c2c Crochet Nutcracker Pattern

Bring the classic charm of the Nutcracker to your holiday decorations with my Crochet Nutcracker Pattern, a delightful addition to the 12 c2c patterns that complete my Christmas Blanket.

This easy-to-follow c2c crochet pattern is perfect for both beginners and crochet enthusiasts, allowing you to create a festive masterpiece that will fill your home with the magic of the season. The free crochet Nutcracker pattern is below.

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Crochet Nutcracker Pattern Information

Skill Level

Advanced beginner. Project uses basic stitches, repetitive stitches, color changes, and simple finishing.

Finished Size

My completed square measures 17″ by 17″.

Project Materials

Crochet Gauge

8 squares= 4 inches

Related Patterns

This pattern is one of twelve c2c squares that I made for my Crochet Christmas Blanket.

Christmas Crochet Blanket

Terms & Abbreviations

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining

Important Notes

  • You can choose to follow the pixel graph or the written instructions.
  • Written instructions are for working from the bottom right corner to the top left.
  • Crochet the pixel graph using the corner-to-corner (c2c) technique. Use the traditional method of making three double crochets for each square.
  • Chain 6 to start each new row and chain 3 at the beginning of each square.

c2c Course

If you would like to learn the corner to corner (c2c) crochet method to make this c2c crochet pattern, check out my online c2c course.

Etsy Shop

This pattern is also available as an ad-free PDF pattern in my Etsy Shop.

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Crochet Nutcracker Pattern Instructions

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Download the Nutcracker pixel Graph PDF.

crochet graph for a nutcracker

Nutcracker Written Instructions

↙ Row 1: white x 1 (1 square)  

↗ Row 2: white x 2 (2 squares)  

↙ Row 3: white x 3 (3 squares)  

↗ Row 4: white x 4 (4 squares)  

↙ Row 5: white x 5 (5 squares)  

↗ Row 6: white x 6 (6 squares)  

↙ Row 7: white x 2, black x 3, white x 2 (7 squares)  

↗ Row 8: white x 1, skin x 1, black x 4, white x 2 (8 squares)  

↙ Row 9: white x 2, black x 3, skin x 3, white x 1 (9 squares)  

↗ Row 10: white x 1, skin x 4, black x 2, white x 3 (10 squares)  

↙ Row 11: white x 3, skin x 1, black x 1, skin x 5, white x 1 (11 squares)  

↗ Row 12: white x 1, brown x 1, skin x 7, white x 3 (12 squares)  

↙ Row 13: white x 3, black x 1, skin x 6, brown x 2, white x 1 (13 squares)  

↗ Row 14: white x 1, brown x 2, black x 2, skin x 5, white x 4 (14 squares)  

↙ Row 15: white x 4, black x 1, skin x 4, black x 1, white x 1, black x 1, brown x 2, white x 1 (15 squares)  

↗ Row 16: white x 1, brown x 2, black x 1, white x 1, black x 1, skin x 5, gold x 1, white x 4 (16 squares)  

↙ Row 17: white x 4, gold x 2, skin x 5, black x 1, white x 1, black x 1, brown x 1, skin x 1, white x 1 (17 squares)  

↗ Row 18: white x 1, skin x 2, black x 1, white x 1, black x 1, skin x 2, black x 1, skin x 2, gold x 2, (dark blue) x 1, white x 4 (18 squares)  

↙ Row 19: white x 4, (dark blue) x 2, gold x 2, skin x 1, black x 1, skin x 3, black x 1, white x 1, skin x 3, white x 1 (19 squares)  

↗ Row 20: white x 1, skin x 3, black x 2, skin x 5, gold x 2, (dark blue) x 3, white x 4 (20 squares)  

↙ Row 21: white x 4, (dark blue) x 4, gold x 2, skin x 5, black x 1, skin x 3, white x 2 (21 squares)  

↗ Row 22: white x 2, black x 1, skin x 8, gold x 2, (dark blue) x 5, white x 4 (22 squares)  

↙ Row 23: white x 4, (dark blue) x 6, gold x 2, skin x 8, black x 1, white x 2 (23 squares)  

↗ Row 24: white x 3, black x 1, skin x 4, black x 1, skin x 2, gold x 2, (dark blue) x 7, white x 4 (24 squares)  

↙ Row 25: white x 4, (dark blue) x 8, gold x 2, skin x 1, black x 1, skin x 4, black x 2, white x 3 (25 squares)  

Corner: Start decreasing on both ends  

↗ Row 26: white x 3, black x 2, skin x 5, gold x 2, (dark blue) x 9, white x 3 (24 squares)  

↙ Row 27: white x 2, (dark blue) x 10, gold x 2, skin x 4, black x 3, white x 2 (23 squares)  

↗ Row 28: white x 2, black x 2, skin x 4, gold x 2, (dark blue) x 10, white x 2 (22 squares)  

↙ Row 29: white x 2, (dark blue) x 10, gold x 2, skin x 4, black x 1, white x 2 (21 squares)  

↗ Row 30: white x 3, skin x 3, gold x 2, (dark blue) x 10, white x 2 (20 squares)  

↙ Row 31: white x 2, (dark blue) x 10, gold x 2, black x 2, white x 3 (19 squares)  

↗ Row 32: white x 4, gold x 2, (dark blue) x 10, white x 2 (18 squares)  

↙ Row 33: white x 2, (dark blue) x 1, gold x 2, (dark blue) x 7, gold x 1, white x 4 (17 squares)  

↗ Row 34: white x 4, (dark blue) x 8, gold x 2, white x 2 (16 squares)  

↙ Row 35: white x 1, (dark blue) x 1, gold x 2, (dark blue) x 7, white x 4 (15 squares)  

↗ Row 36: white x 4, (dark blue) x 7, gold x 2, white x 1 (14 squares)  

↙ Row 37: white x 1, (dark blue) x 8, white x 4 (13 squares)  

↗ Row 38: white x 4, (dark blue) x 6, white x 2 (12 squares)  

↙ Row 39: white x 2, (dark blue) x 5, white x 4 (11 squares)  

↗ Row 40: white x 4, (dark blue) x 4, white x 2 (10 squares)  

↙ Row 41: white x 2, (dark blue) x 3, white x 4 (9 squares)  

↗ Row 42: white x 4, (dark blue) x 2, white x 2 (8 squares)  

↙ Row 43: white x 2, (dark blue) x 1, white x 4 (7 squares)  

↗ Row 44: white x 6 (6 squares)  

↙ Row 45: white x 5 (5 squares)  

↗ Row 46: white x 4 (4 squares)  

↙ Row 47: white x 3 (3 squares)  

↗ Row 48: white x 2 (2 squares)  

↙ Row 49: white x 1 (1 square)  

Border

In each corner you will make (sc-ch 2-sc) and in the side of each square you will make 2 sc.

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