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Home : Patterns : Snowball Quilt Afghan
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Snowball Quilt Afghan

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Pattern #: L10625
Rating: *****4.2 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 42 1/2 x 51 1/2 in. (108 x 131 cm)



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Combine octagons and squares to create this unique patchwork afghan.

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Snowball Quilt Afghan

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GAUGE:

1 Octagon Motif = about 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) across.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

NOTES:

1. Afghan is made from 99 Octagon Motifs, and 116 Square Motifs.
2. The Octagons and Squares are arranged as shown in Assembly Diagram (or as desired) and then sewn together. An edging is then worked around the entire outside edge of the Afghan.



OCTAGON (make 99 - 22 with C, 14 with K, 9 each with B, E, F, G, I, and L, 5 with J, and 4 with D)
Ch 2.
Rnd 1 (RS): Work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first sc - 8 sc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2 in this rnd and in all following rnds), *3 dc in next sc, ch 2; rep from * around, 2 dc in first st (at base of beg ch-5); join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 24 dc and 8 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: (Sl st, ch 5, dc) in first ch-sp, *dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * to last 3 dc, dc in last 3 dc; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 40 dc (5 dc on each side) and 8 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.
Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.

SQUARES (make 116 - 30 with D, 28 with A, 20 each with B and H, 10 with J, and 8 with F)
Ch 9.
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc) and in each ch across - 7 dc at the end of this row.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in each dc across, dc in top of beg ch.
Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.

FINISHING
Arrange Octagons and Squares as shown in Assembly Diagram, or as desired, and sew together. Note: For each seam, use the same color yarn as one of the edges being sewn together.
Edging
With RS facing, join G with a sl st anywhere along outside edge of Afghan, work sc evenly spaced all the way around the outside edge of Afghan, working ch 1 at each corner and point; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.2 (based on 5 reviews)
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Snowball Quilt Afghan Reviewed by Sue Thielmann on 2014-03-09 ****
I was disappointed that the photo with the pattern is somewhat misleading. The chair must be a child's chair since the actual motifs are too small to look like that on an adult-sized chair.

I found that I have plenty of yarn with left-overs of every color and enough espresso to do an extra border and still have plenty left.

I made the outside border two rounds of single crochet of the espresso yarn.

I wanted the peaks and inside corners of the border to be sharper and better defined. Instead of a chain one at the peaks, I did three sc in one stitch on the first round and 2 sc on the second round. To make the inside corners more defined I did 3sc-together on the first round and 2sc-together on the second.


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