It Takes All Colors Snowflakes Afghan

This eye-catching afghan will make heads turn! It’s made with single crochet stitches in the Tapestry Crochet (or Fair Isle) technique, with color changes in the majority of the rows. Most rows are worked in the back loop and all rows are worked on the right side. There are NO ends to weave in, since they’re all turned into fringe on the 2 side edges of the afghan! And with this reversible technique, the back is just as pretty as the front!


This afghan measures 44” wide (plus fringe) x 60” high, but can easily be made wider or narrower by working more or less repeats, as described in the pattern.


This pattern includes written instructions for the afghan and the fringe, an easy-to-read chart for the color changes that form the snowflakes design and a check list to keep track of which row you’re working. Also included are step-by-step photos for working in the back bump of the foundation chain (for a finished look to the bottom edge), carrying the unused color, joining with a sc, working in the back loop of the stitches and how to work the color changes.


This pattern was previously published in 2014 through the Mainly Crochet website, which was a yearly crochet pattern subscription website. That website will be closing at the end of 2019 and this pattern won’t be available there, but it’s available to purchase now as a single PDF download here (no subscription needed)!


Edited July 17, 2020:

I have filmed a crochet video on the Tapestry Crochet technique that is used in this afghan pattern. If you’re not familiar with the Tapestry Crochet technique, please watch my video to learn the technique and become familiar with it so you’ll be successful with your It Takes All Colors Snowflakes Afghan! Here’s the link to that video.  


SIZE: Approx. 44” wide (plus fringe) x 60” high


SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate



Worsted weight acrylic yarn, 100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g (370 yds/338 m) per skein

Main Color (MC):

4 skeins black

Contrasting Colors (CC):

1 skein each pink, red, orange, yellow, lt green, dk green, blue and purple

Size J/9 (6 mm) crochet hook or size required for gauge


Note: Photographed model made with Red Heart With Love in #1012 Black, #1701 Hot Pink, #1909 Holly Berry, #1252 Mango, #1201 Daffodil, #1620 Clover, #1621 Evergreen, #1803 Blue Hawaii and #1530 Violet.


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