK HERE to download the Candy Cane Pixel Graph

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Written pattern for the color changes by fellow crocheter and RCM follower, Claudia Melgar! Thanks Claudia!

Row 1 to 10 all Little Boy Blue (LBB)
Row 11 – 1LBB 1W 9LBB
Row 12 – 4LBB 3FG 2LBB 2W 1LBB
Row 13 – 1LBB 3SR 2LBB 2FG 5LBB
Row 14 – 5LBB 2FG 2LBB 4SR 1LBB
Row 15 – 2LBB 4SR 1LBB 2FG 6LBB
Row 16 – 7LBB 1FG 1LBB 4SR 3LBB
Row 17 – 4LBB 4W 2FG 2DG 5LBB
Row 18 – 5LBB 3DG 1FG 4W 5LBB
Row 19 – 6LBB 3W 1FG 3DG 1FG 5LBB
Row 20 – 6LBB 3FG 1DG 3W 7LBB
Row 21 – 5LBB 1FG 2LBB 2SR 5FG 6LBB
Row 22 – 7LBB 3FG 1DG 5FG 6LBB
Row 23 – 6LBB 4FG 3DG 2FG 8LBB
Row 24 – 9LBB 2SR 1DG 1FG 1DG 3FG 7LBB
Row 25 – 7LBB 2FG 1LBB 1DG 2FG 3W 9LBB
///////////// START DECREASE //////////////
Row 26 – 8LBB 3W 2FG 2DG 9LBB
Row 27 – 9LBB 1DG 2FG 4W 7LBB
Row 28 – 6LBB 4SR 2FG 2DG 8LBB
Row 29 – 8LBB 1DG 2FG 1LBB 4SR 5LBB
Row 30 – 4LBB 4SR 2LBB 2FG 8LBB
Row 31 – 12LBB 3SR 1W 3LBB
Row 32 – 3LBB 3W 12LBB
Row 33 – 7LBB 2W 3LBB 3W 2LBB
Row 34 – 2LBB 3W 2LBB 1SR 2W 6LBB
Row 35 – 6LBB 1W 2SR 1LBB 2SR 2W 1LBB
Row 36 – 1LBB 4SR 1W 1SR 2W 5LBB
Row 37 – 5LBB 1W 2SR 1W 3SR 1LBB
Row 38 – 1LBB 2SR 2W 2SR 5LBB
Row 39 – 5LBB 2SR 3W 1LBB
Row 40 – 1LBB 3W 1SR 5LBB
Row 41 – 6LBB 2W 1LBB
Row 42 to 49 all Little Boy Blue (LBB)

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Other options! Remember that if you want these to be included in the Christmas Character Afghan the graphs need to be 25×25 pixel squares. All original graphs and their creators can be found in my Repeat Crafter Me Crochet Facebook Group. Check the “Files” tab in the group to find PDF printables of many of these.

Gingberbread House

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Snowflake by Anna M. Wesołowska

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Gingerbread House and Ornament by Kat Gemson

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Angel, Wise Men, Mary & Joseph, Manger, and Star by Laura Reddish of Oh Sew Crochet. All of her graphs include written patterns as well and are available on her Facebook page: Oh Sew Crochet.

Angel

Penguin by Kimmy Vasfaret

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Penguin by Ingrid Trevino

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Updated Penguin by Joanne Sullivan

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Christmas Pudding by Elemelo Crafts & Crochet. The full graph and written pattern is available on her FB page!

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Noel by Molly Helton

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Nutcracker by Jenny Cartmill

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Grinch by Maggie Diaz

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Are you thinking a Halloween C2C blanket would be fun? SPRE: Patterns & Design has got you covered! She is doing a Halloween version of my Christmas Afghan! Find the first 4 Halloween graph patterns HERE.

 

Crochet Christmas Stocking Pixel Square

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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!

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If you are just joining in, you can find the links to the other 8 squares below!

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  1. Santa 
  2. Christmas Tree
  3. Frosty the Snowman
  4. Santa’s Sleigh
  5. Elf
  6. Gingerbread Man
  7. Wreath
  8. Rudolph 
  9. 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!)

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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 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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Crochet Rudolph Pixel Square

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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!

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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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Square #7: The Wreath

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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 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!)

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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!

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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)

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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!

 

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

ElfPixel3

 

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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Crochet Gingerbread Man Pixel Square

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The gingerbread man has been baking for the past couple days and now he is ready to join the Crochet Christmas Character Afghan! He is square number 6 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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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 Scarlett Red (for the background), Honey (for the main body), Chocolate (for the cookie border), Black (for the eyes), Pink (for the cheeks), Fern Green and Scarlett for the buttons, and white for the smile and stripes.  For each of these squares you will need about two skeins of the background color and also 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 Gingerbread Man Pixel Graph
(I left the background blank to save you some ink!)

GingerbreadManPixel

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!

Hope you are enjoying this Christmas Crochet-Along! Stay tuned for square #7!

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Here is the written pattern for the color changes thanks to fellow crocheter, Claudia Melgar! Thanks Claudia!

Row 1 to 8 all Scarlet Red (SR)
Row 9 – 1SR 2CH 6SR
Row 10 – 6SR 1CH 1H 1CH 1SR 
Row 11 – 1SR 1CH 2H 1CH 6SR
Row 12 – 7SR 3H 1CH 1SR
Row 13 – 2SR 3H 1CH 7SR
Row 14 – 4SR 2CH 1SR 1CH 3W 1CH 2SR
Row 15 – 3SR 1CH 3H 1SR 1CH 1H 1CH 4SR
Row 16 – 4SR 1CH 2H 2CH 3H 1SR 2CH 1SR
Row 17 – 1SR 1CH 1H 2CH 3H 1CH 1W 2H 5SR
Row 18 – 5SR 1CH 1H 1W 6H 1W 1H 1CH 1SR
Row 19 – 1SR 1CH 9H 1W 1CH 6SR
Row 20 – 7SR 1CH 4H 1SR 2H 1W 2H 2SR
Row 21 – 2SR 1CH 9H 1CH 8SR
Row 22 – 9SR 3H 1FG 3H 1W 1H 1CH 3SR
Row 23 – 4SR 2CH 7H 4CH 6SR
Row 24 – 6SR 1CH 5H 1SR 3H 2CH 6SR
Row 25 – 8SR 1CH 9H 1CH 6SR
///////////// START DECREASE //////////////
Row 26 – 5SR 1CH 10H 1CH 7SR
Row 27 – 6SR 1CH 1W 5H 2W 1P 2H 5SR
Row 28 – 4SR 1CH 4H 1W 4H 1W 1H 1CH 5SR
Row 29 – 5SR 2H 1W 2CH 1H 1W 5H 1CH 3SR
Row 30 – 3SR 2H 1B 5H 1SR 1CH 2H 1CH 4SR
Row 31 – 4SR 1CH 1H 1CH 1SR 1CH 1H 1W 5H 1CH 2SR
Row 32 – 2SR 8H 2SR 2CH 4SR
Row 33 – 7SR 1CH 1H 1P 5H 1CH 1SR
Row 34 – 1SR 1CH 3H 1B 3H 7SR
Row 35 – 6SR 1CH 6H 1CH 1SR
Row 36 – 1SR 1CH 5H 1CH 6SR
Row 37 – 6SR 1CH 4H 1CH 1SR
Row 38 – 1SR 1CH 2H 2CH 6SR
Row 39 – 7SR 3CH 1SR
Row 40 to 49 all Scarlet Red (SR)

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Crochet Elf Pixel Square

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Santa’s little helper is ready to join the Crochet Christmas Character Afghan! The Elf is square number 5 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!

ElfPixel1

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

Square #1: Santa

Santa2_IG

Square #2: Christmas Tree

ChristmasTree2

Square #3: Frosty the Snowman

SnowmanPixel1

 

Square #4: Santa’s Sleigh

SleighSquare2

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 Colonial Blue (for the background), Beige, Black (for the eyes), Pink (for the cheeks) Scarlett Red, Fern Green, and Honey (for the hair).  For each of these squares you will need two skeins of the background color and also 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 Elf Pixel Graph
(I left the background blank to save you some ink!)

ElfPixel

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!

Hope you are enjoying this Christmas Crochet-Along! Stay tuned for square #6!

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Here is a quick video on fixing your squares if you have accidentally carried one color over and it is overlapping a different color square. I also like to refer to this as “faking stitches” :)

Written pattern for the color changes by fellow crocheter and RCM follower, Claudia Melgar! Thanks Claudia!

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Row 1 to 10 all Colonial Blue (CB)
Row 11 – 1CB 1FG 9CB
Row 12 – 9CB 2FG 1CB
Row 13 – 1CB 2FG 2CB 3BE 5CB
Row 14 – 3CB 6BE 1CB 3FG 1CB
Row 15 – 1CB 3FG 1CB 2BE 1P 4BE 3CB
Row 16 – 5CB 2BE 2P 2BE 1CB 3FG 1CB
Row 17 – 1CB 4FG 3BE 1P 2BE 1H 5CB
Row 18 – 5CB 1H 8BE 3FG 1CB
Row 19 – 1CB 4FG 4BE 1BL 2BE 1H 1SR 3CB 1Y 1CB
Row 20 – 1CB 2Y 2CB 1FG 1SR 1H 5BE 1SR 1BE 1CB 2FG 2CB
Row 21 – 5CB 8BE 1H 1SR 1FG 2CB 1FG 2CB
Row 22 – 2CB 1FG 3CB 1FG 1SR 1H 8BE 5CB
Row 23 – 5CB 6BE 1H 1BE 2H 1SR 1FG 2CB 1FG 3CB
Row 24 – 3CB 2FG 1CB 2FG 1SR 2H 1BE 1H 6BE 5CB
Row 25 – 5CB 6BE 4H 1SR 5FG 4CB
///////////// START DECREASE //////////////
Row 26 – 4CB 5FG 1SR 3H 4BE 1P 1BE 5CB
Row 27 – 4CB 1BE 2P 1BL 2BE 4H 1SR 5FG 3CB
Row 28 – 3CB 5FG 1SR 4H 3BE 1P 1BE 4CB
Row 29 – 3CB 6BE 3H 1SR 5FG 3CB
Row 30 – 2CB 6FG 1SR 3H 5BE 3CB
Row 31 – 3CB 4BE 3H 1SR 6FG 2CB
Row 32 – 2CB 6FG 2SR 3H 3BE 2CB
Row 33 – 2CB 1BE 4H 2SR 6FG 2CB
Row 34 – 2CB 7FG 3SR 1H 1CB 1BE 1CB
Row 35 – 1CB 1BE 1CB 3SR 7FG 2CB
Row 36 – 3CB 8FG 3CB
Row 37 – 3CB 6FG 4CB
Row 38 – 5CB 3FG 4 CB
Row 39 to 49 all Colonial Blue (CB)

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!