This is Square #1 of the Gnome for Christmas C2C Blanket of the Christmas in July CAL (Crochet a Long) at Nana’s Crafty Home!
I just love all things gnome — Christmas or any time of the year! They are just so cute and fun and this blanket is probably one of my favorite C2C (corner to corner) designs so far!
If you are not familiar with the Corner to Corner (C2C) technique I have several photo and video tutorials which will help you get up to speed quickly. You too can make this adorable blanket! Just click on any of the links provided below to head on over to the tutorials.
And, if you need help in learning how to make a C2C Crochet Rectangle shape I have a complete photo and video tutorial for you that will show you how to decrease on one side while continuing to increase on the other!
I chose Paintbox Simply Aran for my blanket and I am so glad I did! This is my first experience with this yarn and I am so happy with it! It is really soft, easy to work with and the colors are vibrant and beautiful! Thank you to Love Crafts for providing the yarn for this project!
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Even though this square is designed to be part of a larger blanket, I think it would be just adorable as a pillow or even a wall hanging! So perfect for your Christmas holiday decor.
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Gnome Blanket Panel #1
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Approximate finished size: 14 1/2” wide x 12” tall
Gauge: 6 blocks = 4”
w = white
b = blue
r = red
pe = peach
pu = purple
WS = wrong side
RS = right side
Notes about pattern:
Pattern is worked in Double Crochet Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet technique. Written row by row instructions follow with pixel graph at the bottom of the post.
r: Red / pu: Purple / w: White / b: Blue / pe: Peach
Row 1 (WS): 1w
Row 2 (RS): 2w
Row 3: 3w
Row 4: 1w, 2b, 1w
Row 5: 1w, 1r, 3b
Row 6: 3b, 1w, 1b, 1w
Row 7: 1w, 2b, 3r, 1b
Row 8: 1b, 4r, 2b, 1w
Row 9: 1w, 1r, 1b, 1r, 2w, 3r
Row 10: 3r, 3w, 1r, 1w, 1b, 1w
Row 11: 1w, 2b, 1r, 4w, 2r, 1b
Row 12: 2b, 1r, 4w, 1r, 3b, 1w
Row 13: 1w, 3b, 1r, 5w, 1r, 2b
Row 14: 3b, 5w, 1r, 4b, 1w
Row 15: 2w, 3b, 2r, 5w, 1r, 2b
Row 16: 2b, 1r, 5w, 2r, 4b, 2w
Row 17: 1 (pu), 2w, 2b, 1w, 1b, 2r, 4w, 1r, 3b
Row 18: 3b, 2r, 1 (pe), 2w, 2r, 5b, 1w, 2 (pu)
Corner (begin decreasing)
Row 19: 1 (pe), 2 (pu), 5b, 3r, 2w, 3r, 2b
Row 20: 2b, 3r, 1w, 2b, 1r, 5b, 2 (pu), 1 (pe), 1 (pu)
Row 21: 2 (pu), 1 (pe), 1 (pu), 5b, 1r, 2b, 5r, 1b
Corner (begin decreasing)
Row 22: 5r, 2b, 1r, 5b, 2 (pe), 2 (pu)
Row 23: 2 (pu), 1 (pe), 6b, 1r, 3b, 3r
Row 24: 1r, 4b, 1r, 5b, 3 (pe), 1 (pu)
Row 25: 6b, 1r, 1w, 1r, 1w, 1r, 3b
Row 26: 2b, 1w, 8b, 1 (pe), 1b
Row 27: 10b, 1r, 1b
Row 28: 1b, 1w, 9b
Row 29: 7b, 1w, 1r, 1b
Row 30: 9b
Row 31: 8b
Row 32: 4b, 1w, 2b
Row 33: 6b
Row 34: 5b
Row 35: 4b
Row 36: 3b
Row 37: 2b
Row 38: 1b