Java Peacock Afghan
Finished
February 10, 2016
December 9, 2016

Java Peacock Afghan

Project info
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/peacock-feather-java-motif
Crochet
BlanketThrow
Throw
Hooks & yarn
5.5 mm (I)
Red Heart Super Saver & Caron United
Notes

The beginning of this pattern uses Christa Veenstra’s design Crochet Peacock Feather “Java” Motif which is a pattern for purchase. My instructions are free but will not due you any good unless you purchase her design first. Please do not ask me to share her design as this is asking me to break the law by sharing copyrighted materials.

Peacock Feather Afghan

Individual feather measurements of rows 1-6 before trimming is 7 inches long by 5.5 inches wide

(I did not keep a gauge on the original afghan as it is a matter of preference so if you want a tighter weave use a smaller hook if you prefer a loose weave use a larger hook.)

Materials:
#4 Yarn
Red Heart Super Saver 7 oz skeins

1 Black, 1 Amethyst, 1 Turqua, 1 Gold, 1 Tea Leaf, 2 Real Teal
(the original green I used was Caron Leaf Green but I did find an equivalet shade of green in red heart called tea leaf so I updated the colors to all Red Heart Super Saver Colors, the sample in progress also shows one with a red center that color is RHSS Mulberry if you like it better)
“I” crochet hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Stitches used:
sl st, ch, sc, hdc, dc, edc, trb, picot
Picot: ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook

Rnd 1-5: Java Peacock Feather by Christa Veenstra found at the link below

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/peacock-feather-j...

Rnd 6: Using Leaf Green join yarn in last sc st of rnd 5, (ch 2, dc, Picot) in same sp as joining, (dc, hdc) in next st, sc in next st, * sk next st, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st, Rep from * around to last 2 sts, sk next st, sc in last st, join to top of beg ch 2, FO (27 ch3 loops, 1 Picot)

Remaining Feather Motifs:
Rnd 1-5: Java Peacock Feather by Christa Veenstra found at the link below

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/peacock-feather-j...

Rnd 6: Using Leaf Green join yarn in last sc st of rnd 5, (ch 2, dc, Picot) in same sp as joining, (dc, hdc) in next st, sc in next st, * sk next st,(sc, ch 3, sc) in next st, Rep from * 12 more times, sc in center top st, ch 1, sl st in point of picot of last motif made, ch 1 sc in same sp as last sc st on current motif, ** sk next st, , (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st, Rep from ** around to last 2 sts, sk next st, sc in last st, join to top of beg ch 2, FO

Repeat for remaining motifs to desired length

Trim:
Using Teal Starting at the bottom of your row of feathers join yarn in point of picot with sc, (sc, ch 2, 2sc) all in same sp as first sc st, * Sk next st, sc in next st, ** dc between next 2 sc of rnd 6, *** sc in next ch 3 sp, rep from ** 13 times, sc in last ch 3 sp of this feather, 3 trb in picot point of next feather, rep from *** to top ch 3 of last feather, dc between next 2 sc sts of rnd 6, 5 dc in center ch3 sp, dc between next 2 sc sts of rnd 6, sc in next ch 3 sp, continue in pattern working down opposite side of feathers to last ch sp, sc in ch 3 sp, dc between next 2 sc sts of rnd 6, sk hdc st on rnd 6, sc in next st, sk last st , join to beg sc st. FO

(mark 7th teal spike on the left and the right after the top of the shell and the 7th teal spike on the left and the right side up from the bottom picot, Also mark the 2nd treble stitch between each feather on both sides)

Joining Strips:
Using Tea, match the marked double crochet spike st to the center treble st, working through both layers with right sides together
Sc in first marked sts, * ch 1, sc in next st, rep from * to last marked sts, FO

Finishing Afghan Trim:
Working in tip of any feather (sc, ch 3 picot, sc) sk next st rep around join FO weave in all ends left.

Tutorial Videos:

Joining as you go tutorial
https://youtu.be/l5Qi2KbZZKY

Marked stitches tutorial
https://youtu.be/-LrKK5c9Ifw

Trimming strips of joined feathers tutorial
https://youtu.be/HIIuGCQs0lk

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Finished
February 10, 2016
December 9, 2016
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
  • Project created: December 11, 2016
  • Finished: December 11, 2016
  • Updated: September 25, 2020