My second Christmas graph is an Elf. Did you know that Elves became linked with Santa Claus in the 1823 poem known today as "The Night Before Christmas"? In that poem, Santa Claus is referred to as a "jolly old elf". Today, we think of elves like they are depicted in the movie Elf (one of our family's favorites!); working hard in the North Pole making toys for children. These squares are the perfect size for baby loveys, pillow covers, one square of a larger blanket, one side of a tote bag, or as wall art.
Though a little time consuming, pixel art projects are so fun! I think I like most that it kind of resembles a quilt, but also that it uses my favorite join-as-you method – the Pull Loop Through Method! Makes for an easy join, and no worrying about how to assemble later – can’t say I enjoy sewing squares together. BUT! If you do, you could always make the squares separately, and then use the mattress stitch (or your preferred technique) to join them later. WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THIS SQUARE? It’s the perfect size for a 16″ throw pillow, use it as an afghan square, and build a blanket, add more squares all around to make a larger blanket, use it as a doily, attach it to a dowel rod, and hang it, use it as the star of the show for a sweater/top, even changing up the weight of yarn used will open doors!
- Designed by Joanita Theron
Christmas is coming, so now is the best time to make some amazing gifts in advance for your family and friends. I really think that handmade gifts are the best, because they are made with love, so you cherish them forever. This adorable merry elf square is made by Joanita Theron and will be a sweet base for a blanket, or a pillow base.
Photo is Joanita Theron / Ravelry.com
Introducing the ‘Little Love’ square pattern; Dora’s take on the classic solid granny square! Worked using linked crochet stitches, this is a modern twist which creates a solid contemporary fabric. Just as flexible as a traditional granny square you can use this motif to make blankets, bags, hats, ponchos, afghans, pillows, sweaters and so much more! The pattern includes written instructions, a step by step photo guide and a video tutorial (for left and right handers!). It explains the linked double crochet stitch and offers an extra tutorial for that too!"
- Designed by: Tonya Bush
I hope you like heart motifs, because this pillow is full of love! The Heart C2C Sherpa Pillow is a modern and trendy way to add some Love to your home! You can make this pillow on its own or put the Heart panel together with the LOVE panel to create a reversible pillow.
PHOTOS by Tonya Bush / Ravelry.com
Find this free pattern on Ravelry.
"Beautiful C2C Christmas crochet square pattern inspired by Scandinavian style decor. My Nordic Dove C2C crochet square is great for blankets, pillows or as a wall hanging on its own. I designed this beautiful C2C Christmas square as part of a special crochet along event celebrating the beauty of nordic style. This nordic Christmas square uses corner to corner crochet technique. It is also referred to as C2C for short. You work a box stitch diagonally from one corner to the other. "