CROCHET AFGHAN
FAST-VERY WARM
Also in this Link:
Elaine's Afghan
Scrap Yarn Afghan
2 Ripple Afghans
Ripple Afghan from the Middle

Crochet Afghan

MATERIALS: For a 64" x 78" afghan[twin bed size]

With 1 strand MC and 1 strand of any other color: chain 151
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn
Row 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across, ch 1, turn
Repeat row 2 until total length measures 74" or desired length

For a multicolored effect, change the color of the 2nd strand by twisting the colored strands together and holding them under the row until worked.

BORDER-With 1 strand of MC and 1 strand of any color:
Sc 3 rounds around the outside edge of the afghan, working 3 sc in each corner so the work lies flat. Fasten off.

PICOT EDGING-OPTIONAL:
Attach 2 strands of MC along any edge:
*ch 3, sl st at base of chain, sc in next stitch*
Repeat (* - *) around the edge, making 3 sts in each corner so work lies flat. Fasten off.

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ELAINE'S AFGHAN

Although probably in several afghan books, I've named this particular afghan for the craftsperson who introduced me to this simple, attractive, stitch.
Multiple of 4+1 (plus 1 chain for starting first sc row) gives a double row on outside edges. (chart below)

All rows are sc. 2 row color change gives a nice effect.

Stitch Legend:

Row 9 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Row 8 1 1 1 1 J 1 1 1 J 1 1 1 1
Row 7 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 CC
Row 6 1 1 J 1 0 1 J 1 0 1 J 1 1
Row 5 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 CC
Row 4 1 1 0 1 J 1 0 1 J 1 0 1 1
Row 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 CC
Row 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
Row 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Do rows 1 - 7, repeat rows 4 - 7 for length, end with row 8 and 9.

For extra width, add multiples of 4

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Serendipity Scrap Yarn Afghan

This afghan is an excellent way to create a ripple afghan
and still use those left-over ends and balls of yarn
because it is made in strips only 1 chevron wide and then joined.
Materials:
Any yarn and the appropriate hook.

Procedure:
Using Red Heart "Comfort" Yarn and a 5 mm hook,
one chevron is about 4 inches wide.

  • Chain 18
  • Row 1:
    • 2 sc in second chain
    • Sc in next 7 chain
    • Skip one chain
    • Sc in next 7 chain
    • 2 sc in last chain
    • Chain1, Turn.
  • Row 2: (all stitches in Back Loop Only)
    • 2 sc in first sc
    • Sc in next 7 sc
    • Skip next 2 sc
    • Sc in next 7 sc
    • 2 sc in last sc
    • Chain 1, Turn
  • Repeat Row 2 until strip is long enough. Fasten off.
  • Make as many strips as needed and join together.
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2 Ripple Afghans

These two afghans use the same pattern instructions -the difference is width and direction of the color bands.

Pattern Instructions:
  • Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch, hdc x 4, 3 hdc, hdc x 5, sk 1 ch, 1 hdc
    **sk 1 ch, hdc x 5, 3 hdc, hdc x 5, sk 1 ch, 1 hdc, chain 2, Turn.
  • Row 2: (In Back Loop of Hdc throughout)
    **Sk 1 st, hdc x 5, 3 hdc, hdc x 5, sk 1 st, 1 hdc ** Chain 2, Turn.
  • Repeat Row 2, changing colors as instructed.
Wide Band Ripple
Size: 50 inches x 64 inches (125 cm x 160 cm)
Knitting Worsted Weight Yarn
12 oz.(336 g) each of colors A, B, C.
6 oz. (168 g) of color D
6 mm hook
Gauge: 16 hdc = 4 inches.

Work across narrow end
Chain 198 to start
Color sequence -ABCDCBA

Fringe:
4 strands each 8 inches long together in each hollow and point.

Narrow Band Ripple
Size: 50 inches x 64 inches (125 cm x 160 cm)
Knitting Worsted Weight Yarn
14 oz. (392 g) each of colors A, B, C.
6 mm hook
Gauge: 16 hdc = 4 inches.

Work across wide side
Chain 239 to start
2 rows each color
Color sequence -ABCABC....A
15 stripes of colors B and C,
16 stripes of color A.

Fringe:
3 strands each 8 inches long together in each stripe across ends.

Either of these afghans can be made in strips 1 chevron wide:
Chain 15
Follow Row 1 up to the **, chain 2, Turn.
Repeat Row 2 from ** to **, chain 2, Turn.

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