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.
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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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!
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