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Acorn Square Pixel Art

By: Alexandra Richards from eyeloveknots.blogspot.com
Acorn Square Pixel Art
Acorn Square Pixel Art

Back in September, I got an idea that I wanted to work an Acorn Square for fall, and so I decided I would make some two round solid granny squares, use my favorite Pull Loop Through method to join my squares, and create a fall inspired pixel art piece. Upon completing my square, I thought about what I would create with it. It could be used as a doily, as a piece of wall art if attached to a dowel or canvas, as a blouse if worked as the front piece, an afghan square to a larger blanket, the front piece to a tote bag, a rug if worked with four strands of worsted weight yarn... So many possibilities, and so many more than mentioned.

NotesTime Spent:
This square took me about 7 hours to complete - I worked about a row a day, including the weaving for that row.

Abbreviations:
- DC - Double Crochet
- SC - Single Crochet
- sc2tog - Single Crochet Two Stitches Together (decrease)
- PLT - Pull Loop Through (Join) - Explained

Intermediate

Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeGauge for this project isn’t essential, as long as your squares are consistent in size. Keep in mind, smaller or larger squares will produce smaller or larger projects.

Materials List

  • 99 grams of Lightweight #3 Yarn (or 34 grams in each of the three colors) - I used Baby Bee's Sweet Delight Yarn in Naked [Cream], Teddy [Light Brown] and Chocolate [Dark Brown]
  • G6/4mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
  • *I usually work in yards, but for this project, I used yarn that was already in my stash. To get the grams used, I weighted my yarn and finished project. It doesn't take much to make this acorn square - you might even have the small amounts of yarn in your stash too!
  • *Yarn Alternatives: Red Heart's Anne Geddes Baby or Hobby Lobby's I Love This Sport Weight Yarn
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You know what else you can do with a pixel art piece such as this one? She suggests adding a dowel and hanging it, but what about hanging it another way/ how about purchasing a shadow box? Add a couple of your favorite oak and maple leaves inside there and maybe a twig to complete a nice piece of art. Add it to a simple toss pillow for your favorite chair.

Wonderful ideas! I actually turned mine into a throw pillow, envelope style, and I think it's my favorite!

Your design is really cool, well done and thanks for the explanation and pattern. She really put a lot of time and care into creating this pattern. I have several older cross stitch graph patterns that I would really love to be able to transfer to crochet. Does anyone know of a quick and easy way to do that?

Thank you for the kid words! I love designing small little plastic canvas things here, and there, and have turned crocheting designs into plastic canvas designs. I usually just grab some graph paper (because I am old school), and draw out the pattern, and then crochet it. You could also graph it in programs like Excel/the equivalent in Google Drive or a program like Stitch Fiddle.

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