Lion Brand® Homespun® Ripple Effect Throw
- Lion Brand® Homespun® (Art. #790)
- #418 Ambrosia 3 skeins (A)
- #414 Amethyst 3 skeins (B)
- #419 Tumbleweed 3 skeins (C)
or colors of your choice
- Lion Brand® crochet hook size J-10 (6 mm)
- Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle
About 48 x 60 inches (112 x 152.5 cm)
13 sts + 6 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in ripple pattern. Be sure to check your gauge.
dc3tog (dc 3 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.
*Work 2 rows each with A, B, C; rep from * for Color Sequence.
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 the st.
The ripple in this design is created by working dc3tog to form valleys and working 3 dc all in one st to form peaks. In each row, take care to work dc3tog over the 3 sts in each valley and 3 dc in the center dc of each peak.
The ripple pattern may not be evident in the first few rows. Continue to work rows, as instructed, and the ripple pattern will become more obvious.
With A, ch 159.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, *dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * 11 more times, dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in last ch 13 ripples.
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 * 11 more times, dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch.
Continuing in Color Sequence, rep Row 2 until Throw measures about 60 inches (152.5 cm) from beginning, end with 2 rows of C. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
st(s) = stitch(es)