This C2C crochet Christmas pattern is the second in my free afghan series. This monochromatic bulb ornament would work great as a festive pillow front too!
Last week I shared the pattern for the first square in the modern Christmas throw I'm making for my family. I'm notorious for last minute Christmas Eve DIYing, so I'm sharing these patterns now so that there's enough time to make them before December. I definitely want to be enjoying my Christmas afghan next to the fire while I madly finish all the other DIY gifts that will inevitably need attention on December 24th.
This is my first corner to corner crochet project and I've had so much fun watching each square materialize before my very eyes. I love stopping every few rows to see how the image is coming together. It truly is like illustrating with yarn and I'm totally "hooked!"
If you saw last week's Rudolph square, you know that I'm going to share the free pattern for one modern Christmas square per week over the next several weeks. This will allow you enough time to make the graphgan yourself before Christmas if you'd like, but most importantly, by sharing that weekly deadline publicly, you can hold me accountable to actually finishing one square per week.
Here's a sneak peek of what's to come:
I wanted the design of each square to feel contemporary, so the colors will be essentially monochromatic with pops of color worked in. If you have any interest in designing your own graphs, you have to check out Stitch Fiddle! It's a site that allows to customize your own charts and graphs and it's SO addictive. Oh, and it's free!
If you're not ready to crochet an entire Christmas afghan, you could use the ornament graph pattern to make a pillow front and then make the same sized square for the back in a solid color. Then it's super easy to sew the squares together like I did in this pillow pattern. This square pattern is about 15x15", so a 14x14" pillow form would work perfectly.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I'm using half double crochet stitches for my C2C squares instead of the usual double crochet stitches, so when I'm adding a box or square at the beginning of a new row, I'm chaining 5 instead of the usual 6 chains. Then I work my first hdc of that box into the third chain from the hook. At the beginning of each box (after the slip stitch), I use 2 chains instead of the usual 3 you'd use with a double crochet C2C project. This has allowed me to maintain a lot of visual detail in the graphs, yet hopefully end up with an afghan that's not too massive to snuggle under on the couch. (Each square should end up about 15x15" when you use half double crochets.)
Related: Crochet Borders and Edgings for Every Blanket
More Free Christmas Crochet Patterns
From tree ornaments to c2c crochet patterns to adorable elf hats with ears, we've got you covered with many more crochet patterns for Christmas. We also have loads of quick gifts to crochet and gift ideas for crocheters to add to your own list (hint!)
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Here are the other patterns in this series:
WEEK 1: C2C RUDOLF THE REINDEER
WEEK 2: C2C CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
WEEK 3: C2C MODERN CHRISTMAS TREE
WEEK 4: C2C CHRISTMAS LIGHT BULB
WEEK 5: C2C WINTER MITTEN
WEEK 6: C2C SNOWFLAKE
WEEK 7: C2C PINECONE
WEEK 8: C2C STOCKING
WEEK 9: C2C WREATH
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• Lion Brand Vanna's Choice: 1 skein (or maybe slightly more) of "Linen," a partial skein of "Peacock" and a small about of "Dusty Grey"
• Lion Brand Wool Ease: partial skein of "Seaspray"
• size G/4.5 mm hook (I really like this affordable set of hooks.)
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Have you started any holiday crocheting? Tell me I'm not the only one with Christmas on the brain in August!