This corner-to-corner crochet pinecone pattern adds a touch of modern warmth to your home during the fall and winter months. Use it as part of a Christmas-themed afghan or let it stand alone as a graphic and cozy pillow.
This is number seven of nine squares in my holiday-themed crochet afghan. You guys. Thanks for being here. Without you, this project would just be wadded up in a tangle in the back of my closet (just like about 51% of the projects I started pre-Make and Do Crew).
Knowing I'm accountable to you to actually follow this graphgan through has been a wonderful gift. I tend to be more of a project starter than a project finisher, so I will be so proud when my family is actually able to snuggle up with this COMPLETED Christmas afghan. (That'll be far cozier than cuddling up with a few half-finished squares and a bunch of skeins of unworked yarn, don't you think?)
And you can see I finally (sort of) found a way to keep my yarn from being a snarled mess! My sister had the genius idea to adopt one of my kids' toys as a yarn bobbin and it's actually working quite well! 1 Dog Woof has a really helpful tutorial to make something similar yourself if you don't have any toys available to hijack.
What I love about this crochet pinecone pattern is that, when combined with some of the other non-Christmas squares, it makes a perfect winter-themed blanket that you can use from October through March.
Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, you can make a really lovely modern afghan by using the pinecone, mitten, snowflake, tree and deer patterns. (Just leave the Christmas lights off the tree and make the deer nose black instead of red.)
Now if you've never tried a corner to corner crochet pattern before--don't worry! This crochet graphgan is actually my first c2c project too. I watched this video by The Crochet Crowd as well as checked out all of 1 Dog Woof's extensive corner to corner crochet resources to learn enough to get started.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I'm using half double crochet stitches for my C2C squares instead of the usual double crochet stitches. 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.
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More Free Christmas Crochet Patterns
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Download the c2c free crochet pinecone pattern!
Here are the additional free c2c graph patterns that have been added 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: 2 skeins of "Linen" and a partial skein of "Kelly Green," "Fern" and a partial skein "Chocolate."
• size G or 4.5 mm hook (I really like this affordable set of hooks.)
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Hi, I love the winter themed c2c squares and was wondering if there is a written pattern to go with the graph?
Hello! I was just wondering what is the finished size of the afgan? looks great and I am very excited to try my first c2c project!!
Jess @ Make and Do Crew says
Yes, you can see the finished afghan here!
Lynn Whinery says
Thank you so much for taking into consideration those who don't celebrate Christmas! At this time of year it can be difficult to find new patterns that aren't Christmas related.
Jess @ Make and Do Crew says
You're welcome! I bet that is very true. Despite making this Christmas afghan, I'm keeping it kind of low key on Christmas crocheting this year, so I should have more general patterns that work for you over the coming months! 🙂
Jacqui Graham says
I love it! C2C crochet is new to me - can't wait to try it. I appreciate the fact that several of the afghan designs are winter-themed rather than Christmas-themed, meaning the afghan can be used year-round.
While I am also a better starter than finisher (during a recent move I unearthed a large box of half-finished projects, some dating back 30 years) I hope to actually create this afghan - or at least a couple of throw pillows. Three of the squares, attached vertically and finished with a border, would make a nice wall hanging, don't you think?
Jess @ Make and Do Crew says
Oh yes! I hadn't even thought of a wall hanging, but that is such a fun idea! Especially, like you said, because you could make it winter themed and use it for quite a while.
What did you do with all your old projects you found!? I have had similar experiences, and it's SO hard for me to throw them away (but I'd never choose to work on an old project over starting a new one!) 🙂