Vintage Wobble Afghan


Tamara Kelly


A little while ago, Tami Lemons posted an intriguing photo and request on the Moogly Facebook page. It was an afghan pattern her Great Aunt Ernestine had made – but like many of her generation, she never wrote it down! I’ll let Tami tell you the story:

My Great Aunt Ernestine was 95, and I was staying with her at night, so she could remain in her home. She was an avid crocheter and knitter. In fact, she did all kinds of crafts! Anyway, her arthritis in her hands would not let her work with yarn any longer, and I was bragging about her afghans, and asked if she had the patterns for them. She said ‘Yes!, Right up here!” and pointed to her temple.  So, I thought it would be a great way to keep her mind focused, if she could recite the patterns from her head, and walk me thru making them. She did! We made 6 afghans. An Apache Tears, a Navajo afghan, some granny squares,  a granny stripe, and of course, this one! This was the second one, with the granny stripe being the first. I was a novice, but she told me every  step to take. After the granny squares, I realized she was declining, so I wrote down the patterns for the last two. the Navajo and Apache tears. But, I failed to journal this one….It was wonderful times. I miss her dearly!

And this is where I came in! Tami and I both searched and searched, but were unable to find a pattern that looked exacrly like her photo. So taking the bull by the horns, studying the photo and playing with some yarn, I was able to decipher the pattern. Now Tami has generously allowed me to share what Great Aunt Ernestine called her “Wobble Blanket” with all of you! I’m so honored!

Materials List

  • US – J, 6.00 mm hook
  • 2900 yds total Worsted or Aran weight yarn – 8 skeins Red Heart With Love shown
    Red Heart With Love shown in the following colors:
    A. Navy
    B. True Blue
    C. Mallard
    D. Pewter
    E. Blue Hawaii
    F. Iced Aqua
    G. Bluebell
    H. White

Finished Size

47″W x 66″L


13 sts x 6 rows = 4″ in pattern (but don’t stress it – it’s a blanket!)


  • To change the size: Work in a multiple of 12 plus 7, plus 2 for the starting chain
  • Note: Each row is worked in a different color. You can use the color striping pattern of your choice, or you can follow along with the ombre pattern I used. To do so, see below the pattern for the color scheme.

Vintage Wobble Afghan :: free #crochet pattern on moogly

The Pattern

For the full instructions and ombre color scheme, please visit Moogly’s Vintage Wobble Afghan pattern page today!

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