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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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