This crochet granny square is a stunning work made using the Bargello technique. Work up a few of these granny squares and join them together for a uniquely beautiful crochet granny square afghan. The end result is a beautifully textured granny square that will instantly draw the eye of anyone who walks past it.In the designer's own words, "Bargello technique has long been used in embroidery (Florentine embroidery). I thought, why not try to crochet pattern in this technique? The essence of this technique is to use different blending colors and combinations of them so that there were flames, waves, peaks. In the Bargello technique, you can associate a square from the center, a circle or a round motif. It'd be chic to crochet Bargello blankets, bedspreads, pillowcases, and cushion for chairs.
A couple of years ago I made the Snowman Granny Square. And updated the pattern this year (2016) with my newest blanket pattern I made using these squares together. These smiling snowy faces can stay looking at each other in this Christmas all the time! Attaching these Snowman Granny Squares together, you can make any size blanket or afghan. It means this is a free size pattern. And also Snowman Granny Square Blanket can be worked with your favorite yarn weight. I used sport weight and made 20 squares. These all squares I joined with Join As You Go (JAYGo) method.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Crochet Hook: G/6 or 4 mm hook
Yarn Weight: (3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge: 20 dc x 7.5 rows = 4” with 4mm crochet hook.
Finished Size: Finished size of one granny square: 4.5″ x 4.5″
Materials (for one square)
sport weight yarn (16 WPI)
Blue color (13 yards)
White color (17 yards)
Small amount of black and orange color
4 mm crochet hook
"This easy crochet afghan block uses a simple crochet texture stitch to create the effect of little seashells nestled in the sugar sand of my favorite beach. Perfect for adding just a bit of texture to an afghan! You can use this block on its own, or combine it with other blocks for a fun quilted look. You'll need less than a skein of worsted weight yarn for this pattern. It creates a beautifully textured 12" crochet afghan block, perfect for making crocheted afghans of any size, and in any color."
"This beautiful 12" afghan block has a simple center edged with a flower petal design. Use it as a contrast square to tone down a highly textured blanket, or by itself to create an afghan that is beautiful and unique. You will need to know how to crochet post stitches, cross stitches, and shells. This block looks its best and most elegant in a solid color, but feel free to change it up and make it your own! "
"If you have a Minecraft lover in your life, this is the blanket for them! Based on one of the most popular video games of all times, the Minecraft C2C Crochet Afghan will be appreciated by all fans. The Minecraft Iron Golem C2C Crochet Block is the 12th in a 12-part series. If you prefer a smaller blanket, choose 4, 6 or 9 blocks from the list. This block is stitched using standard C2C crochet. Each finished Minecraft block measures approximately 13 inches square and stitches up in about 3 hours for the experienced crocheter."
"This simple afghan block uses just a few simple stitches and some back post only rows to create an embossed sand dollar in the center of the square. This gorgeous beachy themed block is perfect for making a blanket on its own, or gorgeous paired with other simpler textures. The afghan block pattern here is a traditional 12" square, so it's easy to pair it with other styles of crochet afghan blocks for the perfect beach themed blanket for your home."