Sunday, January 20, 2013

Spiderman Afghan

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

Pattern


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.

Yarn Choice


Some superhero yarn colors that would be good choices for this blanket are: 





Tips and Tricks


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!

Update


If you want to see how this afghan is holding up now that Aidyn's a teenager, pop over to see him with it and Jaxon with is new Captain America Sheild Afghan.

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26 comments:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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~

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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!!

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  6. 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!

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

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

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

    Http://www.finallyfinishing.com

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  10. 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"

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  11. 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!

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

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

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  14. 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!

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  15. 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!

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. Would you recommend using the Hometown USA brand of yarn?

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    1. 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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  19. I am wondering how many skeins of each color do I need in the red heart yarn?

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  20. Hi L! If I remember correctly, I used two of the Jumbo sized (14 oz) for both red and blue, and considerably less of the black (probably scrap leftover from another project). Of course, this will depend on the order of your stripes and how much you use of each. You can choose to make your afghan any size. The size of my finished afghan was 68" in diameter, which is quite large. If you make yours larger or smaller, you will need to adjust your yarn accordingly. Good luck with your project!

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  21. I'm having an awful time with the webbing. How do you tie it off in the center?

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  22. Hi! If I remember correctly, I left fairly long tails and then wove them back up into the black row I just created and then across the first black SC row a ways too. I did not want to try to weave them all into the center because I knew that would make the center of the afghan bulky and it was already going to be bulky just from joining all of the extra yarn pieces there. Another option now that I'm looking at it, is that (if you haven't finished all of the webbing yet) you might want to start at the outside edge and crochet all the way across the other outside edge (through the middle) for some of them. That would put quite a few ends to weave in on the outer edge instead of in the middle and reduce some of the bulk. Good luck!

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