The holidays are in full swing and I’m sure many of you are bringing home your Christmas tree this week! Which inspired me to make this little red pickup truck tree pillow! I use the corner to corner crochet technique and my “throw pillow” turned out to be the size of a standard bed pillow but it is still super cute and functional. You can never have too many cozy christmas pillows! You could also use the graph below and crochet it using SC stitches instead of C2C for a much smaller pillow. Or it doesn’t have to be a pillow at all. I considered making it a wall hanging or even part of blanket. You could easily add a big thick border!
– Bernat Super Value yarn in Berry Red, Lush Green, White, Gray, Black, and Brown. You only need one skein each. With just a little bit of the Gray/Black/Brown. Shop all colors HERE on Yarnspirations.com
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Pickup Truck Pixel Graph
– Pickup Truck color change pattern HERE
– Tapestry Needle
– Standard size pillow (if making into a pillow)
I used the corner-to-corner crochet method to make this blanket. Instead of using DC stitches like a traditional C2C, I used HDC. See video below on how to corner-to-corner crochet using the Half Double Crochet!
First you will want to download the Pickup Truck Tree Pixel Graph. You can do that HERE. When you are done, it will be reversible! The same image will appear on either side (the truck will just be facing the other direction). If you aren’t familiar with the C2C technique, I have a video class available HERE for purchase that teaches you this technique! The CrochetCrowd also has a very helpful video tutorial for FREE that shows you the basic technique of corner-to-corner crochet. Check that out HERE.
JUST ADDED! Jenn from Jenn’s Creative Crochet has graciously created the written color change pattern for this project! I know this helps out so many of you who don’t like counting each pixel square. You can get the free downloadable PDF of the written color change pattern HERE.
ALSO NEWLY ADDED! I forgot to post a second version of this graph! I had come up with two versions originally… one with the tree laying sideways and one with the tree standing up upright. Wanted to pass along this other graph to those that might like it better! Get the Pickup Truck Tree Graph Version #2 HERE.
If you are going to make this into a pillow you will need to make another C2C piece the same size as the pickup truck piece but in a solid color (I chose gray). You can follow the blank graph below.
No need to add borders! You will simply crochet the two pieces together! Make a SC between each “square” along the edges, chain 2, and SC in the next space. When you get to the corners you will want to make a SC in the corner. See picture below.
Insert pillow before completely closing!
Happy Holidays and Happy Crocheting!
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