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Free Pattern: C2C Crochet Christmas Bulb

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! Click to download the other free graphs for this festive, modern afghan!

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!

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! Click to download the other free graphs for this festive, modern blanket! 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!”

How to learn c2c crochet for beginners.Never tried C2C crochet before? I was in the same boat three weeks ago, but this video by The Crochet Crowd and these resources from 1 Dog Woof have been really helpful while I’ve been learning.

This free pattern for a corner to corner crochet reindeer graph is perfect as part of a Christmas afghan, but also works on its own as a festive pillow square. Make this modern crochet graphgan for your family to enjoy this Christmas!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.

how to corner to corner crochet tutorialHere’s a sneak peek of what’s to come:

Free C2C crochet Christmas pattern -- a modern and festive afghan by Make and Do Crew!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!

What the texture of c2c crochet (corner to corner) looks like. 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 15×15″, so a 14×14″ 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 15×15″ when you use half double crochets.)

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! Click to download the other free graphs for this festive, modern afghan! Download the free C2C Christmas ornament graph!

Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry queue! 

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

Supplies
So you can spend more time c2c-ing and less time shopping, this post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you.
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.)

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! Click to download the other free graphs for this festive, modern afghan! I love to see your finished projects! Tag me on Instagram (@MakeAndDoCrew) to show me your stitches.

You may make items to sell with this pattern. In exchange, I ask that you link back to me into two places — one link to my homepage (MakeAndDoCrew.com) and one link to this post page. Do not use my photos as your own sales photos. Do not distribute this pattern as your own. View my policies for more info. All clear? Alright, let’s make something awesome!

Have you started any holiday crocheting? Tell me I’m not the only one with Christmas on the brain in August!

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6 Comments

  • marry
    August 25, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Very nice. so creative, Thank for sharing, I want to make this one so much

    Reply
  • Kimberly
    November 23, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Which brand yarn and color did you use for the hook portion of the ornament? The gray portion… Thank you for sharing your pattern! This will be my first foray into c2c crochet.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 23, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      Hey Kimberly,

      It’s Vanna’s Choice and it’s called “Dusty Grey.” Thanks so much for pointing out that I left that out of the instructions. I’ve added it now.

      I hope you enjoy c2c! This afghan is my first c2c adventure and I’ve really been loving it!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Caitlin
    July 10, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Hi! I’m working on this pattern now and am so excited at how it’s going. I just finished the reindeer last night and it’s amazing! I do have a question, though, I can’t seem to find the dusty grey color of yarn in the Vanna’s Choice yarn so I wanted to double check that that is the correct name and brand.
    Thanks!!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 11, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Yay! I love that you’re getting a head start on this. That’s what I did last year too and we were able to enjoy it all Christmas season. I’m not seeing the Dusty Grey color on Lion Brand’s site now, but I do think “silver grey” could be a good alternative. 🙂

      Happy Christmas crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply

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