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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Millions of Spiderwebs Scrap Afghan

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Afghan Crochet Pattern

This is a traditional modular afghan. The twist is in the individual blocks, which feature a spiderweb-like lace motif!

This afghan is great stash-buster. You can use any color of yarn provided it is of the same weight. I used leftover fingering weight yarn from a variety of projects. To bring the color scheme together, I used a solid brown yarn, also fingering weight, for the outer edges of each block.

The blocks that make up the afghan are connected using a join-as-you-go method. The center of each motif is worked from the scrap yarn and the last 3 rounds from the solid color yarn. Since the throw is modular, you can make your blanket of any size. The size of the blanket on the pictures is 18x16 squares, which makes it perfect for a queen-size bed.

Measurements: Length: 90" (225 cm). Width: 80" (200 cm)
One block measures 5" x 5" (12.5 x 12.5 cm).

Materials: scrap fingering weight yarn (A) and approximately the same amount of solid colored fingering weight yarn. (B)

Hook: D (3.25 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: the size of 1 motif 5” x 5” (12.5 x 12.5 cm)
The gauge is not very important, however note that if you crochet with the heavier yarn and the larger hook you will get a larger block.

Abbreviations (USA):
Dc - double crochet
Sc – single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
Ch – chain
st , sts - stitch, stitches
sl st - slip stitch


Spiderweb Motif

Ch 6, join with sl st to the 1st ch to make a circle.

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 15 dc into ring, join with sl st to top ch-3.



Round 2: ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 2), 1 dc into the base of ch, skip 1, *(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) into next st, skip 1, repeat from * 6 more times, join with sl st into 3rd chain of ch-5.



Round 3: sl st into 1st ch-sp, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the same ch-sp, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into next ch-2-sp, repeat from * 6 more times, sl st into top of ch-3.



Round 4: sl st into next st, sl st into ch-3-sp, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) into same ch-3-sp, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) into next ch-3-sp, repeat from * 6 more times, sl st into top of ch-3.



Round 5: sl st into each of next 2 sts, sl st into ch-3-sp, ch 3 (counts a s 1dc), (3 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) into the same ch-3-sp, ch 2, (4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc) into next ch-3-sp, ch 2, *(4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) into next ch-3-sp, ch 2, (4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc) into next ch-3-sp, ch 2, from * repeat 2 more times, sl st into top of ch-3. Tie off yarn A.



Round 6: join yarn B into the next/first ch-3-sp, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into the same ch-3-sp, (1 dc in between next st) 3 times, 2 dc in ch-2-sp, 1 dc in between next st, 1 hdc in between next st, 1 sc in between next st, 1 sc in ch-1-sp, 1 sc in between next st, 1 hdc in between next st, 1 dc in between next st, 2 dc in ch-2-sp, (1 dc in between next st) 3 times, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into next ch-3-sp, (1 dc in between next st) 3 times, 2 dc in ch-2-sp, 1 dc in between next st, 1 hdc in between next st, 1 sc in between next st, 1 sc in ch-1-sp, 1 sc in between next st, 1 hdc in between next st, 1 dc in between next st, 2 dc in ch-2-sp, (1 dc in between next st) 3 times, from * repeat 2 more times, sl st into top of ch-3.



Round 7: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in next st,* (2dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into next ch-3-sp, 1 dc into each of next 8 sts, 1 hdc into next st, 1 sc into next 3 sts, 1 hdc into next st, 1 dc into next 8 sts, repeat from * three more times, sl st into top of ch3.



Round 8: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, skip 1 st, *(2dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch-3-sp, ch 1, skip 1st, (1 dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1 st) six times, repeat from * two more times, (2dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into ch-3-sp, ch 1, skip 1, (1 dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1) five times, sl st to ch-3. Tie off.



Alternative round 8 for connecting the squares as-you-go:
ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *(2dc, ch 1, sl st to corresponding ch-3-sp, ch 1, 2 dc) into ch-3-sp, sl st to corresponding ch-1-sp, skip 1, (1 dc in next 3 dc, sl st to corresponding ch-1-sp, skip 1) six times, from * repeat two more times, (2dc, ch 1, sl st to corresponding ch-3-sp, ch 1, 2 dc) into ch-3-sp, sl st to corresponding ch-1-sp, skip 1, (1 dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1) five times, sl st to ch-3. Tie off.



Crochet as many motifs as the size of the blanket you would like to achieve. The size of the blanket on the pictures is 18x16 squares, which makes it perfect for a queen-size bed.


Finishing

Weave in the ends. Block.

Have fun!


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