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Monday, July 1, 2013

Barb’s Surprise

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Afghan Schematics are for those who already have some experience in crochet.
The Star 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.

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 was a Stash-Buster
I used Red Heart Super Saver as I like a sturdy yarn for heavy duty items like afghans that require regular trips to the washer and dryer.  I do not have the exact measurements but point to point it is the width of a standard double bed.

Materials:
Susan Bates U.S. Size I - 9 aluminum hook
Four 7 ounce skeins, colors of your choice.
I used Off White,  Honeydew,  Purple, and Lavender and I had about 1 skein each.  Maybe a bit more on the Off White and a bit less on the Purple.  I love the no dye lot yarns and I buy my basic colors like, White, Brown, Black and Aran in the Red Heart Jumbo skeins so I will always have some on hand, because I know it will always be used.

Rounds
Color
Stitch
Comments
1 -15
Off White
double crochet
 
16 - 17
Honeydew
double crochet
 
18 - 21
Off White
double crochet
 
22 – 23
Purple
double crochet
 
24
Off White
double crochet
 
25 - 28
Lavender
double crochet
 
29
Off White
* Crossed double crochet
do not skip stitches between crosses
30 - 31
Purple
double crochet
 
32
Off White
Crossed double crochet
 
33 - 36
Honeydew
double crochet
 
37
Off White
* Popcorn st, 1 dc, popcorn st,
I used 4 dc not 5 for each popcorn
around, working Popcorn, ch 2, popcorn, in the points
38
Purple
double crochet
 
39
Purple
single crochet
or DC if enough yarn
Border
Off White
* “V” st with picot, skip 1 st, around
work “V” st, ch 2, "V" st in each point.
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoKdkNlT8ho      Crossed double crochet
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qmUwET9N_g    Popcorn stitch
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQNQ9IunaYc      "V" stitch
 
* “V” stitch with Picot
Dc, chain 3, sl st in first chain to form picot, dc in same stitch, sk 1 stitch, (dc, ch 3, sl st in first ch, dc in same st, skip 1 st,) around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExWqGvscSgE   Picot st
 
If you would like a wider border work several rounds of  basic “V” stitches and add the “V”st with Picot” on the final round.
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7 comments:

  1. It is pretty. Those stars and rounds intimidate me more than just a little. I am glad to look at others though.

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    1. Hi Trudy, There's nothing to fear. Have you ever worked the side to side ripple or chevron afghan? This is the same thing, just in the round. Read my pages Tips and Tricks of the Round Ripple Afghan, (see links on the post to pages on this Blog) and using the free Basic Round Ripple Afghan Pattern give it a try with yarn from your stash. If you panic you can quit and call it a hot pad, nobody will be the wiser. But I think you will find it is much easier than it looks. Everything to gain, so what have you got to lose ? Thanks Dorie

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  2. I agree. I made an afghan using her pattern in Zebra and Black (both are Red Heart Super Saver Yarn colors). I love this pattern! I had no problems with it. The one I made came out great! I can't wait to do this pattern again.

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    1. Thanks for your note. This is an easy design to get hooked on. (sorry about the pun). I have lost count of how many I have made. I have used all different yarns and made many different sizes. Every one is wonderful. This is my favorite afghan pattern.

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern & the comprehensive education you provided in the links. I'm so excited to start on one of these lovely afghans & give it my best try.
    --mary aka yaya

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