Christmas Wrapping Afghan & Pillow - free crochet pattern

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Christmas Wrapping Afghan & Pillow

Original design by Maggie Weldon

Skill Level: Intermediate
 
Finished size
About 41" wide by 51" long; (104cm wide by 129.5cm 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)
 
Additional Materials: Yarn Needle.
10" square Pillow Form.
 
Crochet Hook: 
Size I-9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
 
Gauge: 
Each Block = 10" x 10" (25cm x 25cm)

 

Abbreviations

beg - beginning
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
lp - loop
rem - remaining
rep - repeat
rnd - round
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sp - space
st - stitch
tr - treble crochet
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.

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).

 

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.

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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