Do you love Nordic themed patterns? Try this Nordic Snowflake Blanket
This Nordic Snowflake blanket is a great crochet pattern. It is as snuggly as it looks and uses corner to corner techniques.
I have had the idea for this Nordic Snowflake blanket in my head for about 18 months now. The problem is that as a designer inspiration can strike at any time. Unfortunately, by the time I could get to this idea last year I just didn’t have time to get it made, written, tested etc all before Christmas. It was simply too late to even try.
So instead this pattern has been taking over my thoughts every few weeks, just reminding me it was there … Waiting…
Inspiration behind the design
I love Nordic inspired crochet patterns. There is a simple beauty that translates so well into crafts when using only 2 colours in a project. I think that this is what makes the Nordic theme so popular!
The way you can so easily flip the colours and completely change the feel of a project! With a pattern such as this one, you could have one panel white and red, and the next panel red and white. Or what about doing it in blue and white?
Construction of the design
The Nordic Snowflake blanket is worked by creating individual snowflake panels using the corner to corner method and then joining them together.
I absolutely could have made them all in one big afghan pattern without the need to join. But I like the idea of the flexibility in being able to simply add additional squares to achieve the size that you want your blanket to be.
If you are new to corner to corner but want to give this project a go – I do have a great free learn to corner to corner course where I teach you everything from how to read the patterns up. You can check it out by clicking the image below:
A great ‘between projects’ WIP
This blanket a great between projects WIP. It is a good project to have on hand for when you have finished one project and are looking to start another, or are waiting for your yarn delivery arriving. At 25 x 25 blocks you can easily and quickly make a snowflake panel. Before you know it there will be enough panels to make an afghan.
The big question then becomes – will you keep it for yourself or gift it?
Write about the yarn used. Fiber content, what does it feel like, what do you like to use it for, etc.
For my version I used Wool of the Andes from WeCrochet.
This yarn works up so beautifully! It is a #4 weight (aran) yarn and is 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. Each skein is 50g and is 110 yards. For my 3 by 3 panel version with the border I used 11 skeins of red and 14 skeins of white.
At the time of writing this, WeCrochet have a coupon code on this very yarn! You can get 20% off when you purchase 10 or more skeins using code MYVALUEPACK promo code at checkout.
Now, for those of you new to this yarn ….
When you first get this yarn it feels a little ‘rough’, but it isn’t!
As you work it the yarn becomes much softer. My finished afghan is the squishiest, warmest afghan I have made in a long time. I have sensitive skin. My daughter has super sensitive skin. In fact, my daughter was under the care of the hospital in the city for her eczema. We can both snuggle under this blanket without issue. That being said, neither of us has an allergy to wool.
Get the PDF pattern!
I have decided to add the chart for the panels free below. I have not added the joining or border instructions because most often people like to use their own. However, the PDF Pattern includes both the joining and border patterns that I used.
You can find the ad-free PDF Pattern for this one in all of my shops:
Please note if you are here for the Winter Blog hop Event you will need to keep scrolling until you find the specific event button. These links will NOT get you the free pdf!
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Event
From 1st – 7th December 2022 only you can get the PDF Pattern for this one for 50% off in any of the shops above! All you need is the coupon code which you can find in the roundup post from Jo’s Crafty Hook.
This is one of many fabulous patterns featured this week.
All of the patterns featured are either free or 50% off until 7th December so be quick and check it out!
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The Nordic Snowflake blanket pattern specifics:
|#4 weight yarn in 2 colours – 1250 yards in red, 1540 in white|
5mm (H) hook
Stitch markers (optional)
|Gauge is not important as long as you are consistent. I made my version with half double crochet (double crochet in UK terms) and my gauge for the corner to corner panels was 4 blocks wide by 4 blocks high in 2″|
It is really easy to adjust the size of this afghan by adding more panels. Each of my panels were 12″ square before prepping them.
With the border included my afghan is 40″ square.
|– Written in US terms.|
The Chart for the Square Panels:
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The Winter Wonders Blog Hop Event
On 2nd November 2022 only you can get the full PDF Pattern for this afghan as a free pdf download in the Winter Wonders Blog Hop Event.
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- 5 size inclusive garment patterns
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