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Spectrum Afghan

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Crochet Spectrum Round Afghan Pattern

Crochet Spectrum Afghan

Introducing the new Spectrum Afghan. It has 12 points creating an amazing visual effect of colour. This afghan can be designed as big or as small as you need it to be. The size you see in this photograph is 48" diameter. 

Changing the colours are optional and what colours you prefer is up to you. 

This design has four secrets of why it's so visually stunning.

  • I used Red Heart With Love Yarn, 7 oz, 198g that has so many different shades within a particular colour. You can safely substitute for Red Heart Super Saver or Bernat Super Value. 
  • The first secret is the Aran colour (dull white) that is separating the groups of colour. Without that, the afghan would appear to be colours clashing with each other. 
  • The second secret is that each colour group has three shades that are either crochet from a dark shade to light or vice versa.
  • The final secret is that when I end with a darkest shade of a colour group, I create the white crochet row to separate it from the next group. However, the next colour group I will start with the darkest shade and go light. When I end with a light shade, the next colour group will start with the light shade getting darker.

About this Afghan

  • Using any yarn that compliments at Size J or 6.0 mm Crochet Hook. Decide what colours work for you. Ensure you have at least a white or aran colour to separate your colour groups. 
  • The colour groups don't need to compliment each other, sometimes contrasting the colours can great an amazing visual effect. 
  • The green yarns are Lettuce, Clover and Evergreen. 
  • For the pinkish area I used Hot Pink, Candy Pink and Bubble Gum. 
  • For the purplish area, I used Lilac, Aubergine and Navy. 
  • Be advised that when you go larger than the purplish area, you need to ensure you have 2 balls of yarn available in the same colour to rotate around the afghan twice. 

Abbreviations: Ch = Chain, SL ST = Slip Stitch, DC = Double Crochet, SC = Single Crochet, Beg = Beginning

Free Pattern:

A crochet diagram is below to follow along as well. 
 
  1. Ch 4 and join beginning stitch with a SL ST. Ch 3, 11 DC into the ring. SL ST to the top of the Beg Ch 3. (12 stitches)
  2. CH 3, DC into the same stitch as the Ch3, 2 DC into each stitch going around. SL ST at the end to top of the Beg Ch 3. (24 stitches)
  3. CH 3, 2 DC into the next stitch, *DC into the next stitch, then 2 DC into the next. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST to the top of the Beg Ch 3. 
  4. Ch 3, 1 DC into the next stitch, 2 DC into the next. *1 DC into the next two stitches, 2 DC into the next stitch. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST to the top of the Beg Ch 3. 
  5. CH 1, SC into the same SL ST. Skip 2 stitches, (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) into the next stitch. *Skip 1 stitch, SC into the next. Skip 1 Stitch, (2DC, Ch 2 2 DC) into next stitch. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST into Beg SC. SL ST into the next stitch to begin next round. Round 5 is where I ended my Aran colour. 
  6. Change colour if desired, CH 3, (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) into chain gap space. 1 DC into the next stitch. Skip 2 stitches. *1 DC, (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) into gap space, 1 DC. Repeat from * all the way around. At the end, join with a SL ST, then SL ST to the next stitch. 
  7. CH 3, 1 DC into next stitch (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) into chain gap space. 1 DC into the next 2 stitches. Skip 2 stitches. *1 DC into next two stitches, (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) into gap space, 1 DC next two stitches. Repeat from * all the way around. At the end, join with a SL ST, then SL ST to the next stitch. Change colour if desired. 
  8. Add new colour if desired. CH 3, 1 DC into next two stitches (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) into chain gap space. 1 DC into the next 3 stitches. Skip 2 stitches. *1 DC into next three stitches, (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC) into gap space, 1 DC next three stitches. Repeat from * all the way around. At the end, join with a SL ST, then SL ST to the next stitch.
  9. If you look at rounds 6, 7 & 8. The difference of the stitches is at the same point. There are more DC's between each point as you grow your afghan. With Round 9, you will have everything in red change by increasing by 1. With each round, you will see the commonality and automatically follow along and increasing your afghan by the stitches required. 
 
For my afghan, I went around twice for each colour, with exception to the Aran (white). With Aran I only circled once after I got the main center area completed. 
 
You can stop at any point when your afghan has reached the size you most prefer. 
 
Crochet Spectrum Afghan Diagram Pattern
 
 
 

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by Michael Sellick, ©2012 The Crochet Crowd.