The Letter to Santa crochet square is the 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. Since this square is crocheted with the mini-C2C stitch, you’ll need a lot of patience weaving in all those ends.
Ugh…who likes weaving in ends?
ARE YOU NEW TO MINI-C2C CROCHET?
If you’re new to C2C crochet, I have a couple of tutorials (+videos!) that can help you with:
- Learning the basics on how to crochet the mini-C2C stitch;
- How to change colors and carry yarn in mini-C2C.
Embroidering on Crochet
Moreover, you’ll have to put your best embroidery skills to 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 backstitch!
But I can tell you that all the effort sewing in ends and embroidering your crochet square will be so totally worth it!
Find more Christmas squares and patterns…
Ad-Free PDF Pattern
- 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
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
Mini Corner to Corner Stitch (Mini C2C)
Learn how to crochet the mini-C2C stitch HERE.
Color Changes in Mini-C2C
Learn how to change colors and carry yarn in mini-C2C HERE.
Embroidery 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.
8″ (20 cm)
10 blocks worked with the mini-C2C st in 4″ (10 cm).
Pattern – Letter to Santa Crochet Square
Using your 4-mm crochet hook, crochet the color chart in the figure using the mini-C2C stitch.
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 & 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!
Find more crochet ideas for Christmas here on the blog…