Never Ending Granny Afghans: 8 Crochet Patterns with Diagrams & Video Tutorials
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If you're unsure of what to give as a wedding gift then look no further. This Heirloom Wedding Ring Quilt is one of the most beautiful crocheted blankets you will ever see. Any bride and groom would be thrilled to receive this is a gift. Although this is an advanced pattern, when learning how to crochet an afghan, it might put you up for the challenge. This quilt can be passed down from generation to generation as it becomes a homemade family heirloom.
There are four (4) pieces for this quilt; 1) color bands, 2) eyes, 3) octagons and 4) centers. Each piece is made separately, and then assembled by slip stitching together on the front side to create a textured look.
Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet GaugeColor Band: 7 sts = 3”; 14 rows = 4” in pat.; Octagon: Rnds 1-4 = 6”.; Eyes: Rnds 1- 5 = 9” (point to point).; Center: Rnds 1-5 = 6”.
Finished Size63” x 80”.
- RED HEART®Super Saver®: 3 Skeins 311 White A, 4 skeins 661 Frosty Green B and 5 skeins 931 Seagrass C.
- Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
- Yarn needle.
- Construction Chart (shown below)
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Color Band (Make 62)
With C, ch 9.
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 8 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sts, hdc in last 3 sts; turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in first 5 sts, sc in last 3 sts; turn.
Rows 4-37: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Row 38: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
Edging: With right side facing, join B in first st of last row; ch 1, work (sc, ch 2, sc) sc evenly spaced around working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner and working 1 st in each row end – 8 sts across each end, 39 sts on each side. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Octagons (Make 20)
With B, ch 5; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in ring, [ch 2, 2 dc in ring] 7 times, ch 2; join to beginning ch-3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, [(dc, ch 2, dc) all in next ch-2 space, dc in next 2 dc] 7 times, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next ch-2 space; join to beginning ch-3.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, [(dc, ch 2, dc) all in next ch-2 space, dc in next 4 dc] 7 times, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next ch-2 space, dc in next dc; join.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc [(dc, ch 2, dc) all in next ch-2 space, dc in next 6 dc] 7 times, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next ch-2 space, dc in next 2 dc; join – 8 dc each side, 8 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Eye (Make 31)
With A, ch 5; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 15 dc in ring; join to beginning ch-3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each of next 5 sts, 2 tr in next 2 sts, 2 dc in each of next 6 sts, 2 tr in each of next 2 sts; join – 32 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] 5 times, * [tr in next st, 2 tr in next st] twice **, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] 6 times; repeat from * to **; join – 48 sts.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, * sc in next 13 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 tr in each of next 2 sts, (2 dtr, ch 2, 2 dtr) all in next st, 2 tr in each of next 2 sts **, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st; repeat from * to **; join – 74 sts. Fasten off.
Edging: With right side facing, join B in any ch-2 space; ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) all in same space, sc in each st around working (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 space; join – 39 sts each side. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Center Motif (Make 12)
With A, ch 5; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 3 dc in ring, ch 3, [4 dc in ring, ch 3] 3 times; join with a slip st to beginning ch-3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, * (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next ch-3 space **, dc in next 4 sts; repeat from * around end at **; join.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in each st around working (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each corner space; join.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in each st around working 5 dc in each ch-3 corner space; join.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same space as joining, sc in next 8 sts, * ch 12, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next 3 ch, dc in next 3 ch, tr in next 3 ch, dtr in the side of the last sc worked, skip next 3 sts on last round of motif **, sc in next 14 sts; repeat from * to last 5 sts, end at **; sc in last 5 sts; join. Fasten off.
Edging: With right side facing, join B in same st as joining; ch 1, sc in same st, * sc in each st around working 12 sts up corner point, having 2 sc in last st, ch 2; repeat from * around; join – 39 sts each side. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
CHART (click to enlarge and right-click to save image):
With wrong sides together and B, attach color bands to eyes. Beginning at corner ch-spaces, working in back loop of eye and front loop of band, matching sts, slip st tog. At end of eye, slip st in center ch of ch-3, attach 2nd color band on opposite side and slip st across as before.
Attach completed eyes/color bands to octagons in same manner. With wrong sides together, color band facing, beginning at ch-2 corner of octagon, matching sts, slip st as before making sure all stitching continues in same direction.
Attach center motifs last. Beginning in any ch-2 corner point, slip st around matching sts.
Outer Edging: Attach B in any ch-2 corner on octagon; ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in each st and ch around, working 1 sc in joinings. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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