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Skadi Nordic C2C Square

The Skadi Nordic C2C Square is inspired by fair isle zig zag designs, and towering Scandinavian mountains. It is one of twelve C2C squares in the Winter Nordic C2C Afghan CAL hosted by Juniper and Oakes. Keep reading for the free chart, and more information about this CAL.

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Inspiration + Design

When I saw Erin post about her idea for a Nordic, fair isle inspired afghan collaboration, I knew I had to jump in. Nordic-ness runs in my blood, and I love the clean + crisp style of Scandinavia. My mom’s side of the family comes from Norway and Sweden. We make lefse every Thanksgiving and Christmas, and smother it with butter and lingonberries. My grandma always cracked open a jar of lutefisk on New Year’s Eve, but I steered clear of that pungent tradition!

Scandinavian design, specifically Scandinavian folk design, speaks to me. The fluid shapes, and bright colors have drawn me in since I was a kid. Then, fair isle takes it to a new level. I adore all the undulating zig zag patterns of fair isle. Therefore, I wanted to design my C2C square to be a simple zig zag pattern.

What’s up with the name? During my search for a Scandinavian name (Zig Zag Square doesn’t have enough flair), the name for the Nordic goddess of the wild, mountains, and hunting surfaced in my research– Skadi. Since those mountain scapes draw me into Scandinavia, Skadi seemed the best name for this Nordic C2C square.

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Yarn + Substitutes

A huge shoutout to We Crochet/Knit Picks for providing yarn support for the Skadi Nordic C2C Square! They graciously offered each designer the Swish Worsted to design a square. If you haven’t given this yarn a try, I highly recommend it! It’s 100% superwash merino wool, and is soft as a billowy cloud. You’ll never want to stop cuddling this blanket made with Swish Worsted.

You can browse all the amazing colors here.

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PATTERN

Do you want a printable version?
This PDF is only available as part of the Nordic Winter C2C Afghan eBook.
The eBook includes…
-all 12 squares with written instructions + charts
-video tutorials for how to crochet C2C in HDC, and how to join the squares
-designer support for all 12 squares
-cheat sheet for how to crochet C2C (this is my favorite resource!)
Click here to purchase the eBook for $9.99.

Materials

  • Yarn – Swish Worsted
    • You will need two colors.
    • MC = 118 yds (white)
    • CC = 132 yds (red)
  • Crochet Hook – J/10 (6.00mm)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Blocking mat + pins (if desired)

Skill Level

Level 2 – Advanced Beginner

Corner – to – corner (C2C) crochet can be a quick learning skill, but it would be helpful to have an understanding of HDC, CH, crocheting into a CH SP, SL ST, and reading a C2C colorwork chart before starting this pattern.

Notes

  • This square is worked in HDC C2C (corner to corner) consisting of CH 2 + 3 HDCs per square.
  • Increases consist of CH 5 + 3 HDCs.
  • Feel free to change the HDC C2C to DC C2C, but this will change your gauge.
  • Always check gauge before starting any crochet project.

Gauge

6 blocks x 6 blocks in HDC C2C

Gauge is measured after blocking.

Finished Size

The blocked square will measure 15.5″ x 15.5″.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • CH(s) – chains
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • RS – right side
  • WS – wrong side
  • SL ST – slip stitch
  • CH SP – chain space

Helpful Tutorials for C2C Crochet

Erin from Juniper & Oakes gathered some amazing resources for the Nordic Winter C2C Afghan. They are listed below.

Written Pattern

ROW 1 : With the CC (red), begin the first square by CH 5, and HDC into the 3rd CH from hook. HDC in next 2 CHs.

Continue onto Row 2 reading the written instructions, or the chart below. Have fun!

↙ Row 1 [RS]: (CC) x 1
↗ Row 2 [WS]: (CC) x 2
↙ Row 3 [RS]: (CC) x 3
↗ Row 4 [WS]: (CC) x 4
↙ Row 5 [RS]: (CC) x 5
↗ Row 6 [WS]: (CC) x 2, (MC) x 4
↙ Row 7 [RS]: (MC) x 4, (CC) x 3
↗ Row 8 [WS]: (CC) x 3, (MC) x 5
↙ Row 9 [RS]: (CC) x 4, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 4
↗ Row 10 [WS]: (CC) x 4, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 4
↙ Row 11 [RS]: (MC) x 4, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 5
↗ Row 12 [WS]: (CC) x 2, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 4
↙ Row 13 [RS]: (MC) x 5, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 4, (CC) x 3
↗ Row 14 [WS]: (CC) x 3, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 3, (MC) x 1
↙ Row 15 [RS]: (MC) x 2, (CC) x 2, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 4, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 4
↗ Row 16 [WS]: (CC) x 4, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 4, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 3, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 1
↙ Row 17 [RS]: (CC) x 1, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 2, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 5
↗ Row 18 [WS]: (CC) x 2, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 4, (CC) x 3, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 1
↙ Row 19 [RS]: (MC) x 1, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 9, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 4, (CC) x 3
↗ Row 20 [WS]: (CC) x 3, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 3, (MC) x 4, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 2
↙ Row 21 [RS]: (CC) x 1, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 2, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 4, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 4
↗ Row 22 [WS]: (CC) x 4, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 4, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 3, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 4, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 1
↙ Row 23 [RS]: (CC) x 2, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 4, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 2, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 5
↗ Row 24 [WS]: (CC) x 2, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 4, (CC) x 3, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 2
↙ Row 25 [RS]: (CC) x 3, (MC) x 4, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 9, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 4, (CC) x 3

CORNER

↗ Row 26 [WS]: (CC) x 2, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 3, (MC) x 4, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 2
↙ Row 27 [RS]: (CC) x 5, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 2, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 4, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 2
↗ Row 28 [WS]: (CC) x 1, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 4, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 3, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 4, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 4
↙ Row 29 [RS]: (CC) x 4, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 4, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 2, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 1
↗ Row 30 [WS]: (MC) x 2, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 4, (CC) x 3, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 3
↙ Row 31 [RS]: (CC) x 3, (MC) x 4, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 9, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 1
↗ Row 32 [WS]: (MC) x 1, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 3, (MC) x 4, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 2
↙ Row 33 [RS]: (CC) x 5, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 2, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 1
↗ Row 34 [WS]: (CC) x 1, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 3, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 4, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 4
↙ Row 35 [RS]: (CC) x 4, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 4, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 2, (MC) x 2
↗ Row 36 [WS]: (MC) x 1, (CC) x 3, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 3
↙ Row 37 [RS]: (CC) x 3, (MC) x 4, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 5
↗ Row 38 [WS]: (MC) x 4, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 5, (CC) x 2
↙ Row 39 [RS]: (CC) x 5, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 1, (MC) x 4
↗ Row 40 [WS]: (CC) x 4, (MC) x 2, (CC) x 4
↙ Row 41 [RS]: (CC) x 4, (MC) x 1, (CC) x 4
↗ Row 42 [WS]: (MC) x 5, (CC) x 3
↙ Row 43 [RS]: (CC) x 3, (MC) x 4
↗ Row 44 [WS]: (MC) x 4, (CC) x 2
↙ Row 45 [RS]: (CC) x 5
↗ Row 46 [WS]: (CC) x 4
↙ Row 47 [RS]: (CC) x 3
↗ Row 48 [WS]: (CC) x 2
↙ Row 49 [RS]: (CC) x 1

Skadi Nordic C2C Square Chart

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Nordic Winter C2C Afghan CAL

This crochet pattern is part of 12 C2C squares that create the Nordic Winter C2C Afghan CAL. This CAL (crochet a long) is hosted by Juniper & Oakes, and you can share your progress inside her Facebook Community Group. Two squares are released every week through October and November, but you can purchase an eBook of all 12 Squares, plus a ton (and I mean A TON) of photo + video tutorials on how to crochet C2C. Follow the links below to learn more about this CAL, purchase the eBook, or purchase the Skadi PDF pattern.

  • Learn more about this CAL – click here
  • Buy the eBook of all 12 squares and C2C tutorials – click here

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