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Spa Garden Ripple Afghan
Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L20635 The watery colors of Homespun Thick and Quick and crocheted chevron stripes used in this blanket will bring a spa-like calm to any living room.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 42 x 48 in. (106.5 x 122 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

792-404 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Lagoon

'Painterly' color Deep blue, emerald, and chocolate brown


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.98
Note: (A)

792-412 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Pearls

'Painterly' color Creamy white and taupe


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.98
Note: (B)

792-410 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Herb Garden

'Painterly' color Cool medium green with red and brown


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.98
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


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

GAUGE:
1 ripple = about 7 in. (18 cm) + 10 rows = about 11 in. (28 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:
dc3tog (dc 3 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) twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is worked in a ripple crochet pattern.

The ripple pattern is easy to do, but it's important to remember that you may need to work several rows before the ripple pattern becomes clear.

2.

Each dc3tog 'valley' is always worked over a dc3tog 'valley' on the previous row, and each 3-dc group 'peak' is always worked in the center dc of a 3-dc 'peak' on the previous row.

3.

To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

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

Fasten off old color.

4.

Work over yarn ends of old color or weave in ends as you work.


INSTRUCTIONS



COLOR SEQUENCEWork 4 rows with A, 3 rows with B, 2 rows with C, 1 row with B, 4 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 3 rows with C, 1 row with B for Color Sequence.



AFGHAN With A, ch 76.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, *dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * 4 more times, dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in last ch - 6 ripples at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in first dc, *dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc; rep from * 4 more times, dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch.

Rows 3 and 4: With A, rep Row 2.

Change to B.

Rows 5-40: Continue to rep Row 2, changing colors following Color Sequence, until entire Sequence has been worked twice.

Last 4 Rows: With C, rep Row 2 four times.Fasten off.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
p2sso = pass 2 slipped sts over
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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