This crocheted afghan square features a pine tree design.
I crocheted two different colorways of this square, both using Caron's Simply Soft, which is a worsted weight acrylic yarn. Feel free to experiment with other yarn weights, colors, or brands if you like.
Pictured at left: Since some of you enjoy creating Christmas projects, I've designed this pattern to be versatile enough that you could crochet it in Christmas colors -- or not -- if you wish. If you're interested in crocheting an afghan with a Christmas theme, this design could be crocheted in red, pine green and gold, as shown (or any color combination you think would be nice.) The official color names for these yarns are "Autumn Red," "Dark Sage," and "Autumn Maize."
Pictured at right: This square is crocheted in "Blue Mint," "Sage" and "Bone," a color scheme which is repeated throughout all the squares I've created for an afghan I've been working on. My afghan is intended for year-around use and does not specifically have a seasonal theme.
This design is part of a series of mix and match afghan squares which are all designed to be the same size, shape and gauge when crocheted using the same yarns.
Get the Free Crochet Pattern and Charts for the Christmas Tree Version:
- Christmas Tree Afghan Square Written Instructions -- Dark Sage, Autumn Maize and Autumn Red version
- Christmas Tree Afghan Square Colorwork Chart -- This two-color chart shows you where you'll work color changes when crocheting the afghan square.
- Christmas Tree Afghan Square Cross Stitch Chart -- This chart shows you the placement of your cross stitching, which creates the background of the design.
See Work-In-Progress Pictures of the Christmas Tree Version:
- Cross-stitching the background on the Christmas tree square
- Surface crochet embellishments on the Christmas tree afghan square
Get the Free Crochet Pattern and Charts for the Pine Tree Version:
- Pine Tree Afghan Square Written Instructions -- Sage, Bone and Blue Mint version; in addition to the free crochet pattern, this page shows multiple work-in-progress photos which I hope will help you visualize how the various design elements come together in this pattern. It's worth a look even if you decide you'd rather crochet the other colorway, or your own colorway, rather than this one.
- Pine Tree Afghan Square Chart -- This is the two-color chart showing you the color changes for crocheting the afghan square.
- Pine Tree Cross Stitch Chart -- Visualize the placement of the cross stitching with this chart
Projects You Can Make Using These Squares:
I've crocheted bunches of these squares. So far I've made a Christmas afghan and Christmas pillow with them, alternating them with the checkerboard square from the same series. Other ideas: This design would lend itself well to making a Christmas shopping bag or tote bag. If you crochet the squares using cotton thread or yarn, you could use them for making potholders, table runners, coasters and placemats. There are plenty of other ways you could use the pattern as well; let your creativity inspire you!
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