You’ll love this Crochet Peppermint Swirl Afghan and it will look fabulous in your home for the Holidays! The picture on the right has an interlocking edge which we have included a video for further down our post in case it is not covered in the pattern.
You will find lots of details to help you perfect this project and a diagram that shows you how to piece the Motifs together.
Be sure that you scroll our page in its entirety so that you don’t miss a single idea. The peppermint motif is very cleverly designed with a smaller filler motif.
To complete the look, the pattern includes a peppermint pillow. We have also included another project that we are sure you are also going to love the stunning Crochet Snowflake Afghan
Crochet Peppermint Swirl Afghan Details -:
- RED HEART® Soft®: 10 balls 4600 White A; 6 balls 9925 Really Red B
- Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
- Stitch marker (optional)
- Yarn needle
Guage/Tension: 1 small motif = 3½” (9 cm); 1 large motif = 7¾” (19.5 cm).
Check your Guage. Use any size hook to obtain the guage.
This beautiful Crochet Peppermint Swirl Afghan Throw measures 47″ wide x 55″ long (119.5 x 139.5 cm). The Pillow measures 16″ (40.5 cm) diameter.
- Each motif has its designated spot to keep the spinning illusion.
- Make 10 – Motif 1
- Make 10 – Motif 2
- Make 9 – Motif 3
- Make 9 – Motif 4
- Make 2 – Motif 5
- Make 2 – Motif 6
- Make 30 – Small Motifs
Mikey from The Crochet Crowd has some excellent tips on his site as well as a diagram outlining how to put the Motifs together.
You can find it further down. Keep scrolling to watch the video.
If you don’t Crochet but would like to own this gorgeous Peppermint Swirl Afghan, you can purchase one on Etsy. You can find the details here
Crochet Peppermint Swirl Afghan Stitches
Special Stitches beg dc2tog = (Ch 2, dc) in next stitch. dc2tog = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook. Special Technique Interlocking crochet = Work the current round in front of the previous round but not into its stitches. Insert the hook through the chain space of the previous round and into the indicated stitch or chain space of same color round as your current yarn.
As you work the new stitch, bring it forward through the chain space of the previous round. For example, in Round 3 (worked with A), insert the hook in the next chain space of Round 2 and, pulling the stitch forward, work in the indicated stitch of Round 1 (worked with A).
Crochet Peppermint Afghan Video Tutorial
We highly recommend that you watch Mikey from the Crochet Crowd in his video tutorial. Click Play above to view now ^
Do not work over or into the stitches of Round 2. Notes 1. Throw motifs and pillow are made with interlocking crochet technique in joined rounds with right side facing at all times. 2. Last loop of each round is dropped after round is joined; next color is returned to the hook and worked in front of previous round. Colors are alternated as this sequence is repeated. Be sure to bring working yarn and loop of color not in use to front of piece when instructed. Do not cut yarn until instructed. 3. A stitches are only worked in A stitches of odd-numbered rounds and B stitches are only worked in B stitches of even numbered rounds.
4. You may find it helpful to enlarge the dropped loop or place it on a locking stitch marker so it doesn’t unravel as you work the next round. 5. Pillow is made in one piece with first side worked in increasing interlocked rounds and second side worked in decreasing interlocked rounds. Pillow form is inserted before last rounds are worked.
We have also included a video tutorial where Mikey shows you how to make the Motifs. We highly recommend that you view the video prior to embarking on the project.
Did you notice that the Peppermint Swirl Afghan has an interlocked Crochet edge? This is a technique that involves crisscross crochet and it’s perfect for Edging all your favorite projects. You can view the video tutorial above to see the technique in action. Click play above to watch now ^^^
Crochet Peppermint Swirl Afghan purchase via Etsy here
You can find the free pattern download on Redheart here and below is the diagram that shows you how to structure your blanket once you have made the Motifs. Mikey from Crochet Crowd has put together lots of tips and trips in his post here.
Continue scrolling our page all the way to the end so you can pin the Peppermint Swirl drink coasters and the gorgeous Snowflake Crochet Blanket too.
We love these Peppermint Crochet Coasters and they are perfect for the Holidays! Looking for another Christmas Holiday project?
Check out this gorgeous Crochet Snowflake Throw. You can get the free pattern details here