Friday, August 6, 2010

Crochet Swirl Afghan






























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Crochet Spiral Afghan

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Swirl Afghan

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Crochet Swirl Afghan

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

EA - Each
ST - Stitch
DC - Double Crochet



Gauge
4 inches - 10 CM = 7 Rows
4 inches - 10 CM = 11 Stitches

Materials
Size K/6.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn Tapestry Needle


Chain 4, join.  You can also use the magic circle to start. 

Round 1:  CH 1, This will not count as a stitch, only the step up. Work *3 DC, CH 2, Complete 5 times total from *, join with the beginning stitch.

Round 2: Slip Stitch to the next stitch. CH 1, Work a DC in the same stitch and 1 DC in the next stitch, Work 3 DC in the next CH 2 space, CH 2, Skip 1 stitch, *Work 1 DC in ea of the next 2 stitches. Work 3 DC in the next CH 2 space, CH 2, Continue around from *. When you get around to the beginning, join with the first stitch.

Round 3: Slip Stitch to the next stitch. CH 1, Work a DC in the same stitch, Work 1 DC in ea of the next 3 stitches, Work 3 DC in the next CH space, CH 3, SC in the same space as the last DC, CH 3, Skip 1 stitch, *Work 1 DC in ea of the next 4 stitches. Work 3 DC in the next  CH space , CH 3, SC in the same space as the last DC, CH 3, Continue around from *. When you get around to the beginning, join with the first stitch.

Round 4:  Slip Stitch to the next stitch. CH 1, Work a DC in the same stitch, Work 1 DC in ea of the next 5 stitches, Work 3 DC in the next  CH space , CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Skip 1 stitch, *Work 1 DC in ea of the next 6 stitches. Work 3 DC in the next  CH space CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Continue around from *. When you get around to the beginning, join with the first stitch.


Round 5: Slip Stitch to the next stitch. CH 1, Work a DC in the same stitch, Work 1 DC in ea of the next 7 stitches, Work 3 DC in the next  CH space , CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Skip 1 stitch, *Work 1 DC in ea of the next 8 stitches. Work 3 DC in the next  CH space CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Continue around from *. When you get around to the beginning, join with the first stitch.

Round 6: Slip Stitch to the next stitch. CH 1, Work a DC in the same stitch, Work 1 DC in ea of the next 9 stitches, Work 3 DC in the next CH  space, CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Skip 1 stitch, *Work 1 DC in ea of the next 10 stitches. Work 3 DC in the next CH  space, CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Continue around from *. When you get around to the beginning, join with the first stitch.

Round 7:  Slip Stitch to the next stitch. CH 1, Work a DC in the same stitch, Work 1 DC in ea of the next 11 stitches, Work 3 DC in the next CH  space, CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Skip 1 stitch, *Work 1 DC in ea of the next 12 stitches. Work 3 DC in the next CH  space, CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Continue around from *. When you get around to the beginning, join with the first stitch.
 
Round 8: Slip Stitch to the next stitch. CH 1, Work a DC in the same stitch, Work 1 DC in ea of the next 13 stitches, Work 3 DC in the next CH 2 space, CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Skip 1 stitch, *Work 1 DC in ea of the next 14 stitches. Work 3 DC in the next CH space, CH 3, SC in the next CH 3 space, CH 3, Continue around from *. When you get around to the beginning, join with the first stitch.

You will continue making the afghan until you get the size you are looking for.  




26 comments:

  1. Thank You so much for the pattern!!!

    Susan

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  2. what do you mean at the start of round 2, 3, etc to slip stitch to next stitch?

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  3. cs9295 - Slip stitching is going over to the next stitch, with a low profile stitch. The first stitch on each segment is skipped. This helps create a gradual curve.

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  4. That's gorgeous! Thanks so much for posting this pattern!

    Annemarie

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  5. Thank you for another great pattern Teresa ... argh so many patterns I want to try but have to finish my current list of WIP's first lol

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  6. Lovely. Look forward to adding this afghan to my collection. Thank you so much for sharing, very generous of you. Have a wonderful day.

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  7. O-o-o-o-o-o I can't wait to try this pattern Teresa. I have been anxiously waiting for this one. Thank you for hurrying to put it into words.

    Lacey

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  8. Olá querida, vim te desejar uma ótima semana, cheia de paz pra tua vida.
    Beijjocas
    Andressa
    http://www.projetoame-se.blogspot.com/

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  9. I like the pattern better than any I've seen elsewhere, Ravelry included. However, from round four onward, you keep saying to "Work 3 DC in the next CH 2 space", when the previous row had no Ch2's. So, which is the error? Are the first chains supposed to be only 2, or are they correct as written and the instruction from round four onward should read: Work 3 DC in the next CH 3 space?
    I've finished round four, but am undecided about continuing (i.e. investing more time) if I'll only have to rip it back to change those ch3's into ch2's.

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    1. I went and watched the video's ... I think for all those chain 2's after the 2nd (?) row, she means chain 3. I hope she gets your message and fixes the written version of the pattern because it was very frustrating to get the blanket going.

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  10. Jessica-Jean,
    I just listened to round 4 and some of round 5. I am saying 3 double crochet in the next chain 3 space.

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  11. Sorry. The sound on my computers sucks; I began but didn't stay to hear it all. I was working from the printed instructions on the blog. I'll correct my copy of it.

    Thank you.

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  12. Congratulations for your blog, it's very interesting. You do a very beautiful things.
    Regards,
    Amparo

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  13. I took this pattern and made a beret! Thanks for the inspiration. Your youtube instructions led me here. I posted a picture of the beret on my blog..www.debbittybears.blogspot.com
    Thanks again for all this great crochet info.

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  14. I am happy to find a spiral pattern that is one piece. Thanks so much for taking time to share your crocheting talents with all of us! Great job.

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  15. I've made a couple of these already and they are just gorgeous. Thanks for all your hard work! It's easier for me to follow the written pattern once I've seen the video.

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  16. Would you be able to have 2 colors and switch between double chains, I was trying to make it look like a peppermint swirl and switch between red and white?

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  17. Great as always!!!! Thank you for all wonderful things and all your usefull instructions!!!!

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  18. Hey Teresa,
    Thank you so much for all your videos, I watch and learn all the time from you. However, is this spiral pattern the same as the spiral your doing in your vide to join your thread spiral. I really like that pattern, it's beautiful. I would like to make a bedspread or afghan for my daughter using that pattern. The only other one I can find is a popcorn pinwheel pattern that took 67 years to make.Lol thats a long time. I found another one from Maggie Weldon but I'm finding it difficult to understand the instructions. Do you think you could help me out? Thanks Ellen

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  19. The color is really lovely. I have made a doily in two colors combining these swirls. I used only 5 rounds and I should say it is my fav.
    I posted it here

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  20. Hi there, i am an absolute beginner but would like to make the swirl with a combination of two colors..could you please post a video how to combine the cotton so it look like and ice-cream swirl ..

    Thank you so much..

    Jean

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  21. Hi there, i would like to know how to use two colors in the swirl so it looks like an ice cream swirl.

    Thank you so much

    Jean

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  22. Hi Teresa. Thanks so much for posting this pattern. I'm 18 years old and have been teaching myself to crochet for the past month, and your patterns and tutorials have been so so helpful, so thank you very much. :D

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  23. Can this be down sized to a slouch or beret hat?

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