Spiderman Afghan

Sunday, January 20, 2013

If you have a little boy, it is likely that he's into superheroes. Well, after one Halloween costume and two superhero themed birthday parties, I'd say that Aidyn Kale Walkush is pretty firmly aligned with team Spiderman.

This afghan was the perfect gift for him.

Kids Superhero Crochet Afghan - Spiderman Design

The free crochet pattern can be found here on Ravelry: Superhero Dreamcatcher Afghan or the original blog post here: Stitchnfrog Blog.

And the only modifications that I made were to the pattern color repeats. I did them in a different order than the original pattern and I didn't do as many because the afghan was intended for a child and I didn't want him to get lost under it! The repeats I used were as follows:

5 rounds – Red
3 Rounds – Blue
1 Round – Black
4 Rounds – Blue
1 Round – Black
4 Rounds – Red
1 Round – Black
5 Rounds – Red
1 Round – Black
6 Rounds – Red
6 Rounds – Blue
1 Rounds – Black
3 Rounds – Blue

My finished afghan using the color changes listed above is 68" in diameter from point to point across the center. Some superhero yarn colors that would be good choices for this blanket are: 

For anyone having issues with how to create the "webbing," this YouTube video tutorial gives very in depth, step by step instructions for how to complete that part of the pattern successfully: 

Make this for your favorite superhero

And you're sure to have him singing:

Spiderman, Spiderman,
Does whatever a spider can,
Spins a web, any size,
Catches thieves just like flies,
Look out!
Here comes the Spiderman!

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Anonymous said...

Gail designed this afghan from my Round Ripple Afghan (angelcrafts.net)
I think it was a Genius idea !!
the pattern is copyrighted and on the Angelcrafts CD as well as Gails blog.Stitchin Frog.

Donna Walkush said...

The pattern was a breeze to follow and I can't recommend it enough. I think it was a genius idea too! I had never though twice about doing a round ripple afghan until I saw the Spiderman version and then I KNEW I had to do one for Aidyn. And he absolutely adores it.

Stitch 'n Frog said...

I am so glad that you like the pattern and enjoyed making it. Even more happy that it has made another person happy~
Thank you for including the link to the pattern and for listing the number of rounds per color that you used. I do like to hear that people made their rounds the width to suit them, and put the black rounds where they felt they should go. That makes the finished afghan more Their afghan.
Check out Snappy Tots blog/web or Etsy or Ravelry site for a SuperHero cape and hat pattern. She did a good job on it.
Crochet hugs~

luvmecuzithurts said...

How long does this take to make?

luvmecuzithurts said...

How long does this take to make?

Donna Walkush said...

Depending on how quickly you crochet and how much time you can devote to it at once, I would estimate anywhere from two weeks to a month. And of course how many rounds you choose to complete (the final size of the blanket) will also affect how long the project takes Good luck with your project!

curtissepearl said...

I am going to make this for my nephew's birthday. It is 5 months away, so I have plenty of time. He loooooves Spiderman!!

Donna Walkush said...

Curtissepearl - you will be the favorite of the birthday with this showstopper present! He will absolutely adore it. Aidyn sleeps with his every night and I can only manage to get it away from him for short stints in the laundry!

Jennie Andino said...

Thank you so much for this pattern, my grandson will love his blanket!

Donna Walkush said...

Your grandson will love this blanket! Good luck with your project!

Jacqueline Hickey said...

This is adorable. My grandson will love it! Thanks!


Jacqueline Hickey said...

I found you folks just recently and I'm glad I did. I have 2 sisters too and there is nothing like it. I plan on starting this spiderman for my grandson for Christmas . ( hope I can get it done) thanks, I love hour blog. You ladies are adorable"

Donna Walkush said...

Thank you so much for the kind words, Jacqueline! You can follow us on Facebook to make sure you keep up with all our latest posts. I think your grandson will love this afghan. Good luck on your project!

Martha C. Ryan said...

How wide is your afghan making it according to your repeats? Love it!

Martha C. Ryan said...

Also, what brand yarn and colors did you use? Thanks!!

Donna Walkush said...

Hi Martha! I just measured it for you - it's 68" in diameter from point to point across the center (so still pretty large for a child size blanket). My son that I made it for is turning 9 in a few weeks and he still uses it every night. ;-) As for the colors of the yarn. I found two sets in my stash that it could be since the "superhero colors" are quite popular in my house. So, it's either Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red, Royal, and Black OR Caron One Pound in Scarlett, Royalty, and Black. (The colors from these brands are so similar, it's just too close for me to tell.) Either way, either of those sets of colors would make for a very nice superhero blanket. Good luck with yours!

Martha C. Ryan said...

Thank you so much for the information! My grandson is six, and that'll be a perfect size for him...I didn't want it to be too small. Can't wait to get started!

Laurie Parazoo said...

Ugh I don't get how the ribbing is done for the web. I've read the pattern but I don't understand?

Donna Walkush said...

Hi Laurie! This YouTube video shows how to do the vertical ribbing. Unfortunately, when I paste it here, it won't "link" but if you copy and paste this into your browser, it will take you to the video tutorial, which shows you exactly what you need to do. And once you get going, you'll see that it's really just slip stitches and chains. The title of the YouTube tutorial is Surface Crochet Down a Round Ripple Afghan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4qoHUprCSk Hope this helps!

Anita Moland said...

Would you recommend using the Hometown USA brand of yarn?

Donna Walkush said...

Hi Anita, I don’t think I’ve ever used that brand of yarn before but if you like it i’m sure it will work well

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