Heavenly Spiral Afghan

Rows of lace work together to create this simple blanket that’s perfect for baby. Play with the colors to create an afghan that’s fit for any nursery.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 46” x 55”

Gauge: 4 rows = 2 ¼”; Shell, sc, sc = 2”

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 160 yards [146 meters]/85 grams): #0381 Light Blue (5 skeins)
Hook: US size G/6 (4.5 mm) hook or size needed for gauge

Special Stitches

Shell: 6 dcs as indicated in instructions.
Double Crochet Cluster (dcCl): [Yo, insert hook in specified stitch or space and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice in same stitch or space, yo and draw through 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

Throw is crocheted in multiples of 7 plus 8.

Pattern

Row 1 (RS): Ch 148, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 2 chs, Shell in next ch**, skip 2 chs, sc in next 2 chs, across, ending last repeat at **, sc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 5, *skip first 2 dcs of next Shell, sc in each of next 2 dcs of same Shell, ch 2, skip last 2 dcs of same Shell**, dc in each of next 2 scs, ch 2, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, dc in stitch, turn.
Row 3: Ch 5, *dc dec in next 2 scs, ch 2**, dc in each of next 2 dcs, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, dc in last stitch, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, *2 scs in next ch 2 space, sc in next dc dec, 2 scs in next ch 2 space**, sc in each off next 2 dcs, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, sc in last stitch, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, *skip next 2 stitches, Shell in next stitch, skip next 2 stitches**, sc in each of next 2 stitches, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, sc in last stitch, turn.
Repeat Rows 2-5 for a total of 98 rows.

Edging

Rnd 1: Work along top edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in right corner ch space, [ch 3, sc in next ch 2 space] across ending ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in last ch space.
Work along side edge [ch 3, sc in sc row, ch 3, sc in next dc space, ch 3, sc in next dc space] across ending ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in first bottom corner ch space.
Work along bottom edge [ch 3, sc in next ch 2 space] across ending ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in last ch space.
Work along side edge [ch 3, sc in next dc space, ch 3, sc in next dc space, ch 3, sc in sc row] across ending ch 3, join to beg sc.
Rnd 2: Work along top edge slip stitch in ch 3 space, (dcCl, ch 3 dcCl) in same space, ch 3, [sc in next ch 3 space, ch 2, (dcCl, ch 3, dcCl) in next ch 3 space, ch 2] across ending ch 3, (dcCl, ch 3, dcCl) in last ch 3 space.
Work along side edge ch 3, sc in first ch 3 space, [ch 2, (dcCl, ch 3, dcCl) in next ch 3 space, ch 2, sc in next ch 3 space] across ending ch 3, (dcCl, ch 3, dcCl) in bottom corner ch 3 space.
Continue pattern for bottom and opposite side edge ending ch 3, join to beg dcCl.
Rnd 3: Work along top edge slip stitch into ch 3 space, sc in same space, ch 4, [(sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc, ch 4, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 4] across ending ch 4 sc in last ch 3 space, ch 4.
Work along side edge [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 3] across ending ch 4. Continue pattern for bottom and opposite edge edge ending ch 4, join to beginning sc and fasten off. yarn ball

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