Gentle Waves Afghan (Crochet)
This afghan can be made with any of your favourite Homespun® colours to match your home decor.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
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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.
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.
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 colour, work last st of old colour to last yarn over. Yarn over with new colour and draw through all loops to complete st.
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 colour 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 colour 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.
Weave in ends.
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)