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Can you crochet? Make a fun 8-bit pixel afghan!

Can you crochet a granny square? Great! You're on your way to making an awesome pixel crochet afghan.

What is pixel crochet, you ask? Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me offers this explanation, "basically a pixel crochet blanket is made up of a series of granny squares where each square represents one pixel of the picture. When joined together, the squares (pixels) make a large image."

So for example, if you wanted to make a Lola afghan, you'd find your favorite Lola image and convert it into a chart using a tool like KnitPro 2.0. Each square in the chart you see below represents one granny square.

lola_afghan

It's easy and fun to do. Below are some examples of crochet pixel afghans. Click the images for charts and explanations for each project.

Avengers Cupcake Tetris Hello Kitty
8-Bit Avengers Blanket, made by Jessica Jamey - design a pattern with your favorite charts and make it with Modern Baby® * Crochet Cupcake Pixel Blanket by Repeat Crafter Me - make it with Vanna's Choice® * Tetris Afghan by Bethany A. Hamilton - make it with Vanna's Choice® * Hello Kitty Afghan made by Tarmine626 - make it with Babysoft® *
Storm Trooper kitty pixel Transformers my little pony
Pixel Storm Trooper Afghan made by InAnotherCastle - check out the chart and make one with Modern Baby® * Pick of the Litter Afghan - make one for yourself (or for our resident cat lady, @ShiraRoars!) with Vanna's Choice® * 8-Bit Transformer Afghan by AmandaJayne00 - pick your favorite chart and make one with Vanna's Choice® or Modern Baby® * 8-Bit Pinkie Pie Afghan by AmandaJayne00 - pick your favorite chart and make one with Vanna's Choice® or Modern Baby® *

* Not a Lion Brand pattern

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  • joyce

    These afghans look great but I don't crochet. I would think you could also do them in knit. Does anyone know how?