Lion Brand put together an amazing collection of patterns for the 12 Weeks of Christmas – and one of those patterns is the Snowdrifts Afghan!
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The Snowdrifts Afghan features a stitch pattern I started using last Christmas season – but this time I’ve paired it with squishy sparkly Wool-Ease Thick & Quick! The two colorways used – Mystical and Celebration – both feature a gorgeous and eye-catching metallic thread. It’s not easy to capture on camera, but in person, it gives this blanket a lot of oomph!
You can get the Snowdrifts Afghan pattern now as a kit from Lion Brand Yarn – along with all the other gorgeous 12 Weeks of Christmas patterns! Or you can get the pattern free below!
US-P/Q, 15.0mm hook – Furls Crochet
740 yds Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (“6″/ Super Bulky/ UK 14-16 ply; 87 yds/80 m; 5oz)
Color A: Mystical – 5 balls, or 420 yds
Color B: Celebration – 4 balls, or 320 yds
Gauge: 6 sts x 4 rows= 4″/10 cm in pattern
Size: 38” x 48”
Stitch Multiple: mult of 6 +5, +2 for the tch
Row 1: With Color A, ch 55, dc in the 4th ch from the hook, dc in the next 2 chs, *ch 2, sl st in the next 3 chs, ch 2, dc in the next 3 chs; rep from * until 1 st remains, dc in the last st, turn. (53 sts – skipped ch 3 counts as first dc of row here and throughout)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, *ch 2, sl st in next ch-2 sp, skip next sl st, dc in next sl st, skip next sl st, sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * until 1 st remains, dc in the last st finishing st with Color B, turn. (53 sts)
Row 3: Continuing with Color B, ch 3, dc in blo of next 3 sts, *ch 2, sl st in next ch-2 sp, dc in blo of next dc, sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc in blo of next 3 sts; rep from * until 1 st remains, dc in the last st, turn. (53 sts)
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, *ch 2, sl st in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * until 1 st remains, dc in the last st finishing st with Color A, turn. (53 sts)
Rows 5 – 44: Repeat Rows 3 and 4, switching colors every 2 rows. Break Color B.
Row 45: With Color A, repeat Row 3. (53 sts)
Row 46: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, *3 dc in next dc, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * until 1 st remains, sc in the last st, do not turn. (53 sts)
Edging Round 1: Sc evenly around blanket, working 3 sc in each corner; join.
Edging Round 2: Ch 1, sc in blo of each st around, working 3 sc in blo of each corner; join and break Color A. Weave in ends.
I’m so excited to share some of the awesome projects my fellow designers have created to celebrate the 12 Weeks of Christmas – it’s a treasure trove of awesomeness for the holidays! Be sure to check them all out at the links below!
Make and Do Crew – Coming Soon!
All About Ami – Two Tone Scarf Wrap
Knot Bad – Cupcake Pillow Holder
Sewrella – Heirloom Cabled Throw
1 Dog Woof – Scandinavian Santa Gnome Amigurumi
Rescued Paw – Shimmering Snow Cowl
Little Monkeys Crochet – Landon Slouch and Scarf
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