Afghan Schematics are for those who have some experience in crochet.
The afghans were all made using a Basic Round Ripple afghan pattern.
The variations of each afghan is listed in the "Afghan Schematics"
found on the individual photo page of each afghan.
Aqua Mist Round Ripple Throw with Retro Pillow
(Pillow pattern is on a separate page)
This post show the photos and lists the materials used for this afghan and
also a description or "Schematic" of how it was created.
If you are new to this style afghan please read my page
Tips and Tricks of the Round Ripple Afghan.
The basic Round Ripple Afghan pattern
Written in American terminology
This is a small throw made to fit across the back of a love seat It is about 40 to 45 inches in diameter but can easily be made larger with additional yarn. The pillow was made from the yarn left after the throw was complete. If you have your heart set on the pillow you may wish to make the pillow first.
The skeins of yarn I had were purchased about a year ago and were 6 ounces each but I have recently purchased Caron Simply Soft yarn in their "Ocean" color and I have discovered the skeins are now 5 ounces skeins. Check the weight of the skeins you purchase to be sure you have enough for the set. I crochet snug and you will not have any of the Aqua Mist to spare. I did not use the full amount of the skeins of Vanilla because I had a partial skein left from another project. Thank goodness for no dye lot colors. Knowing I would not have enough I purchased the second skein. Unfortunately I did not weigh what I had before and don't know the exact amount needed but you do need more than 1 skein to be sure you have enough for the throw and the pillow. You will have some of the vanilla color left over.
Materials for this set:
24 oz Caron Simply Soft Aqua Mist. Color A (or WW yarn of your choice)
12 oz Caron Simply Soft Vanilla. Color B ( or WW yarn of your choice)
Susan Bates crochet hook size 5.50 US size 9 / I -- UK size 5
Straight Upholstery Needle or long craft needle
Two large shank style Buttons OR two can lids.
Even shell = (dc, ch 2, dc) in two chain space of each point
Increase shell = (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in two chain space of each point
"V" stitch = 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in same stitch
Start: center with slip loop or chain loop, work chain 4, 11 dc in loop for a total of 12 stitches.
Rounds 1 - 11 Double crochet with Color A following basic pattern sequence for increase and even rows.
Round 12 Change to color B work (1 "V" stitch, skip 1 st,) around having (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in each point.
Round 13 Change to color A work 1 double crochet in each dc stitch, around working (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the 2 ch space of point.
Round 14 - 25 Double crochet each round following basic pattern sequence for increase and even rows.
Round 26 Change to color B work (1 "V" stitch, skip 1 st,) around, working *"double V" st in each point. Point should be (1dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc )
Round 27 Change to color A work 1 double crochet in each dc stitch around working ( 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in 2 ch space at center of point.
Rounds 28 - 32 Double crochet each round following basic pattern sequence for increase and even rows.
This is where I added the border, the afghan can be made larger by continuing to add rounds if you purchased additional yarn.
Round 33 Join Color B, Work (V stitch, skip one st, V stitch in next st); around, working 1 V stitch in the chain 2 center space of all points.
At this point I had reached the exact size I needed, if you wish to add more rows to the border work 1 "V" stitch in every "V" stitch and (1 "V",
ch 2, 1 "V" stitch) in all points so it will continue to lay flat.
Last Round: Work (dc, picot in top of same dc , dc) in the center of each V stitch around, working (dc, picot, dc, picot, dc, picot, dc) in the 2 chain space of each point.
Retro Round Ripple Pillow Pattern