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Spring Curtsy Afghan Free Crochet Pattern – Part 1

Once upon a time, I was contacted by the kind folks at BluPrint and commissioned to make a Metlasse Afghan so that they could turn it into a kit. I finished this beautiful Spring Curtsy Afghan after pouring tons of creativity into it – this was to be my first BluPrint Kit after all!

Well, after mailing the blanket out to my BluPrint contact, we got the news. BluPrint was shut down for good. No more BluPrint. And I was left with this stunning pattern, that now had no home. Luckily, after peeking around for new homes for it, I have landed on offering it as a free pattern on the blog! Say ‘hello’ to the Spring Curtsy Afghan Free Crochet Pattern – Part 1!

There are a few things to consider before beginning this free pattern:

Because this was a commissioned piece, it was going to go through BluPrint’s rigorous tech editing and testing phase as part of turning it into one of their kits. And because I’ve decided to offer it as a free pattern, you should know straight away that this blanket has not been tested (yet!). It has not been tech edited either. So I will definitely say that there could be small pattern errors that come up, and I will address and update them as they arise. You can contact me if you find an issue.

The next thing I’ll say is that this is an INTERMEDIATE pattern. It’s not for the feint at heart. It features complex stitches, constantly changing rows, and lots of counting. If you haven’t attempted a Metlasse Afghan in the past, this is beautiful, but you may need to read and re-read the instructions a few times in order to get the stitches in some places. This afghan features stranded colourwork as well, so it will require you to change from one colour to another mid-round.

That all being said, YOU CAN DO IT! I believe in you. If you have helpful tips feel free to leave them in the comments below. And also please understand that at this time, and also never in the past, will I/ have I offered tutorial videos for patterns. I wish I had time to do them, but alas, I prefer to be a commissioned artist, and haven’t dabbled in the free video area of our wonderful community. Thanks for respecting my choice, I appreciate you~.

Here’s a peek at another blanket pattern on the CoCo Crochet Lee Blog, and one of my favourites! >> Take me to the Juliet’s November Afghan

You can find an ad-free pdf of the Spring Curtsy Afghan on Ravelry. It will be released in parts and updated.

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Now that you’re all set, here’s the pattern for Part 1 of the Spring Curtsy Aghan!

Yarn

Any Medium Weight Worsted Yarn will work great for this afghan, feel free to use up yarn from your stash. You’ll need about 4000 yards total. Here’s what I used from BluPrint, which is obviously no longer being offered.

Sprightly (201 yds/100g): 2 balls Misty Green (A) , 8 balls Misty Pink (B), 8 balls Silver Grey (C), and 2 balls Teal (D)

Materials

US Size G+ (4.5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors, 8 stitch markers. 

Finished Measurements

50″ x 50″

Gauge
14 hdc x 8 rows = 4″

Special Stitches

3-dc Cluster (3 double crochet cluster) = [yo, insert hook into indicated st, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook] x 3, yo and pull through remaining 4 loops. 

4-dc Cluster (4 double crochet cluster) = [yo, insert hook into indicated st, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook] x 4, yo and pull through remaining 5 loops. 

Fpdc2tog (front post double crochet 2 together) = [yo, insert hook around next post, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and draw through remaining loops. 

Fpdc3tog (front post double crochet 3 together) = [yo, insert hook around next post, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] x 3, yo and draw through remaining loops

Reverse Single Crochet = single crochet in opposite direction. 

Puff = [yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo and draw up a loop] 7 times, yo and draw through all loops on hook. 

Popcorn = 5 dc in indicated st, drop loop from hook and insert it into 1st dc, pick up dropped loop and pull it through to close. 

Petal-Popcorn = [dc, picot] 5 times in indicated space, ch 3, drop loop from hook, insert hook into 1st dc front to back, pick up dropped loop and pull it through. 

Rose-Popcorn = (sc hdc, 3 dc) in indicated st, remove loop from hook, insert hook into sc, pick up dropped loop and pull it through to close. 

Rosebud = sc in indicated st, working around post of sc, [insert hook around post, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop] 4 times, yo and draw through remaining 5 loops. 

Picot = ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook. 

Hdcslst = yo, insert hook into indicated st, yo and draw up a loop straight through remaining loops. 

Bobble = [yo, insert hook into indicated st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 5 times, yo and draw through all loops to close. 

V-st (v-stitch) = (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st. 

Tr-v-st (treble crochet v-stitch) = (tr, ch 1, tr) in indicated st. 

Notes

  1. Beginning ch does not count as a st unless otherwise indicated. 
  2. Rounds 10-13 begin with a hdc between next 2 sts, be sure to hdc between the starting ch and the next st, do not skip a st. 

Instructions:

With A.

Round 1:  Ch 4 (counts as a st), 7 dc in 4th ch from hook, join to top of 1st st–8 dc. 

Round 2:  Ch 3 (counts as a st), fpdc around same st, 2 fpdc around each st around, join to 1st st–16 fpdc. 

Round 3:  Ch 3 (counts as a st here and throughout), fpdc around same st, fpdc around next st, *2 fpdc around next st, fpdc around next st; repeat from * around, join to 1st st–24 fpdc. 

Round 4:  Change to B, ch 2, *bphdc 3, with C 4-dc Cluster between next 2 sts, change to B; repeat from * around, join to 1st st–32 sts. 

Round 5:  Ch 2, *bphdc 3, with C 2 fpdc around Cluster, change to B; repeat from * around, join to 1st st–40 sts. 

Round 6:  Ch 2, *bphdc 3, with C fpdc around fpdc, hdc between fpdcs, fpdc around next fpdc, change to B; repeat from * around, join to 1st st–48 sts.

Round 7:  Ch 2, *bphdc 3, with C fpdc around next fpdc, 2fpdc around next hdc, fpdc around next fpdc, change to B; repeat from * around, join–56 sts. 

Round 8:  Ch 2, *bphdc 3, with C fpdc 2, hdc between next 2 sts, fpdc 2, change to B; repeat from * around, join to 1st st–64 sts. 

Round 9:  Ch 2, *bphdc 3, with C fpdc 2, 2fpdc around hdc, fpdc 2, change to B; repeat from * around, join to 1st st–72 sts. 

Round 10:  Ch 2, *hdc between next 2 sts, bphdc 3, with C fpdc 6, change to B; repeat from * around, join to 1st st–80 sts. 

Round 11:  Ch 2, *hdc between next 2 sts, bphdc 4, hdc between next 2 sts, with C fpdc 2, fpdc2tog, fpdc 2, change to B; repeat from * around, join–88 sts. 

Round 12:  Ch 2, *hdc between next 2 sts, bphdc 6, hdc between next 2 sts, with C fpdc2tog, fpdc, fpdc2tog, with B hdc between next 2 sts, bphdc 3, ch 2 (corner made), bphdc 3, hdc between next 2 sts, with C fpdc2tog, fpdc, fpdc2tog, change to B ; repeat from * around, join to 1st st–84 sts, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 13:  Ch 2, *hdc between next 2 sts, bphdc 8, hdc between next 2 sts, with C fpdc3tog, with B hdc between next 2 sts, bphdc 4, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch-2 space, bphdc 4, hdc between next 2 sts, with C fpdc3tog, change to B; repeat from * around, join to 1st st–104 sts

Fasten off C. Continue with B.

Round 14:  Ch 1, *sc 10, fpsc around fpdc, hdc 7, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space, hdc 7, fpsc around fpdc;  repeat from * around, join to 1st st–120 sts. 

Fasten off. 

Round 15:  With C, join in any st before ch-2 space, ch 1, *crab st in FLO to next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip ch-2 space; repeat from * around. 

Fasten off. Change to D.

Round 16:  Working in BLO of sts from Round 14, join in any ch-2 space, ch 1, *(2 dc, ch 2 2 dc) in ch-2 space, dc 30; repeat from * around, join to 1st st–136 sts. 

Round 17:  Sl st to ch-2 space, 2 hdcslst in ch-2 space, hdcslst 6, ch 1, skip next st, hdcslst 9, ch 2, skip next 2, hdcslst 9, ch 1, skip next st, hdcslst 6, *(2 hdcslst, ch 2, 2 hdcslst) in ch-2 space, hdcslst 6, ch 1, skip next st, hdcslst 9, ch 2, skip next 2, hdcslst 9, ch 1, skip next st, hdcslst 6; repeat from * 3 times, (2 hdcslst, ch 2) in beginning ch-2 space, join–46 hdcslst, 8 ch-2 spaces, 8 ch-1 spaces. 

Fasten off D, join C

Round 18:  Join in any ch-2 space, ch 1, working in 3rd loop only, 2 hdcslst in ch-2 space, hdcslst 8, ch 1, skip next st, hdcslst 9, working in skipped sts in round below and in front of ch, (2 dc, picot, 2 dc) in 1st skipped st, (sl st, 2 dc, picot, 2 dc) in next skipped st, hdcslst 9, ch 1, skip next st, hdcslst 8, *(2 hdcslst, ch 2, 2 hdcslst) in ch-2 space, hdcslst 8, ch 1, skip next st, hdcslst 9, working in skipped sts in round below and in front of ch, (2 dc, picot, 2 dc) in 1st skipped st, (sl st, 2 dc, picot, 2 dc) in next skipped st, hdcslst 9, ch 1, skip next st, hdcslst 8; repeat from * 3 times, (2 hdcslst, ch 2) in beginning ch-2 space, join–152 hdcslst, 8 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Fasten off C, join A

Round 19:  Join in any ch-2 corner space, ch 1, 2 hdcslst in ch-2 space, hdcslst 10, working in skipped st of Round 17, 4 dc in skipped st, hdcslst 9, ch 2, skip ch-2 space, hdcslst 9, working in skipped st from Round 17, 4 dc in skipped st, hdcslst 10, *(2 hdcslst, ch 2, 2 hdcslst) in ch-2 space, hdcslst 10, working in skipped st of Round 17, 4 dc in skipped st, hdcslst 9, ch 2, skip ch-2 space,  hdcslst 9, working in skipped st from Round 17, 4 dc in skipped st, hdcslst 10; repeat from * 3 times, (2 hdcslst, ch 2) in beginning ch-2 space, join–168 hdcslst, 32 dc, 8 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 20:  With B, join yarn in any ch-2 corner, 2 hdcslst in corner, hdcslst 12, ch 1, skip next 4 dc, hdcslst 9, 4 dc in ch-2 space 3 rows below, hdcslst 9, ch 1, skip next 4 dc, hdcslst 12, *(2 hdcslst, ch 2, 2 hdcslst) in ch-2 space, hdcslst 12, ch 1, skip next 4 dc, hdcslst 9, 4 dc in ch-2 space 3 rows below, hdcslst 9, ch 1, skip next 4 dc, hdcslst 12; repeat from * 3 times, (2 hdcslst, ch 2) in beginning ch-2 corner, join–184 hdcslst, 16 dc, 8 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Fasten off B, join A in any ch-2 corner. 

Round 21:  Ch 1, 2 hdcslst in ch-2 space, hdcslst 14, working in fpdc from Round 19 fpdc around next 2 fpdc, hdc between next 2 sts, fpdc around last 2 fpdc, hdcslst 7, hdcslst in the next picot from Round 18, skip next st, hdcslst in next, ch 2, skip next 4 dc, hdcslst in next, hdcslst in the next picot from Round 18, skip next st, hdcslst 7, working in fpdc from Round 19 fpdc around next 2 fpdc, hdc between next 2 sts, fpdc around last 2 fpdc, hdcslst 14, *(2 hdcslst, ch 2, 2 hdcslst) in next ch-2 space, hdcslst 14, working in fpdc from Round 19 fpdc around next 2 fpdc, hdc between next 2 sts, fpdc around last 2 fpdc, hdcslst 7, hdcslst in the next picot from Round 18, skip next st, hdcslst in next, ch 2, skip next 4 dc, hdcslst in next, hdcslst in the next picot from Round 18, skip next st, hdcslst 7 working in fpdc from Round 19 fpdc around next 2 fpdc, hdc between next 2 sts, fpdc around last 2 fpdc, hdcslst 14; 3 times, (2 hdcslst, ch-2) in beginning ch-2 space, join–200 hdcslst, 8 hdc, 32 fpdc, 8 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 22:  Ch 1, *hdc 14, skip next 2 sts, fpdc around next 2 fpdc, 2 fpdc around next hdc, fpdc around next 2 fpdc, skip 2, hdc 7, skip 2, fpdc around next 2 fpdc, 2 fpdc around next hdc, fpdc around next 2 fpdc, skip 2, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join–184 hdc, 48 fpdc, 8 ch-2 spaces. 

I hope you enjoy Part 1 of the Spring Curtsy Afghan! Part 2 will be releasing next week! Thanks so much for taking the time to make it, it’s absolutely beautiful and it’s my pleasure to be able to offer all of this work for free. Happy Crocheting!

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8 thoughts on “Spring Curtsy Afghan Free Crochet Pattern – Part 1

  1. Hi Lee! I love this pattern. Is there any way to buy the pattern? I don’t like when I print these sheets with all the shenanigans on the pges 😳🙄😂

      1. This is a lovely pattern. Thank you for making it available to us for free. In reading over the instructions…I have a question. Starting at round 4, what exactly is the bphdc 3? I know it’s a back post hdc but what is the 3 telling us to do? Thank you.

  2. Hi Lee! Thank you for the gorgeous pattern! I have a question about difficulty. I am an advanced beginner who has tried a variety of stitches, but I have not done much colorwork and don’t really enjoy it yet. If I make this pattern in a single color, how would you assess the difficulty? Thanks! I’m a big fan!

    1. Hey there Nicole! Making it in one color would definitely make it easier! I’ve listed all of the special stitches you’ll need for the entire Afghan above, maybe give them a look over and see if there’s anything that you think you wouldn’t be able to complete. If you take it step by step, I think you’d be fine.

  3. Thank you for the lovely Pattern of Spring Curtsy. I love those flower bunches on the edges.
    And what a lovely Blue Ring you are wearing. What is the stone?

    RoyG
    on Ravelry

    1. Hey there! My mood ring is from an etsy store called Horse Feather Farms ♥️ Thanks so much for the kind words!

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