Shark Graphghan

Check out this FREE crochet pattern!  It’s been a while since I blogged… life has been busy!  But I have had a bit of time to do some crocheting, of course. Here is my shark graphghan, which is a graph afghan, made with a pixel chart!  The technique is Corner to Corner (C2C) and it was so fun to make!

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Inspiration

My inspiration was from this blog post from Repeat Crafter Me, her work is so inspiring I decided to try it out.  I needed something for my little toddler boy’s bedroom, which has some shark sheets and a shark stool already.  So I grabbed a couple colors of Bernat Blanket yarn to use and got to work designing a pixel graph to use!  I’m pretty excited about the end result, and the info below is a rough pattern using the Corner-to-Corner C2C technique to construct.  There are lots of details on the linked blog!

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Materials

  • 7 mm crochet hook
  • 5 balls of Bernat Maker yarn (2 blue, 2 grey, 1 white)
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches used:

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch

Pattern

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Use the graph below to construct the C2C blanket using the linked instructions from Repeat Crafter Me’s blog post.  When it’s complete, do 2 rounds sc around the edge in grey and then 2 rounds sc in white, fasten off and weave in the loose ends.  It took me about 2.5 hours to weave in the ends afterwards, making sure I pulled them tight prior to weaving them in so that there weren’t any gaps.

Pixel Graph

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And that’s all there is to it!  You can do any picture you want with this fast and easy technique!  And it’s reversible, so the picture is on both sides and the stitches look identical.  So fun!

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Please feel free to make and sell items made from this pattern, but please link back to my post if you do. Please do not copy my pattern and claim it as your own, or publish the pattern elsewhere without permission. Happy crafting!

Note this post was originally uploaded to my old blog.  Click here to see the original post.

2 comments

  1. MoscowMule

    How did you do that border? I can't find a decent tutorial anywhere?

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  2. Homemade by Giggles

    Hi – my border is sc around. 2 rounds of grey and then 2 rounds of white. For the first round, I did 1 sc in each of the regular st and worked 2 sc into the chains, so for every 2 "squares" I had 5 sc. And then 2 sc in the corners, as I found 3 sc was too much. I hope that makes sense!

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