This is the first afghan I’ve made. I think it is a success! It’s a very easy pattern and was quick to finish. Please let me know if you make one and post pics of your finished project.
- 4 skeins Caron’s Simply Soft in Light Country Blue
- 3 skeins Caron’s Simply Soft in Dark Country Blue
- 3 skeins Caron’s Simply Soft in Bone
- Size K crochet hook
I crocheted with two strands of yarn to make the blanket thicker. I really like the Caron’s Simply Soft because it’s inexpensive and super soft. It does tend to lose it’s shape on hats or clothing, but for a scarf or afghan, that’s no big deal. [img:2]
- You turn after every row.
- Using light blue, ch 130 or any multiple of 8 + 2
- Row 1 – sc in front loop
- Row 2 – sc, (sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc) until last stitch, sc
- Row 3 – sc
- Row 4 – sc in back loop
- Row 5 – sc, (sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc) until last stitch, sc
- Row 6 – sc
- That is a complete stripe. You should be able to get 2-2.5 stripes per skein of yarn, depending upon your afghan size.
- Change color and repeat Rows 1-6.
- Continue like this, changing colors where you want, until you run out of yarn or decide it is large enough.
- Weave in ends.
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