Crochet Spinning Top Lapghan
The Crochet Spinning Top Lapghan is an adaptation from my original Peppermint Pinwheel Afghan. It’s been adapted by my friend, Cathy Lund from Paisley Ontario.
The adaptation is based on keeping the pinwheel a solid straight shot out from the center instead of breaking up the pinwheel like my original design. It was trending to use one of the two colours using automatic long variegated yarn like Bernat Pop! and Caron Cakes. The colour that you see transitioning from blues to almond shades is actually Bernat Pop! changing colours on it’s own. Cathy chose the solid colour, Bernat Super Value, Honey, to be the dominant look to separate the others. To her, this reminded her of looking down on top of a spinning top.
You can easily substitute Bernat Pop! to Caron Cakes if you wish. I think both choices would be awesome.
- 6.5 mm or K Size Hook
- 2 Balls of Bernat Pop! Foggy Notion & 2 Balls of Bernat Super Value Honey.
- Alternative Options: If substituting for Caron Cakes, use 2 balls of Caron Cakes instead of Bernat Pop! If you want to change the solid to be Bernat Pop! or Caron Cakes, use 2 balls of that as well.
- 40″ Diameter
- Guage 13 sc x 7 dc (4″ x 4″)
- Colour MC = Bernat Super Value Honey
- Colour A = Bernat Pop! Foggy Notion
Note: Afghan is worked using Tapestry Crochet Techniques. To change color, work to last 2 loops on hook of first color. Draw loop in next color through 2 loops on hook to complete st and proceed in next color. Carry color not in use loosely across top of previous row and work color in use around it.
Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc.
With MC, ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
- 1st rnd: Ch 3. 11 dc in ring. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 12 dc.
- 2nd rnd: With MC, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as sl st. *With A, 2 dc in next dc. With MC, 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last dc. With A, 2 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 6 groups of MC and 6 groups of A.
- 3rd rnd: With MC, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as sl st. 1 dc in next dc. *With A, 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. With MC, 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last 2 dc. With A, 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
- 4th rnd: With MC, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as sl st. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. *With A, 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. With MC, 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Rep from * to last 3 dc. With A, 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
- Rounds 5 – 28. Continue in same manner. Increasing by 1 stitch in each section of the pinwheel. Each round will increase by 12 sts.
- Alternative Option: You can go as big as you prefer if you want a bigger afghan. The border will work out no matter what size you are working on. You may need more yarn if making the project bigger.
- Next 3 rnds: Switch colour positions with using MC over top of the A and vice versa. Continuing to grow out as stated in rounds 5 – 28 instruction. Fasten off A after 3 rounds.
- Next rnd: Using MC, continue 1 more round completely around. Ensure to increase by 1 stitch at the start of each pinwheel section. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch-3.
- Border rnd: With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. (1 dc. 1 tr) in next dc. (1 tr. 1 dc) in next dc. 1 sc in next dc. *1 sc in next dc. (1 dc. 1 tr) in next dc. (1 tr. 1 dc) in next dc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
The tutorial is following the exact same count in rows but is not changing positions every 3 round for colour. It’s a straight shot out from the center to create a pinwheel. There is a minor difference in Rounds 29 – 31 of doing a colour switch. Border is round 32.