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Falling Snowflakes Afghan

Nine skeins of Red Heart Super Saver yarn and a size I crochet hook - that's all you need to create this Falling Snowflakes Afghan! A Christmas granny square blanket is the best way to warm up during the cold winter months and it also makes a great gift. You'll make all the crochet granny squares first and then join them in strips at a time. This free crochet pattern is beautiful for winter and it uses the front post treble crochet stitch.

 

Special thanks to Rkstachurski for selecting the name "Falling Snowflakes."

No Name Crochet Afghan
 

Materials:

  • RED HEART “Super Saver”: 9 skeins 0316 Soft White.
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
  • Yarn needle.

Instructions:

SQUARE (Make 48)-

  1. Rnd 1 (Right Side): Ch 4; dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, [2 dc, ch 3] 3 times all in same ch; join with a sl st to top of beg ch.
     
  2. Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc; (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next ch- 3 sp – corner made; * dc in next 2 dc, corner in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around; join to top of ch-3.
     
  3. Rnd 3: Sl st in next 3 dc, ch 3, corner in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, work Cable over next 4 sts, * dc in next dc, corner in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, work Cable over next 4 sts; rep from * around; join.
     
  4. Rnd 4: Ch 4, * skip next dc, dc in next dc, corner in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, fpdc around next 4 fptr **, dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * around, end at **; join to 3rd ch of ch-4.
     
  5. Rnd 5: Ch 4, * skip next st, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, corner in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next dc] twice, work Cable over next 4 sts **, dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * around, end at **; join to 3rd ch of ch-4.
     
  6. Rnd 6: Ch 4, * dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next dc] twice, corner in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next dc] 3 times, fpdc around next 4 fptr **, dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * around, end at **; join to 3rd ch of ch-4.
     
  7. Rnd 7: Ch 4, * dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next dc] 3 times, corner in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next dc] 4 times, work Cable over next 4 sts **, dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * around, end at **; join to 3rd ch of ch-4. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Sew 8 squares together into 6 vertical strips, then sew strips together.

  1. Border-Rnd 1: With right side facing, join yarn in any corner ch-3 sp; ** ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) all in corner sp, * ch 1, sc in next dc, ch 1, skip next st, [sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st] 5 times, DEC, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 6 times, [ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch, ch 1, skip seam, sc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, [sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st] 6 times, DEC, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 6 times; rep from * to next corner; rep from ** around; ch 1; join with a sl st to first sc.
     
  2. Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ** (sc, ch 2, sc) all in corner ch- 2 sp, sc in next sc, * ch 1, sc in next sc; rep from * to next corner; rep from ** around; ch 1; join.
     
  3. Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1, skip next sc, ** (sc, ch 2, sc) all in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, * sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next st; rep from * to next corner; rep from ** around; join.
     
  4. Rnd 4: Ch 1, sl st in next sp, ch 1, ** (sl st, ch 2, sl st) all in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, * sl st in next sp, ch 1; rep from * to next corner; rep from ** around; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • beg = beginning;
  • ch = chain;
  • dc = double crochet;
  • dec = decrease;
  • lp(s) = loop(s);
  • mm = millimeters;
  • pat = pattern; rep = repeat;
  • rnd = round;
  • sc = single crochet;
  • sl = slip;
  • sp(s) = space(s);
  • st(s) = stitch(es);
  • tr = treble crochet;
  • yo = yarn over;
  • [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times
  • specified;
  • * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:

  1. Front Post Treble Crochet (fptr): [yo] twice, insert hook from front to back to front around post of st indicated, yo and draw yarn through, [yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times.
     
  2. Cable (uses next 4 sts): Skip next 2 sts, fptr around next 2 sts; working in front of fptr just made, fptr around first skipped st, then around next skipped st. Skip 4 sts behind cable.
     
  3. Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): yo, insert hook from front to back to front around post of st indicated, yo and draw yarn through, [yo and draw through 2 lps] twice. Skip st behind fpdc.
     
  4. DEC: [Draw up a lp in next st] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Notes:

  1. Afghan measures approximately 47” x 62”.
  2. GAUGE: Square = 7½”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

 

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I'll need to make this Falling Snowflakes afghan to go with my winter decor which is snowflakes. It'll look perfect draped over my wooden rocking chair. Thanks for providing the abbreviations and special abbreviations. It will be handy to have them right there with me. This blanket will be handed down to the next generation for its warmth and beauty. I'm just soooo sure of it!

This Falling Snowflakes Afghan is very elegant in this original color. You can use ecru, off white, or light cream and it will have gorgeous results. I know a lot of ladies who will like this old school look of an afghan. I cannot imagine this afghan in another color.

If it's not a silly question, are these instructions for American or UK crochet, as I know there is a difference, which could affect the final blanket.

American terms :) Thanks! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns

I would love to sit and make this one, so light and cheery

This is such a beautiful pattern.... will definitely save this pattern!!!

This afghan looks beautiful but I think it is beyond my beginner ability.

The blanket looks so cozy!

a little too hard for me

This is simply gorgeous and I want to make this! :D

I love anything with snowflakes on it. I hope I can find the time to make this before next Christmas

Absolutely beautiful <3

Absolutely beautiful!!! I do not know the first thing about crocheting, but I must learn!!!!

This is the most beautiful afghan pattern ever! I love this!

I think this a very pretty afghan easy enough to crochet, I would make this for some very special people in life.

Such a beautiful pattern! I'm not a crocheter, but my mom was and she made some lovely items that I'll always cherish.

Absolutely beautiful. It looks so comfy!!!

Pretty...think I could make that...

This would dress up my living room!

Very pretty.

beautiful afghan!I will have to make this someday!

Very pretty, I will have to add this to my list!! Too many Christmas present gifts right now!!!

Beautiful afghan

Love this afghan, wish it was in a knitting pattern, but i will try and make this after Christmas. So thanks for the free pattern and i also signed up for your news letter and how to learn to crochet book. Thanks again TerryLee

Gorgeous pattern! Would make an awesome Christmas gift! :D

very pretty afghan. I think my first love of crochet is crocheting afghans. I would love to make this one.

i love anything with snowflakes...i look forward to making this..thanks for the pattern!

I think this is a beautiful afghan. I would love to try it with a variety of colors, though!

Love the afghan, but personally I prefer to crochet one-piece afghans and blankets. Joining shapes is not fun for me.

This is such a pretty afghan. I would love to give it a try!

very pretty, but at my house it would be covered in cat fur! You just cannot properly crochet without cats helping!

I THINK THIS IS SO PRETTY FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ASI TRY TO MAKE SOMETHING NEW FOR EVERY PERSON I MAKE AN AFGHAN FOR AND TRY NOT TO MAKE DOUBLES OF THEM SO NO ONE CAN SAY OH I HAVE ONE JUST LIKE IT. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME A NEW DESIGN FOR THIS GLORIOUS SEASON.

I like this simplicity and beauty of this afghan. Will have to make one soon!

Beautiful, maybe I'll learn enough to do this soon.

Beautiful!! :)

Very pretty

very pretty, a little out of my league to complete

So elegant looking - love snowflakes!!1

This is a very elegant afghan with grannie squares. I love snowflakes!

this is a lovely afghan! its definitely something im interested in making. :)

I love to crochet. This is georgous!!

There is something about granny squares all in one color that I love! I really want to try this afghan!

very beautiful...definitely something I could see myself making.

very nice and would make a great gift. I prefer to knit, but when I crochet it is usually lap afghans.

Very pretty afghan and the choice of color. It would look nice with just about any color people use in decorating.

A beautiful classy looking afghan that would look great on a chair or sofa.

Looks like an heirloom piece for sure- gorgeous pattern!

im not a big afghan person as i have kitties that like to chew on knitted things but if i didnt have that "problem" i would actually love this one, it seems to be somewhat easy and the pattern is nicely written, this would be great as a christmas gift too tho i think:) thanks for the giveaway:)

beautiful would love to try this one!!!! thanks so much for the 12days of Christmas maybe I can win and have lots of thread and yarn to work with !!! thanks again!!

Its pretty but I prefer bright colors! Thanks for the giveaway!

it is a beautiful afghan, but i would never finish it since it has to be sewn together.

I love to crochet but this looks like a great challenge as a new crocheter

Very nice. I have never done front or back post crochet so will have to give this a try. Thanks for the giveaway.

absolutely beautiful!!! it would look gorgeous on my or my moms couch, maybe i will make 2 LOL - I love new projects!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beautiful !!

This would look great in a very pale blue.

I have not actually ever made a afghan yet so this looks like a good one for my first :)

Very nice pattern, I like the ones made in squares as it makes it easier to handle, especially when it is a big project!

I like bigger projects this looks like a beautiful afghan I can't wait to make it.

I am always looking for new afghans to make. This one is pretty and I can't wait to try it. I may even mix in a little bit of colors.

It is lovely

Beautiful!

This is a beautiful blanket! I don't know if I could make this one.

This is very pretty. Reminds me of the baby blanket I just finished. No fpdc though, for some reason I won't try that stitch.;)

Beautiful pattern. It would make a very nice afghan for the winter months to cuddle up under all those snowflakes and still be warm & toasty.

Very pretty! My mom's been wanting an afghan, maybe this is the one!

I think I may do this in baby blue

I would love to make this for my mammaw.... Nice afghan to have on the foot of her bed :)

So very pretty

This pattern is just beautiful, I saved it to make next year since I have so many projects to make for Christmas Gifts for this year!

My mother made an afghan very close to this years ago. I really miss her, especially this time of the year when she would make Beautiful items for each of us.

I love the lacy look of this afghan.

I agree, this is beautiful!!

Beautiful afghan! Love the lace patterning.

This afghan is just beautiful! You can never have too many afghans!

Very pretty pattern! It will go on my "to do" list

I think I just found my next afghan pattern! LOVE IT!

This is really pretty. Maybe I'll try it.

Love the secondary design in the pattern ... pretty!

I printed the pattern so that I can try it. Love the look. Just think of the colors you can make this design in.

What a pretty design! My daughters would love this...one in green and one in a light purple.

Gorgeous!!!

Great afghan to crochet for any season or color! Definitely on my project list!

Beautiful afghan! Will probably make this but, change the color and type of yarn. I would do it in Red Heart Shimmer yarn in either a silvery or ice blue color! Can't wait to get to the craft store and get my yarn to start it. Would look lovely on my chaise lounge for the holidays! Might have to make two - one to give as a gift to a special friend. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

It's a pretty afgan, I would love to do the same for my mom.

Very pretty.

I'm on my way to Joann's right now to pick up 9 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver so I can start this afghan today!!!!!

It's a pretty afgan. I just wish I had the patience to crochet a blanket!

I love the pattern i might make this for a family memeber for christmas next year!!! #exciting!

This is very pretty. I think I will give it a try. I usually don't do squares that have to be put together later because I can never get them right.

I love this pattern. The color is appropriate for its namesake. It's going to be a wonderful project to begin for my son. Printing pattern at this moment. Thank you.

I really like this pattern! Even though it is only one color the pattern makes it interesting. I'm going to print this one out for a future project!

Beautiful afghan. Would make a nice gift especially for a winter wedding.

This is not only beautiful, but looks like it would be wonderfully warm!

Beautiful Afghan that will become a family heirloom! I am going to make it and give it to my mother for mother's day... :-)

Pretty!

i dunno, it's a pretty pattern but alot of work. Wish i had seen it over the summer so I know I'd have enough time

Lovely and elegant. Perfect for any decor which makes it perfect as a gift for anyone!

Very pretty afghan and I agree with the others that say one color should be used. Pattern would definitely be lost in multi color yarns.

A beautiful afghan that will inevitably become a family heirloom!

Nice afghan! Definitely needs to be done in a single color. The pattern would get lost in multi.

This in stark snow white and baby sized would make this a perfect Project Lynus blankey. Just beautiful!

Gorgeous afghan, love the fact that is has beautiful designs without having to change colors. It's saved in my "someday patterns" so I can make it for myself!

I love it. i love snow flakes beacuse i collect snowmen and snowflakes make snoemwen. its very pretty.

I usually tend to avoid patterns that require joining motifs but this is very pretty; I may have to try it.

This is truly a beautiful afghan. I wish i had the skill to do this one.

This is really a beautiful afghan!

Beautiful afghan. I love that the pattern is seen by combining motifs.

This is really beautiful, Ithink I would like to make this in different christmas colors and use it as a tree skirt. Thanks for sharing.

This is quite beautiful and does not look too difficult.

This is a beautiful project! My step-mother-in-law has recently completed treatment for cancer and I think this would be a wonderful Christmas present for her.

I love the design throughout it. Just amazing!

I really like the intricate pattern!

dear crochet god....I'm going to attempt this..please no do overs! ;-)

Beautiful! Love this!

Love the pattern and the color. Can't wait to start on it.

I like this afghan. It reminds me of an Irish lace. And I like the off white color choice.

Lovely lacey look. I like the one color.

I think it is pretty but I wonder with all the pieces if it is practical for me at this time

Beautiful! Reminds me of a mantle piece that my grandmother made that we still use at Christmas time. Definetly going on my project list!

Can not wait to try this pattern.

Snowflakes to keep me warm

This is really a very pretty afghan, very reminiscent of falling snowflakes.

I prefer 1-piece afghans and projects. Too many pieces to put together. But a very pretty afghan. :)

too many ends! Gorgeous otherwise. Now if I had an end weaving fairy by my side I would for sure make this without blinking twice!

This is so pretty! I want one!

That's actually quite pretty. I think I may put that in my to do list.

I love this and think it's so pretty.

This afghan is really pretty! A great winter accessory for your bed or sofa!

Absolutely beautiful! I have filed and saved this one for the near future.

Awesome! Great Christmas Gift!

love it

Love this - would love to make this !

love how delicate this one looks!

Elegant...just beautiful

This is a really pretty afghan. I like that it is a portable afghan to make on the go.

I think it is beautiful! :)

beautiful..... and it would be super great to win that sleigh of craft items!!!!!

It is stunning....

Afghans are one of my favorite things to crochet. And this one is lovely.

Beautiful, portable in it's creating state, and simple/sophisticated! bookmarking for AFTER holiday creating!

this has to be one of the prettiest crocheted afghan patterns I have ever seen

Beautiful !!!!

I love making patterns like these! Making the squares first makes this a great portable project!

This is beautiful

This is a lovely pattern, I will be making afgans after the 1st of the year.

Looking forward to making this for our guest room!

Looking forward to making this for our guest room!

Beautiful. Simply elegant.

Beautiful pattern. I love making baby sets and afghans of all sorts.

I'm definitely bookmarking this pattern - this is a beautiful stitch pattern!

This is very pretty! I'll try this pattern on my next afghan! I love to snuggle under them! thx!

only 1 crochet hook and 9 skeins of Red Heart yarn..........hmmm might be tempted to learn how to crochet

This is a beautiful item and would takemsome talent to create!

I love the snowflake motif, it is lovely, but I must admit I don't enjoy all the sewing putting them together. The finished product though is amazing and clearly worth the effort. Thanks for sharing the lovely pattern!

I just love the looks of the snowflake afghan, I would also like the pattern for it so I can attempt to make it but, I see no place to click to print the pattern. What good are these free patterns if we can't print them???

What fun I had making this afghan in Soft White. It came out beautiful and I am going to give it as a Christmas gift. Thanks for the pattern Keep up the good work I'm always looking for something special to make.

Can you tell me how many yards this takes instead of the # of skeins? Thanks!

Diamonds Galore is my name. I lke this afghan. Very pretty

This pattern calls for red heart super saver - 9 skeins--how many ozs.? I have found skeins of 3, 7 and 14 ozs. What is total needed?

I would call it "drifting snowflakes" or "crystal snowflakes"...definately reminds me of snowy, winter days!

I would call it "drifting snowflakes" or "crystal snowflakes"...definately reminds me of snowy, winter days!

I would name this "Diamonds are Forever."

This is a pretty pattern, suitable for a shower or wedding gift. I would name it "Gift of Diamonds"

I would name the afghan Soft & Cozy for 2

What a beautiful afghan! I would suggest " Diamonds of White"

"Hugs and Kisses Afghan". It's gorgeous!!

Name for afghan: Sparkling Pane's. By: Charlie, cae1950@centurylink.net

How about Counterpane Beauty?

I would call this afghan "Isle of illusion" because one way you look at it , it looks like diamonds the other way looks like circles

I would name the afghan, "Cross My Heart With Diamonds"

I would call it "Starburst"

I think "Diamonds are a Girls Best Afghan" would be a great name for the wonderful afghan.

Cable & Squares is my name for the Afghan

Soft White in X-treme

Grace's Lace....after my granddaughter, Grace, on her 6th birthday

"Redheart's Diamond Kisses" because afghan was created by you with your yarns and pattern has "X's" and "Diamonds" OR "Diamond Lil" BUT I like my first choice better

A beautiful pattern that I would call it Snowflake Sunshine. Or...Diamond Snowflakes.

"Diamond Lace" is a fitting name for this beautiful design.

FALLING SNOWFLAKES.

heavenly diamonds and crosses

Snow Covered Meadow... like the meadows I walked through after a snow shower in NH. A place of peace....

Diamond super saver. Why? because one uses super save yarn. I am working on a lapghran so this will haveto wait till that isfinished. It goes to a VA Hosp. Mary

I think it looks great in white so I thought it would be nice to call it Winter White Afghan.

I would call it Crosses in Diamonds. thanks Shirley

It is so beautiful. It reminds me of a new snowfall. i'd call it 'Snowflakes on Parade'.

Red Heart had this pattern (#LW1512) listed as "Crochet Cable Squares" in 2009.

I would call it Wedding Day.

I would call it "Life's Intersections"

I would name it "Windmills on a square".

The first thing that came to mind was "STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT"

I would call it ''Boxes of Diamonds'' or ''Boxes and Diamonds'' ; a simple name for a simply beautiful pattern, beautiful as diamonds and simple as boxes and its full of both. :)

Field of Diamonds

Diamonds are Forever....

Irresistible Ivory Dreams

Winter Bliss, or Star of wonder

I say it looks like Evening Star or Heavenly Star.

I would name this afghan "Warm Snowflakes"!!!!

cozy night illusion afghan

It looks like Star Light.

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