Crocheted snowflake Afghan

Make your family cozy with this lovely Afghan.

By Patons Design Studio

How to make a crocheted snowflake Afghan

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This cosy throw is perfect for storytime in an easy chair or catnaps on the sofa.

Take a look at an enlarged image of the Afghan.

Finshed afghan is approx 137 x 114.5 cm (54 x 45 ins).

You need: 
Patons Decor acrylic/wool blend yarn
(100 g balls) as follows:
Main Colour (MC) Winter White, 9 balls
Contrast A (A) Claret, 6 balls
5 mm crochet hook OR whichever hook you require to produce the tension
given below
Tapestry needle

Tension
One square = 23 cm (9 ins) square. Work to exact tension with specified yarn to obtain satisfactory results.

Special abbreviations
BCL = Beginning cluster
BTCL = Beginning treble cluster
CL = Cluster
sc3tog = Draw up loop in last st of square, draw up loop in sp between squares, draw up loop in first st of next square, yoh and draw through 4 loops.
TCL = Treble cluster

To make:
SQUARE (make 50)
With MC, ch 5. Join with sl st.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 15 dc in ring. Sl st to top of ch 3. 16 dc in rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 3. [Yoh and draw up loop, yoh and draw through 2 loops] twice in same sp as last sl st. Yoh and draw through 3 loops -- BCL made. Ch 3. *Skip next dc. [Yoh and draw up loop in next st, yoh and draw through 2 loops] 3 times all in next st. Yoh and draw through 4 loops – CL made. Ch 3. Rep from * 6 times more. Sl st to top of BCL. 8 CL in rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 3. BCL in first CL. Ch 3. 1 sc in next ch 3 sp. Ch 3. *CL in next CL. Ch 3.
1 sc in next ch 3 sp. Ch 3. Rep from *
6 times more. Sl st to top of BCL.

Rnd 4: Ch 3. BCL in first CL. *Ch 2. 1 tr in next sc. Ch 2. [CL, ch 3, CL, ch 3, CL] in next CL. Ch 2. 1 tr in next sc. Ch 2. 1 CL in next CL. Rep from * twice more. Ch 2. 1 tr in next sc. Ch 2. [CL, ch 3, CL, ch 3, CL] in next CL. Ch 2. 1 tr in next sc. Ch 2. Sl st to top of BCL.

Rnd 5: Ch 4. [Yoh twice and draw up loop, (yoh and draw through 2 loops) twice] twice all in same sp as last sl st. Yoh and draw through 3 loops -- BTCL made. *[Ch 5, 1 sc] 3 times all in top of TCL just made -- corner made. Ch 2. [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in next tr. [Ch 2, 1 sc in next CL, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp] twice. Ch 2. 1 sc in next CL. Ch 2. [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in next tr. Ch 2. [Yoh twice and draw up loop in next st, (yoh and draw through 2 loops) twice] 3 times all in top of next CL. Yoh and draw through 4 loops -- TCL made. Rep from * twice more. [Ch 5, 1sc] 3 times all in CL just made -- corner made. Ch 2. [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in next tr. [Ch 2, 1 sc in next CL, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp] twice. Ch 2. 1 sc in next CL. Ch 2. [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in next tr. Ch 2. Sl st to top of BTCL. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Join A with sl st to 2nd ch of ch 5 sp of 1 corner. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). [2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in same sp as last sl st. *2 dc in next ch 5 sp. Skip next ch 2 sp. 3 tr in next ch 2 sp. Skip next ch 2 sp. [2 dc in next ch 2 sp] 4 times. Skip next ch 2 sp. 3 tr in next ch 2 sp. Skip next ch 2 sp. 2 dc in next ch 5 sp. [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in next ch 5 sp. Rep from * twice more. 2 dc in next ch 5 sp. Skip next ch 2 sp. 3 tr in next ch 2 sp. Skip next ch 2 sp. [2 dc in next ch 2 sp] 4 times. Skip next ch 2 sp. 3 tr in next ch 2 sp. Skip next ch 2 sp. 2 dc in next ch 5 sp. Sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

To join squares:
With right sides together and A, backstitch squares together (for embroidery stitching diagram, click here), as shown in diagram, seen here.

To finish:
Join A with sl st to corner point at edge. [(24 sc along edge of square, sc3tog in corner, 24 sc along edge of square, 3 sc) 5 times, (24 sc along edge of square, 3 sc in point) once, (24 sc along edge of square, sc3tog in corner, 24 sc along edge of square, 3 sc) 4 times] twice. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Make a matching pillow
With 2 balls of MC and 1 ball of A, work 8 squares as given for afghan. With right sides together and A, backstitch 4 squares together, checkerboard style, for pillow-cover Front. Rep for Back. With wrong sides together and edges even, crochet Front to Back as follows: Join A at 1 corner. [Work 1 sc in each st along edge, 3 sc in corner] 3 times. Insert pillow form. Work 1 sc in each st along rem edge. 3 sc in corner. Sl st to first sc.
Next rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, work 1 reverse sc in each sc. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off.


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