Crochet a Cardinal Stained Glass Blanket for Christmas (Free Graph)

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C2C Christmas Cardinal Stained Glass Crochet Pattern: A Stunning Addition to Your Holiday Decor

Use this Christmas Cardinal Stained Glass crochet pattern in a project, and deck your halls with a touch of festive whimsy and nature-inspired beauty.

Cardinals are iconic symbols of Christmas and winter, with their vibrant red plumage instantly reminding us of the holiday season’s warmth and coziness.

Because of how elegant and festive Christmas cardinals look, I was inspired to create a design that incorporates their beauty into your holiday decor.

This pattern features a gorgeous stained glass background with various green shades as the main color palette. Similar to Stained Glass Mushroom and Stained Glass Bird, the different shades blending in the background create a visual perfect for accent pieces.

To make the cardinal stand out, I opted for multiple colors of red, but feel free to experiment with different color combinations to match your holiday theme.

You can go for a classic and elegant look with gold and silver accents or add a playful touch with a rainbow of colors for a cheerful and festive vibe.

Whether you create a c2c cardinal blanket draped over your couch or a striking tapestry on your walls, the finished piece adds a touch of holiday magic to any room.

Plus, it makes the ultimate gift for your loved ones obsessed with the holidays and nature!

The full pattern includes both C2C and row-by-row versions in written and color block formats. And because of this, you can complete your project in whatever stitch and technique you prefer.

If you’re interested in the C2C crochet technique, a complete guide to C2C is available here on my blog. It has tips and tutorials to help you to master such a fun technique!

When you’re ready to get started on this festive project, grab your free stained glass crochet pattern chart below, and let’s make a beautiful Christmas blanket to remember.

Christmas Cardinal Stained Glass is a digital download (available in PDF format only) that you can use to crochet a blanket using various techniques, such as C2C, Mini C2C, SC, HDC, Tapestry Crochet, etc.

You can also use this design for other crafts such as knitting, cross-stitch, diamond beads painting, Hama beads, plastic canvas, and any other crafts that use pixelated images.

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Christmas Cardinal Stained Glass pattern details

Christmas Cardinal Stained Glass graph and finished project sizes

The size of the Christmas Cardinal Stained Glass graph is 100 squares high by 80 squares wide.

Your project’s final size is determined by your chosen stitch, hook size, yarn weight, technique, and tension while working.

Similarly, the yarn quantities used for each color depend on the factors above: your technique and stitch of choice, hook size, yarn weight, and work tension.

Use the Finished Size & Yarn Quantity Calculator to get an idea of how much yarn you will need and how big your project will be.

Color palette for Christmas Cardinal Stained Glass design

This pattern uses the following shades of red and green: olive, light green, mint green, green, dark red, red, and black as highlights. However, you can use your own color palette to match the rest of your holiday decor.

I’ve calculated the number of squares used by each color to make it easier for you to calculate how much yarn you will need to complete your project.

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When you purchase the PDF Pattern from my Etsy shop, you will get:

  • graph information (colors, links to calculators, contact info) and how to read the pattern
  • digital image of the design on one page (digitally edited photo, not a picture of the finished item)
  • the graph on one page
  • written row by row pattern for tapestry crochet
  • row by row color block pattern for tapestry crochet
  • C2C written pattern with details such as working on the right or wrong side of the pattern, total square count per row, if you are making an increase or decrease row, etc.
  • C2C color block pattern with color blocks that show you the number of squares to make and the squares’ orders
  • the large graph split on multiple pages (4 or more pages)

Not included in the pattern file:

  • yarn quantities – this depends on the yarn and technique you are using and it’s up to you and your taste if you want to do this design in c2c crochet, mini c2c, etc. Depending on the chosen technique, you will need different quantities of yarn which you can calculate using the yarn quantities calculators above.
  • yarn and hook suggestions – this design can be made with any yarn brand and hook, the only difference will be the size of your project which you can calculate using the finished size calculators above.
  • crochet tutorials such as how to c2c crochet etc – I might be linking to outside video tutorials to show you certain techniques, but this pattern is not designed to teach you how to crochet a certain technique.

Christmas Cardinal Stained Glass free graph download

Would you like to try this design? Simply download the free one-page graph below to get started and track your progress.

If you need the full row-by-row written pattern and the large graph on multiple pages, you can buy it from Magic Yarn Pixels Etsy Shop.

Right-click on the image to download the Christmas Cardinal Stained Glass Chart on one page in PNG format.

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Buy the multipage graph & written pattern for Christmas Cardinal Stained Glass

Get the complete pattern below, including the row-by-row written pattern, color block pattern, and large graph on multiple pages.
Choose the option that suits you best to create a beautiful blanket for your home.

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You can sell the items made with this pattern on a small scale if you made them yourself (e.g. handmade to order or sold at fairs etc).  Mass production of items using my designs is not allowed without my written approval.  You may not distribute or sell this pattern under any circumstances.  

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