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A Cheery Christmas Noel Afghan

By: Katherine Eng for Red Heart Yarn

Small and large granny squares put this beautiful crochet afghan pattern together. This is perfect for the holiday season to give as a gift. It calls for an I9 crochet hook and red, green, and white worsted weight yarn. This homemade crocheted afghan is perfect to use on Christmas morning while you're opening presents, or simply snuggling on the couch during the holiday season.

Crochet Christmas Afghan
A Cheery Christmas Noel Afghan
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Intermediate

Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

 

Materials:

  • Yarn: RED HEART® “Holiday™”: 6 skeins in 6560 Hunter with Gold (A), 3 skeins in 1360 Aran with Gold (B), 1 skein Wine with Gold (C)
  • Crochet hook: 5mm [I-9] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE: Small square = 5”; Blocks = 10”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the specified gauge.

SMALL SQUARES (Make 12 of each color combo; total of 48)

Square 1
With B (A, C, A), ch 4, slip st in first st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), work 2 dc, ch 3, [3 dc in ring, ch 3] 3 times, slip st in top of beginning ch to join. Fasten off.
Round 2: With C (C, A, A), join yarn in any ch-space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space, ch 1] 3 times, slip st in top of beginning ch to join. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join B in any ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same space, *ch 1, (3 dcs, ch 2, 3 dcs) in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, (3 dcs, ch 2, 3 dcs) in next ch-1 space, ch 1, slip st to first sc to join. Fasten off.

BLOCKS (Make 12)
After making Small Squares through Round 3, join 4 Small Squares together on Round 4 to make a Block. Add color combos in same order for all 12 Blocks.

First Square
Round 4: Join A in center dc of 3-dc group to left of any corner ch-2 space, ch 1, *sc in center dc of 3-dc group, ch 1, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1, skip next dc, sc in center dc of 3-dc group, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 4, sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1; repeat from * around, slip st to first sc to join. Fasten off.

Second Square
Round 4: Work as for First Square to third corner-space, *(sc, ch 2, sc in Second Square, ch 2, drop loop from hook and pull through ch-4 space in corresponding corner of First Square, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc in Second Square), ch 1, sc in center dc of 3-dc group, ch 1, [(sc, ch 1, drop loop and pull through corresponding ch-space on First Square, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1, skip next dc, sc in center dc, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc in Second Square, ch 2, drop loop from hook and pull through ch-4 space in corresponding corner of First Square, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc in Second Square), ch 1, slip st to first sc to join.

Third Square
Round 4: Work as for Second Square, joining last side to lower edge of First Square.

Fourth Square
Round 4: Work as for Second Square to second corner space, (sc, ch 2, sc in Fourth Square, ch 2, drop loop from hook and pull through ch-4 space in corresponding corner of Second Square, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc in Fourth Square), ch 1, sc in center dc of 3-dc group, ch 1, [(sc, ch 1, drop loop and pull through corresponding ch-space on Second Square, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1, skip next dc, sc in center dc, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc in Fourth Square, ch 2, drop loop from hook and pull through ch-4 space in corresponding corner of First Square, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc in Fourth Square), ch 1, sc in center dc of 3-dc group, ch 1, [(sc, ch 1, drop loop and pull through corresponding chspace on Third Square, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1, skip next dc, sc in center dc, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc in Fourth Square, ch 2, drop loop from hook and pull through ch-4 space in corresponding corner of Third Square, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc in Fourth Square), slip st to first sc to join.

LARGE SQUARE (Make 13)
With B, ch 4, slip st in first st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 15 dc in ring, slip st to top of beginning ch to join – 16 dc.
Round 2: (Sc, ch 2, sc) in same space, *ch 1, skip next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc; repeat from * around, ch 1, skip last dc, slip st to first sc to join. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join A in any ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same space, *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around to last ch-2 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, slip st to first sc to join. Fasten off.
Round 4: Join C in any ch-2 space, ch 3, (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 space, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1; repeat from * to last 2 ch-1 spaces, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] twice, ch 1, slip st to top of beginning ch. Fasten off.
Round 5: With wrong side facing, join B in any ch-2 space, ch 3, (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 space, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1; repeat from * to last 3 ch-1 spaces, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, ch 1, slip st to top of beginning ch.
Round 6: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, [ch 2, 2 sc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, *ch 2, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, [ch 2, 2 sc in next ch-1 space] 4 times; repeat from * around, ch 2, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 2, slip st to first sc to join. Fasten off.
Round 7: Join A in any corner ch-2 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space, dc in first sc, *[2 dc in next ch-2 space, dc in next 2 sc] 4 times, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, dc in next sc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2
space; repeat from * around to last side, [2 dc in next ch-2 space, dc in next 2 sc] 4 times, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, dc in next sc, slip st to top of beginning ch to join – 24 dc
each side. Round 8: Sc in each dc around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 space, slip st to first sc to join – 26 sc each side.

ASSEMBLY

Noel Afghan Assembly


Following Assembly Diagram, arrange Blocks and Squares.

First Motif
Round 9: Slip st to corner ch-2 space, *(sc, ch 2, sc, ch 4, sc, ch 2, and sc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc; repeat from * around, slip st to first sc to join.
Repeat Round 9 on remaining Motifs, joining Squares and Blocks in ch-2 spaces and corner ch-4 spaces on one or two sides as for Small Squares.

BORDER
With right side facing and A, join yarn top right corner ch-4 space, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same space and in each chspace around, working ch 2 over each ch-1 space, slip st to first st to join.
Fasten off.

TOP BORDER
Row 1: With right side facing, join A in top corner chspace, work (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first ch-2 space, *ch 2, sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each sc across.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Rows 5-10: Repeat Rows 3-4 for 3 more times. Fasten off.


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