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Elsa's Frozen Inspired Afghan

Elsa's Frozen Inspired Afghan
Elsa's Frozen Inspired Afghan
This image courtesy of Roseanna Beck

When the weather turns blustery, curl up with Elsa's Frozen Inspired Afghan. Perfect for fans of the popular Disney movie, this afghan is great for those long nights when you just want to relax and let your worries go! Worked up to look like rows of fans, this afghan is made using the popular V-stitch and shell stitch, making it easy for beginners as well as advanced crocheters. So whether you're curling up on a dreary day or you're having a movie night with the family, this afghan is the perfect way to keep your toes nice and warm!

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Primary Technique: Crochet

Occasion/Theme: Winter

Easy

Materials:

  • 5 skeins Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Light Blue
  • 5.0mm (US H-8) or size needed for gauge

 

Gauge: 

  • Rows 3-6 – 2 ¼”
  • Shell, sc – 2 ½”

 

Special Stitches:

  • Shell – (3 dcs, ch 1, 3 dcs) in stitch or space as indicated.
  • V Stitch (V St) – (dc, ch 1, dc) in stitch or space as indicated.

 

Instructions:
Afghan Measures:  44” x 53”
Afghan is crocheted in multiples of 8 plus 12.

  1. Row 1 (RS): Ch 140, 2 dcs in 4th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 3 chs, sc in next ch, ch 1, skip 3 chs**, Shell in next ch, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 3 dcs in last ch, turn.
     
  2. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, *ch 3, V St in next sc, ch 3**, sc in ch 1 space of Shell, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, sc in 3rd ch of beginning ch, turn.
     
  3. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, [ch 1, Shell in ch 1 space of V St, ch 1, sc in next sc] across, turn.
     
  4. Row 4: Ch 6, sc in ch 1 space of Shell, [ch 3, V St in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch 1 space of Shell] across to last stitch, ch 3, dc in last stitch, turn.
     
  5. Row 5: Ch 3, 2 dcs in same stitch, ch 1, sc in next sc, [ch 1, Shell in ch 1 of V St, ch 1, sc in next sc] across to last stitch, ch 1, 3 dcs in 3rd ch of turn ch 6, turn.
     
  6. Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, *ch 3, V St in next sc, ch 3**, sc in ch 1 space of Shell, repeat from * across, ending last repeat at **, sc in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3, turn.
     
  7. Continue pattern repeating Rows 3 – 6 for a total 85 rows.

Edging

  1. On RS work along top edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in space between the first and second right corner dcs, *ch 1, 3 V Sts in next sc, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 1 space of Shell, repeat from * across ending ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in space between the last 2 dcs.
     
  2. Work along side edge *ch 1, 2 V Sts in next dc space, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc space, repeat from* across ending ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in space between the first and second bottom edge dcs,
     
  3. Work along bottom edge *ch 1, 3 V Sts in ch below next sc, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch below next Shell, repeat from * across ending ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in space between the last 2 dcs.
     
  4. Work along side edge *ch 1, 2 V Sts in next dc space, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc space, repeat from * across ending ch 1, join beginning sc and fasten off.

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I'm in the process of making this blanket. I'm using a different color than what was suggested. This is a very beautiful pattern for sure and easy with one exception. I think it should have been even more simplified, along with eliminating two rows of the pattern that weren't necessary. Each row's ending stitch should be uniform on both sides, instead of each row ending differently. That can confuse the newcomer to the crocheting world. JMHO.

I love the names of these patterns. It is a fairly simple pattern and would love beautiful in Elsa's ice blue color. It also would look good in other colors as well. It will work up quickly. Thank you.

I think you are going to love to learn to crochet, I have enjoyed it for years. I feel crochet goes much quicker than knit does. I like projects that I can do and get them done, so I can admire the finished project. I am not always satisfied with the way my knitting looks, but I am always satisfied with my projects that I crochet.

Beautiful, this pattern makes me want to try crocheting. Any tips for a first timer? My granny was an expert at crochet unfortunately I don't have her as a reference anymore. Maybe I've inherited the gene!?

Oh I LOVE this. I have been thinking about trying my hand at making my first afghan and after seeing this beautiful easy pattern I do believe I am going to have to just dive in and go for it. This pattern is beautiful and would look great in any room. I think I want to make it in teal and use it as a pretty accent on my rocking chair.

What ply is the yarn used for this afghan and how many grams would I need? I am in the UK so English weights etc would be appreciated, thanks

Hello, This is a 10 ply yarn. In all, you would need 990 grams of yarn. Hope this helps! - Julia from FaveCrafts

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