Snowflake Afghan

A couple of months ago, I saw a pin on pinterest of this blog post and I knew I just had to make myself one of these afghans! And today, I finished it! I’m so pleased with it and I’m so glad that I have it done in time to enjoy it for the whole winter. After all, I don’t store away my snow d├ęcor after Christmas – I enjoy my winter things all winter long!

The original white snowflake looks a lot different from the finished snowflake with the blue around it!

The pattern I followed is free from artoftangle.com. As far as crocheting patterns go, I thought it was pretty easy to follow. Once you figure it out, you just make as many snowflake hexagons as you want! The pattern calls for 59, but I actually made my blanket slightly larger – I made 68. I just added one hexagon to each row. Each hexagon took me around an hour to make.

I started making the afghan probably about 8 weeks ago or so, and I tried to work on it a little every day. Once you have some hexagons done, you essentially sew them together in strips and then sew the strips together. Then magically, in no time, it turns into a blanket!

Once you have the blanket as large as you want it to be, you put the edging on. It was easy to do, but took longer than I expected. The edging just repeats single, triple, single, triple, all the way around. It gives it a nice little bumpy edge!

Below: the completed blanket! I just love it!

 

7 thoughts on “Snowflake Afghan

  1. Alouette says:

    I’ve been considering doing this blanket but wasn’t sure about the stark white against navy. This color scheme is prettier, I think, thanks for posting!

    • Jenna says:

      Thanks, everyone!

      Alouette, the yarn I used was Caron Simply Soft – white and country blue. Enjoy making yours! It’s worth it!

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