Friday, August 11, 2006


People who have viewed the photos of the baby afghans, I posted a few months ago (April 06), have asked where they could find the pattern. I got this pattern from a fellow camper in the Good Sams a few years ago. I tweaked it a little and this is the result. I'm sure others have used this method as well, so I don't claim to have designed it.


Worsted weight yarn
H/5.00mm hook
Sizes: 30X42 and 36X54 larger size in [ ]

Foundation Row: Chain 40 [60], dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch *ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next 3 ch, repeat from * across, ending skip 1 ch, ch 1 dc in last ch. If changing colors fasten off, and attach new color on the opposite (diagonal) corner. There should be 9 [14] 3 dc groups and a loop on each end.

Round 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in loop formed by last dc of foundation row, (ch 1, 3 dc) 3 times in same space. 3 dc in space between dc groups to loop at opposite end of foundation row, work (3 dc, ch 1) 4 times in end space, continue around working 3 dc in each space between dc groups, join with a sl st in top of ch 3.

Round 2: Hold rectangle with right side facing and narrow end at top, join next color (if not changing color sl st to ch 1 space) ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same space {starting corner made} 3 dc between next 2 groups of 3 dc (for end), (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) {corner} in next ch 1 space, 3 dc in each space between dc groups along side, work corner in ch 1 space, 3 dc in next space between dc groups, sl st in beginning ch 3.

Repeat round 2 with 3 dc between each dc group and working corner in each corner. Repeat until afghan is approximately 30X42, approximately 25 rounds.


Round 1: With right side facing, ch1, sc in each dc, 3 sc in ch 1 space in corners. Join with a sl st in first sc. Slip st to center st of 3 sc in ch 1 sp.

Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as a dc and ch 2 sp), dc in same st, *skip next 2 sc, V st in next sc: repeat from * around, ending skip next 2 sc, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 5.

Round 3: Sl st into ch 2 sp; in same sp work (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc): *in next ch 2 sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc); repeat from * around, join. Finish off; weave in ends.

For wider edging:

Round 4: Sl st into ch 2 sp; in same sp work (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc): *in next ch 2 sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3dc); repeat from * around, join. Finish off; weave in ends.

60 st ch = 18 inch strip for example 36X54 or 42X60
40 st ch = 12 inch strip for example 30X42 or 36X48

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


I don't know about your house but here, it is spider season. The little devils are leaving their cobwebs around all over the place. I have an adversion to step stools, okay just call me Grace, so I whipped up this little goodie to reach all those pesky webs without my tooties ever leaving the security of the floor.

Worsted weight yarn, either cotton or acrylic – approximately 1 oz.
H crochet hook

GAUGE: 4 sc = inch

Approximately 6 inches tall

Rnd 1:
Starting at top, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sc)

Note 1: DO NOT join rounds. Mark first stitch of each round if necessary.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in BLO of each stitch around (12sc)
Rnds 3-5: Sc in BLO of each stitch around (12sc)

Note 2: At this point try it on a broom handle. It should fit fairly snug. If it fits too loose, switch to a smaller hook for the remainder of the tube.

Rnds 6-19: Sc in each st around. Tube should be approximately 6 inches long. Slip stitch in next 2 sc.

Break off and weave in end.

Join yarn with a slipstitch in first unworked loop of round 1. Chain 12, slip stitch in next unworked loop. Continue working chain 12 and slipstitch in next unused loop until you reach the start of round 6. (40 loops)

Break off and weave in end.

Place on broom handle and dust those cobwebs away. Shake and wash.
BLO = Back loop only

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