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Twisted Spokes Granny Afghan

Make a bold statement with this impressive blanket that features unique square twists. Play with the color choice to create your own, one-of-a-kind afghan.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished size approximately 42” by 49”

Gauge: Finished block 7” square. Exact gauge is not essential.

Materials

Yarn: Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Superwash (100% superwash wool; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): #714 Petrol Blue (CA, 2 balls), #715 Teal Viper (CB, 2 balls), #732 Icy Grey (CC, 2 balls), #733 Sweatshirt Grey (CD, 2 balls)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook
Notions: Stitch holders

Pattern Notes

Each block is worked in the round with RS facing. Do not turn block when starting a new rnd.
Do not consider the first st of each rnd, joined by the final st of each rnd, to be worked by the joining st.

Pattern

Inner Color

With inner color for block ch 4, sl st in first ch creating ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, * (sc, hdc) in ring, ** ch 2, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; hdc in first sc (counts as ch-2 sp). (4 sc, 4 hdc, 4 ch-2 sp)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, * 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next 2 sts **, ch 2, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; hdc in first sc (counts as ch-2 sp). (8 sc, 8 hdc, 4 ch-2 sp)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, * 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, ** ch 2, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; hdc in first sc (counts as ch-2 sp). (12 sc, 12 hdc, 4 ch-2 sp)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, * 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, ** ch 2, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; hdc in first sc (counts as ch-2 sp). (16 sc, 16 hdc, 4 ch-2 sp)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, * 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, ch 2, rep from * 3 more times; sl st in first sc; fasten off. (20 sc, 20 hdc, 4 ch-2 sp)

Outer Color

Rnd 6: With outer color for block join yarn with sl st in a ch-2 sp, ch 1, * 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, ** ch 3, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; dc in first sc (counts as ch-3 sp). (16 sc, 16 hdc, 16 dc, 4 ch-3 sp)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, * 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, dc in next 5 sts, ** ch 3, rep from * 3 more times ending at ** on final rep; dc in first sc (counts as ch-3 sp). (20 sc, 20 hdc, 20 dc, 4 ch-3 sp)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, * 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, ** ch 3, rep from * 3 more times; sl st in first sc; fasten off. (24 sc, 24 hdc, 24 dc, 4 ch-3 sp)

Block each block to 7” square, or desired size. Arrange blocks as shown in chart. Whip stitch blocks together (or use desired method).

Border

Due to the nature of the way this border is worked, this portion is written as sections (Sec). Work each Section for all four colors before working on the next section. Sections are worked continuously without joining. When switching between colors remove hook and place lp on holder to prevent work from unraveling.

With each color as indicated on chart, join yarn with sl st in ch-3 sp at corner of afghan.
Sec 1: Ch 1, * 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in each st across to next ch-3 sp, rep from * across to next corner.
Sec 2: (Sc, hdc, sc) in next sc, sc across to next hdc.
Rep Sec 2 two more times. With each color sl st in next hdc. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends using yarn needle.

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