Wagon Wheel Afghan

I found this pattern in a Quick & Easy Crochet Magazine Fall/Holiday 1986 edition. I’ve copied this pattern onto this page to allow for easier viewing. I’ve used Super Bulky yarn, instead of the Bulky yarn recommended because I wanted the blanket a bit thicker. I hope you guys love this pattern as much as I do. Enjoy!

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Wagon Wheel Afghan in Decorative Box

Wagon Wheel Afghan in Decorative Box

Wagon Wheel Afghan

Wagon Wheel Afghan

Decorative Box from Michael's

Decorative Box from Michael’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wagon Wheel Afghan Pattern

Size: 40” by 50”

Materials: Bulky Weight Yarn 40oz
Yarn Needle

Size K Crochet Hook (or size needed to obtain proper gauge)

Gauge: Each square measures approx. 9”

Terms Used: Ch – Chain

Sl st – Slip Stitch

sc – Single Crochet

hdc – Half Double Crochet

dc – Double Crochet

tr – Treble Crochet

rnd – Round

 

 

 

Square: (Make 20)

Ch. 5, join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 15 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of starting Ch-3.

Rnd 2: Ch 6 (counts as first tr and Ch-2 space), (1 tr in next dc, ch 2) 15 times, join with sl st to 4th ch of staring Ch-6

Rnd 3: Ch 3, work 2 dc in next Ch-2 space, ch 1, (3dc in next Ch-2 space, ch 1) 15 times, join with sc in third ch of starting Ch-3

Rnd 4: Ch 3, skip first Ch-3 and 2 dc, 1 sc in next Ch-1 space, (Ch 3, 1 sc in next Ch-1 space) twice, * Ch 7 for corner space, 1 sc in next Ch-1 space, (Ch 3, 1 sc in next Ch-1 space) 3 times; repeat from * twice more, end Ch 7 for last corner, join with sl st to joining sc of previous rnd.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in next Ch-3 space, (Ch 1, 3 dc in next Ch-3 space) twice, Ch 1, *work (5 dc, Ch 2, 5 dc) in next Ch-7 corner loop; (Ch 1, 3 dc in next Ch-3 space) 3 times, Ch 1; repeat from * twice more, end (5 dc, Ch2, 5 dc) in last Ch-7 corner loop, Ch 1, join with sl st to third ch of starting Ch-3.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, work 1 sc in joining, 1 sc in each dc and Ch-1 space around with 3 sc in each corner, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

 

Finishing: With yarn needle, sew squares together in four by five arrangement, or crochet squares together on wrong side of work with sc.

Edging:

Rnd 1: Join yarn in any corner sc, work (1 sc, Ch 3, 1 sc) in same sc, *Ch 3, skip 3 sc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around outside edge of joined piece working (1 sc, Ch 3, 1 sc in each corner sc, join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, work (2 dc, Ch 1, 3 dc) in Ch-3 corner space to next Ch-3 corner space, work (3 dc, Ch 1, 3 dc) in Ch-3 corner space; repeat from * twice more, work (3 dc, Ch 1) in each Ch-3 space across, join with sl st to third ch of starting Ch-3.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 1 sc in next Ch-1 corner space. * Ch 3, 1 sc in next Ch-1 space; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first st.

Rnd 4: Work 1 sl st in next Ch-3 space, Ch 2, work (1hdc, Ch 3, 1 sl st in third ch from hook – picot completed, 2 hdc) in same Ch-3 space, * (2 hdc, picot, 2 hdc) in next Ch – 3 space; repeat from * around, join with sl st to top of starting Ch-2. Fasten Off. Weave in any loose pieces of yarn.

A New Hobby

I’ve found a new hobby. Rich has been telling me I need one and he was right. I realized this when I sunk to a new low; I had downloaded Candy Crush Saga on my Kindle Fire. I knew I had traveled into serious boredom and dangerous obsession. I knew I needed something.

I drove to Michael’s and bought a pair of bamboo knitting needles and a ball of yarn. I checked out a couple of books on knitting from the library and went home full of hope. I began to knit.

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It didn’t go so well. I read up on types of yarn and size of knitting needles, but I thought that was just  guidelines, nothing that I had to worry about. I made the decision to drive back to Michael’s and purchase yarn more suitable for my needles, and, after a few false starts, I got the hang of garter stitch and began knitting my grandmother a scarf.

But what to do with that ball of yarn I had originally purchased? It was more suitable for crocheting and I knew nothing about crocheting. My interest was piqued when I saw some pretty cool crocheting projects online.

I made another trip to Michael’s. At this point, they recognized me from the last two trips I’d made in the last two days. I went home thinking I’d probably wasted money on crap I would never use. I was wrong.

My first attempt and I created a beautiful, stylish infinity scarf for my sister. Oh lawd, it was awesome! Now I’m hooked.

I’m going to crochet a scarf, hat, beer coozi, blanket, guinea pig sweater, oh the possibilities are endless!!!

I’ve found a hobby. I am going to be a Master Crocheter.wpid-20131218_114559.jpg