Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Gentle Waves Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L10276 Pictured here with the Stripes And Arrows Afghan.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 38 x 55 in. (96.5 x 139.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-394 Homespun Yarn: Golden Heathered Solid Light and medium yellow
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (A)

790-418 Homespun Yarn: Ambrosia 'Painterly' color Magenta, bright purple, and blue
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (B)

790-404 Homespun Yarn: Lagoon 'Painterly' color Deep blue, emerald, and chocolate brown
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


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

GAUGE:
11 sc = about 4 in. (10 cm). 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:
Cl (cluster) Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops rem on hook), yarn over, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook - 1 st decreased.
hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1. The wave pattern is created by working sts of varying heights across rows.
2. Dc2tog and hdc2tog decrease the st count.

In this pattern each dc2tog or hdc2tog is matched with a ch-1, to keep the st count the same for all rows.
3. Always work dc2tog and hdc2tog over the next 2 sts.

The next 2 sts may be 2 sc or they may be a ch-1 and its matching dc2tog or hdc2tog.
4. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete st.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
With A, ch 101.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 100 sc at the end of this row.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog, ch 1, (dc2tog, ch 1) 3 times, hdc2tog, ch 1, *sc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog, ch 1, (dc2tog, ch 1) 3 times, hdc2tog, ch 1; rep from * to last 5 sts, sc in last 5 sts - 5 waves when Row 3 has been completed.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, change to B in last st.
Row 5: With B, rep Row 4; do not change color at end of row.
Rows 6 and 7: Ch 2, dc in first st (counts as Cl), ch 1, dc2tog, ch 1, hdc2tog, sc in next 10 sts, *hdc2tog, ch 1, (dc2tog, ch 1) 3 times, hdc2tog, ch 1, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * to last 5 sts, hdc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog, ch 1, Cl in last st.
Row 8: Rep Row 4, change to C in last st.
Row 9: With C, rep Row 4; do not change color at end of row.
Rows 10-12: Rep Rows 2-4, change to A in last st of Row 12.
Row 13: With A, rep Row 4; change to B in last st.
Repeat Rows 2-13 until piece measures about 55 in.

(139.5 cm) from beginning.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
MC = main color
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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