Monday, January 17, 2011

MLK and yarn....


So I went to Hobby Lobby today to stock up on yarn for my current project; a crocheted rippled afghan. This monster is 55" wide...it's gonna take me a long looong time to finish. Luckily it's a really easy pattern, and I really like the colors I'm using.






Ripple Afghan

Special Stitches:

3 st dec: *yo, insert hook through next stitch, yo and pull loop through stitch, yo and pull through first 2 loops on hook; Repeat from * twice. Yo and pull through remaining 4 loops on hook.

2 st dec: *yo, insert hook through next stitch, yo and pull loop through stitch, yo and pull through first 2 loops on hook; Repeat from * once. Yo and pull through remaining 3 loops on hook.

Instructions:

Chain a multiple of 16 stitches plus 2 stitches.
For a 40 inch wide afghan, chain 130.
For a 55 inch wide afghan, chain 178.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook; dc in next 6 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch; *work 3 st dec in next 3 ch, dc in next 6 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch; Repeat from * across. End by working 2 st dec in last 2 ch. Ch 2 and turn.
Note: The valleys will probably be shallower than the peaks at this point. Work another row or two and they should even up.

Row 2: Skip first dc; dc in next 7 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc; *work 3 st dec in next 3 stitches, dc in next 6 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc; Repeat from * across. End by working 2 st dec in last 2 dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Repeat Row 2 until afghan is desired length changing, colors as desired. If you are using more than one color of yarn, I suggest changing colors every 2 rows.

Changing colors

At end of row, when working the 2 st dec, drop the current color of yarn when you have the last 3 loops left on your hook to finish the stitch. Yarn over with new color of yarn and pull through 3 loops on hook. Ch 2 and turn.

Leave 5 or 6 inch ends of each color of yarn to weave in.



Once I find the website I got this from I'll be sure to credit them for this pattern. (This is not my pattern!)

So I'm enjoying having MLK day off from work. What better time to finish some half-done projects!

Jenny

3 comments:

  1. Hi, I know this post is over two years old but I was wondering if you ever found the pattern? Or what size hook was used or how much yarn was needed?

    Thanks!

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  2. Jenny, just want to say thanks for sharing crocodile stitch and making the videos you're a sweetheart!

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