Afghan of the Month: December

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Snowflake Rose

Design by Carol Alexander

Lush, multilayered, beaded roses adorn large, lacy snowflake-style motifs that join as you go to create a stunning holiday throw or an exquisite home accent to dress up your decor any time of year.

Skill Level
Experienced

Finished Size
50 x 70 inches

Materials
  • Red Heart Super Saver medium (worsted) weight yarn (7 oz/364 yds/198g per skein):
    • 6 skeins #316 soft white
    • 3 skeins #376 burgundy
    • 2 skeins #633 dark sage
  • Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Sewing needle
  • Red sewing thread
  • 59 ivory 6mm pearl beads

Gauge
4 dc = 1 inch; 2 dc rows = 1 inch Motif is 10 inches in diameter

Special Stitches
Extended double crochet (edc): Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice.
Cluster (cl): Yo 3 times, insert hook in next ch sp, yo, pull lp through, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 3 times, *yo 3 times, insert hook in same ch sp, yo, pull lp through, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 3 times, rep from *, yo, pull through all lps on hook.
Single crochet picot (sc picot): Ch 2, sc in top of last cl made.
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

Instructions
First Row
First Motif
Rnd 1: With burgundy, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 6 (counts as first edc and ch-2 sp), [edc (see Special Stitches) in ring, ch 2] 7 times, join with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch-6. (8 edc, 8 ch sps)
Rnd 2: Working around top of post of each edc, for large petals, (sc, ch 1, 5 tr, ch 1, sc) around front of post (see Stitch Guide) of each st around, join with sl st in beg sc. (8 petals)
Rnd 3: Working around same posts in front of large petals, for small petals, (sc, 3 dc, sc) around post of each st around, join with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off. Sew 1 bead to center of flower.
Rnd 4: For leaves, working behind petals, join dark sage with sl st in any ch-2 sp of rnd 1, (ch 4, cl-see Special Stitches, sc picot-see Special Stitches, ch 4, sl st) in same ch sp, (sl st, ch 4, cl, sc picot, ch 4, sl st) in each ch-2 sp around, join with sl st in beg sl st. (8 leaves)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, working behind leaves, sl st in center bottom of first leaf, ch 3, [sl st in center bottom of next leaf, ch 3] around, join with sl st in beg sl st. Fasten off. (8 ch sps)
Rnd 6: Join soft white with sl st in any ch sp, ch 3, dc in same ch sp and in back lp (see Stitch Guide) of 2nd tr on corresponding large petal at same time, dc in same ch sp on last row, ch 4, [dc in next ch sp, dc in same ch sp and in back lp of 2nd tr on next large petal at same time, dc in same ch sp on last row, ch 4] around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (8 dc groups, 8 ch sps)
Rnd 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 4, sk next ch sp, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 4, sk next ch sp] around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (32 dc, 8 ch sps)
Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 5, sk next ch sp, [dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 5, sk next ch sp] around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (40 dc, 8 ch sps)
Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 6, sk next ch sp, [dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 6, sk next ch sp] around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (48 dc, 8 ch sps)
Rnd 10: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 4, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 7, sk next ch sp, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 4, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 7, sk next ch sp] around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (64 dc, 8 ch-4 sps, 8 ch-7 sps)
Rnd 11: Ch 5 (counts as first edc and ch-1 sp), (edc, ch 1) in each of next 3 sts, (edc, ch 1) twice in next ch sp, (edc, ch 1) in each of next 4 sts, sl st in 4th ch of next ch-7, ch 1, [(edc, ch 1) in each of next 4 sts, (edc, ch 1) twice in next ch sp, (edc, ch 1) in each of next 4 sts, sl st in 4th ch of next ch-7, ch 1] around, join with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch-5. (80 edc)
Rnd 12: [Ch 1, (hdc, picot—see Special Stitches) in each of next 8 sts, ch 1, sl st in next st, working over sl st of last rnd, sl st around next ch-7 of rnd 10, sl st in next st] around, join with sl st in beg ch-1. Fasten off.

2nd Motif
Rnds 1-11: Rep rnds 1-11 of First Motif.
Rnd 12 (joining rnd): Ch 1, (hdc, picot) in each of next 4 sts, [hdc in next st, ch 1, sl st in corresponding picot of last Motif, ch 1] twice, (hdc, picot) in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, sl st in next st, working over sl st of last rnd, sl st around next ch-7 of rnd 10, sl st in next st, ch 1, (hdc, picot) in each of next 2 sts, [hdc in next st, ch 1, sl st in corresponding picot of last Motif, ch 1] twice, (hdc, picot) in each of next 4 sts, ch 1, sl st in next st, working over sl st of last rnd, sl st around next ch-7 of rnd 10, sl st in next st, [ch 1, (hdc, picot) in each of next 8 sts, ch 1, sl st in next st, working over sl st of last rnd, sl st around next ch-7 of rnd 10, sl st in next st] around, join with sl st in beg ch-1. Fasten off.
[Rep 2nd Motif ] 3 times for total of 5 Motifs on this row.

2nd Row

First Motif
Joining to bottom of First Motif on last row, rep 2nd Motif of First Row.

2nd Motif
Rnds 1-11: Rep rnds 1-11 of First Motif of First Row.
Rnd 12: Ch 1, *(hdc, picot) in each of next 4 sts, joining to bottom of next Motif on last row, [hdc in next st, ch 1, sl st in corresponding picot of last Motif, ch 1] twice, (hdc, picot) in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, sl st in next st, working over sl st of last rnd, sl st around next ch-7 of rnd 10, sl st in next st, ch 1, (hdc, picot) in each of next 2 sts, [hdc in next st, ch 1, sl st in corresponding picot of last Motif, ch 1] twice, (hdc, picot) in each of next 4 sts, ch 1, sl st in next st, working over sl st of last rnd, sl st around next ch-7 of rnd 10, sl st in next st*, joining to side of last Motif on this row, rep between * once, [ch 1, (hdc, picot) in each of next 8 sts, ch 1, sl st in next st, working over sl st of last rnd, sl st around next ch-7 of rnd 10, sl st in next st] around, join with sl st in beg ch-1. Fasten off.
[Rep 2nd Motif] 3 times for total of 5 Motifs on this row.
[Rep 2nd Row] 5 times for total of 7 rows.

Filler Motif
Rnds 1-4: Rep rnds 1-4 of First Motif on First Row. At end of last rnd, fasten off.
Rnd 5: Working in sp between Motifs, join soft white in back of tip on 1 leaf, *ch 5, sl st in joining between Motifs, ch 5, sl st in back of same leaf tip, ch 4, sl st in back of next leaf tip, ch 5, sl st in next sl st worked in ch-7 on rnd 10, ch 5, sl st in back of same leaf tip, ch 4**, sl st in back of tip on next leaf, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st in beg sl st. Fasten off.
Work Filler Motif in each sp between Motifs.

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