Spiraling Into Winter Afghan (Crochet)

Bundle up on chilly winter nights with this cozy and cuddly crochet spiral afghan.
 
 

Craft Time: varies

Uses Recycled Items: No

Keywords: C_44171, january2014, jan2014, lion brand, homespun, thick and quick, crochet afghan

Materials

  • Lion Brand® Homespun® Yarn - Edwardian (A; 2 Skeins), Shaker (B; 2 Skeins), Pearls (C; 2 Skeins), Hepplewhite (D; 2 Skeins) or colours of your choice
  • Lion Brand® crochet hook size N-13 (9 mm)
  • Lion Brand® stitch holders
  • Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle
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Instructions

SIZE

About 51 x 51 in. (129.5 x 129.5 cm)

GAUGE

8 dc = 4 in. (10 cm).

BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to match the gauge, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

ABBREVIATIONS
beg = begin(ning)(s)
ch = chain
ch-sp = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip st
st(s) = stitch(es)

NOTES

Afghan is worked in 4 concentric spirals beg at centre. Each spiral is worked in a different colour. Do not turn at the end of rnds
Each rnd is worked in 4 colours. The last loop of the previous colour is placed on a holder or a removable stitch marker while stitches of the next colour are worked.

To create the spirals after the first rnd, A sts are worked only into the B sts of the previous rnd, B sts are worked only into the C sts, C sts are worked only into the D sts, and D sts are worked only into the A sts of the previous rnd.

AFGHAN

With A, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1:
(RS): Ch 3 (always counts as a dc), 2 dc in ring, remove loop from hook and place on holder; *draw up a loop of B in ring following last dc made, ch 3, 2 dc in ring, remove loop from hook and place on holder; rep from * with C and then with D – 12 dc at the end of this rnd (3 dc of each colour).

Rnd 2: *Return A loop to hook, working across B sts, dc in 2nd ch of B ch-3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in top of same ch-3 (corner made), dc in next 2 dc, remove loop from hook and place on holder; rep from * with B and work into C sts, then rep from * again with C and work into D sts; return D loop to hook, working across A sts, dc in 2nd ch of first A ch-3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in top of same ch-3, dc in each dc to next ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, dc in each remaining A dc, remove loop from hook and place on holder.

Rnd 3: *Return A loop to hook, dc in each dc to next ch-sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-sp, dc in each remaining B dc, remove loop from hook and place on holder; rep from * with B and work into C sts, then rep from * again with C and work into D sts; return D loop to hook, dc in each dc to next ch-sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-sp, dc in each remaining A dc, remove loop from hook and place on holder.

Rep Rnd 3 until piece measures about 50 in. (127 cm) at widest point.

Last Rnd: Return A loop to hook, dc in each B dc to next ch-sp, sc in next ch-sp. Fasten off A. Return B loop to hook, dc in each C dc to next ch-sp, sc in next ch-sp. Fasten off B. Return C loop to hook, dc in each D dc to next ch-sp, sc in next ch-sp. Fasten off C. Return D loop to hook, dc in each A dc to next ch-sp, sc in next ch-sp. Fasten off D.

FINISHING

Edging

Rnd 1 (RS): From RS, join A with sc in any st of last rnd, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner sc; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.



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