Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Crochet Rainbow Waves Afghan
Lion Brand® Cupcake®
Pattern Number: 70745AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 40 x 52 in. (101.5 x 132 cm) including border

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

460-170 Cupcake Yarn: Pistachio Bright medium green
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.87
Note: (A)

460-106 Cupcake Yarn: Blueberry Soft, periwinkle blue
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.87
Note: (B)

460-144 Cupcake Yarn: Sugarplum Soft lavender
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.87
Note: (C)

460-191 Cupcake: Violet Magenta purple
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.87
Note: (D)

460-141 Cupcake Yarn: Pink Lemonade Bright pink
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.87
Note: (E)

460-159 Cupcake Yarn: Lemon Drop Bright yellow
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.87
Note: (F)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
5 shells = 8 in. (20 cm) in pattern stitch. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Shell Work 5 dc in indicated st or ch.

NOTES:
To change color, work last stitch to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS



BLANKET
With A, ch 134.


Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; change to B in last st - 133 sts.


Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *skip next 2 sc, shell in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across; change to C in last st - 22 shells.


Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, work 2 more dc in first st, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, *shell in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip next 2 dc; rep from * to last sc, 3 dc in last sc.

Change to D in last st.


Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, *skip next 2 dc, shell in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * across.

Change to E in last st.


Row 5: With E, repeat Row 3.

Change to F in last st.


Row 6: With F, repeat Row 4.

Change to A in last st.


Row 7: With A, repeat Row 3.

Change to B in last st.

Rep Rows 2-7 until piece measures 48 in.

(122 cm) from beg, end with a Row 3, 5, or 7.

Last Row: With next color in sequence, ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, *hdc in next 2 dc, dc in next sc, hdc in next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * across.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Border
Rnd 1: From RS, join A with sl st in any corner, work sc evenly spaced around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.


Rnd 2: Rep Rnd 1.

Fasten off A.


Rnd 3: From WS, join C with sl st in any corner, sc in first sc, *skip next 2 sc, shell in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around, omitting last sc and skipping more or fewer sc at end of rnd as needed; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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