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Friday, July 13, 2018


This is a plain pattern. No sequence of fancy stitches outstanding unique tedious features. This is my review about the yarn I chose “Bernat Baby Coordinates.”

I fell in love with the texture at first touch. The silky feel, the glow, the softness and I purchased a huge amount in all colors. I have made many afghans, hats and shawls with it, some you will find on my blog, but now I am coming to the end of my supply. Yes, I still love it and will still use it but with So many new yarns out there, I am afraid my wants expand but my available storage does not. So these next few afghans will be using the last of it. I’m dedicating it’s former space to something different but at this point I am not sure what.

My only complaint about this yarn is, most color options are too pale for my taste. Parents always seem to like Pastels but Babies like Bright. I myself need some bright colors or I lose interest. I use baby yarn for many projects, not just babies and I sometimes find where the yarn itself may be perfect the color is all wrong.
In fact the very hardest part of getting this pattern posted was trying to get the true colors to show on the computer.

I really love the color “Pyjama Party” but, where I shop, I only found it at one time and I got 2 skeins but then I could never find any coordinating color. So this little afghan is named for its inspirational colors.

2 skeins Lemon Custard
2 skeins Pyjama Party or colors of your choice.
Susan Bates size I-9 hook
Written in US terms

Follow Basic Round Ripple Pattern applying the color sequence and variations as listed below.

The entire afghan is worked in double crochet however, I added the option of turning the last 3 rounds into a simple border. Instructions on this page.

Pattern Link here: Basic Round Ripple Afghan

Finished size as written is about 52 inches from point to point depending on your tension. What I call toddler to teen size this is a quick answer for that baby shower gift.

Border Alternate detail
Round 32: Round 32: Worked in alternating double crochet and popcorn stitches, count from the point to the valley to determine which of the two stitches to start with to be sure to have popcorn stitches in the point. Point is worked (popcorn, ch 1, popcorn, ch 1. Popcorn)

I used 4 double crochet to create each popcorn stitch. It makes it fuller than a puff stitch but I like it a bit less puffy that a 5 double Crochet popcorn. You may of course work it however you wish.
Round 33: Double crochet in each double Crochet and popcorn stitch around, point work (dc, ch 1,dc) in each of the chain one spaces in the point
Round 34: Double crochet in each stitch, working an increase shell in the points.

I believe the Border is a gender friendly design and you can use the colors of your choice.


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