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SPRING CURTSY AFGHAN FREE CROCHET PATTERN – PART 2

I can not believe it’s already time for Part 2 of the Spring Curtsy Afghan! I have really enjoyed seeing your afghans popping up on my feed on Instagram, and as projects on Ravelry – they are so beautiful!

Part 2 introduces some beautiful blossoms and winding grey flowers. I love the pops of colour in this portion of the afghan so much!

You’ll also be topping those Popcorn flowers that were begun in Part 1! If you haven’t started Part 1 of the Spring Curtsy Afghan Free Crochet Pattern, find it here >> https://www.cococrochetlee.com/post/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.

PIN it here and make it later:

Now that you’re all set, here’s the pattern for Part 2 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:

Part 2

Round 23:  Sl st in 3rd loop of next 16 sts, ch 3, skip next 3 fpdc, 5 dc between the next 2 sts, ch 3, skip next 3 fpdc, sl st in 3rd loop of next 7 sts, working in the 4 dcs from Round 20 popcorn in next 4 dc, sl st in 3rd loop of next 7 sts, ch 3, skip next 3 fpdc, 5 dc between next 2 sts, ch 3, skip next 3 fpdc, sl st in 3rd loop of next 16 sts, ch 2, skip corner; repeat from * around, join–184 sl st, 40 dc, 16 popcorn st, 16 ch-3 spaces, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 24:  With A and working in sts left from Round 22, join to 1st st after any ch-2 corner, *hdc 16, fpdc in next 2 fpdc, ch 5, skip next 2 fpdc, fpdc in next 2 fpdc, hdc 7, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, hdc 7, fpdc around next 2 fpdc, ch 5, skip next 2 fpdc, fpdc around next 2 fpdc, hdc 16, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join–200 hdc, 32 fpdc, 8 ch-5 spaces, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 25:  Join B in 3rd loop of 1st ch-2 st after any ch-2 space, *sl st 18, popcorn in each of the next 5 dc from Round 23, sl st 7, working in popcorn sts from Round 23, skip 1st popcorn, popcorn in next 3 popcorn sts, working in 3rd loop only sl st in next 7 sts, popcorn in each of the next 5 dc from Round 23, working in 3rd loop only sl st 16, ch 2; repeat from * around, join–94 sl st, 52 popcorn, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 26:  With A and working in remaining sts of Round 24, join in 1st st after any ch-2 corner, ch 1, *hdc 18, fpdc2tog over next 2 fpdc, hdc 3 in ch-5 space, fpdc2tog over next 2 fpdc, hdc 7, 3 hdc in next ch-2 space, hdc 7, fpdc2tog over next 2 fpdc, 3 hdc in ch-5 space, fpdc2tog over next 2 fpdc, hdc 18, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join–252 hdc, 16 fpdc2tog, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 27:  With C and working in 3rd loop (or BLO of the 4 fpdc2tog), join to 1st st after any ch-2 corner, *hdc in 1st st, [hdc 6, dc in next, hdc 6] 5 times, hdc in last, ch 2, skip next ch-2 corner; repeat from * around, join–248 hdc, 20 dc.

Round 28:  Ch 1, working in 3rd loop only,  *hdc 7, [fpdc around dc, hdc 12] 4 times, fpdc around next dc, hdc 7, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join–248 hdc, 20 fpdc.

Round 29:  Ch 1, working in 3rd loop only, *hdc in 1st st, [hdc 4, fpdc around next fpdc, working behind st just made, hdc 2, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 2, working in front fpdc around fpdc 2 sts back, hdc 4] 5 times, hdc in last,  ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join–248 hdc, 60 fpdc.

Round 30:  Ch 1, working in 3rd loop only, hdc in 1st st, *[hdc 2, fpdc in next fpdc, working behind, hdc in next 4 hdc, fpdc around next fpdc, hdc 2, skip next fpdc, hdc 2, fpdc in skipped fpdc, hdc 2] 5 times, hdc in last, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join.

Round 31:  With D, join in 1st st after any ch-2 corner, working in 3rd loop only, sl st in 1st st, *[sl st 2, 4-dc Cluster in fpdc, sl st 9, 4-dc Cluster in next fpdc, sl st 2] 5 times, sl st in last, 2 popcorn in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join, fasten off, using B, fasten on in between 2 popcorn sts in corner, (ch 1, Rose Popcorn) between sts, fasten off, repeat for all corners–268 slst, 40 4-dc Clusters, 8 popcorn,  4 Rose Popcorn.

Round 32:  Join C in remaining sts from Round 29 in 1st st after ch-2 corner, ch 1, bphdc in 1st st, *[bphdc 2, skip next 4-dc Cluster, bphdc 4, fpdc in fpdc, bphdc 4, skip next 4-dc Cluster, bphdc 2] 5 times, bphdc in last, working in ch-2 space 3 Rounds below, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join–256 hdc, 20 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 33:  Ch 1, working in 3rd loop, hdc in 1st st, *[hdc 6, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 6] 5 times, hdc 2, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 space, hdc 2; repeat from * around to last, hdc in last, join–264 hdc, 40 fphdc, 20 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 34:  Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, *[hdc 6, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 6] 5 times, hdc 3, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 space, hdc 3; repeat from * around to last 2, hdc in last 2, join–272 hdc, 20 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 35:  Ch 1, working in 3rd loop only, sl st in 1st st (does not count as a st), *[hdc 4, fpdc in next fpdc, working behind, hdc 2, fpdc in fpdc, hdc 2, fpdc in fpdc 2 sts back, hdc 4] 5 times, hdc 4, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 space, hdc 4; repeat from * around, join–280 hdc, 60 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 36:  Ch 1, working in 3rd loop only, *[hdc 2, fpdc around next fpdc, working behind, hdc 4, fpdc around next fpdc, hdc 2, skip next fpdc, hdc 2, fpdc around skipped fpdc, hdc 2] 5 times, hdc 5, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 space, hdc 5; repeat from * around,join–288 hdc, 60 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Fasten off C

Round 37:  Join D in 3rd loop only of 1st st after ch-2 space, *sl st 6, [sl st 2, 4-dc Cluster in fpdc, sl st 9, 4-dc Cluster in next fpdc, sl st 2] 5 times, sl st 6, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join–296 sl st, 40 4-dc Clusters, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 39:  Join C in 1st st after ch-2 space, working in remaining sts from Round 36, *bphdc 7, [bphdc 2, skip 4-dc Cluster, bphdc 4, fpdc around fpdc, bphdc 4, skip 4-dc Cluster, bphdc 2] 5 times, bphdc 7, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join–104 bphdc, 20 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

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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