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Christmas Snowflakes Crochet Blanket Pattern

Get into the Christmas spirit with this wonderful Christmas crochet throw. When it comes to crochet afghan patterns, the Christmas Snowflakes Crochet Blanket Pattern is one of the most warm and festive. A rich, Cabernet red is the perfect color to add a little seasonal spice to any room. Better yet, the snowflake motifs will remind you of a winter wonderland! This free crochet pattern will add rustic touch for a perfect country Christmas look.

Intermediate

Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • Caron ® one Pound ™ (16 oz/454 g; 812 yds/742 m) - Contrast A: Taupe (10511) 2 balls, Contrast B: Claret (10562) 2 balls
  • Crochet hook: Size U.S. K/10 ½ (6.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle

Size: Approx 51" x 65" [129.5 x 165 cm]

Gauge: 1 square = 7" [18 cm] square

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

First Square

With A, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, [sc in ring, ch 7 sc in ring, ch 2] 4 times; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off—8 sc, 4 ch-2 sps, and 4 ch-7 corner sps.

Rnd 2: With RS facing, join B with sc in any ch-2 sp, ch 2, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-2 sp; working behind ch-7 sps, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in each remaining ch-2 sp around; join with slip st in first sc—12 sc, and 8 ch-2 sps.

Rnd 3: (Slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 7, slip st in 7th ch from hook, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next 2 ch-2 sps, ch 7, slip st in 7th ch from hook] 3 times; join with slip st in first sc—16 sc, 8 ch- 2 sps, and 4 ch-7 corner sps. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: With RS facing, join A with sc in any ch-2 sp following a ch-7 corner sp, ch 2, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp; working behind ch-7 sps, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in each remaining ch-2 sp around; join with slip st in first sc—24 sc, and 16 ch-2 sps.

Rnd 5: (Slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next 3 ch-2 sps, ch 5, slip st in 5th ch from hook, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next 4 ch-2 sps, ch 5, slip st in 5th ch from hook] 3 times; join with slip st in first sc—32 sc, 16 ch-2 sps, and 4 ch-5 corner sps. Fasten off. Interlock ch-7 and ch-5 corner sps: From RS, insert hook (or fingers) in a ch-7 sp of Rnd 1 and draw corresponding ch-7 sp of Rnd 3 through. Insert hook (or fingers) in ch-7 sp of Rnd 3 and draw corresponding ch-5 sp of Rnd 5 through. Repeat around square until all 4 sets of ch-sps are interlocked.

Rnd 6: Join B with sc in any ch-5 c orner sp, ch 2, sc in same ch-5 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each remaining ch-2 and ch-5 sp around; join with slip st in first sc—40 sc, and 20 ch-2 sps.

Rnd 7: (Slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 5, sc) in first ch-2 sp, *[ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, ch 3, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc—24 sc, 20 ch-3 sps, and 4 ch-5 corner sps. Fasten off.

 

Next Square

(Make and join 62 more squares). With A, ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnds 1–6: Work Rnds 1–6 of First Square. Make and join squares to form a grid of 9 rows of 7 squares each. Before working the joining rnd, determine placement of square. Join the ch-sps of each square to neighboring squares by working a side-join instead of a ch-3, and a corner-join instead of a corner ch-5, as follows: Side-join: ch 1, slip st in corresponding ch-3 sp of neighboring square, ch 1. Corner- join: ch 2, slip st in corner ch-5 sp of neighboring square, ch 2.

Rnd 7 (joining rnd): (Slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 5 or corner-join, sc) in first ch-2 sp, *[ch 3 or side-join, sc in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, ch 3 or side- join, (sc, ch 5 or corner-join, sc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 3 or side-join, sc in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, ch 3 or side-join; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

 

Border

Rnd 1: With RS facing, join B with sc in any corner ch-5 sp of Throw, ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same ch-5 corner sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, ch 3, *sc2tog over next 2 ch-sps (where squares are joined), [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, ch 3; repeat from * across to next corner ch-5 sp of Throw, **(sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-5 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, ch 3, ***sc2tog over next 2 ch-sps, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, ch 3; repeat from *** across to next corner ch-5 sp of Throw; repeat from ** around; join with slip st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Slip st in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, ch 3, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc. r nd 3: Slip st in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, slip st in 3rd ch from hook, 2 dc) in same ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, *(2 dc, ch 3, slip st in 3rd ch from hook, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off.

 

Finishing

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

 

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