Letter to Santa Crochet Square

The Letter to Santa crochet square is most Holly Jolly afghan block you’ll ever crochet!

You really need to crochet one of these letters for that special Christmas blanket that you’ve been working on!

I’ll be honest, you’ll need a lot of patience because there will be plenty of ends to weave in.

Ugh…who likes weaving in ends?

Embroidering on Crochet

Moreover, you’ll have to put your best embroidery skills at work to transform your crochet square into a proper Letter to Santa!

To be exact, you’ll not need your best-best-best embroidery skills. It will just be enough to know the back stitch!

If you are not sure about how to back stitch, here is one useful resource, and another nice link to learn some more basic stitches.

But I can tell you that all the effort sewing in ends and embroidering your crochet square will be so totally worth it!

Letter to Santa crochet square for afghan blankets.

Hope in the Holidays Blanket CAL

The Letter to Santa Crochet Square is my first square for the Hope in the Holidays Blanket CAL hosted by BearRye.

The theme of the CAL is “Home for the Holidays”. Since it is Christmas 2020 that we are talking about, the theme speaks for itself.

Every day, you can access a new square pattern for free on the designer’s blog and download it as a free PDF pattern on Ravelry. But keep in mind that the free download is only up for 24 h.

If you want to make sure not to miss a square, you can get all of the patterns as a bundle for a very discounted price. Only pay $7 and get all the PDF patterns to your inbox!

At the end of the CAL, all you have to do is to join all the squares together and make your own personalized Holiday blanket.

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Letter to Santa and Christmas Rainbow Crochet Squares - Raffamusa Designs - Free Patterns
Check out my second square for the Hope in the Holidays CAL, the Christmas Rainbow Granny Square!

Yarn

Claire over at BearRye arranged for WeCrochet to provide all the designers in the event with the yarn needed for our squares.

The yarn chosen was Mighty Stitch by Knit Picks in Black, Chocolate, Love Letter, Oyster, Silver, Spruce, and White.

So, make sure to grab your colors and let’s get to some real crocheting!

But before we get to the pattern, just one last thing…

Make sure to pin this pattern to your favorite crochet Pinterest board!

Pin the pattern of the Christmas Letter to Santa crochet square to your favorite crochet board on Pinterest!

Ad-Free PDF Pattern

The pattern of the Letter to Santa crochet square is also available as an ad-free PDF file, which you can purchase in my Ravelry and LoveCrafts stores!

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Materials

– 4.0-mm (G/6 US, 8 UK) Hook
– 3.5-mm (E/4 USA, 9 UK) Hook
– 3-Light/DK/Worsted Yarn. I used Mighty Stitch by KnitPicks
– Tapestry Needle

Color Reference

To crochet the Letter to Santa afghan block, I used the following colors of Mighty Stitch:

CA – White
CB – Love Letter
CC – Spruce
CD – Black
CE – Silver

Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch – Chain
Hdc – Hald Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over

Special Stitches

Mini Corner to Corner (Mini C2C)

Ch 4.
Step 1. Hdc 1 in the third ch from your hook, hdc 1 in the next ch (first block done).
Step 2. Ch 4, turn. Hdc in the third and fourth sts, sl st into the ch-2 space of the first block (second block). Ch 2, hdc 2 in the ch-2 space of the first block (third block).
Step 3. Ch 4, turn. Hdc in the third and fourth sts, sl st into the ch-2 space of the third block. Ch 2, hdc 2 in the ch-2 space of the third block, sl st into the ch-2 space of the second block. Ch 2, hdc 2 in the ch-2 space of the second block.

Keep increasing your work using the same technique as for step 3.

To decrease:
Turn your work, sl st into the next 2 sts. (Ch 2, hdc 2 in the next ch-2 space, sl st into the next ch-2 space) until the end.

Color Changes

Always change color with the last yo of a st.

Back Stitch

Pull the needle and yarn up, make one straight st forward. From the wrong side, space your needle out the length of one st and pull the needle up to the right side. Insert the needle back into the end of the first st.

Size

The finished crochet square measures 8″ (20 cm).

Gauge

10 blocks worked with the mini C2C st in 4″ (10 cm).

Pattern – Letter to Santa Crochet Square

Square

Using your 4-mm crochet hook, crochet the color chart in the figure using the mini C2C stitch.

Color graph of the mini C2C Letter to Santa Crochet Square pattern.

Stamp Applique

With your 3.5-mm crochet hook and CE, ch 9.

Row 1. Sc 1 in the second ch from your hook. Sc 7. (8 sts)
Row 2-8. Ch 1, turn. Sc 8. (8 sts)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Finishing and Embroidery

Attach the stamp applique in the top, right corner of the square.

With a length of CD, embroider “North Pole” on the bottom of your square, just above the colored stripes.

Then, with CB, embroider the word “Santa”.

Using CD, add a “to:” on the upper side of “Santa”, and embroider the finishing details on the stamp.

Weave in all your ends.

Your Letter to Santa Crochet Square is ready!

Don’t forget to show me your Letter to Santa squares on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #raffamusadesigns

Are you looking for more Christmas crochet ideas?

Don't forget to pin the crochet pattern of the Letter to Santa afghan block to your Christmas crochet board on Pinterest.

5 thoughts on “Letter to Santa Crochet Square”

  1. This is so adorable!
    Your patterns are always so creative and beautiful; it’s obvious that you love and take great pride in your craft.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Reply

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