The holidays are almost here which means it’s time to get out the holiday decor and all of the cozy blankets we need to cuddle up by the fireplace with. I love holiday decor, especially the blanket kind. I want to make all of the holiday blankets. If you love holiday blankets, and nordic style, then you are going to love the Nordic Star Winter Afghan and my square for it the Reindeer Crossing Square!
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What is the Nordic Star Winter Afghan?
The Nordic Star Winter Afghan is a fun holiday blanket designed by a bunch of my designer friends and I, which my friend Erin from Juniper and Oakes started. To make it even more fun and special, she’s been hosting a Crochet Along for it! You can find all of the free graph squares links on her blog or you can get all of the squares in the blanket ebook.
You can find out all of the details for the Crochet Along details for the blanket by clicking the button below:
Get your ebook with all of the blanket squares in the blanket ebook by clicking the button below!
Inspiration for the square
I love nordic yarn designs! From snowflakes to reindeer, I love the classic style that Nordic design captures. One of my favorite Nordic designs is when reindeer are incorporated. For this design, I wanted to capture a reindeer surrounded by snowflakes, which was brought to life in this square!
Want to get all of the squares and written instructions for the Nordic Winter Afghan?
If you’d like to get all of the squares with their charts and written instructions, you can get them all in the Nordic Winter Afghan ebook! This has 12 gorgeous C2C crochet squares that make a beautiful heirloom blanket you’ll use for many holiday seasons to come. Right now while the CAL is going, you can get the ebook and all it’s fun things for just $9! Get your copy of this fun pattern, including my square, by clicking the button below.
Want to work through your C2C pattern much faster?
Want to work through your crochet pattern a lot faster than using the graph? Though C2C crochet graphs are super helpful with crochet the pattern, I’ve found that the written pattern helps make things a lot faster! Not only can you see the exact number of stitches that you need, but you don’t have to worry about losing track of what rows you’re on with the graphs.
Isn’t it cool how we can create pictures with C2C crochet? For this crochet blanket, you’ll be using basic C2C crochet techniques to create the square. You’ll need to know how to do the basic C2C crochet stitch, made from double crochets, chains, and slip stitches. It also includes color changes. You can do these by either carrying the colors, or by creating yarn bobbins that you join to the square as you need a different yarn color.
If you’re new to C2C crochet, I’ve got a great Beginner’s Guide to C2C Crochet, that walks you through all of the techniques you need to start! It walks you through how to do the C2C crochet stitch, increase and decrease stitches, and has other helpful tips. You can find it here on my blog at: Beginner’s Guide to C2C Crochet.
Yarn: We Crochet Shine Worsted (Worsted weight, 75 yds, 50g, 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modual natural beech wood fiber)
Approximate Yarn Yardage:
- MC = 200 yds
- CC = 100 yds
Free Graph Pattern:
To make this square, use the free graph pattern below, or use the printable pdf in the whole blanket ebook with line by line written instructions.