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Spring Curtsy Afghan Free Crochet Pattern – Part 3

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 3!

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 3 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:

Round 40: With B, working in 3rd loop only, join to 1st st after ch-2 space, *sc 13, fpdc around next fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around fpdc (mark this st with marker), dc 12, working around next fpdc (fpdc, ch 2, fpdc) (new corner made), dc 12, fpdc around next fpdc (mark this st with marker), hdc 12, fpdc around fpdc, sc 13, sc in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join–108 sc, 96 hdc, 96 dc, 24 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces, (8 marked sts, leave these markers in place, they will be used after Round 51). 

Round 41:  Ch 1, *sc 13, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around fpdc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, fpdc around fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around next fpdc, sc 14; repeat from * around, join–108 sc, 96 hdc, 104 dc, 24 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 42:  Ch 1, *sc 13, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around fpdc, fpdc around next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around next fpdc, sc 14; repeat from * around, join–108 sc, 96 hdc, 104 dc, 32 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 43:  Ch 1, *sc 13, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around next 2 fpdc, fpdc around next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next 2 fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around next fpdc, sc 14; repeat from * around, join–108 sc, 96 hdc, 104 dc, 40 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 44:  Ch 1, *sc 13, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around next 3 fpdc, fpdc around next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next 3 fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around next fpdc, sc 14; repeat from * around, join–108 sc, 96 hdc, 104 dc, 48 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 45:  Ch 1, *sc 13, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around next 4 fpdc, fpdc around next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next 4 fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around next fpdc, sc 14; repeat from * around, join–108 sc, 96 hdc, 104 dc, 56 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 46:  Ch 1, *sc 13, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around next 5 fpdc, fpdc around next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next 5 fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around next fpdc, sc 14; repeat from * around, join–108 sc, 96 hdc, 104 dc, 64 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 47:  Ch 1, *sc 13, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around next 6 fpdc, fpdc around next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next 6 fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around next fpdc, sc 14; repeat from * around, join–108 sc, 96 hdc, 104 dc, 72 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 48:  Ch 1, *sc 13, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around next 7 fpdc, fpdc around next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next 7 fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around next fpdc, sc 14; repeat from * around, join–108 sc, 96 hdc, 104 dc, 80 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 49:  Ch 1, *sc 13, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around next 8 fpdc, fpdc around next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next 8 fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around next fpdc, sc 14; repeat from * around, join–108 sc, 96 hdc, 104 dc, 88 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 50:  Ch 1, *sc 13, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around next 9 fpdc, fpdc around next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next 9 fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around fpdc, hdc 12, fpdc around next fpdc, sc 14; repeat from * around, join–108 sc, 96 hdc, 104 dc, 96 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 51:  Ch 1, *sc 13, fpdc around fpdc, dc in the next 12 hdc, fpdc around fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around next 10 fpdc, fpdc around next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next 10 fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around fpdc, dc in the next 12 hdc, fpdc around next fpdc, sc 14; repeat from * around, join–108 sc, 200 dc, 96 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 52:  Ch 1, *sc 13, fpdc around fpdc, dc in the next 12 hdc, fpdc around fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around next 11 fpdc, fpdc around next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next 11 fpdc, dc 12, fpdc around fpdc, dc in the next 12 hdc, fpdc around next fpdc, sc 14; repeat from * around, join–108 sc, 200 dc, 104 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces.

I hope you enjoy Part 3 of the Spring Curtsy Afghan! PARTS 1-2 are NOW AVAILABLE HERE >>

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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