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Modern Corner To Corner Crochet Christmas Afghan – Free Pattern!

Make an heirloom your family can snuggle up with year after year with this free corner to corner crochet Christmas afghan pattern! These modern c2c Christmas graphs make perfect winter pillows too. Crocheted with Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn.

Make an heirloom your family can snuggle up with year after year with this free corner to corner crochet Christmas afghan pattern!

Make an heirloom your family can snuggle up with year after year with this free corner to corner crochet Christmas afghan pattern! These modern c2c Christmas graphs make perfect winter pillows too. Crocheted with Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn.UPDATE: I put together a corner to corner crochet video tutorial with lots of tips for beginners which you can find here. This photo tutorial on how to read a c2c graph and this tutorial on how to change colors and keep your yarn under control might be helpful as well! You can find all my free c2c crochet patterns here.

Is it appropriate to throw a party because you finish a crochet project? Because, if so, you’re all invited. I’ll bring the eggnog!

Many of you have been sweet enough to watch me plug along on this C2C Christmas afghan since August, so I think you deserve a special mention at this party. I started this project at the end of summer thinking that I’d have plenty of time to lovingly craft it over the coming months.

Make an heirloom your family can snuggle up with year after year with this free corner to corner crochet Christmas afghan pattern! These modern c2c Christmas graphs make perfect winter pillows too. Crocheted with Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn.Then the reality of having two kids, a blog, a husband and about 12,389 other pattern ideas hit me. So here we are, almost mid-December and I’m finishing it just in the Saint Nick of time.

Make an heirloom your family can snuggle up with year after year with this free corner to corner crochet Christmas afghan pattern! These modern c2c Christmas graphs make perfect winter pillows too. Crocheted with Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn.Make an heirloom your family can snuggle up with year after year with this free corner to corner crochet Christmas afghan pattern! These modern c2c Christmas graphs make perfect winter pillows too. Crocheted with Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn.Want to know which projects distracted me from Christmas afghan over the last few months? Check out the “Granny Gives Back” hooded blanket, the “Piece of Cake” cowl, the “Dessert Winds” triangle scarf, these moccasins made from flip flops, the “Snowdrifter” chunky afghan, the “Winter Wanderer” Nordic super scarf, the “Santa’s Helper” elf hat, this pumpkin cozy and these sweater boots with flip flop soles.

PHEW. I’m exhausted. And I’m ready to crochet something that doesn’t require a graph. I have loved learning how to corner-to-corner crochet for this Christmas afghan. For my first go of it, I’m really happy with how this turned out. There are weird, wonky things about it if you look closely, but I don’t plan to look closely. 😉

I hope my family curls up under this Christmas blanket to watch “The Polar Express” and sip hot chocolate for many years to come. (Don’t worry, you better believe that hot chocolate is going to be in spill proof cups!)

Make an heirloom your family can snuggle up with year after year with this free corner to corner crochet Christmas afghan pattern! These modern c2c Christmas graphs make perfect winter pillows too. Crocheted with Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn.Make an heirloom your family can snuggle up with year after year with this free corner to corner crochet Christmas afghan pattern! These modern c2c Christmas graphs make perfect winter pillows too. Crocheted with Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn.Below you’ll find the free printable graph patterns for each square in this crochet Christmas afghan. Also, I’ve included the “Merry & Bright” banner I added to the bottom of my blanket and the tutorials I created about adding borders to C2C squares and joining them with an invisible seam.

Make an heirloom your family can snuggle up with year after year with this free corner to corner crochet Christmas afghan pattern! These modern c2c Christmas graphs make perfect winter pillows too. Crocheted with Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn.For some reason (perhaps because I took a couple months off between crocheting these squares and then tackling the banner), my banner turned out to be a looser gauge than the squares. You might notice that my 9-block section has an extra border of double crochet around it and the banner doesn’t. The banner is designed, though, to fit across the width of three blocks that each have a double crochet border before being seamed together.

All of that is to say, you shouldn’t have the same issue I did with needed to add extra borders (besides for aesthetic purposes!)

This entire Christmas afghan was worked in Lion Brand Vanna’s choice (aff link). Each blog post notes the colors I used, but there are so many pretty colors of Vanna’s Choice available, that I encourage you to follow your own creative vision!

The final corner to corner Christmas crochet pattern in this nine square series is a modern, monochromatic holiday wreath. Crochet all the squares for a festive Christmas c2c crochet afghan or choose your favorites to make throw pillows! Made with Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in "Kelly Green," "Fern," "Scarlet," "Cranberry" and "Linen."If you have been watching from the sidelines while I crocheted this afghan, now is the PERFECT time to start your own! Seriously, if you make one square a month starting in January, you’ll have your own C2C crochet Christmas afghan ready to enjoy next year.

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Make an heirloom your family can snuggle up with year after year with this free corner to corner crochet Christmas afghan pattern! These modern c2c Christmas graphs make perfect winter pillows too. Crocheted with Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn.

HERE ARE THE FREE CORNER TO CORNER CHRISTMAS CROCHET PATTERNS IN THIS SERIES:

Note: I worked the entire afghan using half double crochets instead of double crochets. (Read more details about how to do that here.) My finished blanket is approximately 57×66″.

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 PATTERN
BANNER: MERRY & BRIGHT
HOW TO ADD A BORDER TO C2C SQUARES
HOW TO JOIN C2C SQUARES WITH AN INVISIBLE SEAM (VIDEO)

If you’re a fan of corner-to-corner crochet, be sure to check out my free “Winter Wander” Nordic super scarf pattern too!

Whether you live in the North Pole or just want to jump on the super scarf trend, this nordic crochet super scarf pattern will keep you feeling warm, but lookin' hot all winter long. Click to download the free c2c graph pattern that looks like intarsia crochet.

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47 Comments

  • Margaret
    December 10, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Wow, bravo, i admirw your patience and grit to go all the way to create this unique and beautiful piece of work… Congratulations and i do hope m able to crochet something similar one day. A herculean task and you did it…yayyyyy. wishing You and Your Family a bright and cheery Christmas!! God bless

    Reply
  • Helda
    December 10, 2016 at 5:42 am

    You have inspired me! One question: how many skeins of the background color dodnyou use? Thanks!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 12, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      Hi Helda,

      Gosh, I wish I kept better track. I just kept starting new skeins to add as necessary to the designs so I am not exactly sure. If I had to give a rough estimate, I’d guess about 12-15.

      Sorry I can’t give you a completly specific answer. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Ana Ahern
    December 10, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Absolutely beautiful, congratulations and a very Happy Christmas 🙂

    Reply
  • Doreen
    December 10, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Love your patterns and already have made the elf hat but don’t know where to get the skin colour yarn for the ears … they may be an odd colour.. I’m going to try your hexagon afghan pattern. I recently went to a seniors home and they need Lapghans for seniors in wheel chairs. They are about 4 feet by 4 feet do you have any ideas. Do you have a pattern idea for that other than a plain stitch?
    Anyway as I said I love your patterns and if I wasn’t working full time I would be crocheting full time.
    Doreen

    Reply
  • Susan Harrison
    December 10, 2016 at 7:24 am

    The finished C2C is gorgeous. Well done xx

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  • Jan MacKay
    December 10, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Its a beautiful quilt. I absolutely love it. Thank you so much for sharing all the blocks and your creating of this awesome warm throw.

    Reply
  • Pegi
    December 10, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Beautiful Christmas blanket, a treasure to be cherished forever. A lot of work and wonderful results.

    Reply
  • Bonnie
    December 10, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Absolutely love the afghan. I hope when I make I can do it justice!

    Reply
  • Lorin
    December 10, 2016 at 10:14 am

    It is beautiful! Great job in the details! Very impressive work.

    Reply
  • Carol
    December 10, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Your Christmas afghan turned out really great. Congratulations!! and Happy Holidays!!

    Reply
  • Rebecca Pierce
    December 10, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    oh my ! I do love your blanket. This makes me wanna try c2c. You did good !

    Reply
  • Claire
    December 10, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    It is just gorgeous. I love it. Yes, I understand why it took so long to make but it is worth it when you look at it.

    Reply
  • Meme Smith
    December 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Its awesome. Can’t wait to make it.

    Reply
  • Beth Essington
    December 10, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    What an outstanding afghan; absolutely beautiful. You did a wonderful job.

    Reply
  • Margaret
    December 10, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    I have watched each post with great interest. I have done crochet for years, though I put it aside for a time. Your posts have me itching to work on the c2c afghan for next Christmas. I tried getting to it this year, but find I will have to fine tune my craft time a bit. Thank you for your wonderful projects and patterns.

    Reply
  • Debra Accetta
    December 11, 2016 at 10:14 am

    It came out beautiful!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!?

    Reply
  • Heidi Wegand
    December 11, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Looks fantastic!! Don’t fret over how long it took…the point is you finished it, didn’t get frustrated and let it sit for 3 years ? I think I’ll be making this for sure!!

    Reply
  • Kealy
    December 11, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Is it possible to use the graphs with regular techniques, instead of the c2c?!?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 12, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      You sure could! Like you could make each graph in rows of single crochet, although each square would be significantly smaller than these are.

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Joan Clark
    December 13, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Thank you so much for sharing all of your lovely patterns. This Christmas afghan takes the cake.

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  • Ginny
    December 13, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Jess,
    This is so cute. absolutely precious in from of the tree with one of your little ones sprawled out on it. Thank you for your patterns and your very friendly blog!! Blessings to you for the Christmas Season and throughout 2017!

    Reply
  • Sharri Eastridge
    December 13, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply
  • Carrie P.
    December 21, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    I love love love this Christmas blanket. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Merry Christmas!

    Reply
  • Fran
    December 31, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I love the afghan and have started collecting the yarn. I don’t understand at what point in the design do I start decreasing to make the square?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Good question! And I’m sorry I’m delayed in answering it. In the case of these blocks, you work until you have 25 squares across along the bottom edge. That will mean you’ll have crocheted all cells along the very bottom row of the graph. That’s when you’ll start decreasing so that the other edge of the square can be established. Does that make sense?

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      • Frances Setaro
        January 19, 2017 at 7:46 am

        Yes. Thank you.

        Reply
  • terry
    January 15, 2017 at 11:00 am

    going to make the C2C christmas afghan for christmas presents for next year

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  • Cheryl
    February 19, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    I LOVE your Xmas afghan and have made the pine cone so far. I have one question though. When I got done the square is wonky and I had to block it severly(sp?)in order for it to be a square. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong? Thank you for the beautiful pattern.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 20, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      Hey Cheryl,

      I’m so glad you’re having fun with the Christmas afghan patterns! When you say wonky, was it a rectangle or just sort of slanted? I noticed a lot of mine tended to be slanted, sort of in a diamond-ish shape. Once I blocked them and sewed them together, they looked square. I think that slanty thing might just be an outcome of C2C.

      I’d love to see your blanket when you finish!

      Jess

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      • Cheryl
        February 21, 2017 at 9:41 am

        Thank you for answering me and making me feel so much better! Yes, they were slanting like a diamond but blocking them fixed it. Will be sure to send a pic when it’s done but beware that I am slow so might be a while. lol

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  • Caitlin
    March 1, 2017 at 11:10 am

    This is a beautiful blanket and I plan on starting on it as soon as I finish the other 3 I’m working on now. LOL! I’m trying so hard to not get distracted…that’s how I wound up with 3 WIPs at the same time!

    One thing I didn’t see is where you indicated what yarn and hook was used to make the banner. Could you confirm?

    Thank you!!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 1, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      Haha, gosh, I feel you on that Caitlin. So. Many. Projects.

      The yarn and the hook for the banner is the same as I used throughout the afghan squares (Vanna’s Choice yarn and a size G hook, I believe.) I just sort of grabbed left over colors from the afghan until I liked the order they were in for the banner. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

      Jess

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      • Caitlin
        March 2, 2017 at 8:18 am

        Thank you! Also, does the banner get a border of double crochet before it’s attached to the squares? Or is it attached to the squares and then everything gets a double crochet border?

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  • Caitlin
    March 1, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    This is gorgeous! What colors did you use for the Merry & Bright banner?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 1, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Hey Caitlin,

      I know sometimes it can get confusing because comments come to me for moderation and don’t show up on the blog right away. Please let me know if you’d like me to expand on my previous comment. 🙂

      Reply
  • Margie Ings
    August 29, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Have you ever posted a picture of the backside of the afghan? does it look as pretty as the front?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 30, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      It can! Essentially, if you’re diligent with changing colors the “right” way, the back will just be a mirror image of the front. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Bob
    October 3, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Hi, Where on your website can I find written directions (a pattern ) for the corner to corner afghan? I see lots of videos but nothing that I can print.

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

      Hey Bob,

      I’m sorry, at this point I don’t have written instructions for the xmas afghan, just the graphs. If that changes, I’ll definitely update the post to let you know!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Shanell
    October 28, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Beautiful Afghan! It reminds me of an Afghan blanket from my grandmother’s home. It had a single bird in each square (cardinal, bluejay, hummingbird, etc). I believe it also used Tunisian stitch. The blanket is long gone as she passed away almost 40 years ago and I was quite young at the time. I have been searching for a pattern to rekindle one of my few memories of her without much success. Your site gives me hope that it is possible to do this and to continue my search for the pattern. Thanks!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 28, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Oh wow! That sounds beautiful! I’m so happy you found your way here, Shanell and that you might have found the inspiration you needed.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Brittany
    October 29, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Is there a central supply list? I’d like to make this without just buying a ton of yarn that I don’t need or too little to finish. Thanks!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 2, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      Hey Brittany,

      I list the exact yarns I used in each individual pattern. I’m sorry that I don’t know the exact amount of each color though. I’ve since learned to keep better track of that. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Cristina
    November 22, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I almost finished the blanket but, I don’t understand how to crochet the banner! When to decrease or increase! Thanks so much

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 23, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Congratulations! Working the banner is the same as as working the squares, except for there will be a long section where you’re only increasing on one side. This means that there will be lots of rows that you have the same number of tiles per row (instead of growing by one or eliminating one). This c2c tutorial may be helpful too. 🙂

      Reply

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