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Spring Curtsy Afghan Free Crochet Pattern – Part 4

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 4!

Part 4 is the final portion of the Spring Curtsy Afghan Pattern, and I hope you have enjoyed all of the parts so far!

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 4 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:

Extra Petal-Popcorn Row:  Join C around post of 1st marked fpdc from Round 39 that falls to the left of any corner panel. Working vertically up sides of these fpdc upwards from Rounds 39-51 (13 sts total) to create flowers (sl st, ch 1, Petal-Popcorn) around post, *sl st around post of each of the next 2 sts (Rounds 40-41), (sl st, ch 1, Petal-Popcorn) around next fpdc (Round 43); repeat from * to Round 51, fasten off, repeat this process on 7 remaining marked sts around Afghan.

Round 53:  Join A to 1st st after any ch-2 corner, ch 1, *fpdc 11, fpdc2tog over next 2 sts, 2 bphdc around next st, bphdc 77, 2 bphdc around next st, fpdc2tog over next 2 sts, fpdc 11, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join–328 bphdc, 8 fpdc2tog, 88 fpdc, 8 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 54:  Join D in 1st st after ch-2 corner, *fpdc 11, fpdc2tog over next 2 sts, working in 3rd loop only, 2 hdc in next st, hdc 79, 2 hdc in next st, fpdc2tog over next 2 sts, fpdc 11, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join–336 hdc, 88 fpdc, 8 fpdc2tog, 8dc.

Round 55:  Join A in 1st st after ch-2 corner, ch 1, working in BLO/ 3rd loop only, *[dc, ch 1, skip 1] 55 times, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join–228 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces, 220 ch-1 spaces. 

Round 56:  With C, join in any ch-2 corner, ch 1, *(dc, ch-2, dc) in ch-2 corner, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, [3-dc Cluster in next ch-1 space] 54 times, ch 2, skip next 2 dc; repeat from * around, join–216 3-dc Cluster, 12 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 57: With B, join in 1st st after any ch-2 corner, ch 1, *sc, working in skipped sts 2 rounds below, popcorn in each of the 2 skipped sts, [ch 1, skip 3-dc Cluster, sc in next ch-2 space] 54 times, popcorn in each of the next 2 skipped sts from 2 rounds below, sc in last, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join–220 sc, 16 popcorn, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 58:  Join A in any ch-2 corner, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in corner, fpdc around next dc, fptr around dc 4 rounds below, skip next sc and popcorn, v-stitch in next popcorn, fptr around dc from 4 rounds below, skip next ch-1 and sc, [v-stitch in next ch-1 space] 52 times, skip next sc and ch-1 space, fptr around dc from 4 rounds below, v-stitch in next popcorn, skip next popcorn and sc, fptr around dc from 4 rounds below, fpdc around next dc; repeat from * around, join–216 v-stitches, 16 fptr, 8 fpdc, 8 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 59:  With D, join in any ch-2 corner, ch 1, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next fpdc, [ch 1, puff st in ch-2 space of next v-st] 54 times, ch 1, fpdc around last 2 sts; repeat from * around, join–216 puff st, 16 fpdc, 8 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 60:  With A, join in any ch-2 corner, ch 1, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 corner, dc in next 3 sts, [dc in ch-1 space, ch 1, skip puff st] 54 times, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next 3 sts; repeat from * around, join–252 dc, 55 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 61:  With B, join in any ch-2 corner,  *(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 corner, dc in next 5 dc, [Rosebud st in next ch-1 space, ch 1] 53 times, Rosebud st in next ch-1 space, dc in next 5 dc; repeat from * around, join–216 Rosebud st, 48 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 62:  With A, join in any ch-2 corner, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 corner, dc in next 6 dc, [working in skipped dc from Round 59 tr-v-stitch in next dc] 53 times, dc in next 6 dc; repeat from * around, join–212 tr-v-stitch, 56 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 63:  Sl st to next ch-2 corner, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 corner, dc in the next 7 dc, [fptr around Rosebud st from Round 60, working behind dc in tr-v-stitch] 53 times, fptr around last Rosebud st from Round 60, dc in next 7 dc; repeat from * around, join–216 fptr, 276 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 64:  With D, join to any ch-2 corner, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner, sc in the next 8 dc, [ch 1, skip fptr, sc in next dc] 53 times, ch 1, skip next fptr, sc in the next 8 dc; repeat from * around, join–284 sc, 216 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 65:  With C, join in any ch-2 corner, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 space, sc in next 9 sc, [ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space] 54 times, ch 1, sc in next 9 sc; repeat from * around, join– 296 sc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 66: Sl st to ch-2 corner, ch 1, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 corner,  hdc in next 128 sc and ch-1 spaces; repeat from * around, join–520 hdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 67:  Sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 1,  *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 space, hdc, [working in 3rd loop only hdc 3, dc in both loops of next st, working in 3rd loop only hdc in next 4 hdc] 16 times, hdc in last; repeat from * around, join–64 dc, 464 hdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 68:  Sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 1, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 space, (working hdcs here and throughout in 3rd loop only) hdc 2, [hdc 3, 2 fpdc around dc, hdc 4] 16 times, hdc 2; repeat from * around, join–128 fpdc, 472 hdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 69:  Sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 1, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 space, (working hdcs here and throughout in 3rd loop only) hdc 3, [hdc 3, fpdc around next fpdc, hdc between sts, fpdc around next fpdc, hdc 4] 16 times, hdc 3; repeat from * around, join–128 fpdc, 544 hdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 70:  Sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 1, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 space, (working all hdc here and throughout in 3rd loop only) hdc 4, [hdc 3, fpdc around fpdc, 2 fpdc around hdc, fpdc around next fpdc, hdc 4] 16 times, hdc 4; repeat from * around, join–488 hdc, 256 fpdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 71:  With B, join in any ch-2 space, *[ch 8, Bobble in each of next 4 fpdc, ch 8] 16 times, sl st in ch-2 corner; repeat from * around, join–256 Bobble, 68 ch-8 spaces. 

Round 72:  With C, join in any ch-2 corner space from round 69, (working all hdc here and throughout in 3rd loop only and working in front of ch-8 spaces) *(hdc, ch 2 hdc) in ch-2 space, hdc 5, [hdc 3, ch 1, skip next 4 Bobbles, hdc 4] 16 times, hdc 5, repeat from * around, join–496 hdc, 64 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 73:  Sl st to next ch-2 space, (working all hdc here and throughout in 3rd loop only) *(hdc, ch 2 hdc) in ch-2 space, hdc 6, [hdc 3, hdc in ch-1 space, hdc 4] 16 times, hdc 6, repeat from * around, join–568 hdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 74:  Sl st to next ch-2 space, working in 3rd loop only, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 space, hdc across to next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, join–576 hdc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Fasten off, weave in ends. 

I hope you enjoy Part 3 of the Spring Curtsy Afghan! PARTS 1-3 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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