Some very easy granny square crocheting instructions to help you create this beautiful Christmas Afghan.
WT1042 Crochet Wreaths Afghan (Easy)
Afghan measures approximately 47" x 66"
TLC® "Essentials™": 29 Ounces 2316 Winter White CA, 9 ounces 2915 Cranberry CB, 8 ounces 2675 Dark Thyme CC, and 3 ounces 2672 Light Thyme CD.(4 Medium) TLC® "Essentials™", Art. E514 (6 ounce/312 yard solid color; 4.5 ounce/245 yarn multi color skein)
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
GAUGE: Square measures 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
NOTE: Leave 8" length of yarn after fastening off each color to sew squares together.
ONE COLOR SQUARE
(Make 211 CA, 68 CB, and 8 CC): Ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc into ring, [ch 2, 3 dc in ring] 3 times; hdc in top of ch-3 to join and form last sp; TURN.
Rnd 2 (Right Side): Ch 3, 2 dc over hdc, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp, ch 1] 3 times, 3 dc over hdc, ch 2; join with a sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off leaving a long end.
TWO COLOR SQUARE
(Make 108 CA/CB, 48 CD/CC, 24 CA/CC, and 8 CB/CC):
NOTE: All two color squares are started with the darker color as written for each square.
With darker color, ch 4; join with a sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ring, drop darker color, tie on other color – DO NOT FASTEN OFF DARKER COLOR, with lighter color ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ring; hdc in top of ch-3 to join and form last sp; TURN.
Rnd 2 (Right Side): With lighter color, ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 2 dc over hdc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, drop lighter color, with darker color ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc over hdc; sl st into ch-2 loop at top of ch-3. Fasten off leaving a long end. Sew squares together following chart. Weave in ends.
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join CB in any corner ch-2 sp; ch 1, ** (sc, ch 2, sc) all in corner sp, ch 1, * [sc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, skip sp] twice, sc in seam between squares, ch 1; rep from * to next corner; rep from ** around; join with a sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Sl st into sp, ch 1; (sc, ch 3, sc) all in sp – picot made; * picot in next sp; rep from * around; join. Fasten off.
ABBREVIATIONS: approx = approximately; beg = beginning; CA, CB, CC, CD = colors A, B, C, D; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; lp(s) = loop(s); mm = millimeters; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sl st = slip stitch; sp(s) = space(s); st(s) = stitch (es); tog = together;  = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.
This pattern with its easy granny square crocheting instructions, is perfect for the beginner. This is a wonderful project because first of course it is easy and second it is gorgeous.
When ever somebody is learning a new skill they want to create something beautiful not just a plain square.