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.  




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