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Macaw / Parrot C2C Square - Wildlife Graphghan CAL - Block 16

Many of you have requested a parrot that would bring a splash of color to our Wildlife Graphghan! So here it is: the Macaw or Parrot C2C Square, block number 16 of the Wildlife Graphghan Crochet-along! I hope you will love it as much as I do!

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The Macaw or Parrot Corner to Corner Square is a free crochet pattern that you can find right here, on My Hobby is Crochet blog!

As all the animals/birds blocks featured in the Wildlife Graphghan Crochet-along, you can also use the parrot block on it’s own, to make for example pillow cases. They would make such lovely gifts for kids ….and grown ups too! :)

The Parrot C2C Square it's a free crochet pattern that includes written row by row instructions for color counts follow with color pixel graph below.

For detailed instructions and video tutorials for the corner to corner method with the half double crochet used + crisp color changes, check out the Wildlife Graphghan CAL Page!

Macaw/Parrot C2C Square

Macaw/ Parrot C2C Square

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GAUGE: 6 C2C tiles = 10 x 10 cm (4 inches x 4 inches)

SIZE: the square is 25 tiles x 25 tiles and approx. measures approx. 15 inches X 15 inches (38 cm x 38 cm)


This corner to corner block it's such a great stash buster! I have used many leftover yarns from my other animal block designs.

Feel free to use the colors of your choice for the parrot or for the background! If you would like to keep it more simple, with less color changes, you could let aside the grey color in the face, replacing all the gray color blocks with white blocks.

1. You will use the C2C with the hdc, working the square on the diagonal starting from bottom right corner to top left.

Macaw ParrotC2C Square - work in progress

2. The even rows will be worked on the right side of work.

3. The uneven rows will be on the wrong side of work.

4. On the graphic you will read the even rows from top to bottom ↙ and the uneven rows from bottom to top ↗!

- RS: right side
- WS: wrong side

Color abbreviations: (See the color legend in the graph at the end of this post)

  • lb = Light Blue - this is the background color - if you like, you can replace it with any contrasting color of your choice
  • gr= Spring Green
  • bu= Burgundy
  • r= (Hot)Red
  • g= Gold
  • w= White (Soft White)
  • dg= Dusty Grey
  • bl= Black

Written instructions

Row 1 [WS]: gr

Row 2 [RS]: (gr) x 2

Row 3 [WS]: (gr) x 3

Row 4 [RS]: (gr) x 4

Row 5 [WS]: (gr) x 5

Row 6 [RS]: (gr) x 3, c3

Row 7 [WS]: c3, (gr) x 4

Row 8 [RS]: (gr) x 3, c, g3, r

Row 9 [WS]: r, c2, g, c, g2, (gr) x 2

Row 10 [RS]: (gr) x 2, g, c6, lb

Row 11 [WS]: lb, r, g2, c2, g2, c, (gr) x 2

Row 12 [RS]: gr, g2, c3, g, c, g, dg, (lb) x 2

Row 13 [WS]: (lb) x 2, b, dg, c8, gr

Row 14 [RS]: gr, g, c3, g3, (dg) x 2, b2, (lb) x 2

Row 15 [WS]: (lb) x 2, b2, w3, (dg) x 2, c4, (gr) x 2

Row 16 [RS]: (gr) x 2, g, c, g3, w4, b3, (lb) x 2

Row 17 [WS]: (lb) x 2, b3, w, dg, w, dg, w, (dg) x 2, c2, (gr) x 3

Row 18 [RS]: (gr) x 2, g, c2, dg, w, dg, w, dg, w, dg, b4, (lb) x 2

Row 19 [WS]: (lb) x 2, b4, dg, w, dg, w4, dg, c2, (gr) x 3

Row 20 [RS]: (gr) x 3, g, c2, w2, dg, w4, b5, (lb) x 2

Row 21 [WS]: (lb) x 3, b4, dg, w, dg, w4, dg, c, g, (gr) x 3, lb

Row 22 [RS]: lb, (dg) x 2, (gr) x 2, c2, w5, dg, w, dg, b4, (lb) x 3

Row 23 [WS]: lb, b, (lb) x 3, b3, w4, dg, w2, dg, c, g, (gr) x 2, dg, (lb) x 2

Row 24 [RS]: (lb) x 2, (gr) x 4, g, c, w2, (lb) x 2, w3, b3, (lb) x 2, b2, (lb) x 2

Row 25 [WS]: (lb) x 2, b7, dg, w2, dg, b, dg, w, c, g, (gr) x 3, dg, (lb) x 3

Corner - start decreasing!

Row 26 [RS]: (lb) x 3, dg, (gr) x 3, c, dg, w, (lb) x 2, w3, b7, (lb) x 2

Row 27 [WS]: lb, b7, dg, w3, dg, w, dg, c, g, (gr) x 3, (lb) x 3

Row 28 [RS]: (lb) x 3, (gr) x 3, c2, dg, w4, dg, b7, lb

Row 29 [WS]: lb, b7, dg, w3, dg, c2, (gr) x 2, dg, gr, (lb) x 2

Row 30 [RS]: (lb) x 2, gr, dg, (gr) x 2, c2, (dg) x 4, bu, b3, dg, b2, lb

Row 31 [WS]: lb, b2, (dg) x 2, b, bu, r4, c2, g2, gr, dg, (lb) x 2

Row 32 [RS]: (lb) x 2, dg, (gr) x 2, g, c2, r3, (bu) x 2, b4, lb

Row 33 [WS]: (lb) x 2, b2, (bu) x 2, r5, g, (gr) x 3, (lb) x 2

Row 34 [RS]: (lb) x 2, dg, g2, c, r5, (bu) x 2, (lb) x 3

Row 35 [WS]: (lb) x 2, r7, c3, (lb) x 3

Row 36 [RS]: (lb) x 3, r9, (lb) x 2

Row 37 [WS]: (lb) x 2, r8, (lb) x 3

Row 38 [RS]: (lb) x 4, r5, (lb) x 3

Row 39 [WS]: (lb) x 11

Row 40 [RS]: (lb) x 10

Row 41 [WS]: (lb) x 9

Row 42 [RS]: (lb) x 8

Row 43 [WS]: (lb) x 7

Row 44 [RS]: (lb) x 6

Row 45 [WS]: (lb) x 5

Row 46 [RS]: (lb) x 4

Row 47 [WS]: (lb) x 3

Row 48 [RS]: (lb) x 2

Row 49 [WS]: lb

Macaw /Parrot C2C Graph

This Graph is my own creation, my own pixel art made from scratch in Stitch Fiddle! Please respect my copyright and do not repost or distribute this graph anywhere else!
You can save the graph image for your own personal use to a file on your PC, by right mouse click, option "Save Image". Once saved to your pc, you can print it out.

Macaw/Parrot C2C Graph

I hope you enjoy this pattern!
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Macaw/ Parrot C2C Square
Written Instructions, Pictures and Graph - Copyright © 2019 Kinga Erdem

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  1. Cannot wait to start. My daughter is 7 weeks pregnant and I want to make her a blanket for the baby. thank you for the free pattern

    1. You're very welcome! :) And congratulations!

  2. This is beautiful. I have been able to save all the other blocks to my computer, but this one will not save as pdf. Have tried several different time. Can you help? I save to my computer so I can print out as I need, like f traveling and don’t have my computer. Thank you for sharing your creativity, your time and your talent. All the best to you and yours.

    1. Hi Terri,
      With right mouse click on the graph and choose the option "Save image/ graph" and it will save it to your pc. Then you can print it out.