A Haunted Hook: Tessellating Stained Glass Afghan by Shawn Torres

A Haunted Hook: Tessellating Stained Glass Afghan

April 2018
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
One Flower Motif is 12 inches from tip to tip
5.0 mm (H)
2555 - 2700 yards (2336 - 2469 m)
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This pattern is available from etsy.com for $5.75.

This pattern is meant for experienced crocheters. There are many different stitches used (which are defined in the pattern). There are many photos (found at the end of the pattern so that you have the option to not print them if you like to preserve ink) to help guide you along as well, so a very adventurous crocheter, even though perhaps not experienced, may find this to be a fun and unique challenge.

This design is meant to be a beautiful stained glass afghan, but I took great care to make it not as complicated as some of the other patterns out there. I’ve made a few different ones, all are amazingly beautiful, but so complex I found I never wanted to make them again. I feel I merged the two worlds together, beauty and crochet heaven. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

I used Red Heart Super Saver and an H (5.0 mm) hook and I have a fairly loose gauge. Gauge is not particularly important as long as it is consistent.

Black (1065 yards) and
Desired colors (up to 6 contrasting colors) I used Red Heart-Polo Stripes (1,490 yards) and switched between five different skeins for color changes when I felt I wanted them.
Tapestry needle for sewing

One Flower Motif uses about 57 yards of Polo Stripes and 32 yards of black and measures 12 inches from tip to tip
One Cross Motif uses about 24 yards of Polo Stripes and about 16 yards of black and measures 12 inches from tip to tip
One Quarter Cross Motif uses about 5.5 yards of black and 5.5 yards of Polo Stripes and measures 4 inches from end to tip.

Two pdfs are available-one with the bloody hand one one without.

This pattern has been tested for errors, however, mistakes could slip through, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. I offer my many thanks to my amazing testers who not only took on this challenge, but were so very good at keeping this a secret. I could not have done this without you and for this I am eternally grateful. I also thank my lovely daughter, Celeste, who was my photographer for these photographs. She is only 16 but showed such professionalism with listening to my vision and doing her best to see it come to fruition. I love you my sweet sunshine angel!

If you would like to hear the story behind the afghan, the photos (as there actually a deep meaning behind them) and my vision please take a peek at my blog post-I have included my little story there to help you understand the meaning behind these photos as well as the creation of the afghan. Happy Hookin’!

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In Cross Motif, round 4 (second to last line): dc in next 6 unused loops not sc