Merry Christmas in July! I hope you don’t mind, but I went ahead and already started on my holiday crafts 🙂 And I figure that will give you enough time to start on these projects too! I’ve got a new afghan in the works and it’s going to be made up of these Christmas Lights Granny Squares! I know they kinda look disconnected right now, but I plan on not only joining the squares themselves with a nice border in-between but also “stringing” them together with a long black chain of yarn or maybe a surface slip stitch… I still have to figure it out and I promise to put all those details in a follow up final post of the finished afghan!
– Bernat Super Value yarn in Berry Red (or whatever color you want your light bulb in), Black, and White.
Shop all the colors on Yarnspirations.com!
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
Corner: 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC all in one stitch
Finished Size: Approximately 6.5 tall by 5.5 wide. It’s not a true “square” but the shape is going to be fun for this afghan!
Christmas Light Granny Square Pattern:
with Red yarn (or bulb color of your choice)
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in first 3 stitches, HDC +DC in next, DC +HDC in next, 2 SC in remaining 3 stitches, join, chain 1
Round 3: SC in first 7 stitches, HDC + DC in next, DC + HDC in next, 7 SC in last, join, chain 1
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 7, HDC + DC in next, 2 DC in next, DC + HDC in next, SC in next 6, 2 SC in last. You can either join or leave unjoined for a minute so you can see your stitches better for the next round.
With white yarn
Round 5: Join white yarn in 3rd stitch over. Chain 3 + DC + chain 2+ 2 DC all in one stitch (this will be your first corner), HDC in next, SC in next 4, HDC in next, CORNER, SC in next 4, CORNER, HDC in next, SC in next 4, HDC in next, CORNER, switch to black yarn, SC in last 3, join with white yarn to 3rd chain in beginning chain 3, chain 2
Round 6: DC in each stitch around making DC + chain 2 + DC in each corner, when you get to the black stitches, DC in the back loops only, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 7: DC in each stitch around making DC + chain 2 + DC in each corner, join to first DC, fasten off.
At this point you can feel free to make any border you choose. I used gray yarn and made a SC in each stitch around and 2 SC + chain 2 + 2 SC in each corner. Please keep in mind that I do plan on continuing the border a bit more before I join my squares. I just haven’t decided what I am going to do yet 🙂
I hope this video tutorial helps solve any confusion! I am still working on my video skills and apologize for not being in center frame the entire time 🙁
Things are looking festive over here and I’m getting excited for the holiday season! Be sure to stay tuned for Part 2 of this project!
Linda W. says
Wow! That is gorgeous! So colorful!
Joan Budde says
Can I start making these square for the afghan and not join them yet?
Another winning pattern! Pinning this one! Thank you so much for sharing!
Awesome idea! How many squares would you recommend for a decent size blanket?
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Your Crochet says
These crochet Christmas lights granny square is just fabulous. The color combinations and the pattern itself are so inspiring. The tutorial is also very helpful. Thanks. You can also find more free crochet pattern here – https://yourcrochet.com/
Shehla | The Blue Elephants says
I don’t celebrate Christmas, but I love this! Maybe I’ll make it anyways as a gift lol
G. Collins says
Please what are the yarn amounts. Thank you
Trish K. says
Wow – thank you so much for the great pattern!
Janet Johnson says
You are amazing at what you do and thank you for the free patterns. I want to make the Christmas light blanket in adult size.
Claire Brose says
Quel beau travail!! Tout est beau ! et merci beaucoup!
Es super chulo
Susan VanVleck says
How do you adjust for the stitch count on the top and bottom?
Love this pattern but when I do my ‘squares’ I come out with 9 stitches across the top of round 6 and 10 at the bottom. In looking at yours it looks like you did too. Is that right or am I doing something wrong?? Shouldn’t it be the same number? Thanks for any suggestions.
Cute, but I will use crochet cotton, and make coasters, small hotmats or coffee mug rugs 🙂 Thanks!
Debbie D. says
Oh, so cute!!! Thank you so much for sharing your talents!
Mundo do Crochê says
I loved those crochet squares. They are very easy to do and you explain very well. Congratulations and keep up the great work. I have a crochet shop, who can access, I am grateful: http://www.mundodocroche.com.br/bolsa-de-praia-de-croche
This is so beautiful! Do you think it could be made into a Christmas tree skirt? If so, how would you suggest to do it?
Thanks for all your wonderful patterns!
Peggy kosog says
In the instructions for row three you say “chain seven in last”, it should be chain in the last seven stitches.
Peggy kosog says
In row 5 the top edge measures 7 stitches but the bottom measures 8, is this correct?
Peggy kosog says
To correct this I put in an extra DC in the middle of row 7 on the top side making the total number of stitches on top and bottom 12. Sides , 14 stitches on both. It works for me.
Love the modern day Granny Square! Making some up!
I love this afghan. I’m planning on making it a 6×6 square. I started to make my first square the other night but like others, I’m having a hard time with the stitch counts starting on row 5. Has anyone figured out the actual counts around (or each side even) for rounds 5-7? Knowing each round would be helpful.
Love your work but terribly fast doesn’t show much
Nice work but terribly fast doesn’t show much
where is part two?
Could you tell me how to do the sc grey around the edge?
Could you tell me how to do the grey sc around the boarder ?
Strange pattern. Stitch counts do not match. 14 on the sides, 12 on the bottom, and 11 on the top. I added one on the top to make it twelve. So 14 st. per side, and 12 st. on top and bottom.
I was really excited to do this pattern until realizing that it become inaccurate towards the end and less clear to follow. Really wish this would get fixed.
Where is part 2 of the christmas bulb afghan?
Hope this helps!
Sorry, posting link didn’t work for me. Once squares are joined (your preferred method), you’ll find Candy Cane border by Repeat Crafter Me if you search via Pinterest. The part 2 link didn’t work for me either, brings me to a Verizon Ad…
Love the afghan and would really like to make this. What and when will part 2 come?
Eileen Pippet says
I am working on this afghan and I have two questions. First, how many squares do I need for each Afghan.? Second, what is the best way to sew the squares. I always worry they will come apart.
Part 2: https://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2017/07/crochet-christmas-lights-blanket.html