A sweet little Sparrow C2C Square is just what we needed! The color possibilities are endless so feel free to turn your sparrow into a cardinal, blue jay, or more! I plan to make several more squares with different colors for each birdie then stitch them together with a floral border. The finished squares are 12 x12 inches.
– Red Heart Super Saver yarn in colors Turquoise (background), Pumpkin Orange and Cherry Red (and any other color of your choosing for the main body), White, and Saffron for the Beak, and a bit of Black for the eye.
Shop all colors HERE on Yarnspirations.com
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– Sparrow Pixel Graph
Create your own graph! Add your own unique pixel design by using the blank 17 x 17 square pixel graph! Or head over to StitchFiddle.com to design your own for free!
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 Red Heart Super Saver. Each square takes less than a skein. I do not currently have a count on how many skeins for an 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!)
I will be sure to add more photos and details about the finished project as I stitch it up!