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Buttercream Afghan

buttercream afghan

If you love curling up during an afternoon storm, then this afghan will be a luxurious addition to those relaxing moments. Its chunky yarn and cable stitches are definitely cocoon worthy.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 50” wide x 60” long

Gauge: 12 sts and 4 rows = 4” [10 cm] in post stitches st after wet blocking

Gauge is not critical for this project. If your stitches are slightly looser or tighter, that is okay.


Yarn: Bernat Chunky (100% Acrylic; 431 yards [394 meters]/400 grams): Aran, 8 balls

Hook: US size K (6.5 mm)

Notions: Stitch markers (2); tapestry needle


Fptr – front post treble crochet

Bptr – back post treble crochet

Fpdc – front post double crochet

Special Stitches

Fptr (front post treble crochet) –  Yo twice, insert hook around post of specified st from front to back to front, yo, pull up lp (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 3 times.

Bptr (back post treble crochet) – Yo twice, insert hook around post of specified st from back to front to back, yo, pull up lp (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 3 times.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in rows.


Row 1: Fdc 160, turn – 160 dc.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, work a FPtr around first 2 dc, *sk next 2 dc, FPtr around next 2 dc, FPtr around skipped 2 dc; rep from * across, FPtr around last 2 dc, turn – 160 sts.
Row 3 (WS): Ch 1, *sk next 2 dc, BPtr around next 2 sts, BPtr around skipped 2 sts; rep from * across, turn – 160 sts.

Note: When working Row 3, place 2 stitch markers in the first 2 sts of this row. This will help you find these stitches when working your next row. These stitches can hide and be easily missed.

Row 4: Ch 1, work a FPtr around first 2 sts, *sk next 2 sts, FPtr around next 2 sts, FPtr around skipped 2 sts; rep from *across, FPtr around last 2 st, turn – 160 sts.
Rep Rows 3-4 until Throw meas approx. 60” long, ending on a Row 3.

Note: You can make your throw longer if desired. Make sure you end on a Row 3, then continue to last row.

Last Row: Ch 1, FPdc around first dc and each st across – 160 sts.

Fasten off.


Weave in all loose ends.

The ends of the throw may want to curl slightly, so a gentle steam block is recommended.

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  • Cheryl M.

    I am not fully understanding Row 3 on this pattern, is there any videos or pictures of how the stitches look when doing this row?

    • Nicola P.

      Hello! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor

    • Nicola P.

      Hello! FDC is foundation double crochet. Row 1 you work foundation double crochet to avoid a long chain when starting. Hope that helps! – Nicola, Editor


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