Gentle Waves Afghan (Crochet)
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Gentle Waves Afghan (Crochet)

This afghan can be made with any of your favorite Homespun® colors to match your home decor.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Lion Brand® Homespun® (Art. #790) – Golden (2 Skeins; A), Ambrosia (2 Skeins; B), Lagoon (2 Skeins; C) or Colors of Choice
  • Lion Brand® Crochet Hook, Size K-10.5 (6.5mm)
  • Lion Brand® Large-eyed Blunt Needle
 

Project Instructions

SIZE: About 38 x 55" (96.5 x 139.5cm)

GAUGE: 11 sc = about 4" (10cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

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. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4" [10cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

 

STITCH EXPLANATIONS

Cl (cluster) Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through2 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.

 

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 5sts – 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: Ch2, dc in first st (counts as Cl), ch 1, dc2tog, ch 1, hdc2tog, sc in next 10sts, *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" (139.5cm) from beginning. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

 

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

hdc = half double crochet

rep = repeat

sc = single crochet

st(s) = stitch(es)

Tips

If you set your work aside, be sure to make a note of which row you worked last!