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Spiral Lapghan

Click here for larger image.Learn to do one of my favorite crochet techniques, the spiral method, with this free pattern for Pauline Turner's Spiral Lapghan. It is an excellent way to learn the technique, and you can never have too many blankets on hand for gift or charity giving!

Life spiraling out of control? Relax and go with the flow under this spiral throw.

Design by Pauline Turner

Skill Level

Easy

Finished Measurement

41 inches in diameter

Materials

  • Premier Dream medium (worsted) weight yarn (3 1/2 oz/224 yds/99g per ball):
    3 balls each #24-216 baby fern and #24-225 navy
  • Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers

Click here for larger image.Gauge

7 dc = 2 inches; rnds 15 = 5 1/2 inches across

Pattern Note

Join with slip stitch unless otherwise stated.

Lapghan

Rnd 1: With baby fern, ch 6, join (see Pattern Note) in beg ch to form ring, (sl st, sc, hdc, 3 dc) in first half of ring, drop lp from hook and place marker in lp, join navy in ring, (sl st, sc, hdc, 3 dc) in 2nd half of ring, place lp in marker on hook. (6 baby fern sts, 6 navy sts)

Rnd 2: 2 dc in each of next 6 sts, drop lp from hook and move marker below to dropped lp, place baby fern lp on hook, 2 dc in each of next 6 sts, move marker below to lp on hook. (12 baby fern sts, 12 navy sts)

Rnd 3: [Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] 6 times, drop lp from hook, move marker below to dropped lp, place navy lp on hook, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] 6 times, move marker below to lp on hook. (18 navy dc, 18 baby fern dc)

Rnd 4: [Dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st] 6 times, drop lp from hook, place marker below in dropped lp, place baby fern lp on hook, [dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st] 6 times, move marker from below to lp on hook. (24 baby fern dc, 24 navy dc)

Rnd 5: Dc in each st across to next marked st with 2 dc in 2nd dc of each inc, drop lp from hook, move marker below to dropped lp, place next color on hook, dc in each st across to next marker with 2 dc in 2nd st of each inc, move marker below to lp on hook. (30 sts of each color)

Next rnds: Rep rnd 5 until there are 240 sts of each color, drop navy from hook.

Next rnd: Place baby fern lp on hook, dc in next st, hdc in each of next 3 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts, sl st in each of next 3 sts. Fasten off baby fern.

Next rnd: Place navy lp on hook, dc in each st around with 2 dc in 2nd st of each inc.

Next rnd: Hdc in next st, sc in each st around, join in first hdc.

Last rnd: Working from left to right, ch 1, reverse sc (see illustration) in each st around, join in beg sc. Fasten off.

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