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! Or you can get the pattern free below!
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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
Helpful Links: Stitch Pattern Video Tutorial; Crochet Abbreviations
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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!
All 12 Patterns as Lion Brand Kits!
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Mama in a Stitch - Cozy Blanket Cardigan & Willow Wrap Shrug
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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The link to the Video Tutorial is incorrect. It goes to Happy Holidays Tree Skirt & Stocking Tutorial
It is correct, it is the same stitch pattern. 🙂
Oh OK! Thanks, Tamara!
Do you have any suggestions for a good yarn substitution for those of us that can't use wool? I love wool, but my skin doesn't! 😀
Yes! I would recommend Lion Brand Hometown USA *or* Heartland Thick and Quick, whichever colors you prefer. Both are 100% acrylic and the same weight. 🙂
I love the looks of this afghan. Directions looks simple enough to follow. Might adjust it on one end to ry and make a snuggy with it. Been looking for a simple snuggy pattern. But not coming up with one.
I hope you enjoy making it! Thank you!
Hello! I've been enjoying your site for a long while now. Lovely, lovely pattern. I would like to make it in a worsted (#4) yarn. Would you have any suggestions for the amount of yarn I might need? I want to do it in an ombre, so getting enough of the same die lot will be an issue - want to make sure I have enough! Thank you in advance for any and all help! (BTW, I have my friend hooked on your site too!)
Hello Anj! To determine the amount of yarn, you'll need to make a swatch and see how much yarn that uses. 🙂
And thank you!
Wow! You just opened a whole new door for me. NOW I know how to figure yarn requirements for anything I might crochet and any yarn I might use. Being an engineer I have to wonder why I NEVER thought of that myself! Thank you again!
I'm so glad I could help! 😀
The patterns finished size is 38” x 48”. If I wanted to make it larger like say 50” x 65”...how would I need to change the pattern? Or should I just choose another pattern?
Hello Becky! The stitch multiple is listed above: Stitch Multiple: mult of 6 +5, +2 for the tch
But even easier, I would recommend the long chain method: https://www.mooglyblog.com/long-starting-chains-made-easy/
You are such a help! I greatly admire you.
Thank you so much!