Purple Popcorn Afghan

Purple Popcorn Afghan

Crocheters know that popcorn is not just for eating! Popcorns have long been a traditional stitch in the art of crochet. They are fairly easy to create by working a multiple of stitches (usually double crochets) into the same stitch or space, removing the hook from the last stitch worked and then inserting the hook from front to back through the first stitch worked and then picking up the dropped loop and pulling it through the first stitch. The popcorn stitch is great for creating texture and dimension to afghan designs.

Purple & Blue Popcorn Afghan & Pillow
FP271

Edited By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill Level: Easy Skill
Size: About 49 by 65 inches

Materials: For Afghan – Worsted Weight Yarn: Med. Blue – 36 ounces, Purple – 28 ounces, Dk. Violet – 28 ounces, and Violet – 24 ounces.
For Pillow – – Worsted Weight Yarn: Med. Blue – 3 ounces, Purple – 3 ounces, Dk. Violet – 1 ounce, and Violet – 1 ounce.
½ yd Lining Material Shredded foam rubber, Kapok, or cotton for filling.

Crochet Hook: Size J-10 (6.50 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: Each Motif measures 6½ inches square.

JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

TO CHANGE COLORS
Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining loops on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.

*For Further Assistance with Changing Colors, see our Help Section on the Website www.MaggiesCrochet.com

AFGHAN

Motif (Make 30)

Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Violet, ch 5, join with sl st to first ch to form ring, ch 3, 3 dc in ring, drop lp from hook, insert in 3rd ch, pull lp through, ch 1 to tighten st (all 1st popcorn sts will be worked in this manner), * ch 3, popcorn st in ring (Popcorn: 4 dc in ring, drop lp from hook, insert in 1st dc, pull lp through, ch 1 to tighten st); rep from * twice, ch 3, join in 1st popcorn st. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 2: With right side facing, join Dk. Violet with sl st to 1st popcorn st, popcorn in same space, * ch 3, 2 popcorn with ch 3 between in next lp, ch 3, popcorn in next popcorn; rep from * twice, ch 3, 2 popcorn with ch 3 between in next loop, ch 3, join in 1st popcorn. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: With right side facing, join Purple with sl st to 1st popcorn st, popcorn in same space, * ch 3, sc in next lp, ch 3, popcorn in next popcorn st; rep from * around, ending to correspond; join in 1st popcorn. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 4: With right side facing, join Med. Blue in 1st popcorn st, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same space, * sc in next lp, dc in next sc, sc
in next lp, sc in next popcorn; rep from * once, sc in next lp, dc in next sc, sc in next lp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next popcorn st (corner); rep from 1st * around ending to correspond; join with sl st to first dc.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same space, sc in next dc, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in next corner lp, sc in next 15 sts; rep from * around, ending to correspond; join in back loop of 1st sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in same space, sc in next 2 sc, * 3 sc in next ch-1 corner lp, sc in next 17 sc; rep from * around, ending to correspond; join with sl st to first sc.

Strip Assembly
Sewing through back loop of sts, sew Motifs together to form 3 long strips having 10 Motifs in each strip.

Strip Edging

Row 1: With right side of Motifs facing, working along length of strip, join Violet in corner st, popcorn st in same space, ** skip next st, dc in next sc, popcorn in next sc; rep from ** once, skip next sc, dc in next sc, skip next sc, popcorn in next sc, * skip next sc, dc in next sc, popcorn in next sc; rep from * once, skip next sc, dc in next sc, popcorn in joining; rep from ** across strip. Finish off and weave in ends. DO NOT TURN.
Row 2: With right side facing, join Med. Blue with sl st to 1st popcorn st, ch 1, sc in same st, ** sc in space after popcorn, sc in next dc, sc in next popcorn; rep from ** 3 times, sc in space after popcorn, sc in next dc, sc in space after dc, * sc in next popcorn, sc in space before next dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * 3 times, sc in next popcorn; rep from ** across row.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each sc across.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across. Finish off and weave in ends. DO NOT TURN.
Row 5: Rep Row 1 with Dk Violet.
Rows 6-8: Rep Rows 2-4 with Med Blue.
Row 9: Rep Row 1 with Purple.
Rows 10-12: Rep Rows 2-4 with Med Blue.
At the end of Row 12, DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Rows 13-14: Rep Rows 3-4. At the end of Row 14, finish off and weave in ends. Rep Rows 1-14 on other side of strip to correspond. Complete 2 more Motif Strips in same manner.

Afghan Assembly

Sew strips together, arranging as illustrated, sewing through back loop of stitches.

Afghan Edging

Row 1: With right side facing, working across width of afghan, join Med. Blue with sl st on side of row before 1st popcorn st, 3 sc at top of popcorn st, then working in the back
loop of sts when working over the motifs, sc across to top of last popcorn, 3 sc at top of last popcorn st; join to 1st row on side of afghan.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in 1st sc, 3 sc in next st (corner), sc in each sc to next corner, 3 sc in corner st, sc in next st; join to next row on side.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in 1st sc, 3 sc in next st (corner), sc in each sc to next corner, 3 sc in corner st, sc in next st; join to next row on side.
Rows 4-5: Rep Rows 2-3. At the end of Row 5, finish off and weave in ends.

PILLOW
Make 8 Motifs. Sew 4 motifs together to form a block (2 wide by 2 long). Sew 2 blocks together along 3 edges. Place lining in pillow. Sew opening closed.

TASSELS (Make 4)
Wind yarn 50 times over a 5 inch cardboard. Tie one end, cut other end and trim. Attach. to the 4 corners of pillow.

All Rights Reserved ©2010 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

Comments
  1. Judy

    Thank you, thank you for your new web site! I have loved your patterns since I first discovered you, and am so happy to be able to get your lovely designs for free. Purple Popcorn is just beautiful – can’t wait to start it.

    • Maggie Weldon

      Judy,
      I am glad you like the pattern. More afghans will be coming soon.
      Enjoy your day,
      Maggie

  2. carrie

    cool

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