I’m bringing a Piñata to the party! I guess this one is filled with fiber instead of candy 🙂 This is the 8th square in the Celebration C2C Blanket! Only one more square to go after this and then I will show you how to stitch them together and add a border. I might have something extra to add to the blanket as well… maybe a Happy Birthday banner? We will see!
Just a reminder that Cinco De Mayo is coming up and this piñata square could make a really fun and festive pillow or wall hanging for your at home celebrations!
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 H crochet hook and worsted weight yarn . Specifically Bernat Super Value. Each square takes less than a skein. I do not currently have a count on how many skeins for the entire blanket.
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). I like the way the overall stitches look tighter and neater. You can absolutely use the traditional method! Keep in mind that it will take a little bit more yarn and your overall project will be larger (which isn’t a bad thing!)
– Piñata Pixel Graph. Download HERE.
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in colors, Natural, Rouge, Hot Blue, Pink and Bright Yellow and slightest bit of Clay for the eye. Shop all colors of Bernat Super Value Yarn HERE on Yarnspirations.com.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
Each pixel graph is 24×24 squares. The finished size of each square after it is crocheted is approximately16×16 inches. I have not added a border to it.
No better time to start a big project than now! Celebrate your loved ones! Create this blanket with as many (or as little) squares as you’d like! You can also turn any of these squares into individual pillows. Lots of ways to use them!
Did you miss the other squares?! Find them here: