Marvel C2C Graphghan Square #2

Hello again!

I hope you all enjoyed the first square of my Marvel Graphghan, Iron Man (a personal favourite of mine). I’m still on a bit of a Civil War hype, so I’m going to run with it. Square #2 of the blanket will be Captain America’s Shield!

Captain American Square

I wasn’t totally sure how I wanted to tackle this one. At first I wanted each square to be each characters face. That worried me a little, as some of the characters are extremely detailed. I’ve changed things up a little and now I will be trying my best to “pixelize” the most memorable aspect of each character. So Captain America gets to show off his shield for his square.

Again, this grid is 20×20. Make sure you use the same hook as you did the first graph, as well as a similar weight of yarn! You want the squares to look like they are made from the same material. Some yarns are extremely glossy, some are a little fuzzier, some are even quite coarse. Pick one and stay with it! I would recommend any worsted weight yarn, such as Red Heart or even Vanna’s Choice. While the two yarns are different brands and makes, they look very similar.

To start, make sure you have your size H/8-5.00 mm hook, some scissors, a yarn needle, and red, blue, and white yarn! Print off this grid so you can tick off each square as you complete it to make sure you don’t miss one and lose the pattern:

Captain America Grid

PLEASE NOTE: This is the proper grid as of May 22nd, 2016. I missed one row by mistake while creating the grid, but I have adjusted it to be the proper 20×20 grid.

I’ve left the white squares in a black font so they are visible on the grid. Just keep that in mind as you are working!

For those of you who are just joining in now, thanks for being here! The very first square of the blanket was Iron Man’s helmet. I’ve got the grid and pixel images available in a previous blog post!

I got my inspiration a little late for this project and I started planning before I actually had a chance to sit down at test the grids. I said I would have the Iron Man square ready for viewing by the time I had the next grid available, so here is a bit of it! My summer semester has started back up again, so I am a little slow with my hook lately, but I’m going to catch up over the long weekend (at least that’s the plan).

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My goal is to create at least one new grid/pattern for you to follow every week, even if I am unable to keep the same schedule. I have decided that there will be 9 squares in total, along with an extended boarder on the top and bottom of the blanket, as well as a finishing edge for the entire piece.

And the 9 characters being used are (drum roll please):

  • Week 1: Iron Man

  • Week 2: Captain America

  • Week 3: The Hulk

  • Week 4: Black Widow

  • Week 5: Thor

  • Week 6: Hawkeye

  • Week 7: Falcon

  • Week 8: Scarlet Witch

  • Week 9: Vision

As you can see, this is a mix between the characters involved in all of the movies from the Marvel universe that is being depicted on screen right now, and in recent years. There are so many members of the Avengers that I thought it would be best to just keep a mix of the ones that people are more likely to know.

Each pattern will still be coming out one per week, but now at least you know what you’ve got to look forward to!

If you are new to C2C graphghans, they are seriously worth learning! Check out this super helpful tutorial by Repeat Crafter Me. She shows you how to increase, decrease, as well as change colours, all of which you need to know how to do to complete this square!

Find me on Instagram and Facebook to follow my progress on my Marvel graphghan and other projects!

Marvel + Yarn = Happiness

Hello everyone! I am starting something very special today, something I have been planning out for a long time. It seems fitting, what with Civil War coming out today for early viewings, to share this after so much planning. I’ve been in love with anything super hero and/or comic book related for a good chunk of my life. There’s just something about mixing superhuman fantastical characters, real world problems, explosions, and cheesy, jokes that gets me super excited.

My Marvel love started with Iron Man. I’m not sure why, but I prolonged watching the first movie by two years after it was released to DVD? I watched that movie exclusively for about two months to make up for my lost time, but let’s just pretend I’ve been a fan from day one.

Without any further ado, I present to you the first square of my Marvel’s Avengers C2C Graphgan!

Iron Man Square

I am obviously Team Iron Man for the latest Marvel movie, Civil War, hence the pixelated Iron Man helmet for the first square! Each week I will be releasing my own rendition of a different Avenger or villain of the Avengers for you to follow. So this is kind of a craft-along super hero style!

Each square will be crocheted in the C2C technique. It is super easy, so if you have never done it before, watch this helpful tutorial by Repeat Crafter Me. Her first C2C Graphgan actually inspired me to create my own craft-along!

Now I haven’t actually began crocheting this square yet myself, but the grid is extremely straight forward so there shouldn’t be any problems. I will hopefully have mine ready in a few days to share with everyone. If there are any issues, I will let you know if I made any revisions to the graph!

Supplies:

  • Red worsted weight (4) yarn
  • Yellow worsted weight (4) yarn
  • White worsted weight (4) yarn
  • Size H/8-5.00 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn/tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Pen

Instructions:

Start by printing out this grid to help you follow along as you work each row:

Iron Man Grid

Each square is colour-coded to match the final pattern, aside from the squares that use white yarn which were left in black. I would recommend starting at the very bottom right hand corner (an “R” square) and cross off each square as you complete it to ensure that you don’t do too many of one colour by accident!

This 20×20 grid is exactly symmetrical, so it is extremely important to follow the grid, otherwise your final square might look a little wonky!

Once you have made it all the way across the square work on weaving in your ends. It will be tedious, but so worth it in the end! Here’s a quick tutorial on weaving in ends.

I’ll give you a sneak peak at the line up of squares that you will  be making if you follow along each week! They are all going to be related somehow to Marvel and the Avengers, whether they are villains or heroes.

  • Week 1: Iron Man

  • Week 2: Captain America

  • Week 3: Spider-Man

As the weeks follow and you complete each square, I would suggest leaving them separate rather than joining each square until you see which squares are going to be made and what colours are included. There will be 12 squares in total, so that is 12 weeks of easy crocheting that has been planned out for you!

This is going to be so fun, and by the end of the 12 weeks you will have a huge, cuddle, cozy blanket to show off!

Want to connect? Use the hashtag #marvelgraphghan to show me your progress! I’ll be checking Facebook and Instagram to see who is joining in!

Please feel free to leave any questions in the comments below. Thanks so much, and I can’t wait for us to get started!