Tangled Web…Spider Web Afghan Square

spider web

I designed Tangled Web a few years ago and creative crafter Minky2001  was able to alter some instructions to make it more like a spider web.  LaurelCraft added a spider and the perfect Halloween afghan block was made.  I recently re-worked the instructions to include the “external” spider web and a spider.  It is a complex pattern and takes some concentration, but it’s a fun result.

Tangled Web Afghan Square 

With Spider Web Version, 12 inch Square

By Julie Yeager Designs, with thanks to minky2001 and LaurelCraft

Pattern uses American crochet terms.

Materials

Color A:  Vanna’s Choice Terracotta;  Color B:  White;  Color C:  Black

Suggested hook: Size I (5.5 mm);     Stitch Marker

Special Stitches:

Cluster (Cl): (double crochet to final step)x 2, yo and pull through 3 loops

HTR – Half Treble Crochet – yo twice, insert hook in designated stitch, yo , draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through 3 loops (1 loop on hook)

FPSC – front post single crochet – insert hook behind post of stitch (from front to back), yo, pull through, bring up even with last stitch completed, yo, pull through 2 loops, (1 loop on hook)

FPDC – front post double crochet – yo, insert hook from front to back around post of stitch; yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook); yo and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

FPTR – front post treble crochet – yo twice, insert hook from front to back around post of stitch; yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook); yo and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook); yo and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

NOTES: Ch. 3 at the beginning of a round counts as a dc. Chains count as stitches in stitch counts.

 

Spider Web Version

Round 1: With A, ch 5, sl st to first ch to form ring. Ch 2, dc,(counts as first cl) (ch 1, cl) x 11, ch 1, sl st to top of beg ch-2. Will be a tight squeeze. Fasten off A. (12 cl, 12 ch)

Round 2: Join B with sc in any ch-1 sp, (fpsc around cl, 2 sc in ch-1 sp) x 11, fpsc around cl, sc in same ch-1 sp as beg sc, sl st to beg sc. Fasten off B. (36 st)

Round 3: Join A with sl st to 2nd sc of any 2 sc group, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, (ch 1, sk 2 st, 3 dc in next st) x 11 , ch 1, sl to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off A. (36 dc, 12 ch)

Round 4: Join B with sc in any ch-1 sp, (fptr around fpsc in Round 2, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) x 11, fptr around fpsc in Round 2, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 3, sl st to first sc. Fasten off B. (12 tr, 24 sc, 12 ch-3 sp)

Round 5: Working into Round 3 behind stitches of Round 4, join A with sl st in first dc of any 3-dc group.  Ch 3, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st) x 12, omitting last st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off A. (48 dc, 12 ch)

Round 6: Join B with sc in any ch-1 sp, (fptr around fptr below in Round 4, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 4, sc in next ch-1 sp) x 11, fptr around fptr below in Round 4, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 4, sl st to first sc. Fasten off B. (12 tr, 24 sc, 12 ch-4 sp)

Round 7: Working into Round 5 behind stitches of Round 6, join A with sl st in first dc of any 4-dc group.  Ch 3, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st) x 12, omitting last st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off A. (60 dc, 12 ch)

Round 8: Join B with sc in any ch-1 sp, (fptr around fptr below in Round 6, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp) x 11, fptr around fptr below in Round 6, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 5, sl st to first sc. Fasten off B. (12 tr, 24 sc, 12 ch-5 sp)

Round 9:  Working into Round 7 behind stitches of Round 8, join A with sl st in first dc of any 5-dc group.  Ch 3, hdc in next st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st. *Dc in next fptr (of Round 8,) dc in next 2 st, (dc, ch 1, htr) in next st, tr in next 2 st.  (Tr, ch 1, tr) in next fptr (of Round 8), tr in next 2 st, (htr, ch 1, dc) in next st, dc in next 2 st,  dc in next fptr (of Round 8,)** dc in next st, hdc in next st (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st.* Repeat * to * 2 times, * to ** once. Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off A.  (104 st incl ch)  There are 4 ch-1 sp on each side, 1 in the corner between trebles, then 3 more across.  Place Marker in the third ch-1 sp, the one between the dc and htr.

Round 10: Join B with sc in marked ch-1 sp, *fptr around fptr to the right in Round 8, fptr around fptr to the left in Round 8, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 9, sk next 9 st (ch is a st), sc in next ch-1 sp, (fptr around fptr to the right in Round 8, fptr around fptr to the left in Round 8, sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 6, sk next 7 st**, sc in next ch-1 sp) twice.* Repeat * to * two times and * to ** once . Sl st to first sc. Fasten off. (24 sc, 4 ch-9 sp, 8 ch-6 sp, 24 fptr)

Round 11:  This round will be worked into the stitches of Round 9, working in front of the stitches of Round 10 unless specified.  Join A with sl st in any corner ch-1 sp (between the 2 tr.)  Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch-3), dc in same sp, working around and enclosing ch-9 sp from Round 10.  [Working in front of Round 10 loop, dc in next 4 st.  Fpdc around 2 fptr of Round 10 below at the point where they meet. Hdc in next st, sc in next 5 st, sk 1 st, fpsc around 2 fptr below at the point where they meet, sk 1 st, sc in next 5 st, hdc in next st, fpdc around 2 fptr below at the point where they meet, dc in next 4 st, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-1 sp, working around and enclosing the ch-9 sp from Round 10,] x 4, omitting last corner.  Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-6.  (112 st incl ch)

Piece measures about 8.5 inches now.

Round 12: Ch 3, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sp, dc in next 25 st] x 4, omitting last st. Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (116 dc, 8 ch)

Round 13: Join B with sc in any ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in same sp, [(ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st) x 14, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sp] x 4, omitting last corner,  sl st to beg sc. Fasten off. (64 sc, 60 ch-1 sp, 4 ch-2 sp, )

Round 14: Join C with sc in any corner ch-2 sp.  Ch 2, sc in same sp. [(Ch 1, sk next sc, hdc in next st of Round 12 that had been skipped in last round) x 15, ch 1, sk next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp for corner] x 4, omitting last corner.  Sl st to first sc of round, fasten off.  (60 hdc, 8 sc, 4 ch-2 sp, 64 ch-1 sp)

Round 15:  Join A with sl st in any ch-2 corner sp.  [(Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp.  (2 dc in next ch-1 sp) x 16, (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner sp] x 4, omitting last corner. Sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.  (144 dc, 4 ch-2 sp)

 

Spider Applique

Round 1:  With C, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.  Ch 3, 13 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  (14 dc)

Round 2:  *(Ch 11, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 9 ch, sl st in next st of ring) x 4,* sl st in next 7 st of ring, turn, repeat * to *.  Fasten off.  Sew applique to web.

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