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Free Crochet Pattern Christmas Heirloom Afghan

Create a festive and cozy addition to your holiday decor with the Christmas Heirloom Afghan. This charming crochet pattern features a heartwarming design that is sure to become a treasured part of your family’s Christmas traditions.

Materials Needed:

  • Yarn: RED HEART® Holiday® yarn in the following colors and quantities:
    • 4 balls of Green/Green A (6060)
    • 3 balls of Red/Red B (9090)
    • 1 ball of White/Silver C (0140)
  • Crochet Hook: Susan Bates® size 6.5mm [US K-10.5]
  • Yarn Needle
  • Assembly Diagram (included in the pattern)

Skill Level:

  • Intermediate: This pattern is suitable for those with some crochet experience. However, an experienced beginner with a good grasp of basic crochet stitches and techniques should be able to complete this project with a bit of patience and practice.

Finished Size:

  • The completed throw measures 45 inches (114 cm) wide by 53 inches (135 cm) long, including the border, making it the perfect size for snuggling up on the couch or adding a decorative touch to a bed.

Special Techniques Used:

  • The afghan is constructed from 30 individual squares featuring an adorable heart motif, which are then sewn together.
  • The pattern uses standard crochet stitches such as chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), single crochet (sc), stitch (st), and treble crochet (tr).
  • The pattern includes an assembly diagram to aid in the construction of the afghan.

Color Variations:

  • The pattern specifies traditional Christmas colors of green, red, and white/silver, but feel free to personalize your afghan with color variations that match your holiday decor or personal style.

Additional Information:

  • Gauge: 13 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm) in double crochet; 5 rows = 3 inches (8 cm).
  • Each square block measures approximately 15 inches, contributing to the overall dimensions of the throw.
  • The pattern includes abbreviations and detailed instructions to guide you through each step of the creation process.

This Christmas Heirloom Afghan is not only a delightful project to work on but also results in a beautiful and functional piece of holiday art. Whether draped over a sofa or presented as a gift, this afghan is sure to spread cheer and warmth during the festive season.

Free Crochet Pattern Christmas Heirloom Afghan Instructions

SQUARE A (make 15)

With Color C, chain 5; join with slip stitch in first chain to form a ring.

Round 1 (Right Side): Chain 4 (counts as double crochet, chain 1), [double crochet in ring, chain 1] 5 times, treble crochet in ring, [chain 1, double crochet in ring] 5 times, chain 1; join with slip stitch in 2nd chain of beginning chain—1 treble crochet, 11 double crochets, and 12 chain-1 spaces. Fasten off.

Round 2: With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of Color B in first chain-1 space, chain 2 (counts as half double crochet here and throughout), 2 double crochets in same chain-1 space, 3 treble crochets in next chain-1 space, 2 treble crochets in next chain-1 space, 2 double crochets in each of next 2 chain-1 spaces, (double crochet, treble crochet) in next chain-1 space, treble crochet in next treble crochet, (treble crochet, double crochet) in next chain-1 space, 2 double crochets in each of next 2 chain-1 spaces, 2 treble crochets in next chain-1 space, 3 treble crochets in next chain-1 space, (2 double crochets, half double crochet) in last chain-1 space; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain—29 stitches.

Round 3: Chain 2, double crochet in next stitch, 2 double crochets in each of next 3 stitches, double crochet in next stitch, half double crochet in next 8 stitches, 3 double crochets in next treble crochet (for lower tip of heart), half double crochet in next 8 stitches, double crochet in next stitch, 2 double crochets in each of next 3 stitches, double crochet in next stitch, half double crochet in last stitch; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain—37 stitches. Fasten off.

Round 4: With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of Color C in center double crochet of 3-double crochet group at lower tip of heart, [chain 3, skip next stitch, single crochet in next stitch] 8 times, chain 3, double crochet around post of beginning chain of Round 1 drawing up a long loop so fabric does not pucker, chain 3, skip next 4 stitches of Round 3, single crochet in next stitch, [chain 3, skip next stitch, single crochet in next stitch] 7 times, chain 3; end with single crochet in center double crochet of 3-double crochet lower tip—18 chain-3 spaces. Fasten off.

Round 5: With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of Color A in first chain-3 space (at lower tip of heart), chain 2, (half double crochet, double crochet) in same chain-3 space, (double crochet, 2 treble crochets) in next chain-3 space, (2 treble crochets, chain 1, 2 treble crochets) in next chain-3 space (corner made), (treble crochet, 3 double crochets) in next chain-3 space, 4 double crochets in each of next 2 chain-3 spaces, (2 double crochets, chain 2, 2 double crochets) in next chain-3 space (corner made), 3 double crochets in each of next 4 chain-3 spaces, (2 double crochets, chain 2, 2 double crochets) in next chain-3 space (corner made), 4 double crochets in each of next 2 chain-3 spaces, (3 double crochets, treble crochet) in next chain-3 space, (2 treble crochets, chain 1, 2 treble crochets) in next chain-3 space (corner made), (treble crochet, 2 double crochets) in next chain-3 space, (double crochet, 2 half double crochets) in last chain-3 space; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain—64 stitches and 4 corner chain-spaces (16 stitches between corner chain-spaces).

Round 6: Chain 3, double crochet in each stitch around, working (2 double crochets, chain 2, 2 double crochets) in each corner chain-space; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain—80 double crochets and 4 corner chain-2 spaces (20 stitches between corner chain-spaces).

Round 7: Slip stitch in next stitch, chain 4 (counts as double crochet, chain 1), skip next double crochet, double crochet in next double crochet, [chain 1, skip next double crochet, double crochet in next double crochet] 3 times, chain 1, skip next double crochet, (double crochet, chain 2, double crochet) in corner chain-2 space, *[chain 1, skip next double crochet, double crochet in next double crochet] 10 times, chain 1, (double crochet, chain 2, double crochet) in corner chain-2 space; repeat from * 2 more times, [chain 1, skip next double crochet, double crochet in next double crochet] 5 times, chain 1, slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning chain – 48 double crochets and 48 chain-spaces. Fasten off.

SQUARE B (make 15)

Make the same as Square A, changing color as in the following sequence: Work Round 1 with Color C, Rounds 2 and 3 with Color A, Round 4 with Color C, Rounds 5–7 with Color B.

FINISHING

Arrange squares into 6 horizontal strips of 5 squares each. Alternate squares A and squares B across, for 3 strips beginning and ending with square A, and 3 strips beginning and ending with square B, as shown in assembly diagram.

Join Squares in Horizontal Strips: Hold neighboring squares with Wrong Sides together and work from the Right Side. Match the double crochet stitches and chain-1 spaces of the squares.Join Color B with single crochet in the beginning corner chain-2 space, chain 1, single crochet in next chain-space, *chain 1, single crochet in next chain-space; repeat from * across to join squares. Fasten off. Take care to work evenly and not to tighten up. Repeat this process to join all 5 squares into one horizontal strip.Repeat to make all 6 horizontal strips.

Join Horizontal Strips: With Color A, join the long edges of neighboring horizontal strips together in the same way as squares were joined.

Border

Round 1: With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of Color A in any corner chain-2 space, chain 3, double crochet in same chain-2 space, work 2 double crochets in each chain-1 space, 1 double crochet in each join between squares, and (2 double crochets, chain 2, 2 double crochets) in each corner chain-2 space around; to end, work 2 double crochets in same chain-2 space as beginning, chain 2; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain. Fasten off.

Round 2: With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of Color B in any corner chain-2 space, chain 2, half double crochet in same chain-2 space, half double crochet in each double crochet to next corner chain-2 space, (2 half double crochets, chain 2, 2 half double crochets) in corner chain-2 space, half double crochet in each double crochet to next corner chain-2 space, 2 half double crochets in corner chain-2 space; change to Color C, chain 2, 2 half double crochets in same corner chain-2 space, half double crochet in each double crochet to next corner chain-2 space, (2 half double crochets, chain 2, 2 half double crochets) in corner chain-2 space, half double crochet in each double crochet to next corner chain-2 space, 2 half double crochets in same chain-2 space as beginning, chain 2; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain. Fasten off.

Round 3: With Right Side facing, draw up a loop of Color A in any corner chain-2 space, chain 3 (counts as half double crochet, chain 1), skip next half double crochet, half double crochet in next half double crochet, *chain 1, skip next half double crochet, half double crochet in next half double crochet; repeat from * evenly around, working (half double crochet, chain 2, half double crochet) in each corner chain-2 space; to end, work chain 2; join with slip stitch in 2nd chain of beginning chain-3. Fasten off.

Corner Floral Trim

Corner Flower: With Right Side facing, join Color B with single crochet around post of first half double crochet of any corner in Round 2 of border, [chain 10, single crochet around post of same half double crochet] 3 times, chain 10

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