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Santa's Favorite Afghan

You'll be as jolly as Santa Claus during the winter with this cozy Christmas crochet pattern. Santa's Favorite Afghan is a classic plaid crochet design that is perfect for the holiday season. Chunky red and white squares will add a warm, festive glow to your home. What could be more appealing than this comfy blanket after a stroll in a winter wonderland? You'll never want to leave the couch when you're wrapped up in one of the best crochet afghan patterns of the season!

Easy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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


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Materials:

  • Patons Decor (100 g/3.5 oz) or Patons Canadiana (100 g/3.5 oz) Main Color (MC) (red) 9 balls Contrast A (aran) 9 balls
  • Crochet hook: Size 5.5 mm (U.S. I or 9) crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension

Size: Approx 61 x 56 ins [154.5 x 142 cm]

Gauge: 15 sts and 25 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in pattern

Abbreviations: dcfp = Yoh. Insert hook from front to back around post of next st. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. dcbp = Yoh. Insert hook from back to front around post of next st. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. trfp = (Yoh) twice. Insert hook from front to back around post of next st. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. trbp = (Yoh) twice. Insert hook from back to front around post of next st. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

With A, ch 205.

Foundation row: (RS). With A, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each of next 16 ch. *With MC, 1 dc in each of next 29 ch. With A, 1 dc in each of next 17 ch. Rep from * to last ch. With A, 1 dc in last ch. With A, ch 3. Turn. 203 dc.

1st row: Miss first dc. With A, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc. *1 dcbp in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of next 13 dc. With MC, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc. 1 dcbp in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of next 7 dc. With A, 1 dc in each of next 13 dc. Rep from * to last 11 dc. With A, 1 dcbp in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of next 8 dc. With A, ch 3. Turn.

2nd row: Miss first dc. *With A, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc. 1 trfp in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of next 7 dc**. With MC, 1 dc in each of next 13 dc. 1 trfp in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of next 13 dc. Rep from * to last 18 sts, then rep from * to ** once more. With A, 1 dc in last dc. With A, ch 3. Turn.

3rd to 6th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows twice.

7th row: Miss first dc. With A, 1 dcfp in each of next 8 sts. *1dcbp in next st. 1 dcfp in each of next 14 sts. With MC, 1 dcfp in each of next 8 sts. 1 dcbp in next st. 1 dcfp in each of next 8 sts. With A, 1 dcfp in each of next 14 sts. Rep from * to last 10 sts. With A, 1 dcbp in next st. 1 dcfp in each of next 9 sts. With A, ch 3. Turn.

8th row: Miss first dc. *With A, 1 dcbp in each of next 7 sts. 1 dcfp in next st. 1 dcbp in next st. 1 dcfp in next st. 1 dcbp in each of next 7 sts. With MC, 1 dcbp in each of next 13 sts. 1 dcfp in next st. 1 dcbp in next st. 1 dcfp in next st. With MC, 1 dcbp in each of next 13 sts. Rep from * to last 18 sts. With A, 1 dcbp in each of next 7 sts. 1 dcfp in next st. 1 dcbp in next st. 1 dcfp in next st. 1 dcbp in each of next 8 sts. With A, ch 3. Turn.

9th to 14th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows 3 times.

15th row: Miss first dc. (With A, 1 dc in next st. With MC, 1 dc in next st) 3 times. With A, 1 dc in next st. *With MC, 1 trbp in next st. With A, 1 trbp in next st. With MC, 1 trbp in next st**. (With A, 1 dc in next st. With MC, 1 dc in next st) 10 times. With A, 1 trbp in next st. With MC, 1 trbp in next st. With A, 1 trbp in next st. (With MC, 1 dc in next st. With A, 1 dc in next st) 10 times. Rep from * to last 11 sts, then rep from * to ** once. (With A, 1 dc in next st. With MC, 1 dc in next st) 4 times. With A, ch 3. Turn.

16th row: Miss first dc. *With A, 1 dcfp in next st. With MC, 1 dcfp in next st. Rep from * to end of row. With MC, ch 3. Turn.

17th row: Miss first dc. With MC, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc. *1 dcbp in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of next 13 dc. With A, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc. 1 dcbp in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of next 7 dc. With MC, 1 dc in each of next 13 dc. Rep from * to last 11 dc. With MC, 1 dcbp in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of next 8 dc. With MC, ch 3. Turn.

18th row: Miss first dc. *With MC, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc. 1 trfp in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of next 7 dc**. With A, 1 dc in each of next 13 dc. 1 trfp in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of next 13 dc. Rep from * to last 18 sts, then rep from * to ** once. With MC, 1 dc in last dc. With MC, ch 3. Turn.

19th to 22nd rows: As 17th and 18th rows twice.

23rd row: Miss first dc. With MC, 1 dcfp in each of next 8 sts. *1 dcbp in next st. 1 dcfp in each of next 14 sts. With A, 1 dcfp in each of next 8 sts. 1 dcbp in next st. 1 dcfp in each of next 8 sts. With MC, 1 dcfp in each of next 14 sts. Rep from * to last 10 sts. With MC, 1 dcbp in next st. 1 dcfp in each of next 9 sts. With MC, ch 3. Turn.

24th row: Miss first dc. *With MC, 1 dcbp in each of next 7 sts. 1 dcfp in next st. 1 dcbp in next st. 1 dcfp in next st. 1 dcbp in each of next 7 sts. With A, 1 dcfp in each of next 13 sts. 1 dcfp in next st. 1 dcbp in next st. 1 dcfp in next st. 1 dcbp in each of next 13 sts. Rep from * to last 18 sts. With MC, 1 dcbp in each of next 7 sts. 1 dcfp in next st. 1 dcbp in next st. 1dcfp in next st. 1dcbp in each of next 8 sts. With MC, ch 3. Turn.

25th to 30th rows: As 17th and 18th rows 3 times.

31st row: As 15th row.

32nd row: As 16th row. These 32 rows form pat. Rep last 32 rows twice more then 1st to 14th rows once more. Fasten off.

Edging:

1st rnd: With RS of Afghan facing, join MC with sl st in top right corner. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp. Work 1 row sc evenly around outer edge, working 3 sc in corners. Join with sl st to first sc. Break yarn.

2nd rnd: With RS of work facing, join A in back loop of center sc of any corner. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sc. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in back loop of next sc. Rep from * across to next corner**. 3 sc in back loop of corner sc. Rep from * around, ending at **. Join with sl st to first sc. Break yarn.

3rd rnd: With RS of work facing, join MC with sl st in back loop of any missed sc of 1st und. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 1. Miss next sc of 2nd rnd. 1 sc over ch-1 sp in back loop of next free sc of 1st rnd**. Rep from * across to next corner. Ch 5. Miss next 3 sc of 2nd rnd*. Rep from * to * twice more, then from * to ** once more. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

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What I like about this afghan is the color and the alternating maroon and white squares. I guess Santa likes the colors that are not too bright.

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