Christmas Wrapping Afghan Crochet Pattern

The Christmas Wrapping Afghan (made with worsted weight yarn)

 

The Icy Snowflake Afghan (made with bulky weight yarn)

 

Original Design By:Maggie Weldon

Skill Level: Intermediate

 

Sizes:

Christmas Wrapping Afghan - Using Worsted Weight Yarn:

About 41" wide by 51" long;

(104cm wide by 129.5cm long).

Icy Snowflake Afghan - Using Bulky Weight Yarn:

About 50" wide by 62" long;

(127cm wide by 157.5cm long).

 

Materials:

Using Worsted Weight Yarn:

Worsted Weight Yarn :

White (A) - 9oz, 480yd; (255g, 432m)

Christmas Green (B) - 9oz, 480yd; (255g, 432m)

Holiday Red (C) - 15oz, 800yd; (425g, 720m)

 

Using Bulky Weight Yarn:

Bulky Weight Yarn :

White (A) - 28oz, 872yd; (800g, 800m)

Memphis Blues (D) – 49oz, 1526yd; (1400g, 1400m)

 

Additional Materials: Yarn Needle.

Using Worsted Weight Yarn:

10" square Pillow Form.

Using Bulky Weight Yarn:

12" square Pillow Form.

 

Crochet Hook:

Using Worsted Weight Yarn:

Size I-9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Using Bulky Weight Yarn:

Size L-11 (8.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

 

Gauge:

Using Worsted Weight Yarn:

Each Block = 10" x 10" (25cm x 25cm)

Using Bulky Weight Yarn:

Each Block = 12" x 12" (30.5cm x 30.5cm)

 

Abbreviations

beg

beginning

rnd

round

ch

chain

sc

single crochet(s)

dc

double crochet

slst(s)

slip stitch(es)

hdc

half double crochet

sp(s)

space(s)

lp(s)

loop(s)

st(s)

stitch(es)

rem

remaining

tr

treble crochet

rep

repeat

yo

yarn over

 

JOINING WITH SC

When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

 

Special Stitches

Shell: (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in same st or sp indicated.

Shell#1: (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in same st or sp indicated.

Shell#2: (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in same st or sp indicated.

Double Treble Crochet (dtr): Yo hook 3 times, insert hook in st or sp indicated, pull up lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 4 times.

 

NOTE: Pattern is written for Worsted Weight version with Bulky Weight version in parentheses.

 

AFGHAN

Snowflake Block (Make 20)

Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with A, ch8, join with slst to first ch to form ring; ch3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), 23dc in ring; join with slst to first dc (3rd ch of ch-3). (24dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, (dc, ch2, 2dc) in same st as joining (first shell made), skip next 2 dc, [shell in next dc, skip next 2 dc] around; join as before. (8 shells)

Rnd 3: Slst to first ch-2sp, ch3, (dc, ch2, 2dc) in same sp, ch2, [shell in next shell-sp, ch2] around; join as before.

Rnd 4: Slst to first ch-2sp, ch3 (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in same sp, ch2, shell#1 in next shell-sp, ch3, [shell#1 in next shell-sp, ch2, shell#1 in next shell-sp, ch3] around; join as before. Finish off and weave in ends.

Rnd 5: With right side facing, join B (D) with sc to first shell-sp, **2sc in same sp, sc in each of next 3 dc, sc in next ch-2sp, *ch2, sc in ch-2sp on Rnd 3 (two rows below), ch2, sc in corresponding sp between shells on Rnd 2, ch2, sc in same ch-2sp on Rnd 3, ch2*, sc in same ch-2sp on Rnd 4, sc in each of next 3 dc on Rnd 4, 3sc in next ch-2sp, sc in each of next 3 dc, sc in next ch-3sp, rep from *to* once, sc in ch-3sp on Rnd 4, sc in each of next 3 dc, sc in next sp**; rep from **to** around; join with slst to first sc.

Rnd 6: Slst in next sc (center sc of 3-sc group), ch1, sc in same sc, *ch3, 3dc in next ch-2sp on Rnd 4 between 2 sc of Rnd 5, ch3, skip next 5 sc, sc in next sc, ch3, (3dtr, ch3, 3dtr) in next ch-3sp on Rnd 4 between 2 sc of Rnd 5 (corner), ch3, skip next 5 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around, omitting last sc on final repeat; join with slst to first sc. Finish off B (Worsted Weight version) and weave in ends.DO NOT FINISH OFF D (Bulky Weight version).

 

Worsted Weight Version Only

Rnd 7: With right side facing, join C with slst to any corner ch-3sp, ch3, (dc, ch3, 2dc) in same sp, *dc in each of next 3dtr, 2dc in next ch-3sp, dc in next sc, 2dc in next ch-3sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, 2dc in next ch-3sp,dc in next sc, 2dc in next ch-3sp, dc in each of next 3dtr, shell#2 in next corner ch-3sp; rep from * around, omitting last shell on final repeat; join with slst to first dc.

 

Bulky Weight Version Only

Rnd 7: Ch3, *2dc in next ch-3sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, 2dc in next ch-3sp,dc in next sc, 2dc in next ch-3sp, dc in each of next 3dtr, shell#2 in next corner ch-3sp, dc in each of next 3dtr, 2dc in next ch-3sp, dc in next sc; rep from * around, omitting last dc on final repeat; join with slst to first dc.

 

Both Versions

Rnd 8: Ch3, [dc in next dc] around, working shell#2 in each corner ch-3sp; join with slst to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.

 

Assembly – use photo as guide

With right sides facing, using C (D) and yarn needle, whip-stitch Blocks together through back loops only, matching sts and corners to form Afghan 4 Blocks wide by 5 Blocks long.

 

Border

With right side of Afghan facing, join C (D) with slst to any corner ch-3sp, ch3, (dc, ch3, 2dc) in same sp, *dc in each of next 27 dc, [dc in sp before join of next 2 Blocks, dc in join, dc in corner sp of next Block, dc in each of next 27 dc] across to next corner, shell#2 in next corner sp; rep from * around, omitting last shell on final repeat; join with slst to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.

 

PILLOW

Make 2 Snowflake Blocks.

 

Pillow Border

Rnd 1: Holding both Snowflake Blocks with wrong sides together (right sides facing), matching stitches and shaping, working through both thicknesses, join C (D) with slst to any corner ch-2sp, ch5 (counts as first dc and ch-2), 2dc in same sp, *[dc in next dc] across to next corner, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner ch-2sp; rep from * once more (3 sides complete), working in single thickness only of front-facing Block, [dc in next dc] across last side, dc in first corner ch-2sp; join with slst to first dc (3rd ch of ch-3). (Three sides joined, one side open for inserting pillow form.)

Rnd 2: Slst in ch-2sp, ch5, 2dc in same sp, [dc in next dc] around, working (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in each corner ch-2sp, ending with dc in first corner ch-2sp; join with slst to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.

 

Insert Pillow Form. If desired, using C (D) and yarn needle, sew fourth side closed.

 

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